Diedrich Bader

Biography: An actor whose tall, rangy build and boyish good looks have made him a natural for comic roles, Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, VA, on Christmas Eve 1966; his father, William Bader, was Chief of Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Carter administration, and his mother, Gretta Bader, was a sculptor of note. When Bader was two, he and his family moved to Paris, France, where the boy was exposed to a steady diet of classic American comedies; young Bader was especially fond of Charlie Chaplin, and appeared on-stage for the first time at the age of four, imitating the Little Tramp at a revival theater during an unexpected intermission after a rare Chaplin film jammed in the projector. Bader and his family returned to the United States in time for him to enter high school, and he later attended the North Carolina School for the Arts. While vacationing in Santa Fe, NM, during spring break, Bader met a casting agent who lined up an audition for a small role in a television pilot. Bader ended up winning the leading role instead, and while the pilot never sold, it did prompt Bader to relocate to Los Angeles and begin pursuing an acting career full-time. He began landing guest spots on episodic television shows, including Cheers, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1993, Bader was cast as the Searcher on the television series Danger Theater, a short-lived spoof of action-adventure programs. Penelope Spheeris, who directed the Danger Theater episodes, remembered Bader when casting for her film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), based on the popular sitcom of the '60s and '70s. Bader won the role of cheerful but slow-witted Jethro Bodine, and his performance was one of the comic highlights of the film. The movie significantly raised Bader's visibility, and in 1995 he was cast as the logically challenged Oswald on The Drew Carey Show. Bader's success on The Drew Carey Show led to notable supporting roles in motion pictures, such as Office Space and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; he also began doing voice work for a number of animated television projects, including Pepper Ann, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kim Possible. In his private life, Bader married actress Dulcy Rogers in 1998. And now in 2010 Bader is the current cartoon incarnation of the dark knight also known as BATMAN in the new series "BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD" which has just been given its 3rd series and continues to win fans with children and adults alike with it's fun and at times dark tones. Expand

Diedrich Bader's Scores

Average career score: 43
Highest Metascore: 68 Office Space
Lowest Metascore: 9 Meet the Spartans
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Starving Games Nov 8, 2013 President Snowballs 1.8
51 Sassy Pants Oct 19, 2012 Dale Pinto tbd
26 Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike Oct 12, 2012 Quentin Daniels 6.1
18 Vampires Suck Aug 18, 2010 Frank Crane 3.4
67 Bolt Nov 21, 2008 Veteran Cat 7.4
9 Meet the Spartans Jan 25, 2008 Traitoro 2.9
38 Balls of Fury Aug 29, 2007 Gary 4.9
64 Surf's Up Jun 8, 2007 Tank 'The Shredder' Evans 7.8
34 Dead & Breakfast Apr 20, 2005 Chef Henri 6.3
34 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous Mar 24, 2005 Joel Meyers 5.3
64 Napoleon Dynamite Jun 11, 2004 Rex 7.8
37 The Country Bears Jul 26, 2002 Officer Cheets/Ted Bedderhead 6.5
60 Ice Age Mar 15, 2002 Saber-Toothed Tiger 7.8
43 Recess: School's Out Feb 16, 2001 Guard #2 8.4
68 Office Space Feb 19, 1999 Lawrence 8.4