Jon Heder life and biography

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Jon Heder biography

Date of birth : 1977-10-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-19
Credited as : actor, screenwriter, Napoleaon Dynamite

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Jon Heder is an American screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker. 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, and When in Rome, and provided voice talents in the animated films Monster House and Surf's Up.

Heder was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to practice physician Dr. James Heder and his wife Helen. Including a twin, he has five siblings. His paternal grandparents, Swedish immigrants, changed the family surname from "Olafsen" to "Heder". Heder has an identical twin brother, 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 current WCAU sportscaster, Vai Sikahema.

In July 2009, it was announced that Heder will star in a new sitcom on Comedy Central debuting in 2010. The sitcom will be written and produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.

Heder has starred in a few comedic films after the groundbreaking success of Napoleon Dynamite. He starred with Rob Schneider and David Spade in the film produced by Adam Sandler, The Benchwarmers and played opposite Billy Bob Thornton in School for Scoundrels.

In 2007 he co-starred with Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory. Although Blades of Glory was a hit in its own right, the pop-cultural phenomena of the first Heder film keeps going.

In the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet", Heder is mentioned when Stan Marsh tells Tom Cruise that he is not as good of an actor as "The Napoleon Dynamite guy".


2000: The Wrong Brother
2005: Tankman Begins
2010: When in Rome; Woke Up Dead;For Ellen; Alive and Well; Three Men Seeking Monsters; Loudermilk; Mr. Machine


Dead Grandma- 2011
The Late Show with Craig Kilborn - 2004
The Teen Choice Awards 2004
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards - 2005
The Teen Choice Awards 2005
Fuse Celebrity Playlist - 2006
Celebrities on Thin Ice - 2007
Up Close with Carrie Keagan - 2007

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