71 Facts About Bill Hader


Bill Hader became known for his impressions and especially for his work on the Weekend Update segments, where he played Stefon Meyers, a flamboyant New York nightclub tour guide.


Bill Hader has directed numerous episodes of the series including all of the episodes for its final season.


Bill Hader has received eight Emmy Award nominations for the series, winning two for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.


Bill Hader has had supporting roles in the films Hot Rod, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Adventureland and The BFG, and leading roles in The Skeleton Twins, Trainwreck, and as an adult Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two.


Bill Hader is known for his extensive voice work, portraying leading and supporting characters in films such as the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise, Turbo, Inside Out, Power Rangers and Toy Story 4.


Bill Hader attended Patrick Henry Elementary School, Edison Junior High and Cascia Hall Preparatory School.


Bill Hader grew up with writer Duffy Boudreau, with whom he later collaborated.


Bill Hader says he "had a hard time focusing in class" and "was always joking around".


Bill Hader appreciated Monty Python, British comedy, and the films of Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, much of which his father showed him.


Bill Hader made short films with friends and starred in a school production of The Glass Menagerie.


Bill Hader was an usher at a Tempe cinema, where he could see films for free, but was fired for spoiling the ending of Titanic for unruly viewers.


Bill Hader's parents supported his decision, and let him use the money they had saved for his education for his living expenses.


Bill Hader found work as a production assistant while scouring the back pages of The Hollywood Reporter, and hoped to become an assistant director.


Bill Hader spent much of his life as a young man "lonely and underemployed" and large amounts of his time watching movies.


Bill Hader regularly worked 18-hour days as a PA, leaving little time to pursue his creative ambitions.


Bill Hader was a PA on the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy and the feature films James Dean, Spider-Man and Collateral Damage.


Bill Hader was a post-production assistant on the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life.


Bill Hader eventually quit being a PA altogether after a bad experience while shooting The Scorpion King.


Bill Hader subsequently got a job as a night-time assistant editor at the post-production facility Triage Entertainment.


Bill Hader invested money in his own short film, but was too embarrassed to release it.


Bill Hader quickly realized that comedy was the creative outlet he had been looking for, and soon he, his new comedy compatriot Matt Offerman, and their two friends and fellow humor enthusiasts Eric Filipkowski and Mel Cowan formed a sketch comedy group, which they called Animals from the Future, and performed frequently for small audiences at backyard shows in Van Nuys.


Bill Hader had no material prepared when he was invited to audition, and was nervous and struggled to display his strengths during the audition.


Bill Hader was hired as a featured player and made his debut on the show on October 1,2005.


Bill Hader has said that he performed impersonations of teachers and friends when he was growing up but did not do impersonations of famous people until his Saturday Night Live audition.


On July 19,2012, Bill Hader received his first nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on SNL.


Bill Hader is the first male SNL cast member to receive this nomination since Eddie Murphy in 1984.


Bill Hader was based on two people SNL writer John Mulaney and Hader met: a wannabe club owner who always invited Mulaney to weird underground clubs, and a barista Hader met who looked, spoke and dressed like Stefon.


Bill Hader worked as a creative consultant, producer, and voice actor on South Park, beginning in the series' 12th season.


Bill Hader began working on the program hoping to learn story structure.


Bill Hader is among the series producers to win the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Animated Series.


Bill Hader appeared on the commentary recorded for the 2009 Blu-ray edition of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and the Comedy Central special 6 Days to Air, a documentary filmed during production of the 2011 South Park episode "HumancentiPad".


Bill Hader rejoined the writing staff for South Park for its 17th season.


Bill Hader won a 2008 Peabody Award in Political Satire for his participation in Saturday Night Live.


Bill Hader appeared on the MTV prank series Punk'd and voiced an array of characters on the second season of the Adult Swim animated series Xavier: Renegade Angel.


Bill Hader made several short films, including Back in the Day, Sounds Good to Me: Remastering the Sting, and The Jeannie Tate Show, with SNL writer Liz Cackowski and then-wife Maggie Carey.


In 2008, Bill Hader starred in, and cowrote with Simon Rich, the web series The Line on Crackle.


Bill Hader lent his voice to the audiobook of Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates.


Also in 2008, Bill Hader appeared on Tim and Eric Awesome Show impersonating the recurring character James Quall on the episode "Jazz".


Bill Hader appeared in two other Apatow projects: Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express.


Bill Hader re-teamed with Superbad director Greg Mottola in the comedy films Adventureland and Paul.


Bill Hader lent his voice to his first video game role in Grand Theft Auto IV, which featured his SNL castmates Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.


Bill Hader made a small appearance in the 2009 comedy film Year One, with Jack Black and Michael Cera.


Bill Hader lent his voice to the Sony Pictures Animation film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as its 2013 sequel, playing the lead role of Flint Lockwood as well as his invention in the films, the FLDSMDFR.


Bill Hader voiced a gazelle in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and appeared in the fantasy film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Major General George Armstrong Custer.


Bill Hader took on the voice role of Professor Impossible on the fourth season of The Venture Brothers, a part originated by Stephen Colbert.


Bill Hader voiced the Pod in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "IAMAPOD", as well as Hitler in the episode "Der Inflatable Fuhrer".


Bill Hader played Kevin, Matt Damon's copilot, in the live episode of 30 Rock, recorded October 14,2010.


Bill Hader portrayed "The Voice" in the action-comedy film Scott Pilgrim vs the World, the disembodied voice that pops up during certain moments of the film's video game-inspired fight scenes.


Bill Hader had a small cameo as the voice of the USS Vengeance computer in the science fiction film Star Trek Into Darkness.


Bill Hader was the guest star in the series premiere of the comedy series The Mindy Project, where he played as Mindy's ex-boyfriend Tom McDougall.


Bill Hader voiced Dr Malocchio in the Hulu animated comedy series The Awesomes.


Bill Hader decided to leave SNL after eight seasons, informing cast and crew of his decision in February 2013.


Bill Hader came to the conclusion that he needed to leave when his then-wife and he were constantly having to travel to Los Angeles for work, which made it difficult for their children.


Bill Hader starred in a dramatic role in the 2014 film The Skeleton Twins, opposite Kristen Wiig, with whom he worked on Saturday Night Live.


In 2015, Bill Hader voiced the character of Fear in the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out, and was attached to voice a dinosaur in the Pixar film The Good Dinosaur.


In 2015, Bill Hader appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the captain of the 99th Precinct.


Bill Hader voiced multiple characters in YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading's parodies of the Star Wars original trilogy.


Bill Hader played a minor supporting role in The Lonely Island's 2016 film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, produced by Judd Apatow.


Bill Hader had his first leading man role in the romantic-comedy opposite Amy Schumer in Trainwreck and continued in these romantic roles as a former college boyfriend to best friend of Greta Gerwig's title character in Maggie's Plan.


Bill Hader voiced Alpha 5 in the 2017 film version of Power Rangers.


In 2018, Bill Hader co-created and began starring in the HBO dark comedy series Barry, for which he received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations as producer, writer, director, and actor.


Bill Hader won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in both 2018 and 2019 and received consecutive nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for its first two seasons.


Bill Hader has said that his comedy influences included Woody Allen, Monty Python, Alan Alda, Mel Brooks and Eddie Murphy.


Bill Hader never felt "truly comfortable" during his first four seasons.


Bill Hader was neurotic about his performances, and he called his early appearances "rigid".


Bill Hader is an avid reader who has said that he "didn't really go to college, which is probably why [he] enjoy[s] reading the classics".


Bill Hader named works by Tobias Wolff, Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Faulkner, Richard Ford, George Saunders, and Jun'ichiro Tanizaki as influences.


Bill Hader married writer and director Maggie Carey in 2006; they have three daughters.


In 2019, Bill Hader began dating actress Rachel Bilson, with whom he had co-starred in The To Do List.


Bill Hader began dating actress Anna Kendrick in late 2020 or early 2021.


Bill Hader is currently dating comedian and actress Ali Wong.