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Fred Willard

Join us in welcoming Fred Willard to TV Land series Hot in Cleveland in the guest role of Dr. Hill, a veterinarian with keen insight into the human condition who helps Victoria (Wendy Malick) through a personal conflict.

Frederic Willard was born September 18th, 1939 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute, and a veteran. Following successful military service, Willard auditioned and landed a spot in The Second City, a highly regarded improvisational comedy troupe based out of Chicago.

In the late 70s and early 80s Fred enjoyed a burgeoning TV and film career and logged credits on shows like The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, and a role in Christopher Guest's cult-hit This Is Spinal Tap, where he further honed his comedic chops.

Fred has maintained an active presence onscreen with roles on The Golden Girls, Married With Children, Murder, She Wrote, Roseanne, That 70s Show, Friends, and Just Shoot Me! with Wendy Malick, Retired At 35, and has even been a voice on The Simpsons. He was also a 3-time Emmy nominee for the role of Robert's (Brad garrett) father in-law Hank on Everybody Loves Raymond.

For nearly 50 years, Willard has made a career off his quick wit and unmatched comedic timing. His latest effort is a collaborative comedy CD entitled "Its OK to do Stuff."

Willard is married to Mary Lovell, and has one child. He lives in Los Angeles.

Get social! Follow Fred on Twitter: @Fred_Willard, on Facebook, and his personal page,

Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

December 1
LeBron is Le Gone
Melanie dates a basketball coach for the Cavaliers who still isn't over LeBron James leaving Cleveland. Guest Stars: Jon Lovitz
Elka's Snowbird
Elka tries to convince Max, who is pining to fly to Florida, that she can keep him warm in the cold Cleveland winter. Guest Stars: Carl Reiner
December 2
Elka's trial has come at last, and her fate will be decided. What will the verdict be? Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Amy Sedaris
Where's Elka? Part 2
Elka's on the lam and the women go looking for her in Amish country. Guest Stars: Amy Sedaris, George Wendt
December 3
How I Met My Mother
The son that Joy gave up for adoption stops by for a surprise visit.
Unseparated at Birthdates
In this birthdates episode: Elka plays dumb to land a rich bachelor, Melanie's date is holier than thou, Joy only likes hers when he's not himself and Victoria gets double what she bargained for. Guest Star: John Mahoney