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Judah Friedlander



In his public appearances, standup comedian Judah Friedlander usually wears big glasses and a trucker hat over his shaggy head of dark hair. He's one of those guys who has the decency to appear untainted by his own mediocre brand of stardom. In other words, he can play in Hollywood movies that show at major theaters, yet still maintain a safe comedic distance from slimy show business. This has mostly been accomplished by doing short scenes in smallish comedies, starting with Meet the Parents (starring Ben Stiller). Friedlander then did the walk-on role of no-good husband Ron in the hilarious spoof Wet Hot American Summer. (He was the guy with sideburns to trying to win back his wife [Molly Shannon].) Other bit parts came about in the mock documentary Endsville and the MTV movie Spring Break Lawyer. He worked with Stiller again in Zoolander and had a small part in the stoner comedy How High. In 2002, he had a brief speaking role in the terrible action comedy Showtime, starring Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro. Friedlander is perhaps best known for his unforgettable portrayal of Genuine Nerd Toby Radloff in American Splendor, the innovative documentary/biography about comic book author Harvey Pekar. The film was a festival success and earned Friedlander a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. Television audiences may remember him as the guy who gives out hugs in the popular Dave Matthews Band video for "Everyday." He's also made numerous appearances on late-night variety shows and various sitcoms. Projects for 2004 include Along Came Polly (starring Stiller again) and Palindromes (directed by Todd Solondz).



In 2006 he began work on the award-winning sitcom 30 Rock playing Frank Rossitano, the ball-cap wearing, most vulgar member of the TGS writing staff. This was his most high-profile success to date, but he continued to land pars in big-screen projects like the Project Greenlight horror film Feast, The Wrestler, Meet Dave, and Beware the Gonzo.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Albert
  • Gene
2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Bar Patron
2015
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Bryan
2014
58% Ping Pong Summer
  • Anthony
2014
64% Epic
  • Larry
2013
No Score Yet Laff Aholics
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Actor
2013
44% Beware the Gonzo
  • Cafeteria Guy
2011
72% Rio
  • Tourist
2011
No Score Yet Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Toby
2009
19% I Hate Valentine's Day
  • Dan O'Finn
2009
No Score Yet Southern Belles
  • Duane
2009
No Score Yet Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds
  • Actor
2008
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
98% The Wrestler
  • Scott Brumberg
2008
20% Meet Dave
  • Engineer
2008
39% Full Grown Men
  • Elias Guber
2008
19% Chapter 27
  • Paul
2007
40% Live Free or Die
  • Hesh
2006
57% Feast
  • Beer Guy
2006
No Score Yet Genuine Nerd
  • Actor
2006
25% The Darwin Awards
  • Simon
2006
7% Date Movie
  • Nicky
2006
No Score Yet The Cassidy Kids
  • Max Cassidy
2006
No Score Yet The Unseen
  • Earl
2005
31% Pizza
  • Jimmy
2005
55% Duane Hopwood
  • Anthony
2005
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Ice Cream Man
2004
25% Along Came Polly
  • Dustin
2004
94% American Splendor
  • Toby Radloff
2003
No Score Yet The Trade
  • Actor
2003
25% Showtime
  • Julio
2002
27% How High
  • Student
2001
64% Zoolander
  • Scrappy Zoolander
2001
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Ron
2001
No Score Yet Spring Break Lawyer
  • Mervin
2001
84% Meet the Parents
  • Pharmacy Clerk
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Scare Tactics
2003-2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Donald
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Would You Rather? With Graham Norton
2011-2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dave's Old Porn
2011-2012
  • Guest
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • Ron
No Score Yet Silent Library
2009-2011
  • Appearing
35% Bordertown
2016
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Donald
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Inspector 4
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
  • Inspector 4
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Ray
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Underground With Dave Attell
2014
  • Performer
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Frank

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