Diedrich Bader Biography

Birthday: 1966-12-24
Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old Bader hopped on stage and entertained the crowd with an imitation of the "Little Tramp." The standing ovation he received set the course for the rest of his life--he knew he wanted to perform. He returned to the United States for high school and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. During spring break he was discovered by a casting director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That meeting led to an audition for a small role in a TV pilot. Bader landed a starring role instead. Although the pilot wasn't picked up, Bader moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for other roles. He landed guest spots on several series, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990), "Cheers" (1982) and "Quantum Leap" (1989). Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris liked his tongue-in-cheek delivery when he read for her action-adventure spoof series, "Danger Theatre" (1993). She hired him in that role and for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), which she directed. Bader played the dual roles of twins Jethro and Jethrine Beaudine. He also filmed the political thriller The Assassination File (1996) (TV) for the Encore Entertainment Group. Bader was excited to work on the project, as it allowed him to be shot in the head -- a first for the actor. Bader's father, William, was Chief of Staff for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is president of the Eurasia Foundation on Capitol Hill. His mother, Gretta, is a sculptor whose portrait of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright sits in the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Bader's wife is actress Dulcy Rogers; they reside in Los Angeles, CA.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Frank Schaeffer 1990 Comedy
The Drew Carey Show Oswald Lee Harvey 1995 - 1996 Comedy
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 Family
The Zeta Project Zee 2001 Animation
Center of the Universe Tommy Barnett 2004 Comedy
Kim Possible: So the Drama 2005 Adventure
TV Guide Close Up Himself 2005 -
Korgoth of Barbaria 2006 Animation
The Secret Saturdays Fiskerton 2008 Animation
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman 2008 - 2009 Animation
Saw Dogs Batman 2011
Save Me Elliot Tompkins 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine 1993 Comedy, Family
Teresa's Tattoo Higgins 1995 Comedy
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1998
Office Space Lawrence 1999 Comedy, Crime
Bartok the Magnificent 1999 Animation, Family
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Warp Darkmatter 2000 Animation, Action, Adventure
Certain Guys Ronald 2000 Comedy, Drama
Ice Age Saber-Toothed Tiger 2002 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Country Bears Officer Cheets 2002 Comedy, Family, Music
Evil Alien Conquerors 2003 0, Sport
Napoleon Dynamite Rex 2004
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Joel Meyers 2005 Biography, Game Show, 0, 0
Kim Possible: So the Drama 2005 Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone 2005 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party 2006
Dead & Breakfast Chef Henri 2006 Comedy, Horror, Musical
Cook-Off! Del Crawford 2007
Sunny & Share Love You Mr. Jami 2007 Comedy
Balls of Fury Gary 2007 Action, Comedy, Crime
Meet the Spartans Traitoro 2008 Comedy
Cattle Call Glenn Dale 2008 Comedy
Bolt Veteran Cat 2008 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Calvin Marshall Fred Deerfield 2011 Comedy, Drama
Playdate Mitchell 2012
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike Quentin Daniels 2012 0, Sport, Game Show
Sassy Pants Dale Pinto 2012 Comedy, Drama
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Comet 2012 Adventure, Family
Muffin Top: A Love Story Michael Nicholson 2013 Comedy, Romance