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Fred Melamed


Highly gifted, heavy-set character actor Fred Melamed was born in New York City, the son of Syma (Krichefsky), an actress, and Louis Melamed. His father was a television producer, having contributed to such watershed comedies as Car 54, Where Are You, and Sargeant Bilko. He received his theatrical training at the Yale School of Drama, after which ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Serious Man
A Serious Man Sy Ableman
(2009)
In a World...
(2013)
Lady Dynamite
Lady Dynamite Bruce Ben-Bacharach
(2016-2017)
Casual
Casual Charles Cole
(2015-2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Dragged Across Concrete (post-production)
Mr. Edmington
 2018 Lying and Stealing (filming)
Dimitri
 2018 Silver Lake (post-production)
Howard
 2017 Barking Mad (filming)
Diego Fiesta
 2017 Killer Black (Short) (completed)
RK Sherwood
 2017 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Gumbald
- Seventeen (2017) ... Gumbald (voice)
- Bonnibel Bubblegum (2017) ... Gumbald (voice)
- Always BMO Closing (2017) ... Gumbald (voice)
- The Wild Hunt (2017) ... Gumbald (voice)
- Three Buckets (2017) ... Gumbald (voice)
 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
D.C. Parlov / D. C. Parlov
- Return to Skyfire (2017) ... D.C. Parlov
- Skyfire Cycle (2016) ... D. C. Parlov
 2016-2017 Lady Dynamite (TV Series)
Bruce Ben-Bacharach
- Little Manila (2017) ... Bruce Ben-Bacharach
- Kids Have to Dance (2017) ... Bruce Ben-Bacharach
- Apache Justice (2017) ... Bruce Ben-Bacharach
- Souplutions (2017) ... Bruce Ben-Bacharach
- Fridge Over Troubled Daughter (2017) ... Bruce Ben-Bacharach
 2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99
Mr. Irving
 2017 Atwill at Large (TV Series)
Diego Fiesta
- Diego & Alana (2017) ... Diego Fiesta
 2017 Fargo (TV Series)
Howard Zimmerman
- The Law of Non-Contradiction (2017) ... Howard Zimmerman
 2017 Chicanery
Arthur Schekner
 2017 Trial & Error (TV Series)
Howard Mankiewicz
- A Change in Defense (2017) ... Howard Mankiewicz
- The Case Gets Bigger (2017) ... Howard Mankiewicz
 2017 Lemon
Howard
 2017 Dan Is Dead (TV Series)
Shlomo Goldberg
- #DanIsDead ... Shlomo Goldberg
- Give Me That Devil Drink ... Shlomo Goldberg
- Dan Zombie ... Shlomo Goldberg
 2016 Kid Gambled (Short)
The Repair Man
 2016/I Passengers
Observatory Voice (voice)
 2015-2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
Dr. Mendelson
- Your Therapist and His Pussy Are Here (2016) ... Dr. Mendelson
 2015-2016 Casual (TV Series)
Charles Cole
- The Great Unknown (2016) ... Charles Cole
- Death and Taxes (2016) ... Charles Cole
- Bicycle Thieves (2016) ... Charles Cole
- Dave (2015) ... Charles Cole
- Mars (2015) ... Charles Cole
 2016 New Girl (TV Series)
J. Cronkite Valley-Forge
- A Chill Day In (2016) ... J. Cronkite Valley-Forge
- Road Trip (2016) ... J. Cronkite Valley-Forge
- Big Mama P (2016) ... J. Cronkite Valley-Forge
 2016 The Detour (TV Series)
Conquistadors' Announcer
- The Restaurant (2016) ... Conquistadors' Announcer (voice)
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Communist Writer
 2016 Now We're Talking (TV Series)
Glen Klose
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Glen Klose
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Glen Klose
- Episode #1.6 ... Glen Klose
- Episode #1.5 ... Glen Klose
- Episode #1.2 ... Glen Klose
 2015 The Dazzling Darling Sisters (Short)
Leo Reznik
 2015 Bone Tomahawk
Clarence
 2015 Married (TV Series)
Professor Donald Holt
- 1997 (2015) ... Professor Donald Holt
 2015 You Are Whole (Short)
Norman
 2015 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Leonard Hillman
- With Great Power... (2015) ... Leonard Hillman
 2015 Girls (TV Series)
Avi Mensusen
- Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz (2015) ... Avi Mensusen
 2015 Raise the ToyGantic (Short)
Irving Goldbarth
 2014 Superior Living (Short)
Marty
 2014 Benched (TV Series)
Judge Nelson
- Campaign Contributions (2014) ... Judge Nelson
- Brief Encounters (2014) ... Judge Nelson
- Curry Favor (2014) ... Judge Nelson
- Rights & Wrongs (2014) ... Judge Nelson
- Pilot (2014) ... Judge Nelson
 2014 Smart Pipe (TV Short)
Andrew Gold
 2014 Some Kind of Beautiful
Piggot
 2011-2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Alan Karpman
- Trust Issues (2014) ... Judge Alan Karpman
- The Line (2014) ... Judge Alan Karpman
- A New Day (2011) ... Judge Alan Karpman
 2014 Adult Beginners
Story Book Reader (voice)
 2014 Get on Up
Syd Nathan
 2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (Video Game)
Atarias - Male (voice)
 2013-2014 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
Fred Melamed
- Dead and Improved (2014) ... Fred Melamed
- She's So European (2013) ... Fred Melamed
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game)
Cris Formage (voice)
 2013 Blumenthal
Jimmy Basmati
 2013 Bubala Please (TV Series short)
- Shabbat (2013)
 2013 HairBrained
Benny Greenberg
 2013 In a World...
Sam
 2013 Two Wrongs (TV Movie)
Steven
 2012 A Very Tight Place (Short)
Betsy (voice)
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Jack
- There's No I in America (2012) ... Jack (voice)
 2012 Onward Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2012 Fred Won't Move Out
Bob
 2012 The Dictator
Head Nuclear Scientist
 2011 Interpersonal Exopolitics (Short)
Hank
 2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Thurgood
- Mister Softee (2011) ... Dr. Thurgood
 2011 Angry Old Man & Gay Teenage Runaway (TV Series)
Sobel Altenzorn
- The Whole Gay Thing (2011) ... Sobel Altenzorn
- Pigeons (2011) ... Sobel Altenzorn
- Pastrami (2011) ... Sobel Altenzorn
- Immigrants (2011) ... Sobel Altenzorn
- Marriage (2011) ... Sobel Altenzorn
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dan Goldberg
- Merchandise (2010) ... Dan Goldberg
 2010 MTV's Oscar Spoof Show (TV Movie)
Sly Ampleman
 2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Bertram Hill
- Steel-Eyed Death (2010) ... Judge Bertram Hill
 2009 A Serious Man
Sy Ableman
 2005 Wonder Pets! (TV Series)
The Magician
- The Amazing Ollie ... The Magician
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Cris Formage - Talk Radio / Radio Commercial (voice, uncredited)
 2002 Hollywood Ending
Pappas
 2000-2001 Courage the Cowardly Dog (TV Series)
Spirit of the Harvest Moon / The Magic Tree of Nowhere
- The Tower of Dr. Zalost (2001) ... (voice)
- The House of Discontent/The Sand Whale Strikes (2001) ... Spirit of the Harvest Moon (voice)
- Evil Weevil/McPhearson Phantom (2001) ... (voice)
 1999 The Multipath Adventures of Superman (Video Game)
Lex Luthor
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Announcer
- Dave Thomas: Made to Order (1998) ... Announcer
 1998 The 1998 US Open Tennis Championships (TV Mini-Series)
Announcer (1998-2003)
 1997 NCAA Football 98 (Video Game)
Announcer (1998-2003)
 1991-1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Announcer
- Ladies Night Out (1993) ... Announcer (uncredited)
- Daddy Dearest (1993) ... Announcer (uncredited)
- Love Never Dies (1993) ... Announcer (uncredited)
- The Party's Over (1993) ... Announcer (uncredited)
- Schemes Like Old Times (1993) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 1993 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Voice of 'Big Comedy Monday' (1996)
 1992 FTL Newsfeed (TV Series)
The Alien Presence (1992-1996)
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Mel (uncredited)
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Undesirables Onlooker
 1990 America Tonight (TV Series)
Announcer (1990)
 1989 Another World (TV Series)
Crazed Homeless Man
- Episode #1.6455 (1989) ... Crazed Homeless Man
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
The Dean (uncredited)
 1989 Up All Night (TV Series)
Announcer (1987-1989)
 1988 The Good Mother
Dr. Payne
 1988 Another Woman
Patient's Voice / Engagement Party Guest
 1988 Sticky Fingers
The Cop (voice, uncredited)
 1987 Suspect
Morty Rosenthal
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
George
 1987 Ishtar
Caid of Assari
 1987 Radio Days
Bradley (uncredited)
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Assay Technician
 1986 The Mission
Cabeza (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Dr. Grey
 1983 Lovesick
Psychoanalyst
 1975 The NFL Today (TV Series)
Announcer (1998-2003)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Alberto Cervantes (1981-1982)
Show Show Self (16 credits)

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TV commercial, "From the Swiss Alps to You," for Boar's Head Brand Swiss cheese (voiceover). See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

On Looks And Casting In Films: I have a secret aspiration to be considered for a part where it doesn't matter what you look like to play it. Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like 'Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn't want the kids to use the Skateboard Park', or 'Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.' It would be so freeing to get a script ... See more »

Trivia:

The two films he agreed to do for the least amount of money in his career were both nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars - Hannah & Her Sisters (1986) and A Serious Man (2010). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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