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Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman was born on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Friedman. He is an actor and composer, known for Kinky Friedman: Proud to Be an Asshole from El Paso (2001), Along Came Kinky... Texas Jewboy for Governor (2009) and Barbecue: A Texas Love Story (2004). See full bio »
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 2016 Bryan Blue Show (TV Series) (announced)
 2013 Zombex
Staff Sgt. James
 2010/I Mars
President of the United States
 2009 Palo Pinto Gold
Governor of Texas
 2005 Go Kinky (TV Series)
 2004 Brownwood
Mr. Cotton
 1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Sports Anchorman
 1983 The Being
 1978 Coming Attractions
 1977 American Raspberry
Ole Ben Lucas
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Album: "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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I don't apologize to people who try to intimidate. I don't apologize to people with an agenda. I never apologize for the truth. And the truth here is that racists come in many different colors. Texas is my country, truth is my religion - and fuck 'em, fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.


Served as US Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia, 1967-1969, building compost heaps. Graduate of Univ. of Texas See more »

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