Fred Willard Biography

Updated On Feb 05, 2019 Published On Dec 28, 2016
Facts of Fred Willard
Date of Birth: 1939 , September-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Fred Willard
Birth Name Frederick Charles "Fred" Willard
Nick Name Fred
Father Fred Willard
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Religion Christian
Ethnicity white
Profession Actor, comedian, voice actor, writer
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dyed
Weight in KG 72 kg
Married Yes
Married to Mary Willard (m. 1968)
Children Hope (b. 1969) and a grandson Freddie (b. 1997)
Education Kentucky Military Institute
Awards Daytime Emmy Nomination
TV Show Fernwood 2 Night,
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Fred Willard is 79 years old American actor who is known for appearing in films like This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, For Your Consideration to name a few. Fred is also the winner of the Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor, for the television show Modern Family.

Fred Willard's early life

Fred Willard was born as Frederick Charles Willard in Ohio, the United States on the 18th of September, 1939. He is the son of Fred Willard. Fred Willard is an American nationality and holds a white ethnicity.

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At the age of 12 when Fred Willard lost his father in 1951, he was sent to the Kentucky Military Institute with his stepfather. Fred is a former U.S. soldier, graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute and the Virginia Military Institute.

Fred Willard's career

After his tour in the Army, Willard formed his first comedy act on "The Ed Sullivan Show" which was successful enough to earn the appearance in 1962.

After Fred's military service, he went to New York City to be an actor. Fred's film career started by the film Teenage Mother in 1967. He gave an impressive performance to the audience by his first film.

After that, Fred Willard was offered for many films from the various directors and producers. From that date, Fred has worked in more than 50 films till now. Fred's latest movie Mascots had also given a big hit to Hollywood in 2016.

Alongside movies, Fred Willard has worked for various television shows from Pistols 'n' Petticoats in 1966 to The Loud House in 2016. Fred has won The Daytime Emmy Award for an outstanding special guest performer in a drama series in 1980.

He has also appeared in the TV show Modern Family, where he plays the role of Frank Dunphy alongside Ed O'NeillSofía Vergara, and Julie Bowen.

Fred Willard's personal life

Fred Willard got married to his wife Mary Willard in 1968 with whom he has a daughter Hope Willard who was born in 1969. Fred has also a grandson named Freddie.

Other further information about Fred Willard's affairs and his past girlfriends are not disclosed yet.

Fred Willard's net worth

He earns his salary from the film industry and the televisions that Fred Willard has a net worth of $10 million

The actor has yet to disclose the salary he has received from his different acting projects.

Fred Willard's

Fred Willard has a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches and has a body that weighs about 85 kgs.


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Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

September 18 , 1939

An American actor and a comedian who is best known for his improvisational comedy, Fred Willard was born on September 18, 1939, in Shaker Heights, Ohio which is located in the United States of America. As his father left him at the age of 12, Fred's childhood was full of difficulties.

Fred Willard Career


At the age of 12, Fred Willard's stepfather sent him to the Kentucky Military Institute in 1951 when his Army career had been started. Then after his military service, he went to the New York to be an actor. His actual film career started by the film "Teenage Mother" in 1967 where he gave a great performance by his acting skills.

The Day Time Emmy Award


Fred Willard has got "The Daytime Emmy Award" for an outstanding special guest performer in a drama series in 1980. Including this, Fred was also won and nominated for the various types of Awards on his impressive performance towards the films.

Married to Mary Willard


Fred Willard has a happy married life with his wife Mary Willard to whom he got married in 1968. They have a daughter together on 1969 whose name is Hope Willard. Moreover, Fred has also a grandson named Freddie.

Fred Willard Networth


Fred Willard mostly earns his salary from the film industry and the televisions. He earns the net worth of $10 million dollars in this present time when he is 77 years old. Fred achieved this much success in his life only because of his great talent and hard work.

Graduated from Kentucky Military Institute


Fred Willard was sent to Kentucky Military Institute in 1951 when he was just 12 and he graduated from there. Moreover, Fred has also graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. He gave his most of the youth in the military service.

Fred Willard Film/TV Shows


Fred Willard's gave an impressive performance in his movie "Teenage Mother" in 1967 by which he came into the spotlight to the audience. After that, he is still working on various types of films. Moreover, Fred has also worked on various television shows from that time. He worked on his first TV show "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" in 1966.