Fred Willard

Frederick Charles Willard (September 18, 1933 - May 15, 2020) was an American actor, comedian and voice over actor known for his improvisational comedy skills. He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration as well as television series D.C. Follies. He is an alumnus of The Second City comedy troupe. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall.

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WALL·E (2008)

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WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)

s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting for his flight to New York, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Hawley
CAST:  Paul Schneider  •  Fred Willard  •  Poppy Montgomery  •  Jennifer Westfeldt

s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting for his flight to New York, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Hawley
CAST:  Paul Schneider  •  Fred Willard  •  Poppy Montgomery  •  Jennifer Westfeldt

A Mighty Wind (2003)

Director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who, inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York City's Town Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Bob Balaban  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy

Director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who, inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York City's Town Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Bob Balaban  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy

American Wedding (2003)

With high school a distant memory, Jim and Michelle are getting married -- and in a hurry, since Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see him walk down the aisle -- prompting Stifler to throw the ultimate bachelor party. And Jim's dad is reliable as ever, doling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Dylan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Seann William Scott  •  Eddie Kaye Thomas

With high school a distant memory, Jim and Michelle are getting married -- and in a hurry, since Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see him walk down the aisle -- prompting Stifler to throw the ultimate bachelor party. And Jim's dad is reliable as ever, doling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Dylan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Seann William Scott  •  Eddie Kaye Thomas

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo,’ Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself - with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell - to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Heather Graham  •  Michael York  •  Robert Wagner

When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo,’ Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself - with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell - to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Heather Graham  •  Michael York  •  Robert Wagner

Best in Show (2000)

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The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

Chicken Little (2005)

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

Church Ball (2006)

Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team to the Basketball Championship. Word from the top is that this is the last ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Hale
CAST:  Andrew Wilson  •  Amy Stewart  •  Fred Willard  •  Clint Howard

Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team to the Basketball Championship. Word from the top is that this is the last ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Hale
CAST:  Andrew Wilson  •  Amy Stewart  •  Fred Willard  •  Clint Howard

Date Movie (2006)

Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man, his crush, his parents, and her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Seltzer
CAST:  Alyson Hannigan  •  Adam Campbell  •  Sophie Monk  •  Jennifer Coolidge

Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man, his crush, his parents, and her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Seltzer
CAST:  Alyson Hannigan  •  Adam Campbell  •  Sophie Monk  •  Jennifer Coolidge

Dynamite Chicken (1971)

A collection of subversive comedy sketches and routines relating to the peace movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Pintoff
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Ace Trucking Company  •  Patti Deutsch  •  Michael Mislove

A collection of subversive comedy sketches and routines relating to the peace movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Pintoff
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Ace Trucking Company  •  Patti Deutsch  •  Michael Mislove

For Your Consideration (2006)

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Stephen Rannazzisi  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Eugene Levy

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Stephen Rannazzisi  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Eugene Levy

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

How High (2001)

Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride -- until their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Dylan
CAST:  Method Man  •  Redman  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Mike Epps

Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride -- until their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Dylan
CAST:  Method Man  •  Redman  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Mike Epps

I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

Idle Hands (1999)

Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Devon Sawa  •  Seth Green  •  Jessica Alba  •  Vivica A. Fox

Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Devon Sawa  •  Seth Green  •  Jessica Alba  •  Vivica A. Fox

Love Wrecked (2005)

On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Amanda Bynes  •  Chris Carmack  •  Jonathan Bennett  •  Jamie-Lynn Sigler

On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Amanda Bynes  •  Chris Carmack  •  Jonathan Bennett  •  Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Monster House (2006)

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Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Ryan Whitney Newman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Mitchel Musso  •  Sam Lerner

Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Ryan Whitney Newman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Mitchel Musso  •  Sam Lerner

Moving Violations (1985)

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel
CAST:  John Murray  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  James Keach  •  Wendie Jo Sperber

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel
CAST:  John Murray  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  James Keach  •  Wendie Jo Sperber
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