Jan. 30, 2021

Fred Stoller | Actor and Comedian,The 80's Comedy Boom and The Big Breaks

Our guest today is the delightful actor and comedian Fred Stoller! We covered so much in this conversation, you will enjoy it I  am sure! He has had some iconic moments over his long career its really hard to narrow down just a few. From Seinfeld, Dumb and Dumber, the list goes on and on. He is kind, gracious and thankful for the career he has been given!

  1. Getting an early start.
  2. The comedy boom of the 80's.
  3. Finding his voice.
  4. Getting in the trenches.
  5. Being compared to others and much more!

Stoller had worked as a stand-up comedian in nightclubs since the early 1980s at the time of his first television appearance, in 1987, when he appeared on Stand-Up America and later on The Young Comedians Special  alongside six other comedians.

He is best known for his frequent appearances 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 wrote two episodes of Seinfeld ("The Soup" and the Kramer/chimpanzee subplot of "The Face Painter"). He also appeared 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.