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.
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