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Bill Hader Biography

Birth Name:
William Hader
Birth Place:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, voice talent

Fast Facts

  • In high school, he hosted a student-produced TV show called You Can't Do That on Channel One
  • As a teen, sold Christmas trees for three holiday seasons
  • After moving to Los Angeles, he joined the famed Second City comedy troupe
  • Was discovered by Will & Grace star Megan Mullally while he was performing at a comedy club with the group Animals from the Future; she later recommended him to SNL's Lorne Michaels
  • Worked as a field agent on MTV's Punk'd
  • Received a 2012 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; with his nomination he became Saturday Night Live's first male cast member since Eddie Murphy in 1983 to receive a nod
  • Left Saturday Night Live in May 2013 after eight seasons, and signed on soon after to write full-time for Comedy Central's South Park
  • Became the voice of snack legend Mr
  • Peanut in 2013
  • On a 2016 episode of Find Your Roots, discovered he is descended from Edward I of England and Charlemagne

Awards

  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: winner
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-New Series: winner
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Hannah Kathryn Hader -- Daughter
  • Harper Hader -- Daughter
  • Hayley Hader -- Daughter
  • Bill Hader -- Father
  • Sherri Hader -- Mother
  • Kara -- Sister
  • Katie -- Sister