Macy in Maude (1973)
|Born||Wolf Martin Garber
May 18, 1922
Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Bill Macy (born Wolf Martin Garber; May 18, 1922) is an American television, film and stage actor, born in Revere, Massachusetts, to Mollie (née Friedopfer) and Michael Garber, a manufacturer. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a cab driver before pursuing acting.
Macy is best known for playing Walter Findlay, the long-suffering husband of the title character on the 1970s television situation comedy Maude, played by Beatrice Arthur. He was also an original cast member of the long-running theatrical revue Oh! Calcutta! He has made more than 70 appearances on film and television, including a memorable role as the co-inventor of the 'Opti-grab' in the 1979 Steve Martin comedy The Jerk, and as the head television writer in My Favorite Year (1982).
He appeared in the popular television movie Perry Mason & The Case Of The Murdered Madame (1987) as banker Richard Wilson, who, along with three other bankers, employed the murder victim's public relation company prior to her murder.
He appeared occasionally on Seinfeld as one of the residents of the Florida retirement community in which Jerry Seinfeld's parents lived. He also appeared on the short-lived sitcom Back to You. He made a guest appearance as a patient on Chicago Hope and as an aging gambler on the series Las Vegas. In 2006 he made an appearance on My Name is Earl in the second-season episode, "Van Hickey" as an elderly patient in a nursing home who claims he "once tongue-kissed a Jamaican woman."
- Bill Macy at the Internet Movie Database
- Bill Macy at the Internet Broadway Database
- Bill Macy at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
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