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Bill Hader

Born: 1978

Biography

William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–2023), for which he has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning two. Hader's initial success was for his eight-year stint (2005–2013) as a cast member on the long-running NBC variety series Saturday Night Live, for which he received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Peabody Award. He became known for his impressions and especially for his work on the Weekend Update segments, in which he played Stefon Meyers, a flamboyant New York tour guide who recommends unusual nightclubs and parties with bizarre characters with unusual tastes. He is also the star and producer of the IFC mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now! (2015–present) which he co-created along with Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers. Hader has had supporting roles in the films You, Me and Dupree (2006), Hot Rod (2007), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, (2009), Paul (2011), This Is 40 (2012), and 22 Jump Street (2014), as well as leading roles in The Skeleton Twins (2014), Trainwreck (2015), and as an adult Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two (2019). He also is known for his extensive work in voice-over, portraying both leading and supporting characters in films such as the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise (2009–2013), Turbo (2013), Inside Out (2015), The BFG (2016), Power Rangers (2017), Toy Story 4 (2019) and Lightyear (2022).
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Resources

Movies

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood / FLDSMDFR (voice) in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Flint Lockwood (voice) in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

The Skeleton Twins

Milo Dean in The Skeleton Twins

At the Video Store

Self in At the Video Store

Empress of Serenity

in Empress of Serenity

Steve's First Bath

Flint Lockwood (voice) in Steve's First Bath

Attack of the 50-foot Gummi Bear

Flint Lockwood (voice) in Attack of the 50-foot Gummi Bear

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse

Self in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse

Sounds Good to Me: Remastering 'The Sting'

Barnaby G. Price in Sounds Good to Me: Remastering 'The Sting'

Sandy Passage

Vivienne 'Little Vivvy' Van Kimpton in Sandy Passage

Kunuk Uncovered

Barnabas Scott in Kunuk Uncovered

DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon

John Sachs / Trevor Kenney / Denver McIver in DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon

Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee Part 1

Clark Honus in Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee Part 1

Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee Part 2

Clark Honus in Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee Part 2

The Bunker

Teddy Redbones in The Bunker

Juan Likes Rice and Chicken

Nico Rodriguez in Juan Likes Rice and Chicken

Parker Gail's Location Is Everything

Parker Gail in Parker Gail's Location Is Everything

Globesman

Pete Reynolds in Globesman

Final Transmission

Marky in Final Transmission

Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1

Jerry Wallach in Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1

Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2

Jerry Wallach in Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2

Trainwreck

Aaron Conners in Trainwreck

Noelle

Nick Kringle in Noelle

The Shooting

Keith in The Shooting

The Eye Doesn't Lie

Robbie Wheadlan in The Eye Doesn't Lie

Hendrie

Self in Hendrie

Hot Rod

Dave in Hot Rod

Inside Out

Fear (voice) in Inside Out

The To Do List

Willy Mclean in The To Do List

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

Stuart in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

They Came Together

Kyle in They Came Together

6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park

Self in 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park

Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously

Self in Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Stuart in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

It Chapter Two

Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas

in SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas

Superbad

Officer Slater in Superbad

Saturday Night

Self in Saturday Night

Maggie's Plan

Tony in Maggie's Plan

Mind Candy

Fear (voice) in Mind Candy

Sausage Party

Firewater / Tequila / El Guaco (voice) in Sausage Party

Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable

Self - Host in Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable

Love, Gilda

Self in Love, Gilda

The Summers of IT: Chapter Two

Self in The Summers of IT: Chapter Two

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Brian Bretter in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Adventureland

Bobby in Adventureland

The Angry Birds Movie

Leonard (voice) in The Angry Birds Movie

The BFG

Bloodbottler in The BFG

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Leonard (voice) in The Angry Birds Movie 2

Ralph Breaks the Internet

J.P. Spamley (voice) (uncredited) in Ralph Breaks the Internet

The Summers of IT: Chapter One

Self in The Summers of IT: Chapter One

Saturday Night Live Backstage

Self / Stefon in Saturday Night Live Backstage

The Pity Card

Eric in The Pity Card

Doogal

Soldier Sam (voice) in Doogal

Paul

Haggard in Paul

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil

Hansel (voice) in Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil

Turbo

Guy Gagné (voice) in Turbo

Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show

Self in Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show

Here Comes the Night Time

Captain Bill the Astronaut in Here Comes the Night Time

Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness

Rob Slolom in Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness

You, Me and Dupree

Mark in You, Me and Dupree

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

Stuart in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

Self in Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

Power Rangers

Alpha 5 (voice) in Power Rangers

Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

Self - Guest in Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

The Brothers Solomon

Recumbent Biker in The Brothers Solomon

Clear History

Rags in Clear History

Beaver Trilogy Part IV

Narrator in Beaver Trilogy Part IV

The Addams Family 2

Cyrus Strange (voice) in The Addams Family 2

Celebrity Escape Room

Self in Celebrity Escape Room

Riley's First Date?

Fear / Jordan's Joy (voice) in Riley's First Date?

David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

George Armstrong Custer in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Her

Chat Room Friend #2 (voice) in Her

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Self in The Great Buster: A Celebration

Belushi

John Belushi (voice) in Belushi

Lightyear

Featheringhamstan (voice) in Lightyear

Finding Dory

Husband Fish (Stan) (voice) in Finding Dory

Tropic Thunder

Rob Slolom in Tropic Thunder

The Power of the Present

Self - Voice of Alpha 5 (2017) in The Power of the Present

Men in Black 3

Andy Warhol in Men in Black 3

Accidental Love

Doctor Turnstall in Accidental Love

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

Various (archive footage) in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Gazelle (voice) in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Freaknik: The Musical

Tad (voice) in Freaknik: The Musical

Beau Is Afraid

UPS Guy in Beau Is Afraid

Pineapple Express

Private Miller in Pineapple Express

Knocked Up

Brent in Knocked Up

Purple Violets

Bill - Bookstore Fan in Purple Violets

Monsters University

Referee / Slug (voice) in Monsters University

Year One

Shaman in Year One

Escape from Planet Earth

Announcer (voice) (uncredited) in Escape from Planet Earth

This Is 40

Desi's Store Pickup (uncredited) in This Is 40

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Self / Devin / Stefon in Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Zippy in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Beastie Boys Story

"Crazy Shit" Voice in Beastie Boys Story

Toy Story 4

Axel the Carnie (voice) in Toy Story 4

The Secret Policeman's Ball

Self in The Secret Policeman's Ball

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Voice (voice) in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

22 Jump Street

Culinary School Villain (uncredited) in 22 Jump Street

The Women of SNL

Various (archive footage) in The Women of SNL

Collateral Damage

Pilot (deleted scene) in Collateral Damage

Star Trek Into Darkness

Additional Voices (voice) in Star Trek Into Darkness

TV Shows

The Ambiguously Gay Duo

Self in The Ambiguously Gay Duo

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Human Giant

Little Kevin in Human Giant

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

Various in Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

The Venture Bros.

Professor Impossible / Phage (voice) in The Venture Bros.

30 Rock

Kevin in 30 Rock

Funny or Die Presents

Athletic Trainer in Funny or Die Presents

South Park

Alec Baldwin in South Park

South Park

Plex the robot in South Park

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Captain Seth Dozerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Saturday Night Live

Self - Various Characters in Saturday Night Live

Punk'd

Field Agent in Punk'd

Documentary Now!

Various Characters in Documentary Now!

Barry

Barry Berkman in Barry

The Simpsons

Manacek (voice) in The Simpsons

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

The Simpsons

Slava (voice) in The Simpsons

Portlandia

Birdman in Portlandia

Desus & Mero

Self - Illustrious Guest in Desus & Mero

Lights Out with David Spade

Self - Panelist in Lights Out with David Spade

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

urGoh (The Wanderer) (voice) in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Saturday Night Live

Gary in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Robber in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Talent Scout in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self / Nitro in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Life Coach in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Dwight in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Athlete in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self / Stefon in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Nitro in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Indiana Jones in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Kevin in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Wizard in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Illiterate Genie in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Frankenstein's Monster in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Cop in Saturday Night Live

Drunk History

John Pemberton in Drunk History

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Self in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

The Office

Bill Hader in The Office

Silicon Valley

Pipey (voice) in Silicon Valley

Finding Your Roots

Self in Finding Your Roots

The Awesomes

Dr. Malocchio (voice) in The Awesomes

The Shop

Self in The Shop

Good Mythical Morning

Self in Good Mythical Morning

Conan

Self in Conan

Mark Twain Prize

Self in Mark Twain Prize

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Bufo (voice) in Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Ugly Americans

William Dyer (voice) in Ugly Americans

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Venture Bros.

Professor Impossible (voice) in The Venture Bros.

The Venture Bros.

Professor Impossible / Alien villain (voice) in The Venture Bros.

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

Xavier: Renegade Angel

(voice) in Xavier: Renegade Angel

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Igor, Gregor, & Timor in Curb Your Enthusiasm

Toast of Tinseltown

Dwight Difference in Toast of Tinseltown

The Mindy Project

Tom McDougall in The Mindy Project

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

Self as James Quall in Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

Bob's Burgers

Mickey (voice) in Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

Big Bob Belcher (voice) in Bob's Burgers

Man Seeking Woman

Adolf Hitler in Man Seeking Woman

Norm Macdonald Live

Self in Norm Macdonald Live

Inside The Episode: Barry

Self in Inside The Episode: Barry

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Self in Comedy Bang! Bang!

Talking with Chris Hardwick

Self in Talking with Chris Hardwick

Eli Roth's History of Horror

in Eli Roth's History of Horror

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Additional Voices (voice) in Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Self - Guest in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen