Diedrich Bader

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Bader in March 2017
Karl Diedrich Bader

(1966-12-24) December 24, 1966 (age 51)
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian
Years active1988–present
Dulcy Rogers (m. 1997)

Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for appearing in comedies, including the films The Beverly Hillbillies, Office Space, EuroTrip and Napoleon Dynamite and the sitcoms The Drew Carey Show, Veep, Outsourced and American Housewife. He is also a voice actor for multiple animated series; some of his roles include Batman on Batman: The Brave and the Bold and JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, android Zeta in The Zeta Project, Warp Darkmatter in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the Fiskerton Phantom in The Secret Saturdays and his recurring role as Hoss Delgado in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

Early life[edit]

Karl Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on Christmas Eve, 1966, the son of German-born Margaret Marie "Gretta" (née Lange) (1931–2014), a sculptor, and William B. Bader (1931–2016), a foundation executive and political activist.[1] His patrilineal great-grandfather was Edward Lawrence Bader, who was mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey.[2]

When Bader was two years old, his family moved to Paris, but he returned to the U.S. to attend Groveton High School. He graduated from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.[3]


Bader at the 2010 Comic-Con

After a few guest roles on popular television series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Diagnosis: Murder and Cheers, Bader's first major role was in the 1993 series Danger Theatre, playing The Searcher. He moved into cinema acting for the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies, but returned to TV, playing Oswald on The Drew Carey Show starting in 1995.

Bader has had roles in animated features and TV series such as Ice Age, The Simpsons, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, South Park and The Penguins of Madagascar. He appeared in the 1999 film Office Space as Peter's neighbor Lawrence, and in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite as Rex, the owner of a Taekwondo dojang. He performs in the 2004 film Eurotrip as a thief. In 2010, Bader took the role of Charlie on the television series Outsourced. In 2012, he reprised his role as Rex in the animated TV series Napoleon Dynamite. He played the Russian Cosmonaut Yuri in Disney's Space Buddies. Bader has lent his voice to several different Batman cartoons, portraying both heroes and villains: Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project, The Batman, and starring as the title character in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Bader also voices Guy Gardner in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

In 2016, Bader starred in the "It's the Obvious Choice" series of Time Warner Cable television commercials[4] and currently stars as Greg Otto in American Housewife with Katy Mixon. Bader also has a recurring role on HBO's Veep.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Longarm Television film
1988 Desert Rats Mort Television film
1989 The Preppie Murder Peter Television film
1990 Arduous Man Short film
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine/Jethrine Bodine
1994 Teresa's Tattoo Higgins
1996 The Assassination File Scott McDonough Television film
1999 Office Space Lawrence
1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero Adonis Voice role;
1999 Bartok the Magnificent Vol Voice role;
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Warp Darkmatter / Agent Z Voice role;
2000 Certain Guys Ronald
2000 Couple Days... A Period Piece Josh
2001 Recess: School's Out Guard #2 Voice role
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Miramax Security Guard Gordon
2002 Ice Age Oscar Voice role
2002 The Country Bears Ted Bedderhead,
Officer Cheets
2003 Evil Alien Conquerors My-ik
2004 Napoleon Dynamite Rex
2004 EuroTrip Mugger
2004 Dead & Breakfast Chef Henri
2005 Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project Lt. Peter Fontaine Television film
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Joel
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Lars Voice role;
Television film
2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone John Voice role
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Uncle Dave Beech Voice role;
Video short
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Olaf, Unhygienix Voice role;
English dub
2006 Cattle Call Glenn Dale
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Uncle Dave Beech Voice role;
Video short
2007 Cook-Off! Del Crawford
2007 Surf's Up Tank "The Shredder" Evans Voice role
2007 Sunny & Share Love You Mr. Jami
2007 Balls of Fury Randy Daytona's Concubine Companion
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Uncle Dave Beech Voice role;
Video short
2008 Skip Tracer Parker Tuffey Television film
2008 Meet the Spartans Traitoro
2008 Open Season 2 Rufus Voice role;
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Hoss Delgado Voice role;
Television film
2008 Bolt Veteran Cat Voice role
2009 Space Buddies Yuri Direct-to-video
2009 Calvin Marshall Fred Deerfield
2010 Vampires Suck Frank Crane
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Comet Voice role;
2011 Spooky Buddies Hound Voice role;
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Comet Voice role;
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part II Quentin Daniels
2012 Sassy Pants Dale Pinto
2012 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Brad Adams / Blue Falcon II Voice role;
2013 Playdate Mitchell Direct-to-video
2013 Superman: Unbound Steve Lombard Voice role;
2013 The Starving Games President Snowballs
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Bruce Wayne / Batman Voice role;
2014 Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Mrs. Vanders Voice role;
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Michael Nicholson
2015 All She Wishes Patrick O'Dea
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Guy Gardner / Green Lantern,
Gardner Grant / Greenzarro
Voice roles;
2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness H.A.M. Voice role;
2016 Pup Star Kano Voice role;
2017 Surf's Up 2: WaveMania Tank "The Shredder" Evans Voice role;
2017 Tangled: Before Ever After Stan the Guard Voice role;
Television film
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Bruce Wayne / Batman Voice role;
2018 Duck Duck Goose Bing Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactical Crewman Episode: "The Emissary"
1990–1991 Cheers Waiter, Paul 2 episodes, Credited as “Dietrich Bader”
1990 21 Jump Street Paul Edward Novack Episode: "Last Chance High"
1990 Quantum Leap Dillon Episode: "Rebel Without a Clue"
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Frank Schaeffer 2 episodes
1993 Danger Theatre The Searcher 7 episodes
1995 Frasier Roz's date, Brad Episode: "The Innkeepers"
1995–2004 The Drew Carey Show Oswald Lee Harvey 233 episodes
1996 Gargoyles Jason Canmore (voice) 3 episodes
1998–1999 Hercules: The Animated Series Adonis (voice) 28 episodes
1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer Zoo Director (voice) Holiday special
1999–2000 Pepper Ann (voice)[which?] 3 episodes
1999, 2007, 2009 King of the Hill Doctor, Dirk, Ray Roy (voices) 3 episodes
2000 The Simpsons Sheriff (voice) Episode: "Kill the Alligator and Run"
2000–2002 Baby Blues Kenny, Various Characters (voices) 8 episodes
2000–2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Warp Darkmatter, Targo, Doorman, Natron (voices) 8 episodes
2001–2002 The Zeta Project Zeta, Infiltration Unit 7 (voices) 26 episodes
2001 Batman Beyond Zeta (voice) Episode: "Countdown"
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Stanley Obrowski (voice) Episode: "Tarzan and the Silver Screen"
2001–2003 Lloyd in Space Harvulian 'Boomer' Standervault (voice) 10 episodes
2002 Teamo Supremo Dehydro (voice)
2002–2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Hoss Delgado, Zombie, Pat the Baker, Caddy #2, Narrator, Floss (voices) 11 episodes
2004–2005 Center of the Universe Tommy Barnett 12 episodes
2005 South Park Bat Dad, Tom Nelson (voices) Episode: "The Losing Edge"
2006 Korgoth of Barbaria Korgoth, Henchman #1 (voice) Television short
2006–2008 The Batman Number 1, Captain Slash, Shadow Thief, Sands (voices) 3 episodes
2007 7th Heaven Theodore Alan "Al" Bonaducci Episode: "Nothing Says Lovin' Like Something from the Oven"
2007 Monk Chance Singer Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man"
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Simon Episode: "The TiVo Guy"
2008 Reno 911! Tommy Hawk Episode: "Bounty Hunter Tommy Hawk"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bud Parker Episode: "Two And a Half Deaths"
2008, 2010–2011, 2013 Phineas and Ferb Vance Ward, Albert DuBois, Tom Totally, Additional Voices (voices) 6 episodes
2008–2010 The Secret Saturdays Fiskerton, Dr. Henry Ceveyo, Maboul, Cody, Naga (voices) 27 episodes
2008–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman/Bruce Wayne/Matches Malone, Kilowog, Ace, Owlman, Solomon Grundy, Punch, Gorilla Boss, Damian Wayne/Future Batman, Lord Death Man, Creepy Usher, Caveman Batman, Pirate Batman, Batmanicus, Robot Batman, Musketeer (voices) 65 episodes
2009 Drop Dead Diva Wallace Haft Episode: "The Chinese Wall"
2009 CSI: Miami Myles Martini Episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009–2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Rat King (voice) 5 episodes
2009 The Goode Family Jeff, Lane (voices) Episode: "After-School Special"
2009–2010 Bones Andrew Hacker 3 episodes
2010 Medium Fred Rovick Episode: "Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?"
2010 Chuck Del Episode: "Chuck Versus the Beard"
2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Simian, Lu (voices) Episode: "Birds of a Feather"
2010–2011 Mad Announcer, Parker Selfridge, Batman, Hannibal, Iron Man (voices) 4 episodes
2010–2011 Outsourced Charlie Davies 22 episodes
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Simian (voice) Episode: "Simian Says"
2011 Psych Eli Episode: "The Tao of Gus"
2011–2014, 2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Hundun, Pig Waiter, Villager # 1 (voices) 8 episodes
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Rex, Shasta, Male Judge (voices) 6 episodes
2012–2013 Pound Puppies Banjo Player, Worker, Champ, Shop Keeper (voices) 2 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Riddle Terrorist Episode: "Sabbath-tage"
2012–2013 The Exes Paul 5 episodes
2012–2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Guy Gardner (voice) 3 episodes
2012, 2014 Gravity Falls Dundgren (voice) 2 episodes
2013 Save Me Elliot Tompkins 7 episodes
2013 Chosen Daniel Easton (voice) 3 episodes
2013–2017 Ultimate Spider-Man Kraven the Hunter, Man-Mouse, H.Y.D.R.A. Soldier, Moon Knight (voices) 11 episodes
2013 Farm League Batmongoose (voice)
2013 Arrested Development Gunner Episode: "Off the Hook"
2013–2014 Monsters vs. Aliens The Missing Link, Soldier #2, Alien TV, Amoeba #2 (voices) 25 episodes
2013 Baby Daddy Winston Douglas Episode: "Never Ben in Love"
2013–2015 Turbo FAST Hardcase, Gulpy, Race Announcer (voices) 6 episodes
2013 Raising Hope Gary Episode: "Murder, She Hoped"
2014 Two and a Half Men Dirk Episode: "Dial 1-900-Mix-A-Lot"
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bigfoot, Announcer (voices) Episode: "A Foot Too Big"
2014 Ben 10: Omniverse: Galactic Monsters Simian, Alien Citizen (voices) 2 episodes
2014–2017 Veep Bill Ericsson 18 episodes
2014–2016 All Hail King Julien Abner (voice) 8 episodes
2015 Transformers: Rescue Bots Jules Verne (voice) Episode: "The Last of Morocco" [5]
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Scott McDoon, Waiter, Chef (voices) Episode: "All Paws on Deck" [6]
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special Villain (voice) Holiday special
2016–present American Housewife Greg Otto Main role
2016–2017 BoJack Horseman Judah Mannowdog, Blimp Pilot (voices) 8 episodes
2016–2017 Better Things Rich 4 episodes
2016–2017 Milo Murphy's Law Martin Murphy, Additional Voices (voices) 5 episodes
2016 We Bare Bears Todd Eagle, Additional Voices (voices) Episode: "Baby Bears on a Plane"
2016–2017 Justice League Action Booster Gold, Uthool, H.I.V.E. Master (voices) 4 episodes
2017 Bill Nye Saves the World Smallpox Episode: "Do Some Shots, Save the World"
2017 Playing House Simon Episode: "Reverse the Curse"
2017 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Cupid (voice) Episode: "Second First Date"
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Franklin Stein (voice) TV Special
2017–present Wacky Races Peter Perfect Main role
2018 Big Hero 6: The Series Bluff Dunder, Felony Carl, Various characters (voices) Recurring
2019 Harley Quinn Bruce Wayne / Batman Voice role, Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Hoss Delgado
2007 Surf's Up Tank "The Shredder" Evans
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Hoss Delgado, Fiskerton
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Batman, Kilowog
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Spitfire


  1. ^ "Diedrich Bader biography profile". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  2. ^ "Teacher From Hawaii Is Miss America". pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ Clodfelter, Tim (12 October 2016). "Actor Diedrich Bader continues to use skills learned at UNCSA". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  4. ^ "TimeWarnerCable".
  5. ^ "The Last of Morocco". Transformers: Rescue Bots. Season 3. Episode 19. April 18, 2015. Discovery Family.
  6. ^ "All Paws on Deck". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo. Season 1. Episode 03. October 7, 2015. Cartoon Network.

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