Bill Macy Wiki – Bio
Bill Macy was an American actor. Macy was born in Revere, Massachusetts in May 1922 to Mollie (née Friedopfer) (1889-1986) and Michael Garber (1884-1974), a manufacturer. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and worked as a cab driver before pursuing an acting career. The Revere, Massachusetts native who was raised in Brooklyn also popped up on the shows Seinfeld, My Name Is Earl, Chicago Hope and Las Vegas. Bill Macy, who is best known for working with Bea Arthur on the 1970s sitcom Maude as well as Seinfeld and My Name Is Earl, dies at age 97
Bill Macy Death News
Sadden to hear about the passing of Bill Macy, who played “Walter” on Maude. He was the perfect second half to Bea Arthur’s Maude in every way. Growing up, these two always put a smile on my face. You will be missed Bill!! pic.twitter.com/hoCUR4NgTy
— Bill Alexander (@AlexWillfd) October 18, 2019
A sad loss for Hollywood: Bill Macy died at the age of 97 on Thursday evening; here he is seen in 2004 in Los Angeles He died on October 17, 2019, at the age of 97.
Bill Macy Age
He was 97 years old at the time of death (May 18, 1922 – October 17, 2019)
Bill Macy Cause of death
He was ill from several days her cause of death is being investigated
Bill Macy Maude
Macy played Walter Findlay, the long-suffering husband of the title character in the 1970s television situation comedy Maude, starring Beatrice Arthur.
And who doesn’t love good kosher herring! Bon voyage Bill Macy. You brought laughter to many. https://t.co/PyMHNWD3Z9
— Kasey (@euniebelle) October 18, 2019
Bill Macy Career Story
Bill Macy was born in Revere, Mass., and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked as a taxi driver for a decade before scoring a Broadway gig in 1958 as Walter Matthau’s understudy in “Once More, With Feeling.” In 1966, he played a cab driver on the soap opera “The Edge of Night,” and met his wife, Samantha Harper Macy, on the set of the 1969 Off-Broadway play “Oh! Calcutta!”
Sitcom creator Norman Lear saw his comedic skills Off-Broadway and brought him to Hollywood, where Macy first earned a small part as a police officer in “All in the Family” and then landed the role of Findlay on “Maude,” which ran for six seasons from 1972 to 1978.
In 1979, Macy appeared as Stan Fox in Carl Reiner’s “The Jerk,” starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters. He also played Sy Benson alongside Peter O’Toole in the 1982 film “My Favorite Year,” which was executive produced by Mel Brooks. In 1999, Macy scored the role of Dr. Isaac Sobel in “Analyze This,” with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. In 2006, he appeared in “The Holiday” as Ernie, alongside Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet, and Cameron Diaz.
Macy made other television appearances in “Seinfeld,” “St. Elsewhere,” “The Facts of Life,” “NYPD Blue” and “My Name Is Earl.” His other film credits include “Serial,” “Movers & Shakers” and “Surviving Christmas.”
Bill Macy Film and television
Macy made more than 70 appearances on film and television. He appeared as the Jury foreman in The Producers in 1967. Other memorable roles include 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).
Bill Macy was terrific on Maude of course, but if you’ve never seen it, he co-stared with the great Art Carney & Lily Tomlin in Robert Benton’s gem of a modern day noir, The Late Show. Terrific film. pic.twitter.com/XmExJqIU6L
— Christian Reda (@BuyMyScript) October 18, 2019
His other film credits include roles in Death at Love House (1976), The Late Show (1976), Serial (1980), Movers & Shakers (1985), Bad Medicine (1985), Tales from the Darkside (1986), Sibling Rivalry (1990), The Doctor (1991), Me, Myself and I (1992), Analyze This (1999), Surviving Christmas (2004), The Holiday (2006), and Mr. Woodcock (2007).
In 1986, Macy was a guest on the fourth episode of L.A. Law, playing an older man whose young wife wants a music career. Macy appeared in the popular television movie Perry Mason and The Case Of The Murdered Madame (1987) as banker Richard Wilson.
He appeared occasionally on Seinfeld as one of the residents of the Florida retirement community where Jerry Seinfeld’s parents lived. Macy portrayed a demon in a guest appearance on Millennium. Macy made a guest appearance as a patient on Chicago Hope, and as an aging gambler on the series Las Vegas.
Bill Macy Theater
Macy was an original cast member of the long-running theatrical revue Oh! Calcutta!.