Diedrich Bader

Actor, Security guard (at ABC Studios in California)
After a number of years in L. A. playing small parts in "Cheers," "Quantum Leap," "21 Jump Street" and other shows, the tall (6'2"), strapping winningly grinning Bader got a break when director Penelope Spheeris cast ... Read more »
Born: 12/24/1966 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

American Housewife 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Milo Murphy's Law 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Voice

Tangled: Before Ever After 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Voice

Rush Hour 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veep 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Goldbergs 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gravity Falls 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

National Lampoon's Cattle Call 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Playdate 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Two and a Half Men 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Exes 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Starving Games 2013 (Movie)

President Snowballs (Actor)

Welcome to the Family 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Atlas Shrugged: Part II -- The Strike 2012 (Movie)

Quentin Daniels (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Napoleon Dynamite 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Sassy Pants 2012 (Movie)

Dale Pinto (Actor)

Chowder 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 2004, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

MAD 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Norm 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outsourced 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Saturdays 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Calvin Marshall 2010 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vampires Suck 2010 (Movie)

Frank Crane (Actor)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1998 - 2000, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Penguins of Madagascar 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bolt 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Veteran Cat (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Spartans 2008 (Movie)

Traitoro (Actor)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Rufus (Actor)

Reno 911! 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Space Buddies 2008 (Movie)

Yuri (Actor)

7th Heaven 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Balls of Fury 2007 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sunny and Share Love You 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Jami (Actor)

Surf's Up 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Tank Evans (Actor)

Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Center of the Universe 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

A Scooby-Doo Halloween 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

Mugger (Actor)

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

Rex (Actor)

VH1 Goes Inside The Miss America Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Instant Classic Bloopers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Lloyd in Space 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Teamo Supremo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of Oscar the Saber-Tooth Tiger (Voice)

The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

Officer Cheets (Actor)

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

of Ted (Voice)

The Zeta Project 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Miramax Security Guard (Actor)

Jim Varney: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Guard No 2 (Voice)

The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Simpsons 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Drew's Dance Party Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

Leaving L.A. 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Roger 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Danger Theatre 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

Jethrine (Actor)

In the House 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Desert Rats (TV Show)

Actor

The Assassination File (TV Show)

Actor

The Preppie Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After a number of years in L. A. playing small parts in "Cheers," "Quantum Leap," "21 Jump Street" and other shows, the tall (6'2"), strapping winningly grinning Bader got a break when director Penelope Spheeris cast him as the heroic but dense and accident-prone biker hero "The Searcher" in a 1993 installment of the broad spoof show, "Danger Theatre." Spheeris soon thereafter 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 the feature version of the outlandish 1960s sitcom, "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993). In 1995, Bader was cast as Oswald, one of the lead's somewhat dim-witted friends, on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show," remaining on the series through its final season in 2004.

Relationships

William Bader

Father
Former chief of staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Carter administration

Gretta Bader

Mother

Christopher Bader

Brother

John Bader

Brother
Works at the Brookings Institution

Kathy Pfeiffer

Sister
Assistant dean of Duke University's graduate school

Dulcy Rogers

Wife

EDUCATION

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina
Received scholarship

TC Williams High School

Alexandria , Virginia

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of the action comedy series "Rush Hour"

2016

Joined the cast of the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman"

2014

Joined the cast of the HBO comedy "Veep" as Bill Ericsson

2013

Joined the cast of the TV comedy "Save Me"

2011

Voiced various characters on the animated series "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

2010

Was a castmember on the NBC sitcom "Outsourced"

2008

Voiced various characters on the animated series "Phineas and Ferb"

2007

Lent his voice to the animated feature, "Surf's Up" playing Tank 'The Shredder' Evans

2005

Starred in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" opposite Sandra Bullock

2004

Cast in the comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" as Rex, the owner of a martial arts dojo

2002

Voiced a Saber-Toothed Tiger in the animated feature "Ice Age"

2001

Appeared in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

1999

Appeared in Mike Judge's "Office Space" as Peter's mulleted neighbor Lawrence

1995

Cast as Oswald on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show"

1993

Feature film debut as Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies"

1993

Played "The Searcher" on an installment of the summer TV comedy series, "Danger Theatre"

1987

Spent years in Los Angeles after attending college before getting his break

1969

Moved to Paris, France with family at age two

Bonus Trivia

.

Bader lived in Paris for most of his childhood.

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