Frederick Charles Willard (September 18, 1933 – May 15, 2020) was an American actor, comedian and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films.
He is also known as Frederic Charles Willard.
Willard died on May 15, 2020, at 86, of cardiac arrest at his home, according to his daughter Hope Mulbarger and his representative. Jamie Lee Curtis, whose husband, Christopher Guest, had frequently worked with Willard, first shared news of the actor's death.
Willard is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood.