Kad Merad

Kad Merad

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    • March 27th, 1964
Kad Merad is a French-Algerian filmmaker and actor who has acted both on stage and on screen. Kad Merad was born in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, on March 27, 1964 to an Algerian father and a French mother. During his teens, he played drums and sang with various rock bands. Soon afterwards, he started playing as an animator in Club Med alongside the Gigolo Brothers troop. In 1990, he was hired by Ouï FM, the Paris Rock genre station where he met Olivier Baroux. The duet most known as Kad & Olivier began working together and started their own show, the Rock'n Roll Circus, introducing some of their most famous sketches (Pamela Rose, Teddy Porc Fidèle...). The early success of the show allowed them to meet Jean-Luc Delarue who brought their act to TV. In 1999, they began appearing on the French Satellite TV channel Comédie+ on their own show, La Grosse Emission. At the same time, Merad started his Cinema career with a lot of secondary roles. In 2003, he scored his First box-office success with Mais Qui a tué Pamela Rose?, co-written with Baroux. In 2007, Kad received the César Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Je vais Bien, ne t'en fais pas! and appears in AaRON's film soundtrack video clip. His best challenger was Dany Boon. During the shooting of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, this friendly struggle was a running joke between the two of them. That same year, he made his first appearance with Les Enfoirés music troop and is still one of its members. He was also inducted as the Godfather of the Telethon. The next year, he starred as Phillipe Abrams in the French movie Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis. The film was a surprise - and phenomenal - success in France and Europe, becoming the best-attended movie ever made in France, with 21 million moviegoers.

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Acting (36 Credits)

2019Just a Gigolo as Alex
2018Looking for Teddy as Michel
2018Brillantissime as Dr Steinman
2018Family is Family as Kad Merad
2017La Melodie as Simon Daoud as Mr. Godet
2016La folle histoire de Max et Léon as L'acteur à la télévision anglaise
2016Baron Noir as Philippe Rickwaert
2015Bis as Patrice
2014Supercondriaque as Dimitri Zvenka
2014Nicholas on Holiday as Le père de Nicolas
2013Le grand méchant loup as Louis
2013It Happened in Saint-Tropez as Roni Melkowich
2012Superstar as Martin Kazinski
2012Mais qui a re-tué Pamela Rose? as Richard Bullit
2011The Well Digger's Daughter as Félipe Rambert, well-digger helper
2011War of the Buttons as Père Lebrac
2010Protéger & servir as Michel Boudriau
2010The Italian as Dino/Mourad
201022 Bullets as Tony ZacchiaWatch Free
2009RTT as Arthur Lepage
2009Safari as Richard Dacier
2009Little Nicholas as Le père de Nicolas
2008Welcome to the Sticks as Philippe Abrams
2008My Stars as Robert Pelage
2008Paris 36 as Jacky Jacquet
2007Ce soir, je dors chez toi as Jacques
2007Could This Be Love? as Rachid
2006A Ticket to Space as Cardoux
2006Don't Worry, I'm Fine as Paul Tellier
2006Try Me as Vincent
2005Iznogoud- Caliph Instead of the Caliph as le génie Ouzmoutousouloubouloubombé
2004The Chorus as Chabert
2004Lucky Luke and the Daltons as Le Mexicain Cellule
2003Bullit & Riper as Richard Bullit
2003The Pharmacist as le médecin légiste

Himself (1 Credits)



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