Who is Jon Heder?

Jonathan Joseph ‘Jon’ Heder was born on 26 October 1977 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in  Fort Collins, Colorado USA, of Swedish ancestry. He is a 43-year-old actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the title role in the comedy film “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004), playing Clark Reedy in the sports comedy film “The Benchwarmers” (2006), and lending his voice to Oskar Greason in the Disney animated magical girl series “Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil” (2015-2019).

How rich is he, as of now? Jon Heder Net Worth

As of early 2021, Jon Heder’s net worth is over $15 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor and producer, working on 80 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 2000.

Jon Heder is 38 today. He IS Napoleon Dynamite. Happy Birthday!

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Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Jon Heder spent his early years in his hometown of Fort Collins, where he was raised with his indentical twin brother Dan by their father, James Heder who was a physician, and mother, Helen Heder, a housewife. He also has an elder brother named Doug and an elder sister named Rachel, as well as two younger brothers named Adam and Matt. He holds Canadian nationality,  belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.

Educational Background

At the age of two, Jon Heder moved with his family to Salem, Oregon, where he would later attend Walker Middle School, then South Salem High School, from which he matriculated in 1996. While in there, Jon was a member of the drama club and swim team. He was also an Eagle Scout, who would later in 2010 would serve as a Scoutmaster. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in 3D animation. He is also fluent in Japanese.

Rise to Prominence

According to his IMDB profile, Jon Heder made his debut film appearance as an audience member in the 2000 short comedy “The Wrong Brother”, which was followed by his portrayals of Officer Hardy in the short film “Funky Town” (2000), and Seth in the short comedy “Peluca” (2003). In the following year, he gained enormous popularity after landing the title role in the comedy film “Napoleon Dynamite”, directed by Jared Hess; it became a box office hit, grossing over $46 million against a budget of $400,000.

For his performance, Jon won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male Performance and Best Musical Performance as well as the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit and Choice Movie Dance Scene. He would later reprise the role in the sketch entitled “Napoleon Bonamite” of the Adult Swim’s animated series “Robot Chicken” (2005), and the Fox animated series “Napoleon Dynamite” (2012).

Continued Success

Thereafter, Jon Heder starred as Manitou Frogman in the 2004 short-action comedy film “Sockbaby” alongside his twin brother Dan, portrayed Batman in the 2005 short action comedy film “Tankman Begins”, and played Darryl in the 2005 romantic comedy fantasy film “Just Like Heaven”, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.

In 2006, he had a cameo role in the comedy film “The Sasquatch Gang”, and featured as Clark Reedy in the sports comedy film “The Benchwarmers”, produced by Adam Sandler and directed by Dennis Dugan. Later that year, he provided his voice to Reginald ‘Skull’ Skulinski in the Academy Award-nominee animated supernatural comedy horror film “Monster House”, and Roger Waddell in the comedy film “School For Scoundrels”.

Projects in the Late 2000s

In 2007, Jon Heder landed the roles of Jimmy MacElroy in Josh Gordon’s sports comedy film “Blades Of Glory”, next to Will Ferrell, and Orlie in the comedy film “Moving McAllister”, opposite Mila Kunis. During the same year, Jon also played Jeffrey McMannusin the comedy-drama film “Mama’s Boy” and voiced Chicken Joe in the animated mockumentary comedy film “Surf’s Up”, which he would later reprise in its 2017 direct-to-video sequel, entitled “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”.

He then guest-starred as Joel Malone in the episode “Girl Earl” of the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl” (2008), and played Drex Greene in the horror/comedy web series “Woke Up Dead” (2009), for which he also served as an executive producer. In 2010, he was cast as Jon in the TV comedy series “FCU: Fact Checkers Unit”, along with Bill Murray, then portrayed Lance in the romantic comedy film “When In Rome”, next to Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.

Further Work

In 2011, Jon Heder made an appearance as himself in the black comedy web series “Dead Grandma”, had a cameo role in the comedy film “Life Happens”, and lent his voice to Fu in the Chinese animated film “Legend Of A Rabbit”. In 2012, he played Fred Butler in the drama film “For Ellen”, written and directed by So Yong Kim, and starred in the title role of the short drama film “Peter At The End”, and the made-for-TV action comedy film “Gulliver Quinn”, which he also produced. Moreover, he produced the short-animated drama film “Drained”, also in 2012. In the same year, he lent his voice to Leo the Cat in the Italian family fantasy animated film “Pinocchio”, Sir Jonas in the Peruvian-Argentine animated adventure film “Rodencia Y El Diente De La Princesa”, and Seth in the Disney video game “Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two”.

It was followed by his portrayals of Honest Abe in the short adventure comedy film “The Caper Kind/Swiss Mistake” and Tim in the sci-fi comedy film “Bud Selig Must Die”, both in 2013.

Later that year, he featured in the music video for Imagine Dragons’ single “On Top Of The World” and produced the short adventure comedy film “The Caper Kind/Swiss Mistake”, after which he also voiced Mango in the South Korean-Chinese animated film “Pororo, The Racing Adventure” and Frankenstein in the short animated adventure film “A Monsterous Holiday”.

The Mid-2010s

In 2014, Jon Heder voiced Bill in the English version of the Swedish-Danish animated comedy-drama film “Beyond Beyond”, Raffi in the fantasy family comedy film “My Dad Is Scrooge”, and then produced the short horror film “The Visitant”. Thereafter, he starred in the role of Dennis in the French-Belgian comedy-drama film “Reality”, featured as Phil in the short comedy film “Let’s Get Digital”, portrayed Raymond Hinckley in the short drama film “Wildlife”, and played Ernie in the short drama fantasy film “Midway”, all also in 2014. During the same year, he also guest-starred in a number of TV series, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “The Legend Of Korra”, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, etc.

Jon Heder

In 2015, Jon landed such roles as Ernie in the comedy-drama film “Weepah Way For Now”, Roy Disney in the biographical drama film “Walt Before Mickey”, and James in the comedy film “Christmas Eve”. Later that year, he lent his voice to Vognaut in the video game “Armikrog”. Jon then voiced Pickle in the Disney XD animated comedy series “Pickle And Peanut” (2015-2018) and Oskar Greason in the Disney XD animated magical girl series “Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil” (2015-2019). He then guest-starred in such TV series as “About A Boy” and “Motive”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2016, Jon Heder voiced Wilmer in the animated sci-fi action film “Bling” and Hubert in the animated film “Bobby The Hedgehog”, after which he landed the roles of Alex Womack in the comedy film “The Tiger Hunter” and Louis in the comedy-thriller film “Ghost Team”. It was followed by his portrayal of Harrison in the short comedy film “Gloria Talks Funny” and then guest-starred in such TV series as “VeggieTales In The City”, “All Hail King Julien”, and “Critical Role”.

Between 2017 and 2018, he did a voice over in the Netflix animated superhero action series “Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters”.

Jon then provided his voice to Master Dan in the English version of the Chinese animated film “The Ladybug” and various roles in the short animated comedy film “Sunshine Brownstone”, both in 2018. In the same year, he landed the title role in the comedy-drama film “When Jeff Tried To Save The World”. Most recently, he portrayed Jimmy in the 2020 direct-to-video monster film “Tremors: Shrieker Island”. It is announced that he will be featured as Edwin Jones in the upcoming dark comedy film “Killing Winston Jones”, which is completed. He will also play Behemoth in the made-for-TV animated film “Relatively Super” and Charlie in the romantic comedy film “Funny Thing About Love”, both of which are currently under post-production.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jon Heder has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight is around 172lbs (78kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Jon Heder is a married man; he met his future wife Kirsten Bales while they were studying at Brigham Young Univeristy, and the couple exchanged their wedding vows on 23 November 2002. They have four children together – their first child, a daughter named Evan Jane Heder, on 22 May 2007. Two years later, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Philip Heder. Their third child, a son named Timothy Heder, was born in 2014. They welcomed their fourth child, a daughter whose name is unknown, in 2016. They are the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They currently resides in Santa Clarita, California.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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