Diedrich Bader

  • Birth Name: Karl Diedrich Bader
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Great-grandfather Edward L. Bader was the mayor of Atlantic City from 1920 to '27 (a fictionalized version of him appears in HBO's Boardwalk Empire).
  • Father was the European representative for the Ford Foundation for four years in Paris.
  • As a child, he idolized Charlie Chaplin and developed a routine inspired by the actor. He seized an opportunity to perform when, while watching a movie, the projector caught fire, so he jumped onstage and did his act for the theater audience.
  • Holds a boules tournament every year with friends. The first tournament lasted 17 hours.
  • Once worked as a security guard at ABC Studios.
  • Played twins Jethro and Jethrine Bodine in the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies.
  • Voiced the title character on the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • John Bader — Brother
  • William Bader — Father
  • Sebastian — Son
  • Christopher Bader — Brother
  • Ondine — Daughter
  • Dulcy Rogers — Wife
  • Gretta Bader — Mother


  • Attended University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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