Judah Friedlander is an American actor and comedian with a net worth of $2.5 million. Judah Friedlander was born March 16, 1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Earlier in his career he was recognized as “the hug man” from the music video for the 2001 Dave Matthews Band single Everyday. Friedlander is known for his distinctive look, which is qualified as wearing oversized glasses, shaggy hair, a t-shirt and trucker hat—often emblazoned with bombastic slogans such as “World Champion”—and a generally disheveled appearance. The comedian started out as a soundman for Chris Rock’s 1989 short, Who is Chris Rock? It was ten years later when he appeared in episodes of the short lived sitcom LateLine. After his first movie appearance—as a wrestling fan in mockumentary movie Endsville—he continued to land other movie characters, some of which are Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, Zoolander, American Splendor, Along Came Polly, Starsky and Hutch, Date Movie, Live Free or Die, Full Grown Men and Meet Dave.
Judah Friedlander Net Worth $2.5 Million Dollars
Judah Friedlander also made guest appearances in shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spin City, Wonder Showzen and The Flight of the Conchords. Friedlander’s most notable television character to date was as Frank Rossitano in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He’s the most prominently featured writer of the show within a show TGS with Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), after protagonist Liz Lemon (Tina Fey). He’s commonly portrayed as infantile, idle and lewd, and is constantly pulling pranks on his colleagues. Friedlander has also performed stand-up routines in NYC and Los Angeles.
March 16, 1969
Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
Actor, Sound Department, Soundtrack
Shirley Friedlander, Art Friedlander
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Wet Hot American Summer, Zoolander, The Wrestler, American Splendor, Meet the Parents, I Hate Valentine's Day, Epic, Meet Dave, Along Came Polly, Chapter 27, Feast, Full Grown Men, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Duane Hopwood, Southern Belles, Ping Pong Summer, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds, How High, Starsky & Hutch, The Darwin Awards, Rio, Showtime, Live Free or Die, Bad Meat, Pizza, Date Movie, The Unseen, The Janitor, The Cassidy Kids, Spring Break Lawyer, Albert
Bordertown, Project Greenlight, Best Week Ever, 30 Rock, The Life & Times of Tim, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Cheap Seats, Sunday Pants, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Cubed, O2Be
His character in 30 Rock, Frank Rossitano, is a tribute to Gena Rositano, the stage manager on Saturday Night Live.
His father is of Russian Jewish descent and his mother is of Croatian ancestry.
On May 30th, 2008, hosted a free concert on the HUB Lawn at the University of Washington Campus in Seattle, Washington. The Blue Scholars were the featured performers on that sunny day in the Pacific Northwest. [May 2008]
He collects Bigfoot movies.
I'm not big on preachy. If I'm sending out any message, I like people to find it. I don't like to shove it down their throats. So my act's changed over the year, but it's certainly a comment on just how self-involved many people are.
I'm a comedian. I do mostly mainstream rooms and I do alternative rooms too, and I don't change my act at all. I'll do black rooms, I'll do Latino rooms. I've done gay rooms, I've done Asian nights, and I'll always just do my thing. I try to make my act so it works for everybody. It's not exclusionary. I'm not in any clique. I'm an outsider. I'm a comedian for the people.