Jamel Debbouze  

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Jamel Debbouze (born June 18, 1975) is a French actor, comedian and producer of Moroccan descent, born in Paris.

In 1992, he got his first role in Nabil Ayouch's short film Les Pierres bleues du désert. Many people know him from the French television series H and his standup comedy show, Jamel Comedy Club. In 2001, he sold 400,000 videotapes of Jamel en scène. In 2002, he was the best paid actor in France.


Year Original title English title Role
1992 Les pierres bleues du désert
1996 Les Deux papas et la maman Two Dads and One Mom
1996 Y a du foutage de gueule dans l'air
1998 Zonzon Kader
1998–2002 H (TV series) Jamel Dridi / Djamel Dridi
1998 Un pavé dans la mire The prison guard
1999 Le Ciel, les oiseaux et... ta mère! Boys on the Beach Youssef
1999 Rêve de cauchemar Saïd
1999 Les Petits souliers Zinedine Haouita
2000 Elie annonce Semoun various characters
2000 Granturismo François
2001 Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain Amélie Lucien
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cléopatre Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Numérobis / Edifis
2002 Le Boulet Ball and Chain / Dead Weight The Malian guard (uncredited)
2003 Les Clefs de bagnole The Car Keys An actor who refuses to shoot with Lawrence / Voice of the modelling-clay dog
2004 She Hate Me Doak (also executive producer)
2005 Angel-A André Moussah
2006 Indigènes Days of Glory Saïd Otmari (also a co-producer)
2008 Astérix aux jeux olympiques Asterix at the Olympic Games Numérobis
2008 Parlez-moi de la pluie Let's Talk About the Rain Karim
2009 Inside Jamel Comedy Club (TV series) Jamel (also producer)
2010 Hors la loi Outside the Law Saïd
2011 360 Algerian man
2011 Poulet aux prunes Chicken with Plums Houshang / Le mendiant
2011 Hollywoo Farres
2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami Pablito Camaron
2013 Né quelque part Homeland Le cousin
2013 La marche The Marchers Hassan
2015 Pourquoi j'ai (pas) mangé mon père Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father Edward (voice; also director)
2016 La vache The cow Hassan

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