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{{Actor
 
{{Actor
 
|name = Fred Willard
 
|name = Fred Willard
|image = [[File:Fred_Willard.jpg|200px]]
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|Gender = Male
 
|Gender = Male
|Born = September 18, 1939
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|Born = September 18, 1933
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|Died = May 15, 2020 (aged 86)
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|Birthplace = Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
 
|Character = [[Frank Dunphy]]
 
|Character = [[Frank Dunphy]]
 
|Occupation = Actor
 
|Occupation = Actor
|Years Active = 1963 - present
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|Years Active = 1963 - 2020}}'''Frederic "Fred" Willard''' was an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy.
}} '''Fred Willard''' (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor who plays [[Frank Dunphy]] on [[Modern Family]].
 
   
He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.
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He was known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film ''This Is Spinal Tap'', the Christopher Guest mockumentary films ''Waiting for Guffman'', ''Best in Show'', ''A Mighty Wind'', ''For Your Consideration'', and the ''Anchorman'' films. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall.
   
He also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What’s Hot, What’s Not. One of his earliest jobs was at The Second City, Chicago, where he shared the stage with Robert Klein, and David Steinberg. He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Michael Mislove and Bill Saluga. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson over fifty times and appeared regularly on This is Tom Jones.
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Fred portrayed the recurring character of [[Frank Dunphy]], [[Phil Dunphy|Phil]]'s father.
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Revision as of 23:26, May 16, 2020

Frederic "Fred" Willard was an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy.

He was known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall.

Fred portrayed the recurring character of Frank Dunphy, Phil's father.

ved Modern Family  cast
Main cast
Ty BurrellJulie BowenSarah HylandAriel WinterNolan GouldEd O'NeillSofía VergaraRico Rodriguez IIJeremy MaguireJesse Tyler FergusonEric StonestreetAubrey Anderson-Emmons
Recurring cast
Fred WillardShelley LongNathan LaneElizabeth BanksAdam DeVineReid EwingSteve Zahn
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