John Melendez Poster


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Overview (3)

Birth NameJohn Edward Melendez
Nickname Stuttering John
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After 15 seasons on The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998), John Melendez is in his fourth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Besides being the show's nightly announcer, Melendez regularly appears in the show's comedy sketches and does correspondent pieces.

Melendez, who began with The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998) as an intern in college, landed on the air almost immediately. During his 15 seasons with Stern, Melendez gained national acclaim and recognition as "Stuttering John", with his daring and irreverent interview style and prominent personality. In addition to interviewing countless celebrities on the radio, Melendez was simultaneously hired as a field reporter for the nationally syndicated Howard Stern (1994) Television Show, where he worked for two seasons as an interviewer and in sketch pieces for the show's man-on-the-street segments. He continued his television work for Howard Stern on the highly rated E! television show.

Aside from his notable work on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) and with Howard Stern, Melendez's feature film credits include Private Parts (1997), Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Meet Wally Sparks (1997), Airheads (1994) and Osmosis Jones (2001). On television, he is credited with appearances on the reality series, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2003) and Fear Factor: Celebrity Fear Factor (2006), had guest-starring roles on Wings (1990) and Baywatch Nights (1995) and was the voice of "Bob" in the animated series, Tripping the Rift (2004), on the Sci-Fi channel. Most recently, Melendez stars in the full-length feature, One, Two, Many (2008), which he also wrote and executive-produced. Melendez will soon begin filming the comedy, _"Will Run", which he also wrote and will executive produce, as well as make his directorial debut.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Honig

Spouse (1)

Suzanna Keller (2 July 1997 - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

His very bad stuttering problem

Trivia (8)

Stuttering John will box fellow WXRK radio personality, Crazy Cabbie, on May 31st in Atlantic City, in a matched dubbed "The Flunky vs. the Junkie in the Brawl at the Taj Mahal". His boss, Howard Stern, has placed a $10,000 wager in his favor.
(May 31, 2002) Though outweighed by his opponent 265 to 178, Stuttering John won a unanimous five-round decision against Crazy Cabbie in their Atlantic City bout, by scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 50-46 on the judges' cards. In a 'Rocky'-like moment, he dedicated his victory to his wife, Suzanna Keller (in the crowd and cheering her man on the whole fight), and told her, "I love you!".
A big advocate of the political figure George McGovern.
(August 21, 2003) Was fired from his radio show at WXRK-New York live on the Howard Stern Show. During that same show, he also announced that his wife Suzanna was pregnant with their third child.
Not to be confused with Howard Stern Wack Packer "John the stutterer".
Has three children: Gretta Ossa (July 16, 1996), Lily Belle (2001), and Oscar David (January 1st, 2006).
Son Oscar David born 1st of January 2006.
Began working on The Stephanie Miller Show in November 2015.

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