Fred Stoller Biography
Fred Stoller was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, the United States as Frederick “Fred” Stoller. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, writer, and voice artist. Stoller is well known for the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Seinfeld (1989) and also for the voice of Stanley in the Open Season (2006) franchise.
Fred Stoller Age
Frederick Stoller was born on March 19, 1958, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is 61 years old as of 2019.
Fred Stoller Family
Stoller was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States to a Jewish family, on March 19, 1958. He has one older sister.
Fred Stoller Wife
Fred Stoller wife’s and children information is not available to the public.
Fred Stoller Height
- Height 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
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Fred Stoller Career
Stoller had worked as a stand-up comedian in nightclubs since early 1980s and also television appearance, in 1987, when he featured on Stand-Up America and later on The Young Comedians Special alongside six other comedians.
He appeared as Gerard on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Mr. Lowe in Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and as Sheldon Singer, the son of Harold Gould’s deli-owning character, on the short-lived sitcom Singer & Sons. He has also made guest appearances on several other TV series. He also wrote two episodes of Seinfeld (“The Soup” and the Kramer/chimpanzee subplot of “The Face Painter”). He also featured as Fred in the episode “The Secret Code”. Stoller is also known as the voices of Stanley in the Open Season franchise, Rusty the Wrench on Handy Manny, Fred the Squirrel in The Penguins of Madagascar, and Steve Tree in Oswald.
In 2012, Stoller published a successful e-book titled My Seinfeld Year, in which he chronicled his experiences after being hired as a new staff writer. He has since released a book titled Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star, and a second e-book, Five Minutes to Kill: How the HBO Young Comedians Special Changed the Lives of 1989’s Funniest Comics, in 2017.
Fred Stoller Net Worth
Fred Stoller has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Fred Stoller Book
- The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star 2013
- Maybe We’ll Have You Back: 2013
- My Seinfeld Year 2012
- How the HBO Young Comedians Special Changed the Lives of 1989’s Funniest Comics, in 2017.
Fred Stoller Movies And Tv Shows
- Crocodile Dundee (1986) – Uncredited
- Dumb and Dumber (1994) – Credited as “anxious man at the phone”
- Rebound (2005) – Late Carl
- Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (5 episodes, 1995–1997)
- The Drew Carey Show (1 episode, 1995)
- Seinfeld (writer, 2 episodes, 1994–1995 & acted in 1 episode 1995)
- Wings (1996) – Mr. Lutz
- Science Court (1997)
- Alright Already (1997)
- Friends (1997, 2001)
- Cow and Chicken (1997)
- I Am Weasel (1997)
Fred Stoller Friends
Fred Stoller featured in the film Friend an American television sitcom, playing the role of Stu, portraying a sarcastic waiter at Allesandro’s, where Monica is the head chef.
Fred Stoller Seinfeld
seinfeld is a book published by Stoller, where he wrote two episodes of Seinfeld, (“The Soup” and the Kramer/chimpanzee subplot of “The Face Painter”).
Fred Stoller Stand Up
Frederick “Fred” Stoller is an American stand-up comedian.
Fred Stoller Handy Manny
Fred Stoller has starred in the Handy Manny an American Canadian CGI-animated children’s television series, appearing as Rusty, portraying An orange monkey wrench who is not very brave and is a worrier and frightened of everything, generally being frightened of pretty much anything.
Fred Stoller Voices
Stoller is known as the voices of Stanley in the Open Season franchise, Rusty the Wrench on Handy Manny, Fred the Squirrel in The Penguins of Madagascar, and Steve Tree in Oswald.
Fred Stoller Disney Channel
Stoller appeared in Handy Manny American Canadian CGI-animated children’s television series. It is an original part of Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers.
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Fred Stoller Interview
You’re a Brooklyn boy through and through. Where did you grow up?
In Sheepshead Bay, near Coney Island, Brighton, near the Belt Parkway from age 5 till moving out at 22. Wow, that long I lived there. I passed auditions at The Improv comedy club and would take the D Train after hanging out all night and my mother would freak out cause, first of all, it was so late, and I quit college (Kingsborough Community College) to do comedy.
Do you feel that the Brooklyn of your youth influenced what you find funny?
It’s hard to say. I was always a misfit. I knew I wasn’t like the people around me.
You lived near Sheepshead Bay icon Pip’s, which opened in 1962 and was known as America’s oldest comedy club. Pip’s helped launch the careers of Rodney Dangerfield, David Brenner and Andrew Dice Clay and Woody Allen, George Carlin, and Andy Kaufman performed there often. Did that club played a part in inspiring you to do stand-up, and was it a goal to perform there, or was it all about “The City” as we called it?
It did because that’s where I got turned on to stand up. It wasn’t like years later where you’d be exposed to it on the internet or on cable. I went with my older sister and her friends and saw Billy Crystal and Richard Lewis before they hit it big. It was a goal because it’s the place that turned me onto comedy, but in a way, it was a pain because relatives would show up. My mother sent friends to see me as spies and I bombed that night.
Pips were actually one of the only paid gigs before the comedy boom exploded, so it was a goal in that regard, a paid gig!
I remember many years ago you told me how grueling it was to do comedy on the road, and that creating a “killer set” and doing it over and overtook its toll on you. Is that what made you decide to start acting, or was it something you always thought about?
I only got into stand up because as I said, I saw it at Pip’s and that’s how I was told you could get on a sitcom, you do a set, get on the Tonight Show, and then get a sitcom. I never dreamed of being a stand-up with albums, being on the road forever. I did dream of being a TV personality, being on game shows, stuff like that.
You have two books under your belt: the Kindle Single ‘My Seinfeld Year’ and the brutally honest ‘Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star’ which recently came out in paperback. Writing for TV and acting on TV are such different worlds. Stand-ups usually choose one or the other, but you’ve done both. Do you have a preference, or is about going where the work is?
I’d say writing for TV is a full-time career, and it didn’t seem I took that route. You don’t write in your own voice so much. It’s great money if you make it your career, but not so creative. Acting on TV isn’t so creative, but it enables me to not just do one thing.
You have one of the most distinctive voices in comedy. Both in terms of how you write jokes and your actual human voice. So a podcast would be a natural for you. Luckily, you have a new one ready to launch! Tell us about ‘The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller’ and why you created it.
Pushing my books I’d go on podcasts and I enjoyed telling stories, being casual and conversational. I wasn’t going to do one at first because there are so many, so many of the same comics on them, but then Al Madrigal and Bill Burr have a podcasting network with a studio, and were nice enough to give me that opportunity. I wasn’t sure what I’d do at first, but then decided not to try too hard, but so much stress on myself to come up with some hook, or anguish about going to the top of the charts, just talk with people it’d be fun to talk to. So far it’s other character actors like me, and others with a fun, quirky stories.