The Info List - Jon Heder

Jonathan Joseph Heder (/ˈhiːdər/) (born October 26, 1977)[1] is an American actor and producer. His feature film debut came in 2004 as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. He has also acted in the films The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels, Blades of Glory, Mama's Boy, When in Rome, and Walt Before Mickey
Walt Before Mickey
as Roy Disney, and provided voice talents in the animated films Monster House and Surf's Up, as well as the Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
animated series.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Web 4.4 Video games

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Heder was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of Helen (née Brammer) and Dr. James Heder, a practicing physician. He has an identical twin brother,[2] Dan, as well as an older sister and brother, Rachel and Doug, and two younger brothers, Adam and Matt. Heder is the nephew by marriage of former NFL running back and WCAU sportscaster, Vai Sikahema.[3] Heder is of part Swedish descent.[4] Heder and his parents moved to Salem, Oregon, when he was about two years old.[5] He attended Walker Middle School in Salem and graduated from South Salem High School in 1996,[5] where he was on the swim team and was a member of the Drama Association. A 2002 alumnus of Brigham Young University, Heder worked on the short CGI animated film "Pet Shop", written by Logan Deans, which earned a non-traditional animation student Emmy in 2005. After his movie career took off, he did not return to complete the work he started on the short, although his name does appear in the credits. While attending BYU he befriended Jared Hess
Jared Hess
and starred in Hess' short film Peluca, which was later expanded into Napoleon Dynamite. Peluca received rave reviews on the BYU campus after showing at a few college and local film festivals and competitions. Career[edit] Napoleon Dynamite, filmed in Preston, Idaho, earned $44.5 million at the box office.[6] In June 2005, Heder received the MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance for the role. On October 8, 2005, he hosted Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
with musical guest Ashlee Simpson. After his success with Napoleon Dynamite, Heder and his film co-star Efren Ramirez
Efren Ramirez
filmed a series of commercials to promote the Utah's 2005 State Fair. They reprised their roles in a self-parody sketch called "Napoleon Bonamite" on the animated series Robot Chicken.[citation needed] Heder appeared in the film The Sasquatch Gang. He had a supporting role as a clerk in a new age bookstore in the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven. Heder also appeared with Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
and David Spade
David Spade
in producer Adam Sandler's The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers
(2006), a comedy about three grown men making up for lost chances by creating their own Little League baseball team. He was the voice of the character Skull in the animated film Monster House, and starred in the comedy School for Scoundrels, opposite Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
and Jacinda Barrett. With the exception of the Academy Award-nominee Monster House, Heder's post-Dynamite movies were widely panned[citation needed] and he risked becoming a one-hit wonder until he co-starred in 2007 with Will Ferrell in the well-received Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory
(2007). Like many of Heder's films, Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory
is an absurd, slapstick caricature, in this case revolving around rival male figure skaters who must team up in a pairs competition. Heder's second turn at voice acting came in 2007 when he voiced the character of Chicken Joe, a surfing chicken, in the animated film Surf's Up. His first foray into web television was in the 2008 web series Woke Up Dead starring and produced by Heder.[7] Woke Up Dead is a web-based, live-action sci-fi comedy thriller about Drex, a twenty-something USC student who wakes up underwater in the bathtub one morning and suspects that he might be dead. Heder and his twin brother, Dan, star together as villains in the fourth installment of the popular internet martial arts comedy series Sockbaby. Heder's performance in When in Rome was praised by New York Times critic A. O. Scott: " Jon Heder
Jon Heder
as a goofy street magician is the funniest of the bunch."[8] In 2012, Heder returned to the role that made him famous by supplying the voice of Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
in the Fox Network animated series, Napoleon Dynamite, which debuted in January 2012. In 2013, Heder appeared in the music video for "On Top of the World" with numerous other Utah-based actors and musicians, and in 2014 he appeared in the music video for the Chromeo
song "Old 45s".[9] Personal life[edit] Heder has been married to Kirsten Bales since 2002. The couple met while they were studying at Brigham Young University. They have four children, one daughter named Evan, and two sons named Philip and Timothy. In July 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting another child.[10] They welcomed their fourth child, a daughter, on December 16 of the same year. Like his brothers and father, Heder is a Scouting
enthusiast having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.[11] In 2010, he served as a Scoutmaster for the organization.[11] Heder is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He voiced support for Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
in the 2012 United States presidential election.[12] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2000 The Wrong Brother Audience Member Short

2000 Funky Town Officer Hardy Short

2003 Peluca Seth Short

2004 Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Breakthrough Performance MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Musical Sequence Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Dance Scene Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Hissy Fit Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Male Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Blush Scene Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Liar Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Love Scene Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Rumble

2005 Just Like Heaven Darryl Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Actor: Comedy

2005 Tankman Begins Batman Short

2006 The Benchwarmers Clark Reedy Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Chemistry Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Rumble

2006 Monster House Reginald "Skull" Skulinski Voice

2006 School for Scoundrels Roger Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

2007 The Sasquatch Gang Lazer Tag Employee Cameo

2007 Blades of Glory Jimmy MacElroy Nominated - MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Fight Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Chemistry Nominated - Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Dance Scene

2007 Surf's Up Chicken Joe Voice

2007 Moving McAllister Orlie

2007 Mama's Boy Jeffrey McMannus

2008 Sockbaby
4 Manatu Short

2010 When in Rome Lance

2011 Life Happens Wrong Number Caller Cameo

2011 Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit Fu Voice

2012 For Ellen Fred Butler

2012 Drained

Producer Short DC Independent Film Festival for Best Experimental/Animation

2012 Peter at the End Peter Short

2013 Pororo, The Racing Adventure Mango Voice

2013 Killing Winston Jones Edwin Jones Post-production

2013 Bud Selig Must Die Tim Short Complete

2013 Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede Oliver Vale

2013 On Top of the World Russian Cosmonaut Music video cameo

2014 Reality Denis

2014 My Dad Is Scrooge Raffi voice

2015 Walt Before Mickey Roy Disney

2015 Christmas Eve James Also known as Stuck

2015 Weepah Way for Now Ernie

2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Mickey Mallard Voice

2015 A Mouse Tale Sir Jonas Voice

2016 Bling Wilmer Voice

2016 Ghost Team Louis

2016 The Tiger Hunter Alex

2017 Surf's Up 2: WaveMania Chicken Joe Voice


Year Title Role Notes

2005 Robot Chicken Astronaut Bully's Friend Napoleon Bonamite Voice Episode: "The Black Cherry"

2008 My Name Is Earl Joel Malone Episode: "Girl Earl"

2010 WWE RAW Himself 1 Episode

2011 Talking Dead Himself Guest

2012 Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite Voice Main role

2012 Gulliver Quinn Gulliver Quinn Pilot

2012 The Aquabats! Super Show! Eagle Claw Episode: "Eagle Claw"

2014 How I Met Your Mother Narshall Episode: "Vesuvius"

2014 Uncle Grandpa Kev Voice Episode: "Viewer Special"

2014 Kroll Show Himself Episode: "Blisteritos Presents Dad Academy Graduation Congraduritos Red Carpet Viewing Party"

2014 The Legend of Korra Ryu/Ryu's Dad Voice Episode: "Rebirth" Episode: "Beyond the Wilds"

2014 Clarence Randy Voice Episode: "Rise 'n' Shine"

2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Napoleon Bonafrog Voice Episode: "The Croaking"

2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Clyde Five Voice Episode: "Clyde 5"

2015-present Star vs. the Forces of Evil Oskar Voice 5 episodes

2015-2018 Pickle and Peanut Pickle Voice Main role[13]

2016 Motive Murray Schultz Episode: "The Vanishing Policeman"

2016 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Mopo Store Manager Voice Episode: "Sitting on Babies/Best Frenemies"

2017 VeggieTales in the House Avacajoe Voice Episode: "Jimmy Makes a Comic Book"

2017 All Hail King Julien Tentacle Voice Episode: "Raiders of the Lord Shark"


Year Title Role Notes

2009 Woke Up Dead Drex Greene Main role

2010 Fact Checkers Unit Jon Series regular

2011 Dead Grandma Series Host Main role

2014 TableTop Guest Gamer Cameo

2017 Critical Role Lionel Gayheart Guest

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Too Seth Voice

2014 Armikrog Vognaut Voice


^ Jon Heder
Jon Heder
profile, FilmReference.com; accessed February 7, 2015. ^ " Jon Heder
Jon Heder
biography and filmography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-21.  ^ "Dan Gross: Vai not big fan of actor/kin" article from Philly.com ^ B. Alan Orange (2007-06-04). "Shia LaBeouf and Jon Heder
Jon Heder
Compete for Waves in 'Surf's Up'". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.  ^ a b Owen, Rob (January 12, 2012). "Heder returns as 'Dynamite' gets animated". The Oregonian. p. E1. Retrieved April 7, 2012.  ^ "Napoleon Dynamite". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 7, 2015.  ^ Jon Heder
Jon Heder
To Star in Electric Farm’s ‘Woke Up Dead’ ^ Chris Hicks. Deseret News, February 5, 2010, p. W1 ^ " Chromeo
- Old 45's". Retrieved March 24, 2018.  ^ Murphy, Desiree (July 6, 2016). " Jon Heder
Jon Heder
and Wife Expecting Baby No. 4 -- See Their Cute Announcement!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved September 22, 2016.  ^ a b "Boy Scouts Prepared To Celebrate A Century". National Public Radio. February 6, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2015.  ^ Marsh, Steve (January 11, 2012). " Jon Heder
Jon Heder
on Napoleon Dynamite, Avoiding Raunchy Roles, and Fellow Mormon Mitt Romney". Vulture. Retrieved September 22, 2016.  ^ "Greg/Gramma Jail". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 1. September 7, 2015. Disney XD. 

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Awards for Jon Heder

v t e

MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Next Generation

Best Breakthrough Performance

Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong
(1992) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1993) Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1994) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(1995) George Clooney
George Clooney
(1996) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(1997) Heather Graham
Heather Graham
(1998) James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek
& Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
(1999) Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment
& Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles
(2000) Sean Patrick Thomas & Erika Christensen
Erika Christensen
(2001) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
& Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
(2002) Eminem
& Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2003) Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
& Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
(2004) Jon Heder
Jon Heder
& Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
(2005) Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
(2006) Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith
(2007) Zac Efron
Zac Efron
(2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale
(2009) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2012) Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
(2013) Will Poulter
Will Poulter
(2014) Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien
(2015) Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley

Best Breakout Star

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2010) Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz

Next Generation

Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya

v t e

Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Hissy Fit

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(1999) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(2000) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(2001) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2002) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(2003) Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
(2004) Jon Heder
Jon Heder
(2005) Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
(2006) Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
(2007) None (2008) Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
(2009) Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
(2010) Ed Helms
Ed Helms
(2011) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2012) Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner
(2013) Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
(2014) Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2015) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2016) Madelaine Petsch
Madelaine Petsch

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