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Jerome Edward Trager "Jerry" Messing is an American actor.
Jerome Edward Trager Messing
Messing played Pugsley Addams in the 1998 film Addams Family Reunion, and had a reoccurring role on the short-lived cult NBC dramedy, Freaks and Geeks, as Gordon Crisp, an optimistic geek with trimethylaminuria. He also appeared in five episodes of Even Stevens and two episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David. Messing has not appeared in an acting role since 2003.
In 2011, Messing appeared in a music video for artist Viennie V, playing a contestant on a dating show. To date, the video has over 770,000 views.
"Fedora Guy" MemeEdit
On October 31, 2013 a picture of Messing appeared on Reddit. The photo features Messing wearing a fedora and grinning at the camera. After being widely disseminated online, Messing was labeled "Fedora Guy" and the picture became synonymous with "neckbeard" and "nice guy" stereotypes. Messing has stated in subsequent interviews that the picture was an outtake for a headshot photoshoot he took when attempting to restart his acting career, after briefly attending Florida International University to study psychology.
|1998||Addams Family Reunion||Pugsley Addams|
|2000||Finding Kelly||Justin Harold|
|1997||George & Leo||Boy #1||Episode: "The Halloween Show"|
|1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||William Van Landingham III/
Willups Brighton's son
|Episode: "Show Me Your Weenis!"|
Episode: "Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions"
|1999–2000||Freaks and Geeks||Gordon Crisp||11 episodes|
|2000–2003||Malcolm in the Middle||Big Boy #2||Episode: "The Bully"|
Episode: "Clip Show #2" (archive footage)
|2000–2002||Even Stevens||Artie Ryan||Episode: "Foodzilla"|
Episode: "Battle of the Bands"
Episode: "Head Games"
Episode: "Band on the Roof"
Episode: "Snow Job"
|2002–2003||The Brothers García||Tiny||Episode: "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover"|
Episode: "New Man on Campus... Sorta"
- "Where Are They Now? The Cast Of Freaks And Geeks". ScreenRant. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
- Viennie V - For You (Official), retrieved 2019-12-20
- "A Freaks And Geeks alum reflects on becoming the face of fedora-tipping gentlemen everywhere". News. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
- Esposito, Brad. "Meet "The Fedora Guy," One Of The Internet's Most Famous Memes". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
- Where Is Jerry Messing "Fedora Guy" Now?, retrieved 2019-12-20
- The Halloween Show – Internet Movie Database
- Show Me Your Weenis! – Internet Movie Database
- Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions – Internet Movie Database
- Gordon Crisp – Internet Movie Database
- The Bully – Internet Movie Database
- Clip Show #2 – Internet Movie Database
- Artie Ryan – Internet Movie Database
- Foodzilla – Internet Movie Database
- Battle of the Bands – Internet Movie Database
- Head Games – Internet Movie Database
- Band on the Roof – Internet Movie Database
- Snow Job – Internet Movie Database
- Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover – Internet Movie Database
- New Man on Campus... Sorta – Internet Movie Database
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