Hader had no impressions prepared when he was invited to audition. [54] Hader also voiced multiple characters in YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading's parodies of the Star Wars original trilogy. [11] He began working on the program hoping to learn story structure. There's nothing ever bigger than that. Of course, Documentary Now! 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 2013, Hader replaced Robert Downey, Jr., as the voice of Mr. It's mostly that. Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid Part 1 Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. 21 wins & 57 nominations. [4] His ancestry includes Danish, English, German, and Irish,[6] and he discovered in a 2016 episode of Finding Your Roots that he is a descendant of royal figures such as Charlemagne and King Edward I. [16] He regularly worked 18-hour days as a PA, having little time to pursue his creative ambitions. [49] "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," he told reporters. He is also the star, co-creator, and producer of the IFC mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now! [24][25] After attending one of the group's backyard appearances, Mullally told Hader of her intention to discuss him with Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live (SNL). He was previously married to Maggie Carey. But "Mr. Runner Up" isn't about its narrator like The Kid Stays in the Picture. He became known for his impressions and especially for his work on the Weekend Update segments, in which he played Stefon Meyers, a flamboyant New York tour guide who recommends unusual nightclubs and parties with bizarre characters with unusual tastes. Both fellow SNL alums (like Meyers, Armisen, Hader, Mulaney, and, of course, executive producer Lorne Michaels), Thomas and Buono are quickly assembling a filmography on par with documentary legends like Michael Moore and Alex Gibney—albeit with a catalog of fake ones. [30] Lorne Michaels tried to put him at ease by remarking to him, "You can work here as long as you want," after the incident. Does it seem fun? From 2011 to 2014, Hader hosted Essentials, Jr. on Turner Classic Movies. Stefon is in love with and married to Seth Meyers. The episode entitled “Mr. Favorite Female Voice Artists in Animated Movies, Best Supporting Character in Pixar History. It was given three and a half out of five stars by Benjamin Birdie of Comic Book Resources. Looking for something to watch? Trailer Is Every Traveler's Worst Nightmare, 'Deadpool 2' Is the Best Comedy of the Year. There's nothing ever bigger than that. ', Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's 'Documentary Now!' Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. "It was more [about] having confidence and trust in the characters," he says. He was chosen because, Hader has a “certain energy and appeal to younger people. I couldn't breathe, I started sweating. With Bill Hader and Amy Sedaris, What Are We Smeeling? He also worked as an usher at a Tempe cinema, which allowed him to see films for free, but he was fired for spoiling the ending of Titanic (1997) for unruly viewers. Wharf Horse (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part I), Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition, Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1, Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2, Indiana Johnson and the Nazi Granddaughters, Unstank My Hart/Whoopee 2: The Wrath of Whoopee 2, From the Ladle to the Grave: The Shallow Gravy Story, Moves: The Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers, Happy Birthday Sam Raimi from James Franco, Historical Confessions: Famous Last Words, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Searching for Mr. Larson: A Love Letter from the Far Side, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy, Bill Hader/Sarah Jones/Test Pattern/Matt Garstka, Bill Hader/Shepard Smith/Blue Jean Committee/Jimmy Chamberlin, Saturday Night Live at Home: Tom Hanks/Chris Martin, Kristen Stewart/Naomi Scott/Ella Balinska/Elizabeth Banks/Freddie Highmore/Cage the Elephant, Bill Hader/America Ferrera/Imagine Dragons, Bill Hader/Cara Delevingne/Lester Holt/Alec Benjamin, Broadway Week/Jimmy Kimmel/Bill Hader/Ali Stroker, Bill Hader/Rosie Perez/Tayari Jones/Lil' John Roberts, Colin Farrell/Bill Hader/Macklemore and Ryan Lewis/Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Bill Hader/Anna Chlumsky/Allly Brooke/Tyga, Kate Beckinsale/Bill Hader/Catfish & the Bottlemen, Mel Brooks/Joel McHale/Bill Hader/Natasha Leggero, Bill Hader & Henry Winkler/Adam Rodriguez/Derrick Levasseur, The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show, The 19th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Bill Murray. Bill Hader Wears a Grey Button Down Shirt & Sneakers, Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable, Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again, A Recipe for Success: The Making of 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', The Curators of Comedy: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian', Antonio Banderas/Bill Hader/Chris Cornell, Live Results Show: One Contestant Eliminated, Charlize Theron/Bill Hader/Stars of Track and Field, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse, Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special, Between the Lightning Strikes: The Making of 'Paul', Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies, The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. "I knew how talented Rhys and Alex were from SNL," Mulaney says. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. He 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. His first role was as a psychologist giving his views about life and death during the emergency landing of JetBlue Airways Flight 292. He isn’t just reading a teleprompter. Hader worked as a creative consultant and producer on South Park, beginning in the series' 12th season. [12] He quickly realized that comedy was the creative outlet that he had needed since he made the decision to leave higher education behind,[11] and soon Hader, his new compatriot in comedy Matt Offerman, and their two friends and fellow humor enthusiasts Eric Filipkowski and Mel Cowan, elected to form their own sketch comedy group.