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Fred Willard

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Fred Willard Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death
15 May 2020 (aged 86)
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS-Latitude: 34.1459574, Longitude: -118.3141
Plot
Peaceful Memory Section, Map #J45, Lot 3278, Single Ground Interment Space 3
Memorial ID
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Actor, Comedian, Writer. A comedic actor best known for his roles in the mockumentaries "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," as well as the television situation comedies "Everyone Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family." His improvisational abilities and wit made him a frequent guest on variety shows and talk shows. He appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" over fifty times, and as a popular guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," he delivered humorous newscasts focused on topical news stories. He made a series of mockumentaries with writer-director Christopher Guest, including "Best in Show" (2000) which earned him multiple awards and a tribute from the American Film Institute (AFI). In Rob Reiner's mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) about the comeback tour of the heavy metal band Spinal Tap, he portrayed Air Force Lieutenant Bob Hookstratten who greeted them for their performance on the military base. His attempt to relate to the band included jokes about their haircut telling them "these haircuts couldn't pass military muster" and asking them if they had ever met a band called Four Jacks and a Jill who were from Kansas City. Before becoming an actor-comedian, he graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1951 and the Virginia Military Institute in 1955, serving in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. From 1966 to 2020, he guest starred in over 175 television shows. His most successful roles were as Hank McDougal, the father-in-law of Robert Barone, on "Everybody Loves Raymond," Frank Dunphy on "Modern Family" and Scott Carp, the gay attorney married to Martin Mull's character Leon Carp, on "Roseanne." Notable film appearances include: "Waiting for Guffman" (1996), "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), "The Wedding Planner" (2001), "American Wedding" (2003), "A Mighty Wind" (2003), "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004), "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004), "Chicken Little" (2005), "For Your Consideration" (2006), "Monster House" (2006), "WALL·E" (2008), "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013) and "Mascots" (2016). He received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for portraying John Forrester on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." He was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the 1985 television show "What's Hot, What's Not." He was nominated four times for an Emmy Award for his roles on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family."
Actor, Comedian, Writer. A comedic actor best known for his roles in the mockumentaries "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," as well as the television situation comedies "Everyone Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family." His improvisational abilities and wit made him a frequent guest on variety shows and talk shows. He appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" over fifty times, and as a popular guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," he delivered humorous newscasts focused on topical news stories. He made a series of mockumentaries with writer-director Christopher Guest, including "Best in Show" (2000) which earned him multiple awards and a tribute from the American Film Institute (AFI). In Rob Reiner's mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) about the comeback tour of the heavy metal band Spinal Tap, he portrayed Air Force Lieutenant Bob Hookstratten who greeted them for their performance on the military base. His attempt to relate to the band included jokes about their haircut telling them "these haircuts couldn't pass military muster" and asking them if they had ever met a band called Four Jacks and a Jill who were from Kansas City. Before becoming an actor-comedian, he graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1951 and the Virginia Military Institute in 1955, serving in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. From 1966 to 2020, he guest starred in over 175 television shows. His most successful roles were as Hank McDougal, the father-in-law of Robert Barone, on "Everybody Loves Raymond," Frank Dunphy on "Modern Family" and Scott Carp, the gay attorney married to Martin Mull's character Leon Carp, on "Roseanne." Notable film appearances include: "Waiting for Guffman" (1996), "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), "The Wedding Planner" (2001), "American Wedding" (2003), "A Mighty Wind" (2003), "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004), "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004), "Chicken Little" (2005), "For Your Consideration" (2006), "Monster House" (2006), "WALL·E" (2008), "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013) and "Mascots" (2016). He received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for portraying John Forrester on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." He was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the 1985 television show "What's Hot, What's Not." He was nominated four times for an Emmy Award for his roles on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family."

Bio by: Apollymi


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FREDERIC CHARLES WILLARD
SEPTEMBER 18, 1933 - MAY 15, 2020
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  • Originally Created by: Apollymi
  • Added: May 16, 2020
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/210154413/fred-willard: accessed ), memorial page for Fred Willard (18 Sep 1933–15 May 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 210154413, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.