Bill Macy (born Wolf Marvin 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.
Macy is best-known for playing Walter Findlay, the long-suffering husband of the title character on the 1970s television sitcom Maude. 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 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 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".
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