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Bill Hader

  • Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
  • Birthday: June 07

Actor, writer, comedian, producer and repertory player, Bill Hader recently finished production of his eighth and final season as a regular cast member on NBC’s venerable comedy institution Saturday Night Live. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hader made an early splash on SNL in 2005 with his uncanny impressions including, most notably, Al Pacino and Vincent Price. Heralded by New York Magazine as, “SNL’s new secret weapon, Hader boasts impersonations and sarcasm delivered with eviscerating deftness.” In 2012, Hader received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

Actor, writer, comedian, producer and repertory player, Bill Hader recently finished production of his eighth and final season as a regular cast member on NBC’s venerable comedy institution Saturday Night Live. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hader made an early splash on SNL in 2005 with his uncanny impressions including, most notably, Al Pacino and Vincent Price. Heralded by New York Magazine as, “SNL’s new secret weapon, Hader boasts impersonations and sarcasm delivered with eviscerating deftness.” In 2012, Hader received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

More recently, Bill co-starred with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black 3, which has grossed over $624 million worldwide.

In 2009, Hader reunited with Ben Stiller for the worldwide hit, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The film generated over $375 million worldwide. He also appeared in Miramax’s Adventureland, reuniting Hader with his Superbad director, Greg Mottola and SNL cast mate, Kristin Wiig.

Hader found great success in 2008 with his role as Jason Segel’s compassionate and hilarious step-brother in the box-office surprise hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hader also made a memorable cameo role in the summer action/comedy Pineapple Express.

In 2009, Hader appeared in the summer blockbuster comedy Tropic Thunder as the insecure studio executive Rob Slolom who has to contend with the antics of Tom Cruise’s crazed studio head character, Les Grossman. Nominated Best Comedy for the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards, the film was directed and written by Ben Stiller, who also starred in the film. Tropic Thunder opened #1 at the box office for two weeks in a row and earned over $110 million domestically. Hader was joined by Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey to earn Best Ensemble Cast by the 2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards. Hader also won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his work as a producer on Comedy Central’s South Park.

Hader had a full slate of film work in the summer of 2007 that began with a role in Judd Apatow’s box-office hit and critically-acclaimed Knocked Up which grossed over $140 million domestically. Hader immediately followed this up with a performance in another Apatow release as a wayward policeman opposite Seth Rogen in Superbad for Columbia Pictures which grossed over $120 million domestically.

Hader released Paul in 2011, another Mottola-directed film in which he appeared alongside a star-studded cast of Jane Lynch, Simon Pegg, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Batemen, Kristen Wiig, and Seth Rogen, who voices the title character, an alien named Paul.

Hader has also voiced several animated characters such as Flint Lockwood in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which earned Best Animated Feature nominations for the Golden Globes, the Annie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Satellite Awards, as well as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Doogal, and Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil. Other film credits for Hader include You, Me, and Dupree and Hot Rod.

Hader also lends his voice to the DreamWorks animated feature Turbo, alongside Paul Giamatti and Ryan Reynolds. Hader will then star in the July 26th release of The To Do List, written and directed by his wife, Maggie Carey, and co-starring Andy Samberg, Rachel Bilson, and Aubrey Plaza. In September, Hader will reprise his role as Flint Lockwood in the highly anticipated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

A Second City Los Angeles alum, Hader currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, filmmaker Maggie Carey and their daughter.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins10 Nominations

Outstanding Animated Program - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, Producer
  • South Park
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, Executive Producer
  • Documentary Now!
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, as Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Animated Program - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, Producer
  • South Park
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Animated Program - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, Producer
  • South Park
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, as Various characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, as various characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Animated Program - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Bill Hader, Producer
  • South Park
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) - 2009

  • Winner
  • Bill Hader, Producer
  • South Park
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

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August 13, 2015