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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 16, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA Profession: actor, comedian

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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, 2006-13). 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.

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, 2006-13). 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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Albert (2016) Gene
3.
 Ping-Pong Summer (2014)
4.
 Rio (2011)
5.
 Beware the Gonzo (2010)
7.
 Meet Dave (2008)
8.
 Wrestler, The (2008)
9.
 Unseen, The (2007)
10.
 Heckler (2007)
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1989:
Made showbiz debut as the soundman on Chris Rock's short, "Who is Chris Rock?"
1999:
Appeared on the series "Lateline" (NBC) as a technician
2001:
Became recognized as `The Hug Guy¿ from the Dave Matthews Band video <i>Everyday</i>
2003:
Cast in "American Splendor" as real life `nerd¿ and medical records clerk Toby Radloff, Harvey Pekar's unusual friend
2006:
Cast as one of the writers of <i>The Girlie Show</i>, on NBC's "30 Rock"
2008:
Co-starred in the indie film, "Full Grown Men"
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