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 smallAn 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: 59
Highest Metascore: 90 Veep: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 43 Save Me: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd American Housewife: Season 2 Sep 27, 2017 Star / Greg Otto tbd
60 American Housewife: Season 1 Oct 11, 2016 Greg Otto 5.5
90 Veep: Season 4 Apr 12, 2015 Bill Ericsson 8.2
tbd The Exes: Season 3 Jun 19, 2013 Paul 7.0
43 Save Me: Season 1 May 23, 2013 Elliot Tomkins 5.9
tbd Gravity Falls: Season 1 Jun 15, 2012 Additional Voices 9.2
72 Veep: Season 1 Apr 22, 2012 Bill Ericsson 7.8
46 Napoleon Dynamite: Season 1 Jan 15, 2012 Rex 5.3
49 The Exes: Season 1 Nov 30, 2011 Paul 5.7
tbd Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season 3 Mar 25, 2011 Batman/Bruce Wayne 6.0
45 Outsourced: Season 1 Sep 23, 2010 Charlie Davies 7.3
tbd MAD: Season 1 Sep 6, 2010 Various 5.1
tbd The Penguins of Madagascar: Season 2 Mar 13, 2010 Rat King 7.0
tbd Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season 2 Nov 20, 2009 Batman/Matches Malone 7.0
tbd The Secret Saturdays: Season 2 Nov 7, 2009 Fiskerton tbd
tbd The Penguins of Madagascar: Season 1 Mar 28, 2009 The Rat King 7.9
tbd Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season 1 Nov 14, 2008 Star 6.5
tbd The Secret Saturdays: Season 1 Oct 3, 2008 Fiskerton 9.0
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 7 Oct 6, 2006 Hoss Delgado tbd
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 6 Jan 6, 2006 Hoss Delgado tbd
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 5 Jul 29, 2005 Hoss Delgado tbd
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 4 Feb 21, 2005 Hoss Delgado tbd
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 3 Jun 11, 2004 Hoss Delgado tbd
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 9 Jun 2, 2004 Oswald Lee Harvey 10
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 8 Sep 9, 2002 Oswald Lee Harvey 10
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 7 Sep 26, 2001 Oswald Lee Harvey 10
tbd The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Season 1 Aug 24, 2001 Hoss Delgado 8.5
tbd Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: Season 2 Oct 14, 2000 Warp Darkmatter 10
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 6 Oct 4, 2000 Oswald Lee Harvey 10
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 5 Sep 22, 1999 Oswald Lee Harvey 10