Fred Melamed Bio, Age, Net Worth, Movies, Fargo, Brooklyn 99, GTA And New Girl

Fred Melamed Biography

Fred Melamed is an American actor, comedian, and also a writer. He was born on May 13th, 1956 in New York City, New York. He is of Jewish descent.

He is the daughter of Nancy Zala and Stan Silverstone. He is the adopted son of Louis and Syma Melamed. He went to the Hunter College Elementary School and Riverdale Country School.

Fred Melamed Age

He was born on May 13th, 1956 in New York City, New York. He is 63 years old as of 2019.

Fred Melamed Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.

Fred Melamed
Fred Melamed

Fred Melamed Height

He is 1.85 M tall.

Fred Melamed Career

He got his showy preparing at Hampshire College and the Yale School of Drama. At Yale, he was a Samuel F. B. Morse College Graduate Fellow. He was additionally a candidate for the Irene Ryan Award, a prize gave upon the most encouraging youthful entertainers in the United States.

While still at Yale, he was a teacher at the outstanding performing expressions camp, Stagedoor Manor. After his preparation, he showed up in front of an audience with a few inhabitant theater organizations, including The Guthrie Theater, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Yale Repertory Theater, and on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Amadeus.

Following Amadeus, Melamed entered what he called “a time of individual obscurity”, during which he adequately quit following up on stage. Simultaneously, with an insider’s comprehension of the business and help from his operator, he wound up building up as a voice on-screen character and kept on doing film work.

Melamed’s voice turned into a natural nearness on TV, filling in as the sound of the Olympics, Mercedes Benz, CBS Sports, USA Network, the Super Bowl, and various advertisements and TV programs.

He ended up referred to inside the business as a voice entertainer, showing up in the Grand Theft Auto arrangement, and naming a few on-screen characters’ whole exhibitions in movies. In any case, it was for his depiction of “delicate” reprobate Sy Ableman, in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2009 film, A Serious Man, which was named for Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards, that he turned out to be most generally known.

About that character, Film Confessional stated, “Sy Ableman is as incredible a contemporary motion picture reprobate as The Joker, Hans Landa, or Anton Chigurh… The character Fred Melamed imagines is the year’s most splendid power of devastation.”

For his presentation in A Serious Man, Melamed, alongside the Coen Brothers, and the movie’s Ensemble and Casting Directors won Film’s Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award. New York magazine recorded Melamed’s work as among the Best Performances of the Decade, and Empire called Sy Ableman “Outstanding amongst other Coen Bros.

Characters of All Time”. A few driving U.S. pundits, including A. O. Scott of The New York Times, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, and Roger Ebert all said his presentation was deserving of an Academy Award assignment.

What’s more, Melamed turns up productively in Woody Allen films. He has shown up in more Allen motion pictures than some other on-screen character other than Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow (and Allen himself).

Melamed is highlighted in Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Another Woman, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Shadows and Fog, Husbands and Wives, and Hollywood Ending. He has likewise assumed huge supporting jobs in Suspect, The Good Mother, The Mission, The Pickup Artist, and different movies.

On TV, Melamed stars with Maria Bamford in the Netflix satire Lady Dynamite, on FX’s Emmy Award-winning Fargo, Hulu’s Golden Globe Award-assigned Casual, the Fox parody New Girl, and Verizon Go90’s games send-up Now We’re Talking. He is a present or past repeating visitor star on USA Network’s Benched, Showtime’s House of Lies, HBO’s Girls, Children’s Hospital, Blunt Talk, FX’s Married, and Trial and Error.

In past seasons, he played Larry David’s priggish therapist, Dr. Arthur Thurgood, on Curb Your Enthusiasm, extreme person legal adviser Judge Alan Karpman on The Good Wife, and played himself in the CBS circumstance parody The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. In 2017, he showed up as an exceptional visitor star in the acclaimed Fargo scene “The Law of Non-Contradiction”. He additionally showed up in 2 scenes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as creator, DC Parlov.

Melamed’s record of up and coming movies incorporates the Sundance film Lemon, a coordinated effort with Brett Gelman and Janicza Bravo, Brawl in Cell Block 99 inverse Vince Vaughn, Sean McGinly’s Silver Lake, which he stars in with Martin Starr, and Dragged Across Concrete.

Melamed as of late featured as Sam in Lake Bell’s In a World…, champ of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival, inverse Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk, and re-cooperated with the Coen siblings and co-stars George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes in Hail, Caesar!.

He featured already in getting On Up, a biopic about the life of James Brown, and inverse Elliott Gould, as auteur/chief Bob Wilson, in Fred Won’t Move Out, a film about the decrease of a difficult patriarch and his family. Other late movies incorporate The Dictator (2012), with Sacha Baron Cohen and Sir Ben Kingsley, where Melamed shows up in an appearance as the Director of the despot’s Nuclear Weapons Program, and Some Kind of Beautiful, where Melamed plays a scoundrel, inverse Pierce Brosnan, and Jessica Alba. Melamed has likewise voiced religion pioneer Cris Fromage in the Grand Theft Auto computer game arrangement.

On Broadway in 2011, after a long break from the theater, Melamed began the jobs of The Father in Ethan Coen’s Talking Cure, and Thomas Moran in Elaine May’s George Is Dead, two of the one-demonstration plays that involved Relatively Speaking.

In this way, Melamed assumed the job of Vanya in the Guild Hall generation of Uncle Vanya, about which The New York Times said he gave “… an incredible … multi-layered execution … Mr. Melamed effectively possesses the comic, clumsy sweetheart, yet in addition, draws out Vanya’s huge dejection …”.

As an author, he has delivered screenplays including Girl of the Perfume River, A Jones for Gash, The Asshat Project, and is as of now at work on a long-structure, TV rendition of The Preservationist, an anecdotal show roused by the instance of Melamed’s school companion, Edward Forbes Smiley III, a prestigious cartographic master, and seller, who confessed to having been the most baldfaced and productive guide cheat ever.

Fred Melamed Filmography | Fred Melamed Movies | Fred Melamed Movies And TV Shows


  • Lovesick
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • The Mission
  • The Manhattan Project
  • Radio Days
  • Ishtar
  • The Pick-up Artist
  • Suspect
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Another Woman
  • The Good Mother
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Shadows and Fog
  • Husbands and Wives
  • Hollywood Ending
  • A Serious Man
  • The Dictator
  • Fred Won’t Move Out
  • In a World…
  • HairBrained
  • Blumenthal
  • Get on Up
  • Adult Beginners
  • Some Kind of Beautiful
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Passengers
  • Lemon
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Silver Lake
  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • Lying and Stealing

TV Shows

  • One Life to Live
  • Another World
  • America Tonight
  • Silk Stalkings
  • FTL Newsfeed
  • The NFL Today
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Wonder Pets!
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Good Wife
  • 30 Rock
  • The Crazy Ones
  • Benched
  • Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends
  • Girls
  • House of Lies
  • Childrens Hospital
  • Married
  • Blunt Talk
  • Casual
  • New Girl
  • The Detour
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Trial & Error
  • Fargo
  • Adventure Time
  • Life in Pieces
  • Please Understand Me
  • Room 104
  • Superstore
  • Black Monday
  • The Morning Show
  • Medical Police

Video Games

  • NCAA Football series
  • The Multipath Adventures of Superman
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

Fred Melamed Dragged Across Concrete

Police partners descend into the criminal underworld after they are suspended for assaulting a suspect on video.

Initial release: 21 February 2019 (Australia)
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Box office: 305,669 USD
Budget: 15 million USD
Screenplay: S. Craig Zahler

Fred Melamed New Girl

He portrayed J. Cronkite Valley-Forge for 3 episodes of this TV show. After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who took the bartender off-ramp on his road to success. Schmidt obsesses over his social standing and looks at Jess as a personal project. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realizing he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess’ best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.

First episode date: 20 September 2011
Final episode date: 15 May 2018
Theme song: Hey Girl
Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Fred Melamed A Serious Man

In this 2009 movie, he played the role of Sy Ableman. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a physics professor at a 1960s university, but his life is coming apart at the seams. His wife (Sari Lennick) is leaving him, his jobless brother (Richard Kind) has moved in, and someone is trying to sabotage his chances for tenure. Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis, but whether anyone can help him overcome his many afflictions remains to be seen.

Initial release: 2 October 2009 (USA)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Fred Melamed Adventure Time

He voiced the characters Gumbald, Punchbowl in this TV show for 7 episodes. Twelve-year-old Finn battles evil in the Land of Ooo. Assisted by his magical dog, Jake, Finn roams the Land of Ooo righting wrongs and battling evil. Usually, that evil comes in the form of the Ice King, who is in search of a wife. He’s decided he should wed Princess Bubblegum, though she doesn’t want to marry him.

Still, he persists in trying to steal her away, and Finn and Jake, along with Lady Raincorn (a cross between a unicorn and a rainbow) do their best to keep her from harm.

First episode date: 5 April 2010
Program creator: Pendleton Ward

Fred Melamed Brooklyn 99

He played the role of D.C. Parlov for 2 episodes in this TV show. Detective Jake Peralta, a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too closely or work very hard. That changes when Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove, becomes the new commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct.

As Holt reminds Peralta to respect the badge, an extremely competitive colleague – Detective Amy Santiago – starts to close in on the hotshot cop’s arrest record. Other members of the precinct include Sgt Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man, Detective Charles Boyle, a hard worker who idolizes Jake, and Rosa Diaz, a sexy-yet-intimidating detective. Civilian office manager Gina Linetti is tasked with cleaning up everyone’s mess, while somehow getting involved in everyone’s business.

Composer(s): Dan Marocco
No. of episodes: 118 (list of episodes)

Fred Melamed Courage The Cowardly Dog

He voiced Spirit of the Harvest Moon / The Magic Tree of Nowhere from 2000-2001 for 12 episodes in this TV show.

Courage is a timid pink dog with paranoia problems. His owners are an old couple living on a farm full of bizarre adversaries. Courage must overcome his fear and help save his owners, Eustace and Muriel, from ghosts and paranormal spirits living on the farm. Although Muriel loves Courage, Eustace loves to tease him and scare him.

First episode date: 18 February 1996
Final episode date: 22 November 2002
Program creator: John R. Dilworth
Network: Cartoon Network

Fred Melamed Curb Your Enthusiasm

He was  Dr. Thurgood in this TV series. `Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David plays a version of himself on the improvised series. He faces a constant barrage of life’s little annoyances, which in David’s sometimes well-meaning but terminally fumbling hands don’t tend to stay small for very long.

First episode date: 15 October 2000
Theme song: Frolic
Network: HBO
Production locations: Los Angeles, New York

Fred Melamed Fargo

In Fargo, he portrayed Howard Zimmerman. Self-made real estate mogul Emmit Stussy seemingly has it all — a successful business, which has earned him the nickname “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and a perfect family. That doesn’t sit well with slightly younger brother Ray, who has always lived in Emmit’s shadow and blames his brother for the less-than-ideal hand he’s been dealt as a balding, pot-bellied parole officer. Things appear to be on the upswing for Ray when Nikki, one of his parolees, offers to help turn his fortunes around by stealing back his good karma.

The situation quickly gets out of hand, and petty theft leads to murder. When the ordeal crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle investigates the case, which takes an unexpectedly personal turn for her.

Meanwhile, Emmit gets an unwelcome business proposal from mysterious loner V.M., whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit whether he wants to or not. Golden Globe-nominated actor Ewan McGregor stars in a dual role as Emmit and Ray.

Production location: Calgary
Network: FX

Fred Melamed Hannah And Her Sisters

He was  Dr. Grey in this 1986 movie. Three successive families Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest), and the men in their lives.

Lee is having an affair with Hannah’s husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick (Max von Sydow). Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment and her increasing dependence on Hannah’s largesse while being courted by the hypochondriac Mickey (Woody Allen).

Initial release: 7 February 1986 (USA)
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Music composed by Johann Christian Bach

Fred Melamed Lady Dynamite

He played the role of Bruce Ben-Bacharach for 20 episodes in this show. Maria Bamford stars as a fictionalized version of herself in this comedy, loosely based on what the dynamic comic and actress has accepted to be her life. Bamford also serves as an executive producer alongside Pam Brady and the creator of the critically acclaimed “Arrested Development,” Mitch Hurwitz.

Occasionally featuring surreal episodes, the series tells the tale of a woman who loses it and then finds herself. The series features several big names in comedy as guest stars, including Sarah Silverman, Jon Cryer, Ana Gasteyer, Patton Oswalt, and Jenny Slate.

Network: Netflix
Executive producers: Maria Bamford, Mitchell Hurwitz, Pam Brady, Kristen Zolner
Program creators: Mitchell Hurwitz, Pam Brady
Nominations: Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Fred Melamed In A World

He played the role of Sam in this movie. A vocal coach (Lake Bell) competes with her own father and his main rival for a prestigious gig doing the voice-over on a trailer for a big-budget movie.

Initial release: 9 August 2013 (Los Angeles)
Director: Lake Bell
Screenplay: Lake Bell
Awards: Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Distributors: Stage 6 Films, Roadside Attractions

Fred Melamed GTA

From 2004-2013, he voiced Cris Fromage in this video game. Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly; the later titles of which were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies, and Aaron Garbut. It is primarily developed by Rockstar North, and published by Rockstar Games.

Genre: Action-adventure game
Designers: Leslie Benzies, Simon Lashley, David Jones, Imran Sarwar, Billy Thomson