Bill Hader Biography

(Best Known for His Work as a Cast Member on 'Saturday Night Live')

Birthday: June 7, 1978 (Gemini)

Born In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Bill Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He is known for his work in the parody Documentary Now, the series South Park, and the variety show Saturday Night Live, for which he has earned four Emmy nominations. He is also popular for his comedy work in many movies including You, Me and Dupree, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Men in Black 3, and Maggie's Plan. As a voice actor, Hader has played lead roles in The Angry Birds Movie, Inside Out, and Chance of Meatballs. Today, the multi-talented star is one of the most sought-after people in the industry. His work is appreciated by millions and he serves as an inspiration to many young talents. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill Hader grew up with his two younger sisters. He had a difficult time as a youngster. Although he was not bullied by his schoolmates, he never really fit in. He mostly spent his time reading and watching movies. Hader later attended The Art Institute of Phoenix and Scottsdale Community College.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: William Thomas Hader Jr.

Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Maggie Carey (m. 2006–2018)

father: William Thomas Hader

mother: Sherri Renee

siblings: Katie and Kara

children: Hannah Kathryn Hader, Harper Hader, Hayley Hader

Born Country: United States

Actors Comedians

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

Notable Alumni: Scottsdale Community College

Ancestry: Irish American, British American, German American, Danish American

U.S. State: Oklahoma

City: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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education: Scottsdale Community College

Early Career

In 1999, Bill Hader dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles. He began working as a production assistant and went on to work in the feature films Spider-Man, James Dean, and Collateral Damage. He also appeared in the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy in 2004. He then served as a post-production assistant in the reality TV series The Surreal Life. Hader subsequently got the job of an assistant editor at Triage Entertainment.

He eventually became interested in comedy and formed a sketch comedy group along with Matt Offerman, Mel Cowan, and Eric Filipkowski. Their group Animals from the Future began performing at backyard shows in Van Nuys. After this, Hader started serving as an assistant editor in the American cooking show, Iron Chef America.

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As a Film & Television Actor

In 2005, while working on Iron Chef America, Hader was hired as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. The following year, he made his film debut in the comedy You, Me and Dupree. Soon after this, he played a wide variety of roles in movies, including Knocked Up, The Brothers Solomon, Hot Rod and Superbad. Then in 2008, Hader did the films Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The same year, he appeared in four episodes of the comedy show Human Giant.

In 2009, the American artist had voice roles in Xavier: Renegade Angel and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The same year, he also teamed up with other famous actors in movies like Adventureland, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Year One, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Hader next provided a voiceover in the 2010 flick Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and also began serving as a voice artist in The Venture Bros. Soon after this, he appeared as an athletic trainer in Funny or Die Presents.

From 2012 to 2014, the actor contributed to Bob's Burgers and The Mindy Project. During this time, he also appeared in the films Men in Black 3 and The Skeleton Twins. Also in 2013, he began voicing Giuseppe Malocchio in the animated comedy series The Awesomes. Then in 2015, Hader had his first ever leading man role in the romantic-comedy movie Trainwreck. The same year, he lent his voice to the character of Fear in the Disney-Pixar film, Inside Out. He then did voice work for The Angry Birds Movie, Finding Dory, and Power Rangers. In 2018, Bill Hader hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.

Other Works

Till date, Bill Hader has made numerous short films, including Sounds Good to Me: Remastering the String, The Jeannie Tate Show, and Back in the Day. He has been serving as a creative consultant as well as a producer for the sitcom South Park since its 12th season. He has also been on MTV’s Punk'd. The American artist has voiced an array of characters on the second season of Xavier: Renegade Angel. He once co-penned a Spider-Man one-off titled The Short Halloween.

In July 2008, Hader starred in the web series The Line on Crackle that he also co-wrote. He did voice work for the audiobook of the famous author Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates. On October 14, 2010, he played Kevin in the live episode of 30 Rock. Hader hosted the 2011 and 2012 seasons of TCM’s Essentials, Jr.

In 2013, he signed a contract with the snack food company, Planters, and replaced actor/singer Robert Downey, Jr. as Mr. Peanut. Two years later, he appeared as the captain of the 99th Precinct in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That year, he also began working on IFC’s mockumentary series Documentary Now. He has also done voice work for the YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading. In 2018, Hader created and began appearing in the series Barry.

Personal Life

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the USA to Sherri Renee, a dance teacher, and William Thomas Hader, a truck driver, restaurant manager, and occasional stand-up comedian. He has two younger sisters, Kara and Katie.

Hader studied at Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Patrick Henry Elementary School, and Edison Junior High. He later enrolled at The Art Institute of Phoenix and then went on to attend Scottsdale Community College.

Coming to his love life, the actor got married to fellow writer-director Maggie Carey in 2006. The couple had three daughters, Hannah Kathryn, Harper, and Hayley Clementine. Hader and Carey parted ways in 2017, and their divorce was finalized in March 2018. In 2019, he started a relationship with Rachel Bilson, and attended the 77th Golden Globe Awards with her. After ending the relationship in 2020, Bill Hader started dating Anna Kendrick.


Primetime Emmy Awards
2019 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Barry (2018)
2018 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Barry (2018)
2009 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) South Park (1997)
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