Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Highest Rated: 100% Superman: Unbound (2013)

Lowest Rated: 2% Meet the Spartans (2008)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1966

Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

After a number of years in L.A., strapping and winningly grinning Diedrich Bader got a break when director Penelope Spheeris cast him as the heroic but dense and accident-prone biker hero "The Searcher" in an episode of the broad spoof show "Danger Theatre" (Fox 1993). Spheeris soon gave the actor even greater exposure by prevailing against producers who wanted a bigger name when she cast Bader as Jethro (and his sister Jethrine) in her feature version of the outlandish 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993). In 1995, Bader was cast as Oswald, one of the lead's charming but somewhat dim-witted friends, on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC 1995-2004), remaining on the series through its final season despite several shifts in the show's premise and cast in later seasons. After becoming a familiar face on television, Bader landed roles in several projects, most notably the cult hit comedy "Office Space" (1999), "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), "Eurotrip" (2004) and, in perhaps his most laughably loopy role, as fitness guru Rex in the cult favorite "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004). Bader also developed a busy and lucrative side career as a voice actor, lending his distinctive tones to several animated series including "Phineas and Ferb" (Disney 2007-2015) as well as the feature films "Ice Age" (2002) and "The Country Bears" (2002). Bader did a comic turn as a stylist for bumbling FBI Agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" (2005), the sequel to the unexpectedly successful 2000 comedy "Miss Congeniality." After working primarily in voice work for several years, including recurring roles in "The Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon/Nicktoons 2008- ) and "Ultimate Spider-Man" (Disney 2012- ), Bader returned to prime-time television in a leading role in the sitcom "American Housewife" (ABC 2016- ), co-starring as the amiable husband of series star Katy Mixon.

Highest rated movies

Phoenix, Oregon
Office Space
Napoleon Dynamite
Calvin Marshall
Dead & Breakfast
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Sassy Pants
Cook Off!

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 64% Superman: Red Son Lex Luthor (Voice) - 2020
82% 67% Phoenix, Oregon Kyle (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 38% Duck Duck Goose Bing (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet 93% Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman (Voice) - 2018
25% 61% Cook Off! Del Crawford (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 69% Tangled Before Ever After Stan the Guard (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet 39% Surf's Up 2: WaveMania Tank Evans (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet 61% LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Guy Gardner/Green Lantern/Greenzarro (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 71% Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness H.A.M. (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet All She Wishes Patrick (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Guy Gardner / Greenzarro (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 84% Muffin Top: A Love Story Michael Nicholson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 75% Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Mrs. Vanders (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 74% JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Batman / Narrator (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playdate Mitchell (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 80% Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon Brad Adams/Blue Falcon II (Voice) - 2013
100% 75% Superman: Unbound Steve Lombard (Voice) - 2013
50% 48% Sassy Pants Dale Pinto (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 62% The Search for Santa Paws Comet (Voice) - 2010
60% 42% Calvin Marshall Fred Deerfield (Character) - 2010
4% 29% Vampires Suck Frank Crane (Character) $36.7M 2010
No Score Yet 52% Space Buddies Yuri (Character) - 2009
89% 74% Bolt Veteran Cat (Voice) $114.1M 2008
2% 25% Meet the Spartans Traitoro (Character) $38.2M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunny & Share Love You Mr. Jami (Character) - 2007
21% 33% Balls of Fury Gary (Character) $32.9M 2007
79% 70% Surf's Up Tank (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Unknown (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 11% National Lampoon's Cattle Call Glenn Dale (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 36% Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone John (Voice) - 2005
16% 42% Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Joel Myers (Character) $48.5M 2005
53% 59% Dead & Breakfast Chef Henri (Character) - 2004
72% 74% Napoleon Dynamite Rex Kwon Do (Character) $44.5M 2004
No Score Yet 72% Evil Alien Conquerors My-ik (Character) - 2002
31% 33% The Country Bears Officer Cheets/Ted (Voice) $17.0M 2002
77% 82% Ice Age Saber-Tooth Tiger (Voice) $176.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew Executive Producer - 2002
52% 75% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Miramax Security Guard Gordon (Character) $30.1M 2001
60% 56% Recess: School's Out Guard #2 (Voice) $36.7M 2001
No Score Yet 50% Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z (Voice) - 2000
80% 93% Office Space Lawrence (Character) $10.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Certain Guys Ronald (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassination File Scott McDonough (Character) - 1996
24% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine/Jethrene Bodine (Character) $42.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Rats Mort (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers: EarthSpark Unknown (Voice) 2022
96% 89% Harley Quinn Batman (Voice) 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2022
92% 38% Masters of the Universe: Revelation King Randor/Trap Jaw (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 83% American Housewife Greg Otto (Character) 2016-2021
No Score Yet 83% Young Sheldon Batman (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles From Tomorrowland Admiral Crick (Voice) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Force One: Connect and Protect Admiral Crick (Voice) 2017
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Johnny Concussion (Guest Voice) 2017
90% 98% Playing House Simon (Guest Star) 2017
93% 90% Veep Bill Ericsson (Guest Star) 2014-2017
No Score Yet 90% We Bare Bears Todd Eagle (Guest Voice) 2016
27% 64% Rush Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Patricia Heaton Parties Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015
No Score Yet 76% The Goldbergs Lou (Guest Star) 2015
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Dirk (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters vs. Aliens Link (Voice) 2013-2014
42% 50% Welcome to the Family Rick (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 66% The Exes Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 86% Baby Daddy Winston Douglas (Guest Star) 2013
32% 52% Napoleon Dynamite Rex (Voice) 2012
89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
96% 91% Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman (Voice) 2008-2011
34% 73% Outsourced Charlie Davies (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 93% Phineas and Ferb Albert (Guest Voice) 2010
90% 81% Bones Andrew Hacker (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Saturdays Unknown (Voice) 2008-2010
72% 52% Drop Dead Diva Wallace Haft (Guest Star) 2009
39% No Score Yet The Goode Family Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 57% King of the Hill Ray Roy (Guest Voice) 1999 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 82% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Simon (Guest Star) 2007
91% 90% Monk Chance Singer (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 75% 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
80% 87% South Park Tom 'Bat Dad' Nelson (Guest Voice) 2005
0% No Score Yet Center of the Universe Tommy Barnett (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Oswald Harvey (Character) 1995-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lloyd in Space Unknown (Voice) 2001-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zeta Project Unknown (Voice) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 86% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blues Kenny (Voice) 2000 2002
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001
85% 76% The Simpsons Officer (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Roger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
95% 94% Frasier Brad (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Dillon (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Paul Edward Novack (Guest Star) 1990