Judah Friedlander

Comedian, Actor
Sporting scraggly hair and sideburns, unkempt clothes and an array of trucker hats with infamous slogans like "World Champion," actor and comedian Judah Friedlander developed an overconfident loser persona as he became ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Fresh Off The Boat 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Daily Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Ping-Pong Summer 2014 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trade 2014 (Movie)

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The Unseen 2014 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

30 Rock 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Epic 2013 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Voice)

The Burn with Jeff Ross 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Lateline 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Would You Rather? With Graham Norton 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beware the Gonzo 2011 (Movie)

Cafeteria Guy (Actor)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

Tourist (Voice)

The Heart, She Holler 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Week Ever 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Year Ever 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 (Movie)

Dan O'Finn (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Chapter 27 2008 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Full Grown Men 2008 (Movie)

Elias Guber (Actor)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

Engineer (Actor)

The Cassidy Kids 2008 (Movie)

Max Cassidy (Adult) (Actor)

The Wrestler 2008 (Movie)

Scott Brumberg (Actor)

Live Free or Die 2007 (Movie)

Hesh (Actor)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

Nicky (Actor)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

Beer Guy (Actor)

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pizza 2006 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Summer Ever 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

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Duane Hopwood 2005 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Dustin (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southern Belles 2004 (Movie)

Duane (Actor)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Ice Cream Man (Actor)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

Toby Radloff (Actor)

Wanda At Large 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

How High 2001 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

I'm a Spring Break Lawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Scrappy Zoolander (Actor)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

Pharmacy Clerk (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bordertown (TV Show)

Voice

The Trade (Movie)

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Biography

Sporting scraggly hair and sideburns, unkempt clothes and an array of trucker hats with infamous slogans like "World Champion," actor and comedian Judah Friedlander developed an overconfident loser persona as he became a hit in comedy clubs, on late night television and - perhaps most notably - in playing Frank, the head writer on the fictional show-within-a-show sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ). His portrayal of the television comedy writer as the penultimate slacker, who seemingly has seen every bad movie ever made - twice - was a perfect fit for the acclaimed show's delicate mix of pointed realism and over-the-top comedy. Meanwhile, Friedlander suddenly found himself going from relatively unknown commodity to recognized primetime player, opening possibilities previously unattainable. The witty hats he wore each week also helped the unique talent stand out.

Milestones

2008

Co-starred in the indie film, "Full Grown Men"

2006

Cast as one of the writers of The Girlie Show, on NBC's "30 Rock"

2003

Cast in "American Splendor" as real life ‘nerd’ and medical records clerk Toby Radloff, Harvey Pekar's unusual friend

2001

Became recognized as ‘The Hug Guy’ from the Dave Matthews Band video Everyday

1999

Appeared on the series "Lateline" (NBC) as a technician

1989

Made showbiz debut as the soundman on Chris Rock's short, "Who is Chris Rock?"

Bonus Trivia

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Website: www.judahfriedlander.com/

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Friedlander is known for his trademark trucker's hats, oversized glasses and unkempt appearance.

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Friedlander's best-known comedic schtick is The World Champion of the World, in which he makes outlandish claims of greatness. He headlines at various standup comedy venues in New York and LA.

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