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Diedrich Bader

Highest Rated:   100% Superman Unbound (2013)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Starving Games (2013)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cook Off!
  • Del Crawford
2017
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After
  • Stan the Guard
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
56% 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
$38.2M 2008
No Score Yet Open Season 2
  • Rufus
2008
22% Balls of Fury
  • Gary
$32.9M 2007
78% 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: En Busca de la Piedra del Sol Escarlata
  • Actor
2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Joel
$47.1M 2005
71% Napoleon Dynamite
  • Rex
$44.5M 2004
46% Eurotrip
  • Mugger
$17.8M 2003
No Score Yet Evil Alien Conquerors
  • My-ik
2002
30% The Country Bears
  • Ted BedderheadOfficer Cheets
$16.9M 2002
77% Ice Age
  • Saber-Toothed Tiger
$176.4M 2002
No Score Yet Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew
  • Executive Producer
2002
53% 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
79% 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
23% The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Jethro Bodine/Jethrine
1993
No Score Yet The Preppie Murder
  • Actor
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Playing House
2014
  • Actor
  • 2017
54% American Housewife
2016
  • Greg Otto
  • 2017
  • 2016
24% Rush Hour
2016
  • CIA Agent Westhusing
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • 2015
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Lou
  • 2015
90% Veep
2012
  • Bill Ericsson
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Dirk
  • 2014
No Score Yet Baby Daddy
2012
  • Winston Douglas
  • 2013
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Gary
  • 2013
36% Save Me
2013
  • Elliot Tompkins Elliot
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Paul
  • 2013
  • 2012
25% Napoleon Dynamite
2012
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Fred Rovick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Andrew Hacker
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Myles Martini
  • 2009
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Bud Parker
  • 2008
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Tommy Hawk
  • 2008
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Al Bonduce
  • 2007
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Chance Singer
  • 2007
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Tactical Crewman
  • 1989
No Score Yet Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Actor
21% Outsourced
2010-2011
  • Charlie Davies
No Score Yet Save Me
  • Elliot Tompkins

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