Fred Willard Net Worth

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Frederick Charles Willard was born on 18 September 1939, in Shaker Heights, Ohio USA, and is an actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, perhaps best known for his improvisational comedy, and for his role in the TV sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

A famous actor, how wealthy is Fred Willard? Sources state that Willard has amassed a net worth over $10 million, as of mid-2016. He has accumulated his wealth largely through his involvement in the film and television industry.

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Fred Willard Net Worth $10 Million

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Willard attended Kentucky Military Institute and the Virginia Military Institute, and was enrolled in the Army, after which appearing on the “Ed Sullivan Show” with his comedy act in 1962 eventually enabled him to perform comedy at Chicago’s famed “Second City” in 1965, in which he played a nightclub manager. He then founded an improve comedy troupe called the Ace Trucking Company, which performed regularly on “This Is Tom Jones” show. His net worth was established.

Willard made his film debut with a minor role in the 1968 “Teenage Mother”, and went on to make appearances in several other movies and television series. In 1977-78 he played Jerry Hubbard, sidekick of television talk-show host Martin Mull, in the “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” parody spinoffs “Fernwood 2 Night”, “Forever Fernwood” and “America 2-Night”. His popularity began to rise, along with his net worth.

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Willard continued to land numerous television roles during the ’80s, such as in the reality television series “Real People”, the series “The Love Boat” and “D.C. Follies”, and a number of television films. His film appearances of the time include “Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall”, “Moving Violations” and “Roxanne”, and the Christopher Guest mocumentary “This Is Spinal Tap”.

He entered the ’90s as the host of the television show “Access America”, and went on to appear in the series “Family Matters”, “Roseanne”, “Sister, Sister” and “Mad About You”, while also taking several supporting film roles. All added to his net worth.

In the early 2000s Willard had recurring roles in the series “Maybe It’s Me” and “A Minute with Stan Hooper”. He continued his collaboration with Guest, appearing in his mocumentaries “Best in Show”, “A Mighty Wind” and “For Your Consideration”, winning several nominations and awards, as well as intensifying his wealth. During this time he joined the cast of the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”, playing Hank MacDougal, the role which brought him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and which significantly contributed to his rising popularity. He also appeared in the series “Back to You” and “Modern Family”, as well as in many other series and films of the time. His sold-out run of “Fred Willard: Alone At Last!” show earned him Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards for Best Comedy and Best Production, improving his net worth.

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In 2012 Willard hosted the improvisational comedy series “Trust Us With Your Life”, and the reality series “Market Warriors”. In the years since, he has tackled a number of television and film appearances, including stints in the series “Family Tree”, “Review”, “The Bold And the Beautiful” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, and the films “Planes: Fire & Rescue” and “The Birder Movie”. His most recent film appearance was in the 2016 comedy/parody “Fifty Shades of Black”, and he has recently filmed the mocumentary called “Mascots”, set to be released in fall 2016.

Aside from numerous television and film projects, Willard has also done several stage and voice-over parts. Along with his wife, he runs a weekly sketch comedy workshop called The MoHo Group, in Los Angeles. All this has enabled him to establish himself as a recognized figure in the industry, and to acquire considerable wealth.

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In his private life, Willard has been married to Mary Willard since 1968; they have one daughter.
The couple has been involved in numerous charity organizations, and has received several awards and honors for their charity support. However, Willard has also been involved in controversy. In 2010 he was arrested for lewd conduct in an adult movie theater. Although not charged, the actor had to take a $380 sex education class. As a result of the incident, he was fired from the “Market Warriors” show.

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