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Frederick Charles "Fred" Willard was an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy.

He is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Melvin in Disney's Chicken Little, Mr. Walters in Monster House, Boogeyman in Cartoon Network's The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Shelby Forthright BnL CEO in Pixar's WALL-E, Mr. Hubley in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, and the Anchorman films, as well as Phillie, Fredbird, Phoebe, Slapshot, Gritty, Wally, Skye, Pirate, and Tracker on Harvey and Friends. Willard has received four Emmy nominations in his career.

In The Loud House, he provided the voice of Albert ("Pop-Pop") in The Loud House Seasons 1 - 4.

On May 15, 2020, he passed away in his sleep at the age of 86 from a cardiac arrest.[1] He was replaced by Christopher Swindle, starting with "Resident Upheaval". but then, Piotr Michael voices Albert starting with "High Crimes", so a permanent replacement has not yet been announced.


  • During the 93rd Academy Awards, Willard was listed as one of the names during the annual "In Memoriam" segment.
  • Willard was the first voice actor of The Loud House to pass away, preceding Philece Sampler.
  • "Tough Cookies" was the last episode to premiere before Willard's death.
  • Willard previously worked with Grey Griffin on Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.


  1. Roberto, Melissa (June 3, 2020). Fred Willard's cause of death revealed (English) (News). Fox News. Archived from the original on 2020-06-03.

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