Diedrich Bader

Highest Rated: 100% Superman Unbound (2013)
Birthday: Dec 24, 1966
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
An actor whose tall, rangy build and boyish good looks have made him a natural for comic roles, Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, VA, on Christmas Eve 1966; his father, William Bader, was Chief of Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Carter administration, and his mother, Gretta Bader, was a sculptor of note. When Bader was two, he and his family moved to Paris, France, where the boy was exposed to a steady diet of classic American comedies; young Bader was especially fond of Charlie Chaplin, and appeared on-stage for the first time at the age of four, imitating the Little Tramp at a revival theater during an unexpected intermission after a rare Chaplin film jammed in the projector. Bader and his family returned to the United States in time for him to enter high school, and he later attended the North Carolina School for the Arts. While vacationing in Santa Fe, NM, during spring break, Bader met a casting agent who lined up an audition for a small role in a television pilot. Bader ended up winning the leading role instead, and while the pilot never sold, it did prompt Bader to relocate to Los Angeles and begin pursuing an acting career full-time. He began landing guest spots on episodic television shows, including Cheers, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1993, Bader was cast as the Searcher on the television series Danger Theater, a short-lived spoof of action-adventure programs. Penelope Spheeris, who directed the Danger Theater episodes, remembered Bader when casting for her film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), based on the popular sitcom of the '60s and '70s. Bader won the role of cheerful but slow-witted Jethro Bodine, and his performance was one of the comic highlights of the film. The movie significantly raised Bader's visibility, and in 1995 he was cast as the logically challenged Oswald on The Drew Carey Show. Bader's success on The Drew Carey Show led to notable supporting roles in motion pictures, such as Office Space and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; he also began doing voice work for a number of animated television projects, including Pepper Ann, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kim Possible. In his private life, Bader married actress Dulcy Rogers in 1998. As his run on The Drew Carey Show continued, he also appeared regularly in feature film such as The Country Bears, Napoleon Dynamite, Eurotrip, and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, as well as animated films like Ice Age and Bolt. In 2010 he landed a recurring role on the short-lived NBC sitcom Outsourced.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Phoenix, Oregon Actor 2019
No Score Yet Puppy Star Christmas Kano 2018
No Score Yet Pup Star: World Tour Kano 2018
No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose Actor 2018
14% Cook Off! Del Crawford 2017
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After Stan the Guard 2017
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman 2017
No Score Yet All She Wishes Patrick O'Dea 2015
No Score Yet Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League Vs. Bizarro League Guy Gardner/Greenzarro 2015
No Score Yet Lego: Liga da Justiça Vs. Liga Bizarro Actor 2015
No Score Yet All She Wishes Actor 2015
No Score Yet Todo lo que ella desea Patrick O'Dea 2015
No Score Yet Muffin Top: A Love Story Michael Nicholson 2014
No Score Yet JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Batman 2014
0% The Starving Games President Snowballs 2013
100% Superman Unbound Steve Lombard 2013
50% Sassy Pants Dale Pinto 2012
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II Quentin Daniels $2.6M 2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Brad Adams 2012
No Score Yet Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Comet 2012
No Score Yet Spooky Buddies Actor 2011
60% Calvin Marshall Fred Deerfield 2010
4% Vampires Suck Frank Crane $36.4M 2010
No Score Yet Search for Santa Paws Comet 2010
No Score Yet Space Buddies Yuri 2009
89% Bolt Veteran Cat $114.1M 2008
2% Meet the Spartans Traitoro $38.3M 2008
No Score Yet Open Season 2 Rufus 2008
22% Balls of Fury Gary $32.9M 2007
79% Surf's Up Tank 'The Shredder' Evans $58.9M 2007
No Score Yet Sunny & Share Love You Mr. Jami 2007
No Score Yet Cattle Call (National Lampoon's Cattle Call) Glenn 2006
50% Dead and Breakfast Chef Henri 2005
No Score Yet Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Actor 2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous Joel $47.2M 2005
71% Napoleon Dynamite Rex $44.5M 2004
47% Eurotrip Mugger $17.8M 2003
No Score Yet Evil Alien Conquerors My-ik 2002
30% The Country Bears Ted Bedderhead Officer Cheets $16.9M 2002
77% Ice Age Saber-Toothed Tiger $176.5M 2002
No Score Yet Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew Executive Producer 2002
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Security Guard $29.9M 2001
61% Recess: School's Out Guard No.2 $34.9M 2001
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Warp Darkmatter 2000
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent Vol 1999
80% Office Space Lawrence 1999
No Score Yet Hercules: Zero to Hero Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Assassination File Scott Monahan 1996
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Higgins 1994
22% The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine/Jethrine 1993
No Score Yet The Preppie Murder Actor 1989

TV

CREDIT
97% Better Things
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet American Housewife
2016
Greg Otto
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Milo Murphy's Law
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
86% Playing House
2014-2017
  • 2017
23% Rush Hour
2016
CIA Agent Westhusing
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Lou
  • 2015
  • 2014
93% Veep
2012
Bill Ericsson
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Dirk
  • 2014
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Gary
  • 2013
36% Save Me
2013
Elliot Tompkins Elliot
  • 2013
No Score Yet Baby Daddy
2012-2017
Winston Douglas
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
Paul
  • 2013
  • 2012
25% Napoleon Dynamite
2012
Voice
  • 2012
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2011
96% Batman: The Brave and the Bold
2008-2011
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Fred Rovick
  • 2010
90% Bones
2005-2017
Andrew Hacker
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Myles Martini
  • 2009
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Goode Family
2009
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Bud Parker
  • 2008
87% Reno 911!
2003-2009
Tommy Hawk
  • 2008
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Al Bonduce
  • 2007
90% Monk
2002-2009
Chance Singer
  • 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
Z. Pruitt
  • 2006
No Score Yet Center of the Universe
2004-2005
Tommy Barnett
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Oswald Oswald Lee Harvey
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
2003-2007
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Acolyte Monk #1
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Brad
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Frank Schaeffer Frank
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest
  • 1990
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Tactical Crewman
  • 1989
20% Outsourced
2010-2011
Charlie Davies
No Score Yet Save Me
1
Elliot Tompkins

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