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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1964-03-27

Place of Birth Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

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Also Known As

  • Kadour Merad

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Jeu de vilains as Monsieur Tosca
2020 Les Enfoirés 2020 - Le pari(s) des Enfoirés
2020 Une belle équipe as Marco
2019 Les Enfoirés jouent le jeu
2019 La part du soupçon (2 episodes) as Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse) as Thomas Kertez (aka Antoine Durieux-Jelosse)
2019 Just a Gigolo as Alex
2019 L'odyssée du loup as himself- narrateur
2019 Les Enfoirés 2019 - Le monde des Enfoirés
2019 Ce soir, c'est Palmashow
2018 Dad Friend as Stéphane
2018 Looking for Teddy as Michel
2018 Comme des rois as Joseph
2018 Family Is Family as Himself
2018 Brillantissime as Dr Steinman
2017 Orchestra Class as Simon Daoud
2017 Les Enfoirés 2017 - Mission Enfoirés as Lui-même
2017 Alibi.com as Monsieur Godet
2016 Max & Leon as L'acteur à la télévision anglaise
2016 Marseille as Paolo
2016 Baron Noir (24 episodes) as Philippe Rickwaert
2015 On voulait tout casser as Kiki
2015 The Parisian Bitch as Himself
2015 Les Enfoirés 2015 - Sur la route des Enfoirés as Enfoiré
2015 Peplum (1 episode) as Timo
2015 Bis as Patrice
2015 Disparue en hiver as Daniel
2014 Bangkok, We Have A Problem! as Serge Renart
2014 Nicholas on Holiday as Le père de Nicolas
2014 Superchondriac as Dr Dimitri Zvenka
2013 The Big Bad Wolf as Louis
2013 It Happened in Saint-Tropez as Roni Melkowich
2012 Bullit & Ripper as Richard Bullit
2012 Superstar as Martin Kazinski
2012 Guerre d'Algerie - La déchirure as La narrateur
2012 JC Comme Jésus Christ as star
2011 War of the Buttons as Père Lebrac
2011 Monsieur Papa as Robert Pique
2011 The Well Digger's Daughter as Félipe
2011 Les Enfoirés 2011 - Dans l'oeil des Enfoirés
2010 The Italian as Dino/Mourad
2010 22 Bullets as Tony Zacchia
2010 Protect and Serve as Michel Boudriau
2009 RTT as Arthur Lepage
2009 Little Nicholas as Le père de Nicolas
2009 Safari as Richard Dacier
2008 My Stars as Robert Pelage
2008 Paris 36 as Jacky
2008 Welcome to the Sticks as Philippe Abrams
2007 Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours as Jacques
2007 3 amis as Baptiste 'Titi' Capla
2007 Pur week-end as Frédéric Alvaro
2007 In Mom's Head as Jacques Charlot
2007 Je crois que je l'aime as Rachid
2007 Kad et Olivier - Antotologie as Himself
2006 Don't Worry, I'm Fine as Paul Tellier
2006 J'invente rien as Paul
2006 Beyond the Ocean as Oncle Tango
2006 Les Irréductibles as Gérard
2006 Essaye-moi as Vincent
2006 A Ticket to Space as Cardoux
2004 Kad et Olivier - La traversée de l'Atlantique en solitaire à 2 as Kad Merad
2004 Lucky Luke and the Daltons as Le Mexicain Cellule
2004 The Chorus as Chabert
2003 Kad et Olivier - Le Meilleur de Kad et Olivier
2003 Bullit & Riper as Richard Bullit
2003 Don't Worry, Be Happy
2003 Qui a tué Pamela Rose (la série) as Bullit
2003 The Pharmacist as le médecin légiste
2002 Caméra Café (0 episodes) as Un psychopathe
2002 The Tombs as Gustave
2002 Bloody Christmas
2001 Kad et Olivier vous font montrer... Le Gros DVD
2001 La Grande vie ! as Le motard
2001 Burger Quiz (1 episode)
2000 La stratégie de l'échec as M. Golden

Directing

2016 Marseille Director
2012 Bullit & Ripper Director
2011 Monsieur Papa Director
2007 Kad et Olivier - Antotologie Director
2001 Kad et Olivier vous font montrer... Le Gros DVD Director

Writing

2019 Just a Gigolo Writer
2006 A Ticket to Space Writer
2003 Bullit & Riper Writer

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