Fred Willard

Fred Willard
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Willard at the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City on May 14, 2011
Frederick Charles Willard

(1939-09-18) September 18, 1939 (age 80)
Alma materKentucky Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, writer
Years active1959–present
Mary Willard
(m. 1968; died 2018)
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Frederick Charles Willard (born September 18, 1939)[1] is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best 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 Mascots; and the Anchorman films.

He is an alumnus of The Second City. He was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for his role as host of What's Hot, What's Not. He also received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. In 2010, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearances on Modern Family.

Early life[edit]

Willard was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.[2][3][4] His father, also named Fred Willard,[5] worked at the financial department of a bank.[6] His father died when he was 12 years old.[5] He graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1951.[7]


Early career[edit]

Willard's stage career began when he moved to New York in the late 1950s. His initial work included a production of Desperate Hours at a local YMCA where he worked with future comedy partner Vic Grecco. They later performed under the moniker Willard & Grecco in the Greenwich Village area. The comedy team found some success touring, and made appearances on The Dean Martin Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and The Tonight Show. The group was offered roles in the television series Get Smart as well as The Carol Burnett Show but these offers fell through due to management and the departure from the team by Vic Grecco respectively. The team officially broke up in 1968.[8]

Willard's film debut was in the 1967 exploitation film Teenage Mother. Willard reports that the audience at one screening of the film booed when his character interrupted an attempted sexual assault of the female lead character.[9]

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.[10]

Rise to prominence[edit]

Willard achieved wider fame in 1977 and '78 as Martin Mull's sidekick and announcer, "Jerry Hubbard", on the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman spinoffs Fernwood 2 Night, Forever Fernwood, and America 2-Night, which parodied the nighttime talk shows of the day.[11] He was an original cast member of the NBC series Real People in 1979 and again from 1981 to 1983. He played Tom Osbourne in the 1987 Academy Award–winning short film, Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall. From 1987 to 1989, he starred as a bartender/straightman in Sid and Marty Krofft's D.C. Follies, and was host to the Krofft puppets portraying political figures of the time.[12]

Willard hosted the talk show What's Hot, What's Not, which aired from 1985 to 1986 and earned him a daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host.[13]

Willard in April 2008

In 1990, Willard hosted the cable TV show Access America on the Ha! Comedy Network. As part of that show, he appeared September 21, 1990, on Episode No. 7 of the cult public-access television show Decoupage with Summer Caprice.[14] In 1995, Willard reunited with his Fernwood co-star playing Scott, the romantic partner of Mull's character Leon Carp, on Roseanne.[15] The couple married in the episode "December Bride," and Scott became a recurring character during the series' final two seasons. That same year, Willard guest-starred in three episodes of Sister, Sister, starring Tia and Tamera Mowry; Willard played Carl Mitushka,[16] a teacher at Roosevelt High who often spoke popular teenage slang terms in order to sound cool to his students. Willard voiced travel agent Wally Kogen in the 1999 episode "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" for The Simpsons. From 2001 to 2002, he played the father of five children on Maybe It's Me. He has also guest-starred in an episode of The Weird Al Show. He and Mull joined up again for the mockumentary The History of White People in America. He played Mayor Deebs in Roxanne, starring Steve Martin.

Sustained success[edit]

Willard has appeared in several Christopher Guest films, such as A Mighty Wind, in which he played "Mike LaFontaine," a character known for his catchphrase, "Eh? Wha' happened?"; Best in Show, in which he portrayed "Buck Laughlin," a dog show announcer who offered up an unending stream of bad jokes and off-color comments; Waiting for Guffman, in which he played "Ron Albertson," a travel agent who performs in amateur stage productions with his wife; This Is Spinal Tap, in which he played a lieutenant on the military base where Spinal Tap play; and For Your Consideration as an obnoxious entertainment television show anchor.[17] For his performance in Waiting for Guffman he received an American Comedy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Funniest Supporting Actor.[18] He received the Boston Film Critics Award, an American Comedy Award, a Sierra Award and a tribute from AFI for his portrayal as Buck Laughlin in Best in Show. He also appeared in American Wedding, and as KVWN news director Ed Harken in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Willard in April 2011

Willard had a recurring role as "Hank MacDougall" on the later seasons of CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in 2003, 2004 and 2005.[19] Willard was also the host of a 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 Family Guy as Dave Campbell, the father of a nudist family (first appearing in "From Method to Madness"). Willard also voiced "Officer Brown" in King of the Hill and made an appearance on That '70s Show. Willard appeared in 100 sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as a government official, businessman, or other authority figure who is always drinking.[20] In 2006, he voiced Dad in the Academy Award-nominated animated film Monster House. He also hosted Saturday Night Live in 1978 (musical guest: Devo) and appeared twice on MADtv.

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 Adult Swim cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor. He acted in the Cartoon Network movie Re-Animated and played Vala Mal Doran's "father" in an episode of Stargate SG-1 in 2007. He appeared in two episodes of the Adult Swim program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. He has also starred as the "Boogey Man" in an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and reprised his role in the movie Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure. His final appearance as "Boogey" occurred in Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen. In 2007, he made a guest appearance on the children's TV series Come on Over. He has also guest-starred on an episode of The Boondocks, providing the voice of "Joe Petto."

Willard was cast as a sportscaster in the television series Back to You, which premiered on the Fox Network on September 19, 2007. He played Shelby Forthright, the CEO of the Buy 'n' Large Corporation, in the first ever live-action speaking segments by Pixar in the animated film WALL-E.[21]

Willard completed a sold-out run of Fred Willard: Alone At Last!, advertised as a "one-man show" but actually featuring a cast of twelve, and received Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards for Best Comedy and Best Production.[22] Willard has several stage roles to his credit, including Off-Broadway performances in Little Murders, directed by Alan Arkin, and Arf, directed by Richard Benjamin. His regional roles include Call Me Madam in Chicago and the musicals Promises, Promises, with Jason Alexander, and Anything Goes with Rachel York, both in Los Angeles.[23][24] He starred in Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic and off Broadway in Elvis and Juliet.[18]

On October 5, 2008, he hosted the Nickelodeon Fido Awards.[25]

Willard played Frank Dunphy, father of Phil (Ty Burrell), in several episodes of the show Modern Family.[26] For his performance, he was nominated at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.[27] On September 16, 2011, Willard was honored as Pioneer in Comedy at Burbank International Film Festival.[28]

In 2012, he played Al Kaiser in Rob Reiner's film The Magic of Belle Isle. In 2013, he starred in The Birder alongside Tom Cavanagh, a film centered around a mild-mannered birder that seeks revenge on a younger rival, after losing the highly coveted Head of Ornithology position at the National Park.[29] Willard has appeared in characters on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters presented Willard with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award at their celebrity luncheon on June 19, 2015.[30]

Willard joined Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean for the HBO documentary-style comedy Family Tree from Christopher Guest.[31]

On August 10, 2018, Willard made a special guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, reprising his role from a 1970s television pilot for an unmade series called Space Force, in light of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will create a space force for the United States military.[32] Since the sketch, Willard began making guest appearances on the show on a frequent basis, often portraying comedic, misguided characters parodying current news topics that Jimmy would interview "live via satellite." Most notable characters include the ghosts of Fred Trump and George Washington, a Trump-supporting Santa Claus, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.[33][34]

On October 23, 2019, it was announced that Willard was cast as Fred Naird in the upcoming Netflix comedy series, Space Force.[35][36]

Personal life[edit]

Willard married Mary Lovell in 1968. She died on July 13, 2018. They have a daughter: Hope (b. 1969) and a grandson Freddie (b. 1997).[37]

2012 arrest[edit]

On July 18, 2012, Willard was arrested on suspicion of engaging in a misdemeanor lewd act in an adult theater on Santa Monica Boulevard and was brought to the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station. However, there was no proof of any misconduct and no charges were filed.[38] Despite this, PBS fired Willard from Market Warriors immediately following his arrest, and Mark L. Walberg replaced him on the show.[39] In an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon shortly thereafter, Willard stated that the incident was "very painful" and "very embarrassing," but that he "did nothing wrong." Willard was subsequently required to take a sex education diversion program.[40]


Willard and Jack Betts in November 2010
Willard at "Cats for Cats", August 2011


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Teenage Mother Coach
1969 Model Shop Gas Station Attendant Uncredited
1970 Jenny Unnamed character
1973 The Harrad Experiment The Ace Trucking Company employee Uncredited
1974 Harrad Summer The Ace Trucking Company employee Uncredited
1975 Hustle Interrogator
1976 Chesty Anderson, USN Peter Linden
1976 Silver Streak Jerry Jarvis
1977 Cracking Up[41] Various
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane Bob
1979 Americathon Vincent Vanderhoff
1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living Robert
1980 First Family Presidential Assistant Feebleman
1980 The Wild Wacky Wonderful World of Winter unknown character
1982 National Lampoon's Movie Madness President Robert Fogerty
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Lt. Bob Hookstratten
1985 Moving Violations Terrence 'Doc' Williams
1987 Roxanne Mayor Deebs
1987 Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall Tom Osborne Short film
1988 Portrait of a White Marriage Hal Harrison
1991 High Strung Insurance Salesman
1995 Prehysteria! 3 Thomas MacGregor
1996 Waiting for Guffman Ron Albertson
1997 Breast Men Talk Show Host Uncredited
1998 Permanent Midnight Craig Ziffer
1999 Can't Stop Dancing Chester
1999 Elvis is Alive! Interviewee
1999 Idle Hands Dad Tobias
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mission Commander
2000 Chump Change Steve's Manager
2000 Best in Show Buck Laughlin Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place)
Nominated—Las Vegas Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
2000 Dropping Out Paul Blanchard
2001 The Wedding Planner Basil St. Mosely
2001 How High Philip Huntley
2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic Senator Roger Dickey
2002 The Year That Trembled Frank Woods
2003 A Mighty Wind Mike LaFontaine
2003 American Wedding Harold Flaherty
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! Mr. McClintock
2004 Killer Diller Ned
2004 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Bucky Brandt
2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Dr. Willoughby
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ed Harken
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Ed Harken Direct-to-video
2005 Chicken Little Melvin (voice)
2006 Date Movie Bernie Funkyerdoder
2006 Church Ball Bishop Linderman
2006 Monster House Dad (voice)
2006 Ira & Abby Michael Willoughby
2006 For Your Consideration Chuck
2007 I'll Believe You Mr. Fratus
2007 Epic Movie Aslo
2007 Fighting Words Longfellow
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman Marty
2008 Harold Dr. Pratt
2008 WALL-E Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO
2010 Holyman Undercover Richard
2010 Youth in Revolt Mr. Ferguson
2010 Expecting Mary Jerry Zee
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Mr. Hubley (voice)
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Al Kaiser
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Edward "Ed" Harken
2013 Dealin' with Idiots Marty
2013 The Bird Men Park President
2014 The Yank Peter Murphy
2014 All Stars John Carson
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Secretary of the Interior (voice)
2015 Russell Madness TJ
2016 Max Rose Jim Clark
2016 Fifty Shades of Black Gary
2016 Mascots Greg Gammons
2016 Here Comes Rusty Mak


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats Ben Episode: "Quit Shootin' Folks"
1966 Hey, Landlord Danny Subanski Episode: "The Big Fumble"
1968 Get Smart Lundy, Agent 198 Episode: "A Tale of Two Tails"
1968 Premiere Bower Episode: "Operation Greasepaint"
1970 Love, American Style Douglas Wiley / Shelley Noodleman Segment: "Love and the Nuisance"
1973 The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour Various
1975 The Bob Newhart Show John Emil Tobin Episode: "Tobin's Back in Town"
1975 Karen Ritter Episode: "Whistle Blowing"
1976 Laverne & Shirley Charles Episode: "Dog Day Blind Dates"
1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Lance Colson Television film
1976 Good Heavens P.J. Episode: "The Big Break"
1976–1977 Sirota's Court H.R. 'Bud' Nugent 13 episodes
1977 Fernwood 2 Night Jerry Hubbard 65 episodes
1977 Escape from Bogen County Pearson Television film
1977 We've Got Each Other Shop Owner Episode: "The Collector"
1977 Tabitha Mr. Macho Episode: "The Arrival of Nancy"
1978 America 2-Night Jerry Hubbard 65 episodes
1978 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Fred Willard/Devo"
1978 Space Force Captain Thomas Woods Television film
1979 Flatbed Annie and Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers Jack LaRosa Television film
1979 Salem's Lot Larry Crockett 2 episodes
1978 Sweepstakes Don Episode: "Episode 8"
1979–1984 Real People Himself (host)
1980 The Wild Wacky Wonderful World of Winter Various roles Television special
1981 Pen 'n' Inc. Ralph Television film
1981–1986 The Love Boat Various roles 3 episodes
1984 Mama's Family Willie Potts Episode: "Mama Buys a Car"
1984 Trapper John, M.D. K.K. Laird Episode: "Moonlighting Becomes You"
1985 The History of White People in America Hal Harrison Television film
1985 Getting the Last Laugh ABC Special Television film
1985 George Burns Comedy Week Fred Episode: "Home for Dinner"
1985 Lots of Luck A.J. Foley Television film
1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Paul Link Episode: "The Three Little Pigs"
1985–1986 What's Hot, What's Not Himself (host) Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host
1986 Fast Times Gus Pantelis Episode: "Secret Romance"
1986 The History of White People in America: Volume II Hal Harrison Television film
1987 Fame Casper Wintergreen Episode: "Ian's Girl"
1987–1989 D.C. Follies The Bartender 19 episodes
1988 Out of This World Milton Wiler Episode: "The Box Is Missing"
1988 My Secret Identity Ray Bennett Episode: "For Old Time's Sake"
1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood Psychiatrist Television special
1991 The Golden Girls Bob Episode: "Dateline:Miami"
1991 Nurses Crazy Jim "Dr. Robinson" Episode: "Friends and Lovers"
1992 Married... with Children Stan Episode: "My Dinner with Anthrax"
1992 Dream On Fenton Harley Episode: "Up All Night"
1993 The Ben Stiller Show Dad Episode: "At the Beach"
1993 The Jackie Thomas Show Hatfield Walker 2 episodes
1994 Sodbusters Clarence Gentry Television film
1994 Dave's World Bud Episode: "Just Kidding"
1994 Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Reginald Cobbles Television film
1994–1996 Family Matters Vice Principal Mallet 3 episodes
1995 The Mommies John Episode: "The Dating Pool"
1995 Murphy Brown Dick Episode: "Dick and Dottie"
1995–1997 Roseanne Scott 8 episodes
1996 Back to Back Loan Officer Television film
1996 Friends Mr. Lipson Episode: "The One After the Super Bowl: Part 1"
1996 Clueless Joe Pasadine Episode: "City Beautification"
1996 Sister, Sister Mr. Mitushka 3 episodes
1996 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Wally Winkle (voice) 1 episode
1996–1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman President Garner 3 episodes
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Mr. Huffington Episode: "Stealing Screech"
1997 Diagnosis: Murder Harry Fellows Episode: "Must Kill TV"
1997 Step by Step Bert Lambert Episode: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
1997 The Weird Al Show Award Show Host Episode: "The Competition"
1998 The Wayans Bros. Dick Ferndale Episode: "All in the Family Feud"
1998 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Bobby Calzone Episode: "Rumor Mill"
1998 Oh Baby Dr. Foster Episode: "The Vacation"
1998 Two Guys and a Girl Frank Farber Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Vacation"
1998 City Guys Mr. Brown Episode: "A Noble Profession"
1998–1999 Mad About You Henry Vincent 5 episodes
1998–1999 Hercules Vic (voice) 4 episodes
1999 The Pooch and the Pauper President Television film
1999 The Simpsons Wally Kogan (voice) Episode: "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
1999 Just Shoot Me! Larry Episode: "Hostess to Murder"
1999 G vs E Sam Kleinhauser Episode: "Airplane"
1999 Love & Money Dr. Fielding Episode: "Make Room for Daddy"
1999–2000 Ladies Man Larry Little 2 episodes
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Pa (voice) 3 episodes
2000 The Hughleys Richard Jacobson / Applegate 2 episodes
2000 Bette Jasper Perkins Episode: "Big Business"
2001 Ally McBeal Dr. Harold Madison 2 episodes
2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Howard Cosell Television film
2001 Undeclared Professor Duggan 2 episodes
2001 Girlfriends Dr. Percy Bales 2 episodes
2001 Inside Schwartz Dick Newton Episode: "The Pinch Hitter"
2001 The Downer Channel Mr. McVoid (voice) Episode: "Pilot"
2001–2002 Maybe It's Me Jerry Stage 22 episodes
2001–2008 King of the Hill Office Brown / Various voices 7 episodes
2002 Hey Arnold! Sammy Redmond (voice) Episode: "Harold vs. Patty/Rich Guy"
2002 Dexter's Laboratory F.R.E.D. (voice) Episode: "Lab on the Run"
2002 Family Guy Dave Campbell (voice) 2 episodes
2002–2004 Teamo Supremo Mr. Paulson (voice) 4 episodes
2003 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Professor Doornitz Television film
2003 That '70s Show Charlie Miller Episode: "The Battle of Evermore"
2003–2004 A Minute with Stan Hooper Fred Hawkins 13 episodes
2003–2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Hank MacDougall 13 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2003, 2005 Mad TV Duke Flickman / Gene St. John 2 episodes
2003–2007 Kim Possible Jack Hench (voice) 3 episodes
2004 The Drew Carey Show Fred Tuttle Episode: "Arrivederci, Italy"
2004–2005 Saturday Night Live 'Bear City' Narrator (voice) Uncredited
2004, 2005 The Batman Speedway Announcer / Ross Darren (voice) 2 episodes
2004, 2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Boogie Man (voice) 2 episodes
2005 Tom Goes to the Mayor Garry Friendly (voice) Episode: "Vice Mayor"
2005 Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Dad Howler (voice) Episode: "The Howler Bunny"
2006 Campus Ladies Doctor Episode: "Spring Break"
2006 Re-Animated Milt Appleday (voice) Television film
2006 Handy Manny Mr. Dwayne Bouffant (voice) Episode: "Valentine's Day/Mr. Lopart Moves In"
2006 Come on Over Dr. Fred Silliness Episode: "Brain Freeze"
2006 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Burt (voice) 2 episodes
2007 Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure The Boogey Man (voice) Television film
2007 Stargate SG-1 Jacek Episode: "Family Ties"
2007 Odd Job Jack Norm Episode: "Norm and the Magic Pencil"
2007, 2009 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tragg / Mancierge 2 episodes
2007–2008 Back to You Marsh McGinley 17 episodes
2007–2010 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Bus Driver Bob (voice) 17 episodes
2008 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 Transformers Animated Swindle (voice) 2 episodes
2008 Worst Week Paul 2 episodes
2008 The Boondocks Mr. Joe Petto (voice) Episode: "The S Word"
2008, 2009 Free Radio Dale Knutson 2 episodes
2009 Everybody Hates Chris Cop Episode: "Everybody Hates the Car"
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Stuffleby 2 episodes
2009–2020 Modern Family Frank Dunphy 13 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2010)
2010 Castle Hank McPhee Episode: "The Late Shaft"
2010 Important Things with Demetri Martin Scientist Episode: "Money"
2010 Chuck Craig Turner Episode: "Chuck Versus the Role Models"
2010, 2011 Glory Daze Dr. Reynolds 2 episodes
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents Professor / Jeff Baker 3 episodes
2010–2014 Waves Sea Donal Wilkins
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Mayor (voice) Episode: "Fire Fight"
2011 My Future Boyfriend Bob Television film
2011 The Closer Santa Jack Episode: "You Have The Right To Remain Jolly"
2011 Franklin & Bash Wallace Clayton Episode: "She Came Upstairs to Kill Me"
2011 Accidentally in Love Dick Brocton Television film
2011 Retired at 35 Peter Dixon 2 episodes
2011–2012 Easy to Assemble Sigvard Thorsten 3 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Mr. Swift Episode: "Mrs. Smartypants"
2012 Trust Us With Your Life Host Season 1, 8 episodes
2012 The Life & Times of Tim Judd (voice) Episode: "Action Packed Heist/Fall Foliage"
2012 Market Warriors Host Season 1
2012 Rob George Episode: "Dad Comes to Visit"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Dr. Hill Episode: "A Box Full of Puppies"
2012 I, Martin Short, Goes Home Mason Macgillivray Television special
2012 Breaking In Marty Mann Episode: "The Legend of Hurley's Gold"
2012 The Cleveland Show Gary (voice) Episode: "Menace II Secret Society"
2013 Community Alternate Pierce Hawthorne Episode: "History 101"
2013 Family Tree Mike Morton 3 episodes
2013 Drunk History Deep Throat Episode: "Washington D.C."
2013 Good Luck Charlie Herb Pickler Episode: "All Fall Down"
2014 Black Jesus Mr. Jimmy Maxwell (voice) Episode: "Love Thy Enemy Part 2"
2014 The Birthday Boys Archbishop Episode: "Getting Preachy"
2014–2015 Review Jack Walthall 4 episodes
2014–2015 The Bold and the Beautiful John Forrester 7 episodes
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series
(Tied with Donna Mills and Ray Wise)
2014, 2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various roles 2 episodes
2014–2016 TripTank Various roles (voice) 5 episodes
2015 Hell's Kitchen Himself (Blue Kitchen VIP guest) Episode: "11 Chefs Compete"
2015 Kevin from Work Roger Trousdale Episode: "Roommates from Work"
2016 Harvey Beaks Melvin Voice
2016–2019 The Loud House Pop-Pop (voice) 7 episodes
2016 The $100,000 Pyramid Himself (Celebrity Guest) Episode: "Fred Willard vs. Yvette Nicole Brown"
2016 The Odd Couple Fred Langford 2 episodes
2017 SuperMansion Champston employee (voice) Episode: "School Me Once"
2017 New Girl Beezus Episode: "Five Stars for Beezus"
2017–2019 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Mr. Doozy (voice) 5 episodes
2017 Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Dan Episode: "The Demotion"
2017 9JKL Dick Episode: "It Happened One Night"
2017–2019 Milo Murphy's Law Grandpa Murphy (voice) Episodes: "A Christmas Peril", "Now I Am Murphy"
2018 The 5th Quarter Jerry Hymowitz Episode: "Farewell"
2018 Corporate Bill Hathaway Episode: "The Long Meeting"
2018–2019 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Various roles 9 episodes
2019 I Think You Should Leave New Joe Episode: "It's the Cigars You Smoke That Are Gonna Give You Cancer"
2019 The Bachelorette Himself; Guest Announcer Episode: "Week 2"
2019 What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage Himself Episode: "Assistant"
2020 Space Force Fred Naird Recurring role
2020 The Bachelor Himself; Guest Announcer Episode: "Week 3"


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