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{{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.
==Early life==
 
Willard's birth year has been erroneously reported as 1933. He grew up in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaker_Heights,_Ohio Shaker Heights, Ohio]. His father, also named Fred Willard,<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-newyorker_0-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-newyorker-0 [1]]</sup> worked at the financial department of a bank.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-census_1-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-census-1 [2]]</sup> His father died in 1951.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-newyorker_0-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-newyorker-0 [1]]</sup> Willard is a former U.S. soldier, having graduated from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Military_Institute Kentucky Military Institute]. He also graduated college from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Military_Institute Virginia Military Institute]. After his tour in the Army, Willard auditioned alongside [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Klein Robert Klein] for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City The Second City], which consisted of a nightclub manager and his employee. The audition helped the two secure the job. He is an alumnus of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City The Second City]. He starred off Broadway Jules Pfeiffer's "Little Murders", directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Arkin Alan Arkin]. He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Trucking_Company Ace Trucking Company]. Fellow members of Ace included [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Saluga Bill Saluga] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Deutsch Patti Deutsch], among others. They appeared regularly on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_is_Tom_Jones This is Tom Jones]''.
 
==Career==
 
Willard achieved wider fame as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Mull Martin Mull]'s sidekick, "Jerry Hubbard," on the television shows ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernwood_2_Night Fernwood 2 Night]'', ''Forever Fernwood'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_2-Night America 2-Night]'', which parodied the nighttime talk shows of the day. He was an original cast member of the NBC comedy series [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_people Real People] in 1979 and again from 1981-1983. He plays Tom Osbourne in the 1987 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award Academy Award] winning short film, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray%E2%80%99s_Male_Heterosexual_Dance_Hall Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall]''. From 1987 to 1989, he starred as a bartender/straightman in Sid and Marty Krofft's ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.C._Follies D.C. Follies]'', and was host to the Krofft puppets portraying political figures of the time. In 1990, Willard hosted the cable TV show "Access America" on the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha%21_%28TV_channel%29 Ha!]'' Comedy Network. As part of that show, he appeared September 21, 1990 on Episode #7 of the cult [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television Public-access television] show ''Decoupage'' with Summer Caprice.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-2 [3]]</sup> In 1995, Willard reunited with his ''Fernwood'' co-star playing Scott, the romantic partner of Mull's character Leon Carp, on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_%28TV_series%29 Roseanne]''. The couple married in the episode "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_Bride_%28Roseanne%29 December Bride]," and Scott became a recurring character during the series' final two seasons. That same year, Willard had guest-starred in three episodes of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister,_Sister_%28TV_series%29 Sister, Sister]'', starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tia_Mowry Tia] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamera_Mowry Tamera Mowry]; Willard played Carl Mitushka, a teacher at Roosevelt High who often spoke popular teenage slang terms in order to sound cool to his students. Willard guest-voiced a 1999 episode of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons The Simpsons]'' titled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday,_Cruddy_Sunday Sunday, Cruddy Sunday] as Wally Kogen, a travel agent. From 2001 to 2002, he played the father of five children on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybe_It%27s_Me_%28TV_series%29 Maybe It's Me]''. He has also guest-starred in an episode of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weird_Al_Show The Weird Al Show]''. He and Mull joined up again for ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_White_People_in_America The History of White People in America]''. He played Mayor Deebs in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_%28film%29 Roxanne]'' starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Martin Steve Martin]. His “I would rather be with the people of this town than with the finest people in the world.” has been widely quoted. His most recent notable work has been in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Guest Christopher Guest] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film films], such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Mighty_Wind A Mighty Wind]'', in which he played "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_LaFontaine Mike LaFontaine]," a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_character character] known for his [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catchphrase catchphrase], "Eh? Wha' happened?"; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_in_Show_%28film%29 Best in Show]'', in which he portrayed "Buck Laughlin," a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conformation_show dog show] announcer who offered up an unending stream of bad [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke jokes] and off-color comments; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Guffman Waiting for Guffman]'', in which he played "Ron Albertson," a travel agent who performs in amateur stage productions with his wife; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Spinal_Tap This Is Spinal Tap]'', in which he played a lieutenant on the military base where [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_Tap_%28band%29 Spinal Tap] play; and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Your_Consideration_%28film%29 For Your Consideration]'' as an obnoxious entertainment television show anchor.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup> For his performance in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Guffman Waiting for Guffman]'' he received an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Comedy_Award American Comedy Award] nomination and a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild Screen Actors Guild] nomination for Funniest Supporting Actor. He received the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Film_Critics Boston Film Critics] Award, an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Comedy_Award American Comedy Award], a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Award Sierra Award] and a tribute from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Film_Institute AFI] for his portrayal as Buck Laughlin in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_in_Show_%28film%29 Best in Show]''. He also appeared as KVWN news director "Ed Harken" in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_of_Ron_Burgundy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy] and in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Wedding American Wedding].
 
   
Willard had a recurring role as "Hank MacDougall" on the later seasons of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS]' ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Loves_Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond]''. He was nominated for an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Award Emmy Award] for this role in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_in_television 2003], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_in_television 2004], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_television 2005]. Willard was also the host of a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VH1 VH1] documentary series called ''Totally Obsessed'' about people obsessed with their hobbies. He appears as "Captain Ribmanman" in Episode 21 of ''Channel Frederator'', a podcast from Kansas. Willard also landed a role on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy Family Guy]'' as Dave Campbell, the father of a nudist family (first appearing in "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Method_to_Madness From Method to Madness]"). It is unclear whether or not the role will be reprised. Willard also voices "Officer Brown" in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Hill King of the Hill]'' and has made an appearance on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_%2770s_Show That '70s Show]''. Willard has appeared in one hundred sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as a government official, businessman, or other authority figure named Willard J. Fredericks, who is always drinking. In 2007 he played Dad in the Academy Award nominated, animated film, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_House_%28film%29 Monster House]''. He also hosted ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live Saturday Night Live]'' in 1978 (musical guest: Devo) and appeared twice on SNL's rival show, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MADtv MADtv]''. Two years before this, he made a minor appearance in the movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Streak_%28film%29 Silver Streak]'' as a bemused railroad train master.
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He was the voice of a clueless companion to a lazy robot (Martin Mull) in one episode of the series ''Dexter's Laboratory'' and guest-starred on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_Swim Adult Swim] cartoon ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Goes_to_the_Mayor Tom Goes to the Mayor]''. He acted in the Cartoon Network movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re-Animated Re-Animated]'' and played [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vala_Mal_Doran Vala Mal Doran]'s "father" in an episode of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_SG-1 Stargate SG-1]'' in 2007. He appeared in an episode of the Adult Swim program ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_and_Eric_Awesome_Show,_Great_Job%21 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!]''. He has also starred as the "Boogie Man" in an episode of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grim_Adventures_of_Billy_and_Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy]'' and reprised his role in the movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_%26_Mandy%27s_Big_Boogey_Adventure Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure]''. His final appearance as "Boogey" occurred in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_%26_Mandy:_Wrath_of_the_Spider_Queen Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen]''. In 2007, he made a guest appearance on the children's TV series ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_on_Over_%28TV_series%29 Come on Over]''. He has also guest-starred on an episode of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boondocks_%28TV_series%29 The Boondocks]'', providing the voice of "Joe Petto." In 2008, he guest starred on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_Animated Transformers Animated]'' as the Decepticon arms dealer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swindle_%28Transformers%29 Swindle].
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardApr08.jpg ][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardApr08.jpg ]Willard in April 2008Willard was cast as a sportscaster in the television series ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_You_%28TV_series%29 Back to You]'', which premiered on the Fox Network on September 19, 2007. He also made an appearance in the 2007 sci-fi comedy ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27ll_Believe_You I'll Believe You]'', and he plays Shelby Forthright, the CEO of the Buy 'n Large Corporation, in live-action segments in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar Pixar] animated film ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALL-E WALL-E]''.
 
 
Willard completed a sold-out run of his "one-man show" ''Fred Willard: Alone At Last!'', advertised as a one-man show but actually featuring a cast of 10, and received Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards for Best Comedy and Best Production. Willard has several stage roles to his credit, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-Broadway Off-Broadway] performances in “Little Murders,” directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Arkin Alan Arkin], and “Arf,” directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Benjamin Richard Benjamin]. His regional roles include “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_Me_Madam Call Me Madam]” in Chicago and the musicals “Promises, Promises,” with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Alexander Jason Alexander], and “Anything Goes” with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_York Rachel York], both in Los Angeles. He starred in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Wasserstein Wendy Wasserstein]'s “Isn't It Romantic” and off Broadway in “Elvis and Juliet”. He has completed a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RiffTrax RiffTrax] with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Nelson Michael J. Nelson] for the movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_to_the_Moon Missile to the Moon]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-RiffTrax_4-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-RiffTrax-4 [5]]</sup>
 
 
He was seen roasting [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shatner William Shatner] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedy_Central Comedy Central] special ''The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner'' on August 12, 2006. Also at the roast was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Takei George Takei], with whom Willard performed in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvised_comedy improv] show ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thank_God_You%27re_Here_%28U.S._TV_series%29 Thank God You're Here]''.
 
 
Willard is the voice of the character "Ed Warmer" in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Portable PlayStation Portable] game ''Hot Brain''.
 
 
In 2007, Willard took the role of "Aslo" in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_Movie Epic Movie]''.
 
 
Willard was part of the one-night celebrity-performed staging of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Ashman Howard Ashman]'s unproduced musical ''Dreamstuff''. The musical was reimagined by Howard's partners Marsha Malamet and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Green Dennis Green] and performed one night only at Los Angeles's Hayworth Theatre as part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Kirby Bruno Kirby] celebrity reading series, directed by ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_Betty Ugly Betty]'''s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Urie Michael Urie]. Willard starred in the show alongside [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Espinosa Eden Espinosa], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicki_Lewis Vicki Lewis], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Blue_%28actor%29 David Blue (actor)], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Macfarlane Luke Macfarlane].
 
 
On October 5, 2008, he hosted the Nickelodeon Fido Awards.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-5">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-5 [6]]</sup>
 
 
In 2009 he played Mr Ferguson in Youth In Revolt starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cera Michael Cera].
 
 
Willard played [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Modern_Family_characters#Frank_Dunphy Frank Dunphy], father of Phil ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Burrell Ty Burrell]), in several episodes of the show ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Family Modern Family]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-6">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-6 [7]]</sup> For his performance, he was nominated at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_Primetime_Emmy_Awards 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards] for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Guest_Actor_in_a_Comedy_Series Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-7">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-7 [8]]</sup>
 
 
On September 16, 2011, Willard was honored as ''Pioneer in Comedy'' at Burbank International Film Festival.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-8">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-8 [9]]</sup> Willard was also hired as the LaQuinta spokesperson for a series of commercials airing in 2012.
 
 
In 2012 he played Al Kaiser in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Reiner Rob Reiner] film, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_of_Belle_Isle The Magic of Belle Isle] starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman Morgan Freeman] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Madsen Virginia Madsen].
 
 
In July 2012, Willard served as host for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBS PBS] series ''Market Warriors''. The show is described as a nationwide treasure hunt along the lines of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pickers American Pickers]. After PBS suddenly dropped Willard immediately following his arrest, from which he has been exonerated, with the charge being dropped, it was also reported that ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiques_Roadshow_%28U.S.%29 Antiques Roadshow]'' host Mark L. Walberg would take over the role of Willard on the show.
 
 
Recently he has completed The Birder starring Tom Cavanagh opening in 2013. A mild mannered birder seeks revenge on a younger rival, after losing the highly coveted Head of Ornithology position at the National Park. <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-9">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-9 [10]]</sup>
 
 
Willard will join [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Begley_Jr Ed Begley,Jr] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McKean Michael McKean] for the upcoming [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBO HBO] documentary style comedy, [http://screencrush.com/christopher-guest-hbo-family-tree-fred-willard-michael-mckean-ed-begley-jr/ Family Tree from] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Guest Christopher Guest].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-10">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard#cite_note-10 [11]]</sup>
 
==Charity Work==
 
For his considerable, ongoing dedication to charity works with various non-profits [http://www.bbbsla.org Big Brothers / Big Sisters], Fred and his wife Mary were honored in 2010 with the Golden Star Award. Fred was also honored by Actors and Others for Animals with the Man of The Year Award in 2008, and the couple also works with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Hope_National_Medical_Center City of Hope], John Wayne Cancer Society, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PETA PETA] and dozens more, Fred received a commendation from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Los_Angeles City of Los Angeles] and Mayor Antonio Villaraigarosa for “outstanding humanitarian and philanthropic work helps to further the goal of making the City of Los Angeles a better place.”
 
==Filmography==
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardJackBettsNov10.jpg ][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardJackBettsNov10.jpg ]Willard with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Betts Jack Betts] in November 2010[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardApr2011.jpg ][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FredWillardApr2011.jpg ]Willard in April 2011[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fred_Willard_at_Cats_for_Cats.jpg ][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fred_Willard_at_Cats_for_Cats.jpg ]Willard at "Cats for Cats", August 2011[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Upload?wpDestFile=Fred_Willard_at_Farm_Sanctuary_Gala.jpg File:Fred Willard at Farm Sanctuary Gala.jpg]Fred Willard at Farm Sanctuary Gala, NY===Film===
 
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|1967
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mother_%28film%29 Teenage Mother]''
 
|Coach
 
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|1975
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustle_%281975_film%29 Hustle]''
 
|Interrogator
 
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|1976
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Anderson,_USN Chesty Anderson, USN]''
 
|Peter Linden
 
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|1976
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Streak_%28film%29 Silver Streak]''
 
|Jerry Jarvis
 
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|1977
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_with_Dick_and_Jane_%281977_film%29 Fun With Dick and Jane]''
 
|Bob
 
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|1979
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americathon Americathon]''
 
|Vincent Vanderhoff
 
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|1980
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Beat_the_High_Co$t_of_Living How to Beat the High Co$t of Living]''
 
|Robert
 
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|1980
 
|''First Family''
 
|Presidential Assistant Feebleman
 
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|1982
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Movie_Madness National Lampoon's Movie Madness]''
 
|President Robert Fogerty
 
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|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Spinal_Tap This Is Spinal Tap]''
 
|Colonel on Military Base
 
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|1985
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Violations Moving Violations]''
 
|Terrence 'Doc' Williams
 
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|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_%28film%29 Roxanne]''
 
|Mayor Deebs
 
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|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray%27s_Male_Heterosexual_Dance_Hall Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall]''
 
|Tom Osborne
 
|Short film
 
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|1988
 
|''Portrait of a White Marriage''
 
|Hal Harrison
 
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|1991
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Strung High Strung]''
 
|Insurance Salesman
 
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|1992
 
|''Married... with Children''
 
|Condo salesman, Stan Mendelson
 
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|1995
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehysteria%21_3 Prehysteria! 3]''
 
|Thomas MacGregor
 
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|1996
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Guffman Waiting for Guffman]''
 
|Ron Albertson
 
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|1997
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_Men Breast Men]''
 
|Talk Show Host
 
|Uncredited
 
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|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_Midnight Permanent Midnight]''
 
|Craig Ziffer
 
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|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can%27t_Stop_Dancing Can't Stop Dancing]''
 
|Chester
 
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|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_Hands Idle Hands]''
 
|Dad Tobias
 
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|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Powers:_The_Spy_Who_Shagged_Me Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me]''
 
|Mission Commander
 
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|-
 
|2000
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chump_Change_%28film%29 Chump Change]''
 
|Steve's Manager
 
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|-
 
|2000
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_in_Show_%28film%29 Best in Show]''
 
|Buck Laughlin
 
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|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_Planner The Wedding Planner]''
 
|Basil St. Mosely
 
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|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_High How High]''
 
|Philip Huntley
 
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|-
 
|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Bears%27_Picnic_%28film%29 Teddy Bears' Picnic]''
 
|Senator Roger Dickey
 
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|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Mighty_Wind A Mighty Wind]''
 
|Mike LaFontaine
 
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|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Wedding American Wedding]''
 
|Harold Flaherty
 
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|2003
 
|''Nobody Knows Anything!''
 
|Mr. McClintock
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Diller Killer Diller]''
 
|Ned
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''50 Ways to Leave Your Lover''
 
|Bucky Brandt
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_%26_Kumar_Go_to_White_Castle Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle]''
 
|Dr. Willoughby
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_of_Ron_Burgundy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy]''
 
|Ed Harken
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Up,_Ron_Burgundy:_The_Lost_Movie Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie]''
 
|Ed Harken
 
|
 
|-
 
|2005
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Little_%282005_film%29 Chicken Little]''
 
|Melvin - Alien Dad
 
|Voice only
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_Movie Date Movie]''
 
|Bernie Funkyerdoder
 
|
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Ball Church Ball]''
 
|Bishop Linderman
 
|
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_House_%28film%29 Monster House]''
 
|Dad
 
|Voice only
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''Ira & Abby''
 
|Michael Willoughby
 
|
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Your_Consideration_%28film%29 For Your Consideration]''
 
|Chuck
 
|
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27ll_Believe_You I'll Believe You]''
 
|Mr. Fratus
 
|
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_Movie Epic Movie]''
 
|Aslo
 
|
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''Fighting Words''
 
|Longfellow
 
|
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Could_Never_Be_Your_Woman I Could Never Be Your Woman]''
 
|Marty
 
|
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_%28film%29 Harold]''
 
|Dr. Pratt
 
|
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALL-E WALL-E]''
 
|Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO
 
|
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''Holyman Undercover''
 
|Richard
 
|
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_in_Revolt_%28film%29 Youth in Revolt]''
 
|Mr. Ferguson
 
|
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expecting_Mary Expecting Mary]''
 
|Jerry Zee
 
|
 
|-
 
|2013
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_Continues Anchorman: The Legend Continues]''
 
|Ed Harken
 
|
 
|}
 
===Television===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable jquery-tablesorter"
 
! class="headerSort" title="Sort ascending"|Year
 
! class="headerSort" title="Sort ascending"|Television show
 
! class="headerSort" title="Sort ascending"|Role
 
! class="unsortable"|Notes
 
|-
 
|1966
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistols_%27n%27_Petticoats Pistols 'n' Petticoats]''
 
|Ben
 
|Episode "Quit Shootin' Folks"
 
|-
 
|1968
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Smart Get Smart]''
 
|Lundy, Agent 198
 
|Episode "A Tale of Two Tails"
 
|-
 
|1975
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bob_Newhart_Show The Bob Newhart Show]''
 
|John Emil Tobin
 
|Episode "Tobin's Back in Town"
 
|-
 
|1976
 
|''How to Break Up a Happy Divorce''
 
|Lance Colson
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1977
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernwood_2_Night Fernwood 2 Night]''
 
|Jerry Hubbard
 
|Series, 65 Episodes - starring role
 
|-
 
|1977
 
|''Escape from Bogen County''
 
|Pearson
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1978
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_2-Night America 2-Night]''
 
|Jerry Hubbard
 
|Series, 65 Episodes - starring role
 
|-
 
|1979
 
|''Flatbed Annie and Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers''
 
|Jack LaRosa
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1979
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem%27s_Lot_%281979_TV_mini-series%29 Salem's Lot]''
 
|Larry Crockett
 
|Mini-series
 
|-
 
|1981
 
|''Pen 'n' Inc.''
 
|Ralph
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1981–86
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Boat The Love Boat]''
 
|Various roles
 
|Three episodes
 
|-
 
|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama%27s_Family Mama's Family]''
 
|Willie Potts (a.k.a. "Willie the Weasel")
 
|Episode "Mama Buys a Car"
 
|-
 
|1985
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_White_People_in_America The History of White People in America]''
 
|Hal Harrison
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1985
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lots_of_Luck Lots of Luck]''
 
|A.J. Foley
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1985
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faerie_Tale_Theatre Faerie Tale Theatre]''
 
|Paul Link (second little pig)
 
|Episode "The Three Little Pigs"
 
|-
 
|1986
 
|''The History of White People in America: Volume II''
 
|Hal Harrison
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1988–89
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.C._Follies D.C. Follies]''
 
|The Bartender
 
|19 episodes
 
|-
 
|1989
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Secret_Identity My Secret Identity]''
 
|Jay Bennett
 
|Episode "For Old Time's Sake"
 
|-
 
|1991
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Girls The Golden Girls]''
 
|Bob
 
|Episode "Dateline:Miami"
 
|-
 
|1994–96
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Matters Family Matters]''
 
|Vice Principal Mallet
 
|Three episodes
 
|-
 
|1995–97
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_%28TV_series%29 Roseanne]''
 
|Scott
 
|8 episodes
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|''Back to Back''
 
|Loan Officer
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends Friends]''
 
|Mr. Lipson
 
|Episode "The One After the Super Bowl: Part 1"
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister,_Sister_%28TV_series%29 Sister, Sister]''
 
|Mr. Mitushka
 
|3 episodes
 
|-
 
|1996–97
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_%26_Clark:_The_New_Adventures_of_Superman Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman]''
 
|President Garner
 
|3 episodes
 
|-
 
|1997
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Ghost_Coast_to_Coast Space Ghost Coast to Coast]''
 
|Himself
 
|Guest
 
|-
 
|1998–99
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_About_You Mad About You]''
 
|Henry Vincent
 
|5 episodes
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''The Pooch and the Pauper''
 
|President
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons The Simpsons]''
 
|Wally Kogan
 
|Episode "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday,_Cruddy_Sunday Sunday, Cruddy Sunday]"
 
|-
 
|2001–02
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybe_It%27s_Me Maybe It's Me]''
 
|Jerry Stage
 
|22 episodes
 
|-
 
|2001–08
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Hill_%28TV_series%29 King of the Hill]''
 
|Various roles
 
|Seven episodes; voice only
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Billie_Beat_Bobby When Billie Beat Bobby]''
 
|Howard Cosell
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy Family Guy]''
 
|Dave Campbell
 
|Two episodes; voice only
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Christmas_Vacation_2:_Cousin_Eddie%27s_Island_Adventure National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure]''
 
|Professor Doornitz
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_%2770s_Show That '70s Show]''
 
|Charlie Miller
 
|1 episode
 
|-
 
|2003–04
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Minute_with_Stan_Hooper A Minute with Stan Hooper]''
 
|Fred Hawkins
 
|13 episodes
 
|-
 
|2003–05
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Loves_Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond]''
 
|Hank MacDougall
 
|13 episodes
 
|-
 
|2003–07
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Possible Kim Possible]''
 
|Jack Hench
 
|Three episodes; voice only
 
|-
 
|2004–05
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live Saturday Night Live]''
 
|'Bear City' Narrator
 
|Voice only; uncredited
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re-Animated Re-Animated]''
 
|Milt Appleday
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_%26_Mandy%27s_Big_Boogey_Adventure Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure]''
 
|The Boogey Man
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_SG-1 Stargate SG-1]''
 
|Jacek
 
|Episode "Family Ties"
 
|-
 
|2007–08
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_You Back to You]''
 
|Marsh McGinley
 
|17 episodes
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushing_Daisies Pushing Daisies]''
 
|The Great Hermann
 
|Episode "Oh Oh Oh It's Magic"
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza''
 
|Various roles
 
|Television film
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_Animated Transformers Animated]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swindle_%28Transformers%29 Swindle]
 
|Two episodes
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boondocks_%28TV_series%29 The Boondocks (TV series)]''
 
|Mr G. Petto
 
|S02.E11 The S word
 
|-
 
|2009
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Hates_Chris Everybody Hates Chris]''
 
|Cop
 
|Episode "Everybody Hates the Car"
 
|-
 
|2009
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizards_of_Waverly_Place Wizards of Waverly Place]''
 
|Mr. Stuffleby
 
|Two episodes
 
|-
 
|2009
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Family Modern Family]''
 
|Frank Dunphy
 
|Two episodes
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_%28TV_series%29 Castle]''
 
|Hank McPhee
 
|Episode: "The Late Shaft"
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_%28TV_series%29 Chuck]''
 
|Craig Turner
 
|Episode "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Versus_the_Role_Models Chuck Versus the Role Models]"
 
|-
 
|2011
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe:_Renegades G.I. Joe: Renegades]''
 
|Mayor
 
|Episode: "Fire Fight"
 
|-
 
|2011
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Closer The Closer]''
 
|Santa Jack
 
|Episode: "You Have The Right To Remain Jolly"
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_Hope Raising Hope]''
 
|Mr. Swift
 
|Season 2, Episode: "Mrs. Smartypants"
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_Us_With_Your_Life Trust Us With Your Life]''
 
|Host
 
|Season 1, 8 Episodes
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|''Market Warriors''
 
|Host
 
|Season 1
 
|}
 
 
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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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