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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 series Vivement dimanche 1998-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Jeu de vilains 2022
Known For
Poster of
Poster of Welcome to the Sticks
Poster of The Chorus
Poster of Samedi soir en direct
Movie Jeu de vilains Monsieur Tosca 2022
Movie Les Enfoirés 2021 - Les Enfoirés à côté de vous Unknown 2021-03-05
Movie Une belle équipe Marco 2020-01-15
Movie Les Enfoirés 2020 - Le Pari(s) des Enfoirés Unknown 2020-03-06
Series Tous en cuisine avec Cyril Lignac Unknown 2020-03-21
Movie The Big Hit 2020-08-28
Movie Les Enfoirés 2019 - Le monde des Enfoirés 2019-03-08
Movie Ce soir, c'est Palmashow Unknown 2019-02-15
Movie Just a Gigolo Alex 2019-04-17
Movie A Wolf's Journey himself- narrateur 2019-03-09
Movie Les Enfoirés jouent le jeu 2019-11-30
Series La part du soupçon Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse) 2019-09-10
Movie Inside Suspicion Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse) 2019-09-10
Movie Family Is Family Kad Merad 2018-02-28
Movie Brillantissime Dr Steinman 2018-01-17
Movie Les Enfoirés 2018 - Musique ! 2018-03-09
Movie On refait les grands duos d'humour 2018-05-29
Movie Looking for Teddy Michel 2018-06-20
Movie Comme des rois Joseph 2018-05-02
Movie Dad Friend Stéphane 2018-12-19
Movie Mr. Godet 2017-02-15
Movie Orchestra Class Simon Daoud 2017-11-08
Movie Les Enfoirés 2017 - Mission Enfoirés Lui-même 2017-03-03
Series Baron Noir Philippe Rickwaert 2016-02-08
Movie Marseille Paolo 2016-03-16
Movie Les Enfoirés 2016 - Au rendez-vous des Enfoirés 2016-03-11
Movie La Folle Soirée du Palmashow 3 2016-10-04
Movie Max & Leon L'acteur à la télévision anglaise 2016-11-01
Series Peplum Timo 2015-02-24
Movie Disparue en hiver Daniel 2015-01-21
Movie Bis Patrice 2015-02-18
Movie Les Enfoirés 2015 - Sur la route des Enfoirés Enfoiré 2015-03-13
Movie The Parisian Bitch Himself 2015-04-29
Movie On voulait tout casser Kiki 2015-06-03
Movie Gad Elmaleh - 20 ans de scène ! Himself 2015-05-16
Movie Superchondriac Dimitri Zvenka 2014-02-26
Movie Les Enfoirés 2014 - Bon anniversaire Les Enfoirés Unknown 2014-03-14
Movie Nicholas on Holiday Le père de Nicolas 2014-07-09
Movie Bangkok, We Have A Problem! Serge Renart 2014-10-22
Movie It Happened in Saint-Tropez Roni Melkowich 2013-01-13
Movie The Big Bad Wolf Louis 2013-07-10
Movie Guerre d'Algerie - La déchirure La narrateur 2012-03-11
Movie JC Comme Jésus Christ star 2012-02-08
Movie Superstar Martin Kazinski 2012-08-29
Movie Bullit & Ripper Richard Bullit 2012-12-02
Movie Les Enfoirés 2011 - Dans l'oeil des Enfoirés 2011-03-11
Movie The Well Digger's Daughter Félipe 2011-04-19
Movie Monsieur Papa Robert Pique 2011-06-01
Movie War of the Buttons Père Lebrac 2011-09-20
Movie Les Enfoirés 2010 - Les Enfoirés... la Crise de Nerfs 2010-03-12
Movie Protect and Serve Michel Boudriau 2010-01-03
Movie 22 Bullets Tony Zacchia 2010-03-23
Movie The Italian Dino/Mourad 2010-07-07
Movie Safari Richard Dacier 2009-04-01
Movie Little Nicholas Le père de Nicolas 2009-09-30
Movie RTT Arthur Lepage 2009-12-09
Series N'oubliez pas les paroles - Primes événementiels Unknown 2008-01-01
Movie Welcome to the Sticks Philippe Abrams 2008-02-20
Movie My Stars Robert Pelage 2008-10-29
Movie Paris 36 Jacky 2008-09-24
Movie Could This Be Love? Rachid 2007-02-08
Movie In Mom's Head Jacques Charlot 2007-03-28
Movie Kad et Olivier - Antotologie Himself 2007-01-02
Movie Pur week-end Frédéric Alvaro 2007-05-02
Movie Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours Jacques 2007-11-21
Movie 3 amis Baptiste 'Titi' Capla 2007-08-22
Movie Essaye-moi Vincent 2006-03-06
Movie A Ticket to Space Cardoux 2006-01-16
Movie Les Irréductibles Gérard 2006-06-14
Movie Beyond the Ocean Oncle Tango 2006-07-02
Movie Don't Worry, I'm Fine Paul Tellier 2006-09-06
Movie J'invente rien Paul 2006-08-16
Movie Community Property Martin 2005-04-17
Movie Lucky Luke and the Daltons Le Mexicain Cellule 2004-11-08
Movie The Chorus Chabert 2004-03-17
Movie Kad et Olivier - La traversée de l'Atlantique en solitaire à 2 Kad Merad 2004-11-16
Movie The Pharmacist le médecin légiste 2003-01-15
Movie Don't Worry, Be Happy 2003-05-14
Movie Bullit & Riper Richard Bullit 2003-06-04
Movie Kad et Olivier - Le Meilleur de Kad et Olivier Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Samedi soir en direct Unknown 2003-09-13
Movie Bloody Christmas Unknown 2002-01-01
Movie The Tombs Gustave 2002-04-06
Series Burger Quiz Unknown 2001-08-27
Series Caméra Café Un psychopathe 2001-10-29
Movie The Strategy of Failure M. Golden 2001-11-20
Movie Kad et Olivier vous font montrer... Le Gros DVD 2001-12-05
Movie La Grande vie ! Le motard 2001-11-28
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20