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.