Born March 16, 1969, Judah is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing the role of writer Frank R. on the sitcom 30 Rock. Friedlander is also known for his role as Toby in the movie American Splendor, a role that has given him favorable reviews and a nomination in the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards. Earlier in his career he was recognized as "the hug guy" from the music video for the 2001 Dave Matthews Band single "Everyday".
Friedlander is known for his distinctive look, which includes oversized glasses, shaggy hair, a t-shirt and trucker hat — often emblazoned with colorful slogans such as "World Champion" — and a generally unkempt appearance. It is a look he holds as a stand-up comedian, during most of his public appearances, and which he has employed in some of his acting roles.