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Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends likeFred AstaireandCharles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old Bader hopped on stage and entertained the crowd with an imitation of the "Little Tramp." The standing ovation he received set the course for the rest of his life--he knew he wanted to perform.

He returned to the United States for high school and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. During spring break he was discovered by a casting director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That meeting led to an audition for a small role in a TV pilot. Bader landed a starring role instead. Although the pilot wasn't picked up, Bader moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for other roles. He landed guest spots on several series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987),The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1990),Cheers(1982) and Quantum Leap(1989). Filmaker Penelope Spheerisliked his tongue-in-cheek delivery when he read for her action-adventure spoof series,Danger Theatre(1993). She hired him in that role and for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies(1993), which she directed. Bader played the dual roles of twins Jethro and Jethrine Beaudine. He also filmed the political thriller The Assassination File(1996) for the Encore Entertainment Group. Bader was excited to work on the project, as it allowed him to be shot in the head -- a first for the actor. Bader's father, William, was Chief of Staff for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is president of the Eurasia Foundation on Capitol Hill. His mother, Gretta, is a sculptor whose portrait of the late Sen.J. William Fulbrightsits in the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Bader's wife is actress Dulcy Rogers; they reside in Los Angeles, CA.

Known For


Cast Credits

Harley Quinn (2019)
Starring as Batman (4 episodes)
Guest starring as No Pinkie Pete
Guest starring as Trainer
Guest starring as Goon
Guest starring as Batman
Big Hero 6: The Series (2017)
Starring as Bluff Dunder
Guest starring as Bluff Dunder (3 episodes)
Guest starring as Bluff Dander, Gus, Cerebus Bot
Young Sheldon (2017)
Guest starring as Batman
Bill Nye Saves the World (2017)
Guest starring as Diedrich Bader
Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (2017)
Starring as Stan the Guard (13 episodes)
American Housewife (2016)
Starring as Greg Otto (83 episodes)
Milo Murphy's Law (2016)
Starring as Martin Murphy
Better Things (2016)
Guest starring as Pats (7 episodes)
Rush Hour (2016)
Guest starring as CIA Agent Westhusing (2 episodes)
Patricia Heaton Parties (2015)
Guest starring as Diedrich Bader
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
Guest starring as Maximus (2 episodes)
All Hail King Julien (2014)
Guest starring as Abner (7 episodes)
Playing House (2014)
Guest starring as Simon
Welcome to the Family (2013)
Guest starring as Rick
The Goldbergs (2013)
Guest starring as Lou
Save Me (2013)
Guest starring as Elliot Tompkins (7 episodes)
Chosen (2013)
Starring as Daniel Easton
Baby Daddy (2012)
Guest starring as Winston Douglas
Veep (2012)
Guest starring as Bill Ericsson (21 episodes)
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man VS. The Sinister 6 (2012)
Guest starring as Kraven
Napoleon Dynamite (2012)
Starring as Rex (6 episodes)
The Exes (2011)
Guest starring as Paul (5 episodes)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)
Guest starring as Riddle Terrorist
Outsourced (2010)
Starring as Charlie Davies (22 episodes)
Raising Hope (2010)
Guest starring as Gary Stewart
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Guest starring as Wallace Haft
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Starring as Batman (64 episodes)
Guest starring as Solomon Grundy
The Secret Saturdays (2008)
Starring as Fiskerton
Chuck (2007)
Guest starring as Del
Shark (2006)
Guest starring as Z Pruitt
Psych (2006)
Guest starring as Eli
Bones (2005)
Guest starring as Andrew Hacker (3 episodes)
Arrested Development (2003)
Guest starring as Gunner
Two and a Half Men (2003)
Guest starring as Dirk
Reno 911! (2003)
Guest starring as Tommy Hawk
Monk (2002)
Guest starring as Chance Parker
The Zeta Project (2001)
Starring as Zeta
Disney's Hercules (1998)
Starring as Adonis
7th Heaven (1996)
Guest starring as Theodore Alan 'Al' Bonaducci
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Starring as Oswald Lee Harvey (233 episodes)
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Brad
Danger Theatre (1993)
Starring as The Searcher (7 episodes)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992)
Guest starring as King Arthur
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Guest starring as Frank Schaeffer (2 episodes)
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Police Officer
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Guest starring as Tactical Crewman
21 Jump Street (1987)
Guest starring as Paul Edward Novack
Cheers (1982)
Guest starring as Waiter