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Thanks to his quick wit and gift for ad-libbing, Fred Willard has enjoyed steady film and television gigs for more than four decades. Born Sept. 18, 1939, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Willard made his TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964 as half of a comic duo.

A sketch comedy master, Willard eventually moved to Chicago to polish his innate talent with the famed Second City troupe. More TV and stage work followed, and in 1977 he was cast in the role he's best known for: the grinning sidekick to Martin Mull on "Fernwood 2Nite" and "America 2-Night." For his recurring role on "Everybody Loves Raymond," Willard received three consecutive Emmy nods.

Through the years, Willard has also landed small but juicy roles in numerous films, including This Is Spinal Tap (1984); the mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman (1996) and Best in Show (2000); and 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Fred Willard in WALL-E

WALL-E

2008 G

In a future world where humans have destroyed Earth ecologically and evacuated the planet, only dutiful robot WALL-E is left to clean up the mess. But with the arrival of a female probe, a smitten WALL-E experiences love for the first time.

  • Fred Willard in Fifty Shades of Black Fifty Shades of Black
  • Fred Willard in Best in Show Best in Show
  • Fred Willard in This Is Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap
  • Fred Willard in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Fred Willard in Waiting for Guffman Waiting for Guffman
  • Fred Willard in The Magic of Belle Isle The Magic of Belle Isle
  • Fred Willard in A Mighty Wind A Mighty Wind
  • Fred Willard in American Wedding American Wedding
  • Fred Willard in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Fred Willard in Idle Hands Idle Hands
  • Fred Willard in The Wedding Planner The Wedding Planner
  • Fred Willard in Moving Violations Moving Violations
  • Fred Willard in Roxanne Roxanne
  • Fred Willard in Fun with Dick and Jane Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Fred Willard in Monster House Monster House
  • Fred Willard in For Your Consideration For Your Consideration
  • Fred Willard in I Could Never Be Your Woman I Could Never Be Your Woman
  • Fred Willard in Youth in Revolt Youth in Revolt
  • Fred Willard in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2
  • Fred Willard in Love Wrecked Love Wrecked
  • Fred Willard in National Lampoon's Movie Madness National Lampoon's Movie Madness
  • Fred Willard in The Ben Stiller Show The Ben Stiller Show
  • Fred Willard in When Billie Beat Bobby When Billie Beat Bobby
  • Fred Willard in Teddy Bears' Picnic Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Fred Willard in How to Lose Your Lover How to Lose Your Lover
  • Fred Willard in Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters
  • Fred Willard in Roast of William Shatner: Uncensored Roast of William Shatner: Uncensored
  • Fred Willard in I'll Believe You I'll Believe You
  • Fred Willard in Ira & Abby Ira & Abby
  • Fred Willard in Epic Movie Epic Movie
  • Fred Willard in Back to You Back to You
  • Fred Willard in imps* imps*
  • Fred Willard in Dealin' with Idiots Dealin' with Idiots
  • Fred Willard in The Bird Men The Bird Men
  • Fred Willard in The Best of Friends: Season 2 The Best of Friends: Season 2
  • Fred Willard in Back to Back Back to Back
  • Fred Willard in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3 Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3
  • Fred Willard in The Weird Al Show: The Complete Series The Weird Al Show: The Complete Series
  • Fred Willard in Permanent Midnight Permanent Midnight
  • Fred Willard in Chump Change Chump Change
  • Fred Willard in How High How High
  • Fred Willard in The Year That Trembled The Year That Trembled
  • Fred Willard in Nobody Knows Anything Nobody Knows Anything
  • Fred Willard in The Nutcracker and the Mouseking The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
  • Fred Willard in Killer Diller Killer Diller
  • Fred Willard in Tom Goes to the Mayor: The Complete Series Tom Goes to the Mayor: The Complete Series
  • Fred Willard in Date Movie Date Movie
  • Fred Willard in Church Ball Church Ball
  • Fred Willard in Fired! Fired!
  • Fred Willard in Cartoon Network Movie: Re-Animated Cartoon Network Movie: Re-Animated
  • Fred Willard in Fighting Words Fighting Words
  • Fred Willard in Heckler Heckler
  • Fred Willard in Worst Week Worst Week
  • Fred Willard in Harold Harold
  • Fred Willard in Scouts Honor: Badge to the Bone Scouts Honor: Badge to the Bone
  • Fred Willard in My Future Boyfriend My Future Boyfriend