Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry’s most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull’s smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series “Fernwood 2 Night” (1977). A master of sketch comedy, he is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. His over 70 appearances in sketches on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” are indicative of his ability to transform any character into a unique comic portrayal. Fred recently completed a sold-out run of his one-man show, “Fred Willard: Alone At Last!” (with a cast of 12) and received two Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards, for Best Comedy and Best Production. He is an alumnus of The Second City and currently heads a sketch comedy workshop, The MoHo Group. Since 1968 he has appeared in over 200 different T.V. shows and movies!!
When I asked him what he had going on for 2009, this was his response:
By Dave Minyard