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Judah Friedlander

Highest Rated:   98% The Wrestler (2008)
Lowest Rated:   7% Date Movie (2006)
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Birthplace:   Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Albert: A Small Tree with a Big Dream
  • Gene
2016
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Bar Patron
$936.7M 2015
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Bryan
2014
58% Ping Pong Summer
  • Anthony
2014
65% Epic
  • Larry
$107.6M 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
$143.7M 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
$26.2M 2008
20% Meet Dave
  • Engineer
$11.7M 2008
39% Full Grown Men
  • Elias Guber
2008
19% Chapter 27
  • Paul
2007
40% Live Free or Die
  • Hesh
2006
56% Feast
  • Beer Guy
2006
No Score Yet Genuine Nerd
  • Actor
2006
25% The Darwin Awards
  • Simon
2006
7% Date Movie
  • Nicky
$48.5M 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
$87.2M 2004
25% Along Came Polly
  • Dustin
$87.9M 2004
94% American Splendor
  • Toby Radloff
$6M 2003
No Score Yet The Trade
  • Actor
2003
25% Showtime
  • Julio
$38M 2002
27% How High
  • Student
$31.2M 2001
64% Zoolander
  • Scrappy Zoolander
$44.8M 2001
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Ron
2001
No Score Yet Spring Break Lawyer
  • Mervin
2001
84% Meet the Parents
  • Pharmacy Clerk
$164.5M 2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
  • Ron
  • 2017
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015
  • Ron
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2010
35% Bordertown
2016
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Ray
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Underground With Dave Attell
2014
  • Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
  • Inspector 4
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Frank
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Dave's Old Porn
2011-2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Would You Rather? With Graham Norton
2011-2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Silent Library
2009-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2011
No Score Yet Scare Tactics
2003-2012
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Inspector 4
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
94% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Donald
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Donald
  • 2004

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