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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 September 1939Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight (1977). A master of sketch comedy, he is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. His 50 appearances in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) are indicative of his ability to transform any character into a unique comic portrayal. Fred recently completed a sold-out run of his one-man show, "Fred Willard: Alone At Last!" (with a cast of 12) and received two Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards, for Best Comedy and Best Production. He is an alumnus of The Second City and currently heads a sketch comedy workshop, The MoHo Group.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Mary Lovell (1968 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

He got his start performing in a comedy duo with Vic Greco and spent a year at Chicago's famed Second City.

He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company.
Fellow members of Ace included Bill Saluga and Patti Deutsch, among others.
Has one daughter Hope (b. 1969) and one grandson (b. 1998).
He is from the same area in Ohio as Paul Newman.
As of late 2006, he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) over 80 times, as both a guest and a participant in a skit.
Was fired by PBS after he was arrested for alleged lewd conduct at an adult movie theater [July 19, 2012].
Is the spokesman for La Quinta Inns and Suites.

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