Person Details

Birthday: 1964-03-27 11:21:25

Aliases: Kadour Merad

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

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Movie Involvements: 31

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

22 Bullets
Average
7

22 Bullets

(2010) Tony Zacchia
The Chorus
Average
8

The Chorus

(2004) Chabert
Don't Worry, I'm Fine
Average
7

Don't Worry, I'm Fine

(2006) Paul Tellier
Baron Noir
Average
7

Baron Noir

(2016) Philippe Rickwaert
Tous en cuisine avec Cyril Lignac
Average
7
War of the Buttons
Average
6

War of the Buttons

(2011) Père Lebrac
Paris 36
Average
6

Paris 36

(2008) Jacky Jacquet
The Well Digger's Daughter
Average
7

The Well Digger's Daughter

(2011) Félipe Rambert, well-digger helper

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2023 Louis
2022 Samir Amin
N/A
Patrice
Maitre Georges Kiejman
Membre du comité de soutien
2021 Self
Self
Pierre
Richard Altman
N/A
2020 Patrice
Étienne Carboni
Self
N/A
Marco
2019 N/A
Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse)
Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse)
Alex
himself- narrateur
N/A
Self - Guest
2018 Self
N/A
Stéphane
Michel
Self - Guest
N/A
Joseph
N/A
Kad Merad
Dr Steinman
2017 Simon Daoud
N/A
Mr. Godet
2016 Acteur à la télévision anglaise
Self - Guest
Paolo
N/A
Philippe Rickwaert
2015 Daniel Rivière
Kiki
Self
Himself
N/A
Timo
Patrice
Daniel
2014 Serge Renart
Le père de Nicolas
N/A
Dimitri Zvenka
2013 Louis
Roni Melkowich
2012 Richard Bullit
Martin Kazinski
La narrateur
star
2011 Père Lebrac
Le poissonnier
Robert Pique
Félipe Rambert, well-digger helper
N/A
Self (archive footage)
2010 Dino/Mourad
Tony Zacchia
N/A
Michel Boudriau
2009 Arthur Lepage
Le père de Nicolas
Self
Richard Dacier
2008 Robert Pelage
Jacky Jacquet
Philippe Abrams
Self
2007 Jacques
Baptiste 'Titi' Capla
Frédéric Alvaro
Jacques Charlot
Rachid
Himself
2006 Self (guest)
Paul Tellier
Paul
Oncle Tango
Gérard
Vincent
Cardoux
2005 Martin
le génie Ouzmoutousouloubouloubombé
2004 Kad Merad
Le Mexicain Cellule
Chabert
2003 N/A
N/A
Richard Bullit
Pierre 2
le médecin légiste
2002 Gustave
N/A
2001 N/A
Le motard
M. Golden
Monsieur Golden
Un psychopathe
Self
Self
1998 Self
Monsieur Tosca
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Writing

Creator

Year Role Movie/Tv
2003 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

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