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Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader is best-known for his role on the hit television series The Drew Carey Show. Bader played Oswald Lee Harvey from 1995 until the show's completion in 2004.

Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but at age two moved to Paris with his family. 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 pilot; Bader landed a starring role instead. He moved to Los Angeles and auditioned for other roles, landing guest spots on several series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Cheers, and Quantum Leap. Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris hired Bader for her action-adventure spoof series Danger Theatre and again for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies, in which Bader played the dual role of twins Jethro and Jethrine.

Since rising to prominence on The Drew Carey Show, the versatile performer has voiced characters in such animated films as Dinotopia: Curse of the Ruby Sunstone, The Country Bears, and Ice Age, and in many animated series, including Lloyd in Space, The Zeta Project (as Zeta and Zee), and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (as Warp Darkmatter). Bader has also appeared in such films as Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, Napoleon Dynamite,

Office Space, Eurotrip, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. He will next be seen in the upcoming Balls of Fury.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Diedrich Bader Facts

BirthdayDecember 24, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceAlexandria, Virginia, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Diedrich Bader compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sassy Pants
Lego: DC
Napoleon Dynamite
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania
Surf's Up
Justice League Adventures: Trapped in Time
The Beverly Hillbillies
Office Space Special Edition
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