Jon Heder

Jon Heder

  • Highest Rated: 79% Surf's Up (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Christmas Eve (2015)
  • Birthday: Oct 26, 1977
  • Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • American actor Jon Heder was studying 3-D animation at Brigham Young University when he met Jared Hess, the director who would make his a familiar face. Hess cast Heder in his short film Peluca, and then in his full-length feature film Napoleon Dynamite. At 27, Heder had never appeared in a movie before, but the surprise success of the film gave him instant notoriety. Napoleon Dynamite was a quirky, low-budget comedy about a nerdy high-schooler in an outdated small town in rural Idaho. Heder's dead-on characterization struck a chord with audiences and the small independent film became a huge hit, raking in over 44 million dollars and winning the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie. Heder personally took home two awards from the ceremony himself, one for Breakthrough Male Performance, and one for Best Musical Performance, for his election dance. Heder took a role in the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy Just Like Heaven the next year, playing the slacker sidekick Darryl. He had an obvious knack for comedy, and so for his next project he starred alongside David Spade and Rob Schneider in the frat-boy comedy The Benchwarmers. Heder also lent his voice to the animated film Monster House and signed on to appear in the Todd Phillips remake of School for Scoundrels. Of those three films, The Benchwarmers hit audiences first, in spring 2006. Described by one prominent critic as Revenge of the Nerds with an increased fart quotient and added projectile vomiting, this dumb-dumb frat comedy cast Heder, Spade and Schneider as a trio of losers who form a baseball team to thwart a bunch of elementary-school bullies; Heder played a booger-eating dork with an unhealthy degree of maternal attachment. The press trashed the film, and unsurprisingly, it scored at the box office, grossing in excess of 65 million dollars. Heder scored better on all fronts by voicing Reginald "Skull" Skulinski in the Steven Spielberg-produced, CG-animated family film Monster House, a spooky and funny romp about a home that begins devouring trick-or-treaters, and the three youngsters who set out to stop it.The November 2006 release School for Scoundrels returned Heder to live-action material. In that picture (a remake of the 1960 British comedy classic by director Robert Hamer), Heder plays yet another variation on his Napoleon Dynamite character -- this one as Roger, a socially maladroit, backward meter reader who enrolls in a confidence-building course taught by Machiavellian teacher Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton), to gain the confidence to sway the girl of his dreams -- and ends up faced with the prof's nasty scheme to win the lass for himself. Unfortunately, the film (helmed by Old School director Todd Phillips) not only received a critical drubbing, but only reeled in about 21 million dollars at the box office.As 2007 dawned, Heder struck gold by starring opposite Will Ferrell in the SNL funnyman's latest buddy comedy, Blades of Glory. The two portrayed figure skaters whose bitter rivalry leads to a much-publicized brawl at the Olympics, stripping them of their medals; the men subsequently decide to reattain their old glory by re-entering the Olympic competition as a figure-skating pair. In a most unusual turn of events, the picture not only received many outstanding reviews in the press, but became the top box-office grosser of its weekend. Later that year, Heder voiced a surfing penguin (Chicken Joe) in the CG-animated family comedy Surf's Up and moved into slightly deeper and more challenging onscreen material with the Warner Independent comedy drama Mama's Boy. In that film, directed by neophyte Tim Hamilton, Heder played a slacker who must reinvestigate his goals and priorities when his single mother (Diane Keaton) takes a self-help guru (Jeff Daniels) as her new beau. Heder appeared in When in Rome, a 2010 romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell, and played a supporting role as the lawyer of an aging musician in the family drama For Ellen (2011). The following year he

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet When Jeff Tried to Save the World Jeff 2018
No Score Yet The Ladybug Actor 2018
78% The Tiger Hunter Alex Womack $40.1K 2017
50% Between Us Owen 2017
11% Ghost Team Louis $8.6K 2016
33% Bling Wilmer 2016
No Score Yet Hedgehogs Actor 2016
0% Christmas Eve James $82.5K 2015
17% Walt Before Mickey Actor 2015
No Score Yet Weepah Way for Now Ernie 2015
64% Reality (Réalité) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Stuck Actor 2015
67% For Ellen Fred Butler 2012
26% L!fe Happens Wrong Number Guy 2012
No Score Yet Tu Xia Chuan Qi (Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit) Actor 2011
17% When in Rome Lance $32.6M 2010
No Score Yet Woke Up Dead Actor 2009
8% Mama's Boy Jeffrey Mannus 2007
10% Moving McAllister Orlie 2007
79% Surf's Up Chicken Joe $58.9M 2007
70% Blades of Glory Jimmy MacElroy $118.2M 2007
26% School for Scoundrels Roger $17.8M 2006
75% Monster House Skull $73.7M 2006
11% The Benchwarmers Clark $57.7M 2006
55% Just Like Heaven Darryl $48.3M 2005
71% Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite $44.5M 2004
No Score Yet Peluca Actor 2003
No Score Yet Funky Town Actor 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Star vs. the Forces of Evil
2015
Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2011
Narshall
  • 2014
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Narshall
  • 2014
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
Judge
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
25% Napoleon Dynamite
2012
Voice Napoleon Dynamite
  • 2012
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Appearing
  • 2011
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2005

QUOTES FROM Jon Heder CHARACTERS

Napoleon Dynamite
Heck yes ! I'd vote for you.
Napoleon Dynamite
Heck yes! I'd vote for you.
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina you fat lard
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina you fat lard.
Napoleon Dynamite
I don't even have any skills.
Pedro
What do you mean?
Napoleon Dynamite
You know, like nunchuck skills, bo hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Girls only like guys who have great skills.
Chicken Joe
She digs you, dude! She called you 'Crap'!
Chicken Joe
Dude, she's totally into you! She called you crap!
Trisha
(Trisha's dad) "What's what in my driveway?"
Trisha
[Trisha's dad] What's what in my driveway?
Napoleon Dynamite
That's my ride.
Napoleon Dynamite
Stay home and eat all the freakin chips Kip!
Chicken Joe
I know he's out here. I can feel it in my nuggets!
Clark
boooooooo
Clark
Boooooooooo!
Ritchie
YOU JUST LOST YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT VIDEOSPOT!
Clark
DANG IT!
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina, you fat lard, eat your dinner!
Napoleon Dynamite
I see your drinking 1%. Does that mean you think you're fat? Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.
Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite: Kip bring me my Chapstick!
Napoleon Dynamite
Kip bring me my Chapstick!
Napoleon Dynamite
Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite
Is that what you're trying to do. Ruin my life and make me look like a freakin' idiot!
Napoleon Dynamite
How long did it take you to grow that mustache?
Pedro
A couple of days.
Napoleon Dynamite
Freakin Idiot
Napoleon Dynamite
Freakin' idiot.
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina come get dome food you at lard
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!
Clark
Makers of what? Poop?
Napoleon Dynamite
What's Grandma doing at the flippin' sand dunes!?
Napoleon Dynamite
What ever I feel like today Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite
What ever I feel like today, Gosh!
Darryl
Righteous.
Napoleon Dynamite
Whatever I feel like I wanna do, GOSH.
Napoleon Dynamite
Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite
Pedro: I think Ill build her a cake
Pedro
Build her a cake or something.
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina you fat lard, come get some dinner
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!
Jimmy MacElroy
I'm not gonna dance to anything with references to "lady humps". I don't even know what that means!
Jimmy MacElroy
[disgusted] I'm not skating to anything with references to lady humps. I don't even know what that means.
Chazz Michael Michaels
No one knows what it means! But it's provocative. It gets the people going!
Chazz Michael Michaels
No one knows what it means, but it's provocative...
Jimmy MacElroy
No, it's not, it's gross...
Chazz Michael Michaels
...It gets the people going!
Beth
What are you doing in my apartment?!
Lance
Blowing your mind!
Napoleon Dynamite
I caught you a delicious bass.
Napoleon Dynamite
Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite
Can I use your guyses phone?
Napoleon Dynamite
Hey can I use your guys's phone for a sec?
Napoleon Dynamite
idiots
Napoleon Dynamite
Idiot.
Napoleon Dynamite
You guys are retarded!
Napoleon Dynamite
I see you're drinking one percent. Is that cause you think you're fat? Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.
Napoleon Dynamite
Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner.
Trisha
I am saving up for college
Trisha
I'm trying to raise money for college.
Deb
I'm trying to raise money for college.
Napoleon Dynamite
Your mom goes to college!
Kip
Your mom goes to college!
Napoleon Dynamite
Can you bring me my chapstick?
Kip
No, Napoleon.
Napoleon Dynamite
But my lips hurt real bad!
Kip
Just borrow some from the school nurse. I know she has like five sticks in her drawer.
Napoleon Dynamite
I'm not gonna use hers, you sicko!
Pedro
Like what are my skills?
Napoleon Dynamite
Well, you have a sweet bike. And you're really good at hooking up with chicks. Plus you're like the only guy at school who has a mustache.
Napoleon Dynamite
Do the chickens have large talons?
Napoleon Dynamite
I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!
Don
Did you shoot any?
Napoleon Dynamite
Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?
Trisha
I wanted to thank you for the beautiful drawing you did of me, it's hanging in my bedroom.
Napoleon Dynamite
Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.
Deb
What that?
Napoleon Dynamite
It's a liger. It's probably my favorite animal. It defends itself with its growing skills in the field of magic.
Napoleon Dynamite
(to Deb) You should probably pick up all the stuff you left on my lawn, because it's taking up so much room in my backpack I can't fit my nunchucks.
Napoleon Dynamite
I like your sleeves. They're all puffy
Napoleon Dynamite
I like your sleeves. They're real big.
Napoleon Dynamite
Grandma just called. She said you should go home because you're ruining everyone's lives and eating all the steak.
Uncle Rico
It's a free country, Napoleon. I can do what ever I want.
Napoleon Dynamite
I'm gonna call the cops on you!
Uncle Rico
Fine! Go ahead!
Napoleon Dynamite
Maybe I will! Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite
So, you got my back and everything, right?
Pedro
What?
Napoleon Dynamite
Never mind.
Grandma
How was school?
Napoleon Dynamite
The worst day of my life. What do you think?
Clark
Macaroni must have steroids!