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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 May 1966New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameKamal Uddin Ahmed
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born May 7th 1966 in East New York, Brooklyn and raised in Astoria, Queens. Kamal is the son of an immigrant Bangladeshi father and Trinidadian mother (His father opened a string of East Indian restaurants in Manhattan's East Village, and his mother was a classically trained opera singer) After attending P.S.122Q and Steinway JHS 141Q, Kamal got accepted into the high school of Art & Design in 1980, then went on to graduate at City-As-School in 1984. Kamal is an accomplished musician, who plays the electric bass and scored all the music on his directorial debut, God Has a Rap Sheet (2003) with his band "The sacred groove posse". 1993 saw Kamal in the comedy group, "The Jerky Boys", who went on to sell 4 1/2 million copies and were nominated for a Grammy in 1995. After leaving the "Jerky boys", Kamal directed the documentary Artists of Hell's Kitchen (2000) (he won best director of a documentary at the New York International & Independent Film & Video Festival). His new film, the feature God Has a Rap Sheet (2003) has had its fan base of Hollywood big-shots - Martin Scorsese and Abel Ferrara both called the film "Brilliant". He is an avid baseball fan, particularly the New York Mets, and has studied Judo as a serious hobby.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (11)

The "Jerky Boys" sold over 4 million CDs and were nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album, back in 1995.
Was a Bouncer, Chef & Telemarketer before becoming a member of "The Jerky Boys".
Is also a huge Mets fan, who got to throw out a ball at Shea Stadium in late 1996.
Has studied Judo as a hobby.
Is of East Indian heritage.
Was clocked at 90 MPH when he pitched for Long Island City High School.
Nominated for a Grammy in 1995 while a member of the Jerky Boys.
Speaks five languages (Bengali, Greek, Russian, Hindi and English)
Is childhood friends with Dito Monteil and Vin Diesel.
Was one of the original bouncers at the now legendary NYC Lower East Side after-hours spot "Save the Robots" in the late eighties.
Senator John McCain's daughter Sid, was his first publicist while a member of the Jerky Boys.

Personal Quotes (1)

When I first showed "God has a rap sheet" to a room full of distributors, everyone said "Hey kid, pretty soon you'll be hearing from a lot of people." I didn't know they meant the creditors.

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