July 14, 1955
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Fred Stoller's face can be hard to place. He has done quite a bit of voice acting for animated series like "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist," a satirical cartoon about a psychotherapist with celebrity patients, as well as for films like "Open Season 2," a straight-to-DVD anthropomorphic tale of animal adventure. But for those who like their dose of Fred Stoller in person, he also appeared as the recurring character Gerard on the popular CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," which could not be said for Stoller's Gerard, whom very few of the other characters on the show liked at all. He was the cousin of the brothers Ray and Robert (played by Brad Garrett), and on top of being a hypochondriac, he was rather dim-witted. Such a combination invariably annoyed his extended family, but also provided much hilarity for the audience. Stoller has also worked as a writer, drafting two episodes of the sitcom "Seinfeld," including one memorable episode in which the main characters are confronted with the age-old question: Does soup count as a meal?