Fred Northup, Jr. is on stage over 100 nights a year as a nationally known fundraising auctioneer, emcee and comedy improviser. For 10 years, Fred was a company member of Seattle's famed "TheatreSports" comedy improv group, and he travels the country emceeing major events. Emcee clients include Turner Broadcasting, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Amazon, Zillow, Expedia and more.
As a fundraising auctioneer, Fred helps raise over 20 million dollars each year for non-profits all over the country. His charity auction events range from small schools to multi-million dollar galas, with repeat clients that include Boys & Girls Clubs, The March of Dimes, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The American Cancer Society, The Museum of Flight, The Auction of Washington Wines, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Lakeside School, Blue Mountain Humane Society, MoPop and more.
On camera, Fred Northup's highlights include multiple appearances on NBC's The , NBC's Up Late NW, hosting Be the Next Microsoft Employee and The Xbox Accessories Show for Microsoft, and appearing as "Captain Fred McGilicutty" — the hilarious national spokesperson for Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Off camera, Fred was heard weekly as one of Andy Savage's morning show sidekicks on 107.7 The End. His voice appears in the video games Midtown Madness 3 and Project Gotham Racing as well as in numerous radio and TV campaigns.