Diedrich Bader

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Actor • Comedian • Voice Actor

Birth Name: Karl Diedrich Bader

Birth Date: December 24, 1966

Age: 57 years old

Birth Place: Alexandria, Virginia

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.

Credits

Masters of the Universe: RevolutionStream

Voice
King Randor/Trap Jaw
Series
2024

Lucky HankStream

Actor
Tony Conigula
Series
2023
93%

Transformers: EarthSparkStream

Voice
Series
2022

Masters of the Universe: RevelationStream

Voice
King Randor/Trap Jaw
Miniseries
2021
93%

Superman: Red Son

Voice
Lex Luthor
Movie
2020

Harley QuinnStream

Voice
Batman
Series
2019
96%

Phoenix, Oregon

Actor
Kyle
Movie
2019

Mission Force One: Connect and Protect Shorts

Voice
Admiral Crick
Show
2018

Duck Duck Goose

Voice
Bing
Movie
2018

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Voice
Batman
Movie
2018

Puppy Star Christmas

Actor
Kano
Movie
2018

Mission Force One

Actor
Admiral Crick
Show
2017

Mission Force One

Voice
Admiral Crick
Show
2017

Young SheldonStream

Guest Star
Batman
Series
2017

Mission Force One: Connect and Protect

Voice
Admiral Crick
Show
2017

Les fous du volant

Voice
Peter Perfect
Show
2017

Surf's Up 2: WaveMania

Voice
Tank Evans
Movie
2017

Tangled Before Ever AfterStream

Voice
Stan the Guard
Movie
2017

Cook Off!

Actor
Del Crawford
Movie
2017

American HousewifeStream

Actor
Greg Otto
Series
2016

The $100,000 PyramidStream

Guest
Game Show
2016

Rush HourStream

Guest Star
Series
2016
27%

Patricia Heaton PartiesStream

Guest Star
Series
2015

At Midnight With Chris HardwickStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

We Bare BearsStream

Guest Voice
Todd Eagle
Series
2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

All She Wishes

Actor
Patrick
Movie
2015

Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness

Voice
H.A.M.
Movie
2015

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Voice
Guy Gardner/Green Lantern/Greenzarro
Movie
2015

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Voice
Guy Gardner / Greenzarro
Movie
2015

Hollywood Today Live

Guest
Show
2014

Playing HouseStream

Guest Star
Simon
Series
2014
90%

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Voice
Batman / Narrator
Movie
2014

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

Voice
Mrs. Vanders
Movie
2014

Muffin Top: A Love Story

Actor
Michael Nicholson
Movie
2014

Welcome to the Family

Guest Star
Rick
Show
2013

The GoldbergsStream

Guest Star
Lou
Series
2013

The Real

Guest
Talk
2013

Monsters vs. Aliens

Voice
Link
Show
2013

Playdate

Actor
Mitchell
Movie
2013

Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon

Voice
Brad Adams/Blue Falcon II
Movie
2013

Superman: Unbound

Voice
Steve Lombard
Movie
2013

Home & Family

Guest
Talk
2012

Baby DaddyStream

Guest Star
Winston Douglas
Series
2012

VeepStream

Guest Star
Bill Ericsson
Series
2012
93%

Napoleon Dynamite

Voice
Rex
Show
2012

Sassy Pants

Actor
Dale Pinto
Movie
2012

The ExesStream

Actor
Series
2011

OutsourcedStream

Actor
Charlie Davies
Series
2010

Raising HopeStream

Guest Star
Series
2010
96%

Vampires Suck

Actor
Frank Crane
Movie
2010

The Search for Santa PawsStream

Voice
Comet
Movie
2010

Drop Dead DivaStream

Guest Star
Wallace Haft
Series
2009
78%

The Goode Family

Guest Voice
Show
2009

Space Buddies

Actor
Yuri
Movie
2009

Calvin Marshall

Actor
Fred Deerfield
Movie
2009

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Voice
Batman
Show
2008

The Secret Saturdays

Voice
Show
2008

The Secret Saturdays: The Kur Stone

Voice
Show
2008

Worst Week

Guest Star
Show
2008

BoltStream

Voice
Veteran Cat
Movie
2008
90%

Meet the Spartans

Actor
Traitoro
Movie
2008

Phineas and FerbStream

Guest Voice
Albert
Series
2007

Surf's Up

Voice
Tank
Movie
2007

Balls of FuryStream

Actor
Gary
Movie
2007
21%

Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever

Voice
Movie
2007

Sunny & Share Love You

Actor
Mr. Jami
Movie
2007

SharkStream

Guest Star
Series
2006
52%

PsychStream

Guest Star
Series
2006
89%

Korgoth of Barbaria

Voice
Show
2006

National Lampoon's Cattle Call

Actor
Glenn Dale
Movie
2006

Korgoth of Barbaria

Actor
Movie
2006

BonesStream

Guest Star
Andrew Hacker
Series
2005
90%

American DadStream

Guest Voice
Johnny Concussion
Series
2005

MediumStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Actor
Joel Myers
Movie
2005

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

Voice
John
Movie
2005

Center of the Universe

Actor
Tommy Barnett
Show
2004

Napoleon DynamiteStream

Actor
Rex Kwon Do
Movie
2004
72%

Dead & Breakfast

Actor
Chef Henri
Movie
2004

A Scooby-Doo Halloween

Guest Voice
Show
2003

Two and a Half MenStream

Guest Star
Dirk
Series
2003
65%

RENO 911!Stream

Guest Star
Series
2003

Still Standing

Guest Star
Series
2002

CSI: MiamiStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

MonkStream

Guest Star
Chance Singer
Series
2002
91%

Kim PossibleStream

Guest Voice
Series
2002

Epoka lodowcowa

Voice
Oscar
Movie
2002

Ice AgeStream

Voice
Saber-Tooth Tiger
Movie
2002
77%

The Country BearsStream

Voice
Officer Cheets/Ted
Movie
2002
31%

Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew

Executive Producer
Movie
2002

Evil Alien Conquerors

Actor
My-ik
Movie
2002

Lloyd in Space

Voice
Show
2001

The Zeta Project

Voice
Show
2001

Recess: School's Out

Voice
Guard #2
Movie
2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackStream

Actor
Miramax Security Guard Gordon
Movie
2001
52%

Curb Your EnthusiasmStream

Guest Star
Simon
Series
2000
92%

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Series
2000

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Guest Voice
Series
2000

Baby Blues

Voice
Kenny
Show
2000

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

Voice
Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z
Movie
2000

Buzz Lightyear: Las Aventuras del Comandante Estelar

Voice
Movie
2000

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Voice
Special
1999

Norm

Guest Star
Series
1999
67%

Office SpaceStream

Actor
Lawrence
Movie
1999
80%

Certain Guys

Actor
Ronald
Movie
1999

Drew's Dance Party: A Drew Carey Show Special

Actor
Show
1998

South ParkStream

Guest Voice
Tom 'Bat Dad' Nelson
Series
1997
80%

Leaving L.A.

Guest Star
Show
1997

King of the HillStream

Guest Voice
Doctor
Series
1997

7th HeavenStream

Guest Star
Series
1996

Life With Roger

Guest Star
Show
1996

The Assassination File

Actor
Scott McDonough
Movie
1996

The Drew Carey ShowStream

Actor
Series
1995

FrasierStream

Guest Star
Brad
Series
1993
95%

The Beverly Hillbillies

Actor
Jethro Bodine/Jethrene Bodine
Movie
1993
24%

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures

Guest Star
Show
1992

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Officer
Series
1989
85%

Quantum LeapStream

Guest Star
Dillon
Series
1989

Desert Rats

Actor
Mort
Movie
1988

21 Jump StreetStream

Guest Star
Paul Edward Novack
Series
1987

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

Entertainment Tonight

Host
News
1981

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