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Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian known for his roles in Napoleon Dynamite, The Drew Carey Show and Outsourced. He has also performed the voice over work of Batman on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, android Zeta in The Zeta Project, Warp Darkmatter in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the Fiskerton Phantom in The Secret Saturdays, and his recurring role as Hoss Delgado in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
Bader was born Karl Diedrich Bader in Alexandria, Virginia, on Christmas Eve, 1966, the son of German-born Gretta Bader, a sculptor, and William B. Bader, a foundation executive who worked in politics. His paternal great-grandfather was German American politician Edward L. Bader, former mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. When Bader was two years old, his family moved to Paris, France, but he returned to the U.S. to attend Groveton High School. He graduated from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended college at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
After a few guest roles on popular television series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Diagnosis: Murder and Cheers, Bader's first major role was in the 1993 series Danger Theatre, playing The Searcher. He moved into cinema acting for the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies, but returned to TV, playing Oswald on The Drew Carey Show starting in 1995.
Bader has had roles in animated features and TV series such as Ice Age, The Simpsons, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and The Penguins of Madagascar. He appeared in the 1999 film Office Space as Peter's mulleted neighbor Lawrence, and in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite as Rex, the owner of a Taekwondo dojang. He performs in the 2004 film Eurotrip as a thief. In 2010, Bader took the role of Charlie on the television series Outsourced. In 2012, he reprised his role as Rex in the animated TV series Napoleon Dynamite. He played the Russian Cosmonaut 'Yuri' in Disney's "Space Buddies".
Bader has lent his voice to several different Batman cartoons, portraying both heroes and villains: Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project, The Batman, and starring as the title character in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Bader also voices Guy Gardner in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.
Bader is married to actress Dulcy Rogers with whom he has two children.
- Star Trek The Next Generation (1989) (TV) - Season 2 "The Emissary"
- Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991) (TV) - Season 2 "Guess Who's Coming to Marry?"
- Desert Rats (1988) (TV) – Mort
- The Preppie Murder (1989) (TV) – Peter
- Cheers (1990) (TV) – Waiter
- 21 Jump Street (1990) (TV)- Paul Edward Novack
- Quantum Leap (1990) (TV) - Dillon ("Rebel Without a Clue")
- Danger Theatre (1993) TV Series – The Searcher
- The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) – Jethro Bodine/Jethrine Bodine
- Teresa's Tattoo (1994) – Higgins
- Frasier (1995) (TV) – Season 2 "The Innkeepers" – Roz's date, Brad
- The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004) TV Sitcom – Oswald Lee Harvey
- The Assassination File (1996) (TV) – Scott McDonough
- Gargoyles (1996) TV Series (Voice)- Jason Canmore
- Pepper Ann (1997) TV Series (voice)
- Hercules: The Animated Series (1998) TV Series (voice) – Adonis
- Hercules: Zero to Hero (1999) (V) (voice) – Adonis
- Office Space (1999) – Lawrence
- Bartok the Magnificent (1999) (V) (voice) – Vol
- Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (TV) (voice) – Zoo Director
- Batman Beyond (1999) TV Series (voice) – Zeta
- The Simpsons (2000) TV Series (voice) – Sheriff
- Couple Days... A Period Piece (2000) – Josh
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) TV Series (voice) – Warp Darkmatter/Natron
- Baby Blues (2000) TV Series (voice) – Kenny/Various Characters
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000) (V) (voice) – Warp Darkmatter
- Certain Guys (2000) – Ronald
- The Legend of Tarzan, episode Tarzan and the Silver Screen (2001) TV Series (voice)- Stanley Obrowski
- Drew Carey's Rock & Roll Back to School Special (2001) (TV) – Oswald Lee Harvey
- The Zeta Project (2001) TV Series (voice) – Zeta/Zee
- Lloyd in Space (2001) TV Series (voice) – Harvulian 'Boomer' Standervault
- Recess: School's Out (2001) (voice) – Guard #2
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) – Miramax Security Guard Gordon
- Teamo Supremo (2002-2004) - Dehydro
- The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2002) – Hoss Delgado
- Evil Alien Conquerors (2002) – My-ik
- A Baby Blues Christmas Special (2002) (TV) (voice) – Kenny
- Ice Age (2002) (voice) – Oscar
- The Country Bears (2002) – Officer Cheets/Voice of Ted Bedderhead
- Napoleon Dynamite (2004) – Rex
- EuroTrip (2004) – Mugger
- Dead & Breakfast (2004) – Chef Henri
- Center of the Universe (2004) TV Series – Tommy Barnett
- South Park (2005) TV Series - Bat Dad The Losing Edge
- Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) – Joel
- Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005) (TV) (voice) – Lars
- Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005) (voice) – John
- National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call (2006) – Glenn Dale
- Korgoth of Barbaria (2006) (TV) (voice) – Korgoth
- Asterix and the Vikings (2006) – Olaf and Unhygienix (English version)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007) - Simon
- 7th Heaven (2007) – T-Bone's father
- Monk (2007) – Chance Singer
- King of the Hill (2007) (TV) (voice) – Doctor, Dirk the Body Builder, Ray Roy
- Surf's Up (2007) – Tank "The Shredder" Evans
- Balls of Fury (2007) – Randy Daytona's Concubine Companion
- The Batman (2008) – Shadow Thief, Captain Slash
- Meet the Spartans (2008) – Traitoro
- The Secret Saturdays (2008) – Fiskerton
- Open Season 2 (2008) – Rufus
- Reno 911! (2008) – Tommy Hawk
- Bolt (2008) – Veteran Cat
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008) – Bud – "Two And a Half Deaths"
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011) (voice) – Batman, Kilowog, Ace, Owlman, Solomon Grundy, Punch, Gorilla Boss, Adult Damian/Future Batman, Lord Death Man, Creepy Usher, Caveman Batman, Pirate Batman, Batmanicus, Robot Batman, Musketeer
- Drop Dead Diva (2009) – Dog Owner – "The Chinese Wall"
- CSI: Miami (2009) – Myles Martini – "Dead on Arrival"
- Space Buddies (2009) – Yuri
- The Penguins of Madagascar (2009) (TV) (voice) – Rat King ("Crown Fools," "Miracle on Ice", "Roger Dodger", "The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel", "Rat Fink" "Rock-A-Bye Birdie")
- The Goode Family (2009) (TV) (voice) - Jeff/Lane
- Calvin Marshall (2009) – Fred Deerfield
- Bones (2009–2010) - Andrew Hacker
- Phineas and Ferb (2007–present) - Albert ("Not Phineas and Ferb," "Nerds of a Feather," "The Doof Side of the Moon"), Vance Ward ("The Best Lazy Day Ever")
- Medium (2010) - Fred Rovick
- Chuck (2010) - Fake Buy More consultant
- Ben 10: Alien Force (2010) - Simion
- MAD (2010) (TV) (voice) - Batman, Iron Man, Hannibal, Parker Selfridge
- Vampires Suck (2010) - Frank Crane
- Outsourced (2010) (TV) - Charlie Davies
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2011) - Simion
- Psych (2011) (TV series) - Eli
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) (TV) (voice) - Hundun
- Napoleon Dynamite (2012) TV series (voice) – Rex
- The Exes (2012) - Paul, Season 1 Episode 8
- Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012) - Quentin Daniels
- Pound Puppies (2012) (TV) (voice, 1 episode) - Banjo player
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2012-2013) TV series (voice) - Guy Gardner
- Chosen (2013) TV series - Daniel Easton
- Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) TV series (voice) - Kraven the Hunter
- Farm League (2013) TV series (voice) - Batmongoose