Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Highest Rated: 79% Surf's Up (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% Christmas Eve (2015)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1977

Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

American actor Jon Heder was studying 3-D animation at Brigham Young University when he met Jared Hess, the director who would make his a familiar face. Hess cast Heder in his short film Peluca, and then in his full-length feature film Napoleon Dynamite. At 27, Heder had never appeared in a movie before, but the surprise success of the film gave him instant notoriety. Napoleon Dynamite was a quirky, low-budget comedy about a nerdy high-schooler in an outdated small town in rural Idaho. Heder's dead-on characterization struck a chord with audiences and the small independent film became a huge hit, raking in over 44 million dollars and winning the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie. Heder personally took home two awards from the ceremony himself, one for Breakthrough Male Performance, and one for Best Musical Performance, for his election dance. Heder took a role in the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy Just Like Heaven the next year, playing the slacker sidekick Darryl. He had an obvious knack for comedy, and so for his next project he starred alongside David Spade and Rob Schneider in the frat-boy comedy The Benchwarmers. Heder also lent his voice to the animated film Monster House and signed on to appear in the Todd Phillips remake of School for Scoundrels. Of those three films, The Benchwarmers hit audiences first, in spring 2006. Described by one prominent critic as Revenge of the Nerds with an increased fart quotient and added projectile vomiting, this dumb-dumb frat comedy cast Heder, Spade and Schneider as a trio of losers who form a baseball team to thwart a bunch of elementary-school bullies; Heder played a booger-eating dork with an unhealthy degree of maternal attachment. The press trashed the film, and unsurprisingly, it scored at the box office, grossing in excess of 65 million dollars. Heder scored better on all fronts by voicing Reginald "Skull" Skulinski in the Steven Spielberg-produced, CG-animated family film Monster House, a spooky and funny romp about a home that begins devouring trick-or-treaters, and the three youngsters who set out to stop it.The November 2006 release School for Scoundrels returned Heder to live-action material. In that picture (a remake of the 1960 British comedy classic by director Robert Hamer), Heder plays yet another variation on his Napoleon Dynamite character -- this one as Roger, a socially maladroit, backward meter reader who enrolls in a confidence-building course taught by Machiavellian teacher Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton), to gain the confidence to sway the girl of his dreams -- and ends up faced with the prof's nasty scheme to win the lass for himself. Unfortunately, the film (helmed by Old School director Todd Phillips) not only received a critical drubbing, but only reeled in about 21 million dollars at the box office.As 2007 dawned, Heder struck gold by starring opposite Will Ferrell in the SNL funnyman's latest buddy comedy, Blades of Glory. The two portrayed figure skaters whose bitter rivalry leads to a much-publicized brawl at the Olympics, stripping them of their medals; the men subsequently decide to reattain their old glory by re-entering the Olympic competition as a figure-skating pair. In a most unusual turn of events, the picture not only received many outstanding reviews in the press, but became the top box-office grosser of its weekend. Later that year, Heder voiced a surfing penguin (Chicken Joe) in the CG-animated family comedy Surf's Up and moved into slightly deeper and more challenging onscreen material with the Warner Independent comedy drama Mama's Boy. In that film, directed by neophyte Tim Hamilton, Heder played a slacker who must reinvestigate his goals and priorities when his single mother (Diane Keaton) takes a self-help guru (Jeff Daniels) as her new beau. Heder appeared in When in Rome, a 2010 romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell, and played a supporting role as the lawyer of an aging musician in the family drama For Ellen (2011). The following year he


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Pinocchio Actor 2018
No Score Yet When Jeff Tried to Save the World Jeff 2018
No Score Yet The Ladybug Actor 2018
78% The Tiger Hunter Alex Womack $40.1K 2017
50% Between Us Owen 2017
11% Ghost Team Louis $8.6K 2016
33% Bling Wilmer 2016
No Score Yet Hedgehogs Actor 2016
0% Christmas Eve James $82.5K 2015
17% Walt Before Mickey Actor 2015
No Score Yet Weepah Way for Now Ernie 2015
64% Reality (Réalité) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Stuck Actor 2015
67% For Ellen Fred Butler 2012
26% L!fe Happens Wrong Number Guy 2012
No Score Yet Tu Xia Chuan Qi (Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit) Actor 2011
17% When in Rome Lance $32.6M 2010
No Score Yet Woke Up Dead Actor 2009
8% Mama's Boy Jeffrey Mannus 2007
10% Moving McAllister Orlie 2007
79% Surf's Up Chicken Joe $58.9M 2007
70% Blades of Glory Jimmy MacElroy $118.2M 2007
26% School for Scoundrels Roger $17.8M 2006
75% Monster House Skull $73.7M 2006
11% The Benchwarmers Clark $57.7M 2006
55% Just Like Heaven Darryl $48.3M 2005
71% Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite $44.5M 2004
No Score Yet Peluca Actor 2003
No Score Yet Funky Town Actor 2000


No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
Panelist 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Star vs. the Forces of Evil
Voice 2015
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
Narshall 2014
83% How I Met Your Mother
Narshall 2014
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
Judge 2014
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2012
25% Napoleon Dynamite
Voice Napoleon Dynamite 2012
No Score Yet Talking Dead
Appearing 2011
82% My Name Is Earl
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Performer 2005


Napoleon Dynamite says: Heck yes ! I'd vote for you.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Heck yes! I'd vote for you.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina you fat lard

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina you fat lard.

Napoleon Dynamite says: I don't even have any skills.

Pedro says: What do you mean?

Napoleon Dynamite says: You know, like nunchuck skills, bo hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Girls only like guys who have great skills.

Chicken Joe says: She digs you, dude! She called you 'Crap'!

Chicken Joe says: Dude, she's totally into you! She called you crap!

Trisha says: (Trisha's dad) "What's what in my driveway?"

Trisha says: [Trisha's dad] What's what in my driveway?

Napoleon Dynamite says: That's my ride.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Stay home and eat all the freakin chips Kip!

Chicken Joe says: I know he's out here. I can feel it in my nuggets!

Clark says: boooooooo

Clark says: Boooooooooo!


Clark says: DANG IT!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina, you fat lard, eat your dinner!

Napoleon Dynamite says: I see your drinking 1%. Does that mean you think you're fat? Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Napoleon Dynamite: Kip bring me my Chapstick!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Kip bring me my Chapstick!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Is that what you're trying to do. Ruin my life and make me look like a freakin' idiot!

Napoleon Dynamite says: How long did it take you to grow that mustache?

Pedro says: A couple of days.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Freakin Idiot

Napoleon Dynamite says: Freakin' idiot.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina come get dome food you at lard

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!

Clark says: Makers of what? Poop?

Napoleon Dynamite says: What's Grandma doing at the flippin' sand dunes!?

Napoleon Dynamite says: What ever I feel like today Gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite says: What ever I feel like today, Gosh!

Darryl says: Righteous.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Whatever I feel like I wanna do, GOSH.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Pedro: I think Ill build her a cake

Pedro says: Build her a cake or something.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina you fat lard, come get some dinner

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!

Jimmy MacElroy says: I'm not gonna dance to anything with references to "lady humps". I don't even know what that means!

Jimmy MacElroy says: [disgusted] I'm not skating to anything with references to lady humps. I don't even know what that means.

Chazz Michael Michaels says: No one knows what it means! But it's provocative. It gets the people going!

Chazz Michael Michaels says: No one knows what it means, but it's provocative...

Jimmy MacElroy says: No, it's not, it's gross...

Chazz Michael Michaels says: ...It gets the people going!

Beth says: What are you doing in my apartment?!

Lance says: Blowing your mind!

Napoleon Dynamite says: I caught you a delicious bass.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Can I use your guyses phone?

Napoleon Dynamite says: Hey can I use your guys's phone for a sec?

Napoleon Dynamite says: idiots

Napoleon Dynamite says: Idiot.

Napoleon Dynamite says: You guys are retarded!

Napoleon Dynamite says: I see you're drinking one percent. Is that cause you think you're fat? Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner.

Trisha says: I am saving up for college

Trisha says: I'm trying to raise money for college.

Deb says: I'm trying to raise money for college.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Your mom goes to college!

Kip says: Your mom goes to college!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Can you bring me my chapstick?

Kip says: No, Napoleon.

Napoleon Dynamite says: But my lips hurt real bad!

Kip says: Just borrow some from the school nurse. I know she has like five sticks in her drawer.

Napoleon Dynamite says: I'm not gonna use hers, you sicko!

Pedro says: Like what are my skills?

Napoleon Dynamite says: Well, you have a sweet bike. And you're really good at hooking up with chicks. Plus you're like the only guy at school who has a mustache.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Do the chickens have large talons?

Napoleon Dynamite says: I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!

Don says: Did you shoot any?

Napoleon Dynamite says: Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?

Trisha says: I wanted to thank you for the beautiful drawing you did of me, it's hanging in my bedroom.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.

Deb says: What that?

Napoleon Dynamite says: It's a liger. It's probably my favorite animal. It defends itself with its growing skills in the field of magic.

Napoleon Dynamite says: (to Deb) You should probably pick up all the stuff you left on my lawn, because it's taking up so much room in my backpack I can't fit my nunchucks.

Napoleon Dynamite says: I like your sleeves. They're all puffy

Napoleon Dynamite says: I like your sleeves. They're real big.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Grandma just called. She said you should go home because you're ruining everyone's lives and eating all the steak.

Uncle Rico says: It's a free country, Napoleon. I can do what ever I want.

Napoleon Dynamite says: I'm gonna call the cops on you!

Uncle Rico says: Fine! Go ahead!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Maybe I will! Gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite says: So, you got my back and everything, right?

Pedro says: What?

Napoleon Dynamite says: Never mind.

Grandma says: How was school?

Napoleon Dynamite says: The worst day of my life. What do you think?

Clark says: Macaroni must have steroids!