Fred Gwynne Celebrity

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Birth Name: Frederick Hubbard Gwynne

Birth Place: New York, NY

Birthday: July 10, 1926, Cancer

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman in WWII.
  • Member of Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard 1949-1951.
  • Made Broadway debut in Mrs. McThing in 1952.
  • Authored and illustrated children's books.
  • During the 1960s, portrayed memorable characters in two separate sitcoms, Car 54, Where are You? and The Munsters.
  • Enjoyed a film-career renaissance with roles in My Cousin Vinny and Pet Sematary.


  • Deb Gwynne — Wife
  • Foxy Gwynne — Ex-wife


  • Harvard University, Boston, MA