Monday, August 26, 2013

Fred Willard

Fred Willard is an actor, comedian, voice actor, and writer. He is an alumnus of The Second City in Chicago, and is best known for comedy.  Fred was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson over 50 times.

Fred's acting credits are extensive and include Silver Streak, Fun with Dick and Jane, Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Wedding Planner, This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.

He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the television series Everybody Loves Raymond. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family. For his performance in Waiting for Guffman, he received an American Comedy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Funniest Supporting Actor.

Fred also received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What’s Hot, What’s Not and received the Boston Film Critics Award, an American Comedy Award, a Sierra Award, and a tribute from the American Film Institute for his portrayal as Buck Laughlin in Best in Show

I made this photograph in color, then decided to print it in black-and-white.

Photograph copyright Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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