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Gibby Brand is an American actor. He portrayed the role of Fred Newman in the eighth season of Desperate Housewives.



He is a veteran character actor ("Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Desperate Housewives", "Law & Order"; recurring role as Judge William McGough on "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice"). Broadway credits include the original companies of Neil Simon's "Rumors" and Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" and the revivals of "Little Me" (starring Jimmy Coco) and "Peter Pan" (starring Sandy Duncan). Also spent two and a half years as Cogsworth the Clock in Disney's long-running musical hit "Beauty and the Beast," both in New York and Los Angeles. In 1986, Brand went to Moscow with William Gibson's "Rag Dolly" as part of the first international exchange between the United States and the former Soviet Union. He has performed at some of the nation's top regional theaters, including the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Hollywood Bowl, the Geffen and the Mark Taper Forum. A resident of Los Angeles, Brand is married to writer Lucy Chase Williams.


  • F/X (1985)
  • Anna (1987)
  • Call Me Anna (1990)
  • Father of the Bride (1991)
  • The Maison hantée (1991)
  • Bound by Honor (1992)
  • Ally McBeal (1997)
  • Auto Focus (2002)
  • The Rose Technique (2002)
  • Numb3rs (2005)
  • Desperate Housewives (2012)