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Fred Willard (Actor) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 18, 2020

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Short Biography

Fred Willard was born on 18-09-1933 in Shaker Heights in the state of Ohio, United States. He was an American Film Actor, Television Actor, Voice Artist, Video Game Artist, Comedian, Writer & Author who was famously known for his work in Hollywood.

Fred Willard Complete Bio & Career

Fred Willard's birth name was Frederick Charles Willard. He was still in his teens when he moved to the New York City to enhance his acting career. He started off by working in YMCA's play Desperate Hours. He became a part of their comedy team which later travelled all across Europe and later was seen in shows such as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Dean Martin Show, and The Tonight Show among others. 
During the late 1960s, he did some episodic roles and finally made his silver screen debut through Jerry Gross's film Teenage Mother in the year 1967. Since then, he played few uncredited roles in films like Model Shop, and Harrad Summer among mothers. He established himself as an actor with films such as Chesty Anderson, USN, and Americathon among others. After playing some prominent roles in the decade of the 1980s, and 1990s, he finally gave the biggest hot of his career in Best in Show in the year 2000. He was highly active in the decade of the 2000s and some of his late movies includes the films such as Max Rose, Fifty Shades of Black, Mascots, and The Bobby Roberts Project. He was also equally active on small screen as well where he played episodic and prominent roles in some of the most famous American series. He was last seen in American webseries Space Force which released after his death. He also lent his voice in the famous video game The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Besides acting, he was also a great host and has hosted a variety of shows including  the 1st Annual Carney Awards in 2015.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Fred Willard died on 15-05-2020 in Los Angeles in the state of California, United States. He died at the age of 86.

DEATHDAY 15 May,2020 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Los Angeles, California

Fred Willard Family, Relatives and Other Relations

His father's name was Fred Willard. He was married to Mary Lovell from 1968 till her death in 2018. The couple together had a daughter named Hope Mulbarger.

Life's Important Dates Of Fred Willard

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Shaker Heights, Ohio
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Los Angeles, California, USA
School Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville
College Virginia Military Institute, Lexington
Kentucky Military Institute, Louisville
Qualification Undergraduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Widow
Debut Film - Teenage Mother (1967)
TV - Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966)
Best Movies Chesty Anderson, USN (1976), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Best in Show (2000), Epic Movie (2007), and Fifty Shades of Black (2015) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Actor Johnny Depp
Favorite Singer Bryan Adams

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Fred Willard

  • He got his start performing in a comedy duo with Vic Greco and spent a year at Chicago's famed Second City.
  • He was the spokesman for La Quinta Inns and Suites.
  • His surname Willard was spelled Vieillard generations back.
  • He was considered as the master of sketch comedy, he was most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise.

Fred Willard Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Fred Willard was 86 years 7 months & 27 days old age.