Jon Heder Biography

Jon Heder, Actor
BornOctober 26, 1977
Age45 years
Jon Heder, an actor and producer most understood for his breakout role in "Napoleon Dynamite", was born Jonathan Joseph Heder on October 26, 1977, in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The son of Helen and Dr. James Heder, an exercising doctor, Jon was increased in a Mormon house in addition to his twin bro Dan and 2 various other brother or sisters, Douglas and also Rachel. Maturing, Heder showed a knack for creativity with a talent for drawing as well as animation.

After his senior high school college graduation in 1996, Jon Heder enlisted at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Majoring in 3D animation, Heder remained to develop his skills, causing the creation of a CGI animation called "Pet Shop", which won a college Emmy in 2005. While researching at BYU, Jon created a close bond with schoolmate Jared Hess, who would later on guide Heder in his innovation function.

Prior to Jon Heder gained popularity as an actor, he acted as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for two years in Japan, where he learned to speak Japanese fluently. Upon returning to the States, he continued his education at BYU and also began exploring acting chances.

In 2004, Heder received his luck, starring as the eccentric and socially unpleasant personality Napoleon Dynamite in Jared Hess's independent film of the exact same name. The motion picture was a surprise hit, making over $44 million at the box office and swiftly becoming a cult standard. Heder's unique portrayal of the unusual character, along with memorable lines as well as quirks, amassed him extensive honor and recognition.

Complying with the success of "Napoleon Dynamite", Heder found himself with many acting possibilities in Hollywood. In 2005, he starred along with Rob Schneider and David Spade in the comedy "The Benchwarmers". Heder even more established his comical existence in 2006, starring in "School for Scoundrels" with Billy Bob Thornton and also "Blades of Glory" alongside Will Ferrell in 2007.

Heder continued acting throughout the years in different movies as well as television series, such as "When in Rome" (2010), "The Legend of Awesomest Maximus" (2011), and also voicing the character of Chicken Joe in the animated film "Surf's Up" (2007) and also its sequel "Surf's Up 2: WaveMania" (2017). Along with acting, Heder has also used his history in animation and filmmaking to generate short films and also commercials.

In 2002, Jon Heder married his partner, Kirsten Bales, whom he fulfilled while going to BYU. The couple has four children with each other and also continue to exercise the Mormon faith. Heder's family life and also dedication to his religion have played a considerable function in shaping his profession, as he has actually preserved a tidy photo and also steered clear of controversial functions. Despite his popularity, Heder stays grounded and also simple, thankful for the opportunities he has needed to make individuals laugh with his acting as well as narration.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Jon.

Related authors: Jesus Christ (Prophet), Brigham Young (Leader), Rob Schneider (Comedian), Will Ferrell (Comedian), David Spade (Actor), Billy Bob Thornton (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)


2 Famous quotes by Jon Heder

Small: I just did an ad with Microsoft. Im dressed as Napoleon, and I get to slap Bill Gates
"I just did an ad with Microsoft. I'm dressed as Napoleon, and I get to slap Bill Gates"
Small: Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!
"Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!"