Actor Fred Willard Arrested for "Lewd Act" in Adult Movie Theater

Celebrity News Jul. 19, 2012 AT 11:16AM
Fred Willard attends the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14, 2011 in New York City. Fred Willard attends the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Did Fred Willard just have a Pee Wee Herman incident?

The comic actor, 72, was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of engaging in a lewd act at an adult movie theater in Hollywood, police told the Los Angeles Times.

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Uniformed officers observed Anchorman, Wall-E and Best in Show star "engaged in a lewd act" at the Tiki Theater and arrested him at 8:30 p.m..

Willard was booked and released; his publicist had no comment.

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Willard -- who received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for his role as Frank Dunphy on Modern Family -- has been married to wife Mary Willard for 40 years.

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