Character actor Fred Willlard was arrested on lewd conduct charges last night in Hollywood after vice cops allegedly saw him with his pants down and his penis in his hand as he sat in an adult movie theater.

Undercover vice officers with the LAPD arrested Fred Willard after allegedly witnessing him engaged in the lewd conduct around 8:46 p.m. Wednesday, TMZ reported.

Fred Willard, a casting favorite of screenwriter-director-actor Christopher Guest, was released from police custody shortly after the incident. Willard is best known for his roles in Guest films Best In Show, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind. Willard's credits are largely all comedic roles.

Willard was allegedly patronizing the Tiki Theater in Hollywood when the vice cops caught him with his pants down and his penis in his hand.

As for which adult film Fred Willard was watching when he got arrested, there's three possibilities, according to TMZ: Follow Me 2, Step Dad No. 2 or an adult film parody of the show The Client List.

The Tiki Theater is located in the 5400 block of Hollywood's famed Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles police Sgt. Chuck Slater told the Los Angeles Times.

Fred Willard's publicist would not comment on the actor's arrest, the paper reported.