Jonathan Joseph Heder is an actor of American nationality. He was born on 26 October 1977 in Fort Collins in the state of Colorado, United States of America (USA). He is 44 years old. He is best known for his titular role in the 2004 comedy film called Napolean Dynamite. He has appeared in other films such as The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels, Just Like Heaven, Mama’s Glory, When in Rome, and Blades of Glory. He also appeared in Walt Before Mickey as the character Roy Disney. Joe Heder has also voiced several characters in films such Surf’s Up, Monster House, Pinnochio, and the animated series Napolean Dynamite.
Jon Heder Early Life
Jon Heder was born on 26 October 1977 in Fort Collins in the state of Colorado, United States of America (USA). He is the son of Helen Brammer and James Brammer. His father is a physician. He has 5 siblings. Heder has an identical twin brother whose name is Dan. He also has 2 older siblings, Rachel and Doug as well as two young brothers Adam and Matt. Heder has Swedish ancestry. When he was a toddler, his family moved to Salem located in Oregon where he enrolled at the Walker Middle School in Salem and eventually graduated from the South Salem High School in the year 1996. He was an active member of the drama and swim club at the South Salem High School in addition to being an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster in the year 2010.
After graduating high school, Heder attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in 2002. While in college, he made an animated film called Pet Shop. In college, he also became friends with Jared Hess and starred in his film called Peluca which later became the basis for Napolean Dynamite.
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Jon Heder Career
Jon Heder starred in the comedy feature film called Napolean Dynamite which skyrocketed his career and gave him his breakthrough in the film industry. Napolean Dynamite was filmed in Preston located in Idaho and earned $44.5 million at the box office. For his role in the film, Heder received the MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance in the year 2004. He has also been a host on Saturday Night Live where the musical guest was Ashlee Simpson.
In the year 2005, Jon Heder played a role as a clerk in the romantic comedy movie called Just Like Heaven. He then played a role in the film The Sasquatch Gang (2006) as well as had a role in the film The Benchwarmers (2006) alongside David Spade and Rob Schneider. The movie is about three men who want to make up for lost chances and lost time by creating their own Little League Baseball Team.
In the year 2006, Jon Heder voiced the character of Skull in the movie called Monster House as well as starring in a comedy film called School for Scoundrels with co-stars Jacinda Barrett and Billy Bob Thornton. In 2007, he co-starred alongside Will Ferrell in the movie Blades of Glory (2007) which received positive reviews. Heder voiced his second animated character in the year 2007 wherein he voiced the character of Chicken Joe which was a surfing chicken, in the film called Surf’s Up.
His first web television role was in the 2008 web series titled Woke Up Dead which he starred in as well as produced. The storyline of the series is that Drex, who is a student at USC, wakes up underwater in his bathtub and thinks that he might be dead. Jon Heder as well as his twin brother Dan starred together in a series as villains. The series was a martial arts comedy TV series titled Sockaby. In the year 2017, Heder reprised his character Chicken Joe in the film Surfs Up: WaveMania.
He has also been a part of films such as The Sasquatch Gang, Moving McAllister, Mama’s Boy, When in Rome, Life Happens, Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit, and Drained.
Jon Heder Net Worth
Jon Heder’s net worth is $10 million. He has appeared in around 40 films, over 20 television series, six web series, two video games, and two music videos.
Jon Heder Personal Life
Jon Heder met his wife Kristen Bales at the Brigham Young University and got married in 2002. They have 4 children. They attend church and are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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