Bill Macy

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Actor

Birth Date: May 18, 1922

Death Date: October 17, 2019

Birth Place: Revere, Massachusetts

Actor Bill Macy was born Wolf Martin Garber in Revere Massachusetts, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Macy worked for ten years in New York City as a cabdriver before getting his big break when he was cast as Walter Matthau's understudy in the play "Once More with Feeling." He appeared in a number of stage productions including the 1969 Off-Broadway sex-focused play "Oh! Calcutta!" in which he performed nude along with the rest of the shows cast. Television producer Normal Lear was amused by Macy's comedic timing in the play and cast him in a small part on the well-loved series "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79).

Following his appearance on that show, he was cast as Walter Findlay, the husband of the titular Maude in the series "Maude" (CBS, 1972-78). Bea Arthur played Maude, and the story was based on Normal Lear's own wife. In addition to his work on TV, Macy appeared in some popular movies, including the 1967 production of "The Producers," and the Steve Martin comedy "The Jerk" (1979). During the run of "Oh! Calcutta!" Macy met Samantha Harper whom he married in 1975. Macy died on October 17, 2019, survived by his wife.

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True Jackson, VPStream

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2008

Back To YouStream

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2007
40%

The HolidayStream

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Ernie
Movie
2006
50%

My Name Is EarlStream

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Whiskey Pete
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2005
82%

How I Met Your MotherStream

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Man Sitting Next to Barney on the Subway
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2005
84%

StackedStream

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2005

Surviving ChristmasStream

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Doo-Dah
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2004
8%

Las VegasStream

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2003

My Wife and KidsStream

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2001

The Lone Gunmen

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2001
38%

Jack & Jill

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1999

Norm

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1999
67%

Analyze ThisStream

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Dr. Isaac Sobel
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1999
69%

Two Guys and a Girl

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1998
33%

Millennium

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1996

The Home Court

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1995

Hudson Street

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1995

Can't Hurry Love

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1995

Touched by an AngelStream

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1994

ERStream

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1994

ERStream

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Richard Gould
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1994

Chicago Hope

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1994

Viper

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1994

Diagnosis Murder

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1993

NYPD BlueStream

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Moe Neiberg
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1993
83%

Dave's World

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1993

The John Larroquette Show

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1993

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Ruddick
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1993

Columbo: It's All in the Game

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Ruddick
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1993

Me, Myself and I

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1992

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Dr. Al Cade
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1991

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1990

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Herb
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1989
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Richard Wilson
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1987

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1985

Bad Medicine

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Highway to HeavenStream

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Vincent DeGeralimo
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1984

Mike Hammer

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1984

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1982
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1982

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Sam Stone
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1980

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1980

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1979

The JerkStream

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Stan Fox
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1979
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Frank Wallach
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1979

The Comedy ShopStream

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1978

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1978

The Late ShowStream

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Charlie Hatter
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1977
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Oscar Payne
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1976

All Together Now

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Charles Drummond
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1975

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1974

MaudeStream

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1972

The David Steinberg Show

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1972

I've Got a Secret

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1972

Oh! Calcutta!

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1972

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Ruddick
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1971
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All in the FamilyStream

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1971