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Macy (center) in MY FAVORITE YEAR.

About Bill Macy (1922 –)

Bill Macy was born on May 18th,1922, in Revere, Massachusetts.  Bill Macy appeared nude when well into middle age, along with the rest of the cast, in the controversial 1969 NY "Oh! Calcutta."

Macy is best known for his portrayal of the fourth and current husband of MAUDE, in the television series of the same name, starring Bea Arthur.  The two characters were often at loggerheads in the series, which often dealt with controversial, contemporary issues.  The show ran from 1972 to 1978. Macy played in 137 episodes.

Bill Macy played in the Steve Martin comedy, THE JERK, in 1979.  He portrayeda helpful salesman, Stan Fox. When Stan Fox's glasses kept slipping down his nose, they are fixed by gas station attendant and dolt, Steve Martin.  The jury-rigged device will become known as the "Opti Grab," a highly popular device, making the dolt and Fox rich. Unfortunately, the their company's assets are depleted through law suits from people who have become cross-eyed from using the device. 

Macy also played in the 1982 movie, MY FAVORITE YEAR, with Peter O'Toole.

He appeared on two episodes of L.A. Law, in 1986, in the PERRY MASON TV movie, in 1989, as well as on MURDER SHE WROTE, MATLOCK, COLOMBO, NYPD BLUE, SEINFELD, and TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL.

In 1999, he played a cameo in ANALYZE THIS, with Robert de Niro and Billy Crystal.  And in 2006, he played another cameo in the film, THE HOLIDAY. 

Bill Macy's notable movie credits include...

MR. WOODCOCK (2007)
THE HOLIDAY (2006)
SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (2004)
ANALYZE THIS (1999)
ME, MYSELF AND I (1992)
MOVERS AND SHAKERS (1985)
MY FAVORITE YEAR (1982)
THE JERK (1979)

Bill Macy's television credits include...

HAWTHORNE (TV SERIES 2010)
BACK TO YOU (TV SERIES 2007)
MY NAME IS EARL (2007)
MR. WOODCOCK (2007)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (TV SERIES 2007)
LAS VEGAS (TV SERIES 2006)
STACKED (TV SERIES 2005)
EARLY BIRD (TV MOVIE) (2005)
LAX (TV SERIES 2004)
SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (2004)
ER (TV SERIES 2004)
MY WIFE AND KIDS (TV SERIES 2002)
THE LONE GUNMEMN (TV SERIES 2000)
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (TV SERIES 2000)
PROVIDENCE (TV SERIES 2000)
JACK & JILL (TV SERIES 1999)
NORM (TV SERIES 1999)
PROMISED LAND (TV SERIES 1997)
SOMETHING SO RIGHT (TV SERIES 1996)
THE JOHN LARROQUETTE SHOW (TV SERIES 1996)
THE HOME COURT (TV SERIES 1996)
NED AND STACEY (TV SERIES 1996)
SEINFELD (TV SERIES 1996)
CHICAGO HOPE (TV SERIES 1996)
HUDSON STREET (TV SERIES 1996)
NYPD BLUE (TV SERIES 1995)
DIAGNOSIS MURDER (TV SERIES 1995)
DAVE'S WORLD (TV SERIES 1994)
VIPER (TV SERIES 1994)
COLUMBO (TV SERIES 1993)
MIDDLE AGES (TV SERIES 1992)
MATLOCK (TV SERIES 1991)
FATHER DAWLING MYSTERIES (TV SERIES 1990)
ANNA (TV MOVIE) (1990)
THE FAMOUS TEDDY Z (TV SERIES 1989)
MURDER, SHE WROTE (TV SERIES 1986-1989)
THE FACTS OF LIFE (TV SERIES 1988)
CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE (TV SERIES 1988)
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN (TV SERIES 1985-1988)
PERRY MASON: THE CASE OF THE MURDERED MADMAN (TV MOVIE) (1987)
NOTHING IN COMMON (TV SERIES 1987)
STARMAN (TV SERIES 1987)
ONE BIG FAMILY (TV SEIRES (1986-1987)
YOU ARE THE JURY (TV SERIES 1986)
THE LOVE BOAT (TV SERIES 1984-1986)
TALL TALES & LEGENDS (TV SERIES 1986)
HARDCASTLE AND MCCORMICK (TV SERIES 1985)
TALES FOR THE DARKSIDE (TV SERIES 1984)
THE SCARLETT O'HARA WAR (TV SERIES 1980)

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Bill Macy with his co-stars in MY FAVORITE YEAR.

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Bill Macy in THE JERK (1979).