Fred Northup, Jr.
Expert Auctioneer, Host & Overall Event Genius
Fred Northup, Jr. is one of the Pacific Northwest's busiest entertainers: as a charity auctioneer, host and emcee, actor, 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 and designing entertainment for major corporate events.
As a fundraising auctioneer, Fred has raised millions of dollars for non-profits all over the country. His charity auction clients range from small schools to national non-profits, with repeat clients that include The Museum of Flight, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Lakeside School, March of Dimes, and more.
On camera, Fred Northup's highlights include multiple appearances on The , 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 – in radio, television, print, and the web. Off camera, Fred was heard for four years as one of Andy Savage's morning show sidekicks on 1077 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.
In addition to his work on stage and on camera, Fred Northup runs a video and event production company, Southdown Creative. He's also the co-founder of RainGlobes, the globe that rains! When not entertaining the masses, Fred can be found in Seattle entertaining his wife, Ashley, and their two young children.