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Kad Merad

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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Mar 27, 1964 In Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie La stratégie de l'échec 2000-01-28
Latest Project:
Movie Marseille 2016-03-16
Known For
Poster of Baron Noir
Poster of Peplum
Poster of Après l'océan
Poster of Caméra Café
Movie Marseille Paolo 2016-03-16
Series Baron Noir Philippe Rickwaert 2016-02-08
Movie Bis Patrice 2015-02-18
Movie Disparue en hiver Daniel 2015-01-21
Series Peplum Timo 2015-02-24
Movie Les Enfoirés 2015 - Sur la route des Enfoirés Enfoiré 2015-03-14
Movie On voulait tout casser Kiki 2015-06-03
Movie Superchondriac Dr Dimitri Zvenka 2014-02-26
Movie Bangkok, We Have A Problem! Serge Renart 2014-10-22
Movie Nicholas on Holiday Le père de Nicolas 2014-07-09
Movie It Happened in Saint-Tropez Roni Melkowich 2013-01-13
Movie The Big Bad Wolf Louis 2013-07-10
Movie JC Comme Jesus Christ star 2012-02-08
Movie Guerre d'Algerie : La déchirure La narrateur 2012-03-11
Movie Bullit & Ripper Richard Bullit 2012-12-02
Movie Superstar Martin Kazinski 2012-08-27
Movie Les Enfoirés 2011 - Dans l'oeil des Enfoirés Unknown 2011-03-10
Movie The Well Digger's Daughter Félipe 2011-04-19
Movie Monsieur Papa Robert Pique 2011-05-31
Movie (The New) War of the Buttons Père Lebrac 2011-09-20
Movie Protéger et servir Michel Boudriau 2010-01-22
Movie 22 Bullets Tony Zacchia 2010-03-23
Movie L'Italien Unknown 2010-07-07
Movie Après l'océan Oncle Tango 2009-07-08
Movie Safari Richard Dacier 2009-01-28
Movie Little Nicholas Le père de Nicolas 2009-09-30
Movie R.T.T. Arthur Lepage 2009-12-09
Movie Welcome to the Sticks Philippe Abrams 2008-01-09
Movie Paris 36 Jacky 2008-09-24
Movie My Stars Robert Pelage 2008-10-29
Movie Kad et Olivier - Antotologie Lui-même 2007-01-10
Movie Antotologie 2007-01-02
Movie Je crois que je l'aime Rachid 2007-02-08
Movie 3 amis Baptiste 'Titi' Capla 2007-08-22
Movie In Mom's Head Jacques Charlot 2007-03-28
Movie Pur week-end Frédéric Alvaro 2007-05-01
Movie Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours Jacques 2007-11-21
Movie Essaye-moi Vincent 2006-03-06
Movie A Ticket to Space Cardoux 2006-01-16
Movie J'invente rien Paul 2006-08-16
Movie Don't Worry, I'm Fine Paul Tellier 2006-09-06
Movie Les Irréductibles Gérard 2006-06-14
Movie The Chorus Chabert 2004-03-17
Movie Don't Worry, Be Happy Unknown 2003-05-14
Movie The Pharmacist le médecin légiste 2003-01-15
Movie Qui a tué Pamela Rose (la série) Bullit 2003-01-19
Movie Le Meilleur de Kad et Olivier Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? Richard Bullit 2003-06-04
Movie Bloody Christmas Unknown 2002-01-01
Series Caméra Café Un psychopathe 2002-10-27
Movie La Grande vie! Le motard 2001-11-26
Movie Kad et Olivier vous font montrer... Le Gros DVD Unknown 2001-12-05
Movie La stratégie de l'échec M. Golden 2000-01-28