You will likely recognize Frederik Hamel from his hilarious scene in Bridesmaids opposite the film’s star Kristen Wiig. With that one scene, Frederik has gone from small time actor, to a name many Hollywood big wigs are clamoring to work with. In the last year alone, Frederik has filmed a national commercial for video on demand giant Netflix, been cast in and did motion capture for the leading role in an upcoming Playstation 4 video game. He has been in several short films, played a major role in the feature film Life Tracker, filmed a pilot for a web series titled Kode Orange, is about to shoot an advertising campaign for Groupon the global leader in discount commerce, and was signed to a 4 picture deal by Tigertail Films which starts with a lead role in the movie Die in a Gunfight. Despite all this sudden attention and work, Frederik remains a grounded and humble man.
This comes as no surprise to friends and family, as Frederik was studying to be a doctor, his desire to help others a strong part of his childhood, before he took up acting. When Frederik did take up theater studies on a whim in college, he found it was a natural fit. Of course his family, many of whom are or were involved with the theater, were very supportive of his sudden career change. While still working on his Master’s Degree in theater studies, Frederik landed a lead role in the film Surface Sensible, a role on the TV show Girlfriends, and a spot on the sketch comedy show Mind of Mencia. It was as if the TV producers saw the very thing that Hollywood is now noticing about Frederik, he was born to be a star.