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Not to be confused with William H. Macy or Bill Marcy.

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.[1] 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, starring Beatrice Arthur. He also was 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). His other film credits have included roles in Death at Love House (1976), The Late Show (1976), Serial (1980), Movers & Shakers (1985), Bad Medicine (1985), (1986) Tales from the darkside Sibling Rivalry (1990), The Doctor (1991), Me, Myself and I (1992), Analyze This (1999), Surviving Christmas (2004), and The Holiday (2006).

He appeared in the popular television movie Perry Mason & 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 in which Jerry Seinfeld's parents lived. He also appeared on the short-lived sitcom Back to You.[2] Macy portrayed a demon in a guest appearance on Millennium.[3] 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."


  1. ^ "Bill Macy Biography (1922-)". Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bill Macy". IMDb. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me". IMDb. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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