Bill Hader is an actor, writer, comedian, director, and producer. He’s probably best known for the HBO dark comedy series’ Barry, which first aired in 2018. Not only does he star in the series, but he’s also the creator, writer, and producer. He has also occasionally directed some episodes. Hader is also known for his appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’. As his fame has grown, so has his wealth. Now, Bill Hader is estimated to be worth $ 12 million. This is how this actor accumulated his wealth.
Hader was born in Oklahoma on June 7, 1978. He didn’t like school very much and had a hard time fitting in, preferring to spend his time reading and watching movies. In high school, he appeared in a school production and enjoyed making short films with friends. Although she wanted to progress to film school, her poor grades meant she couldn’t get admission. So, he chose the alternative route of attending the Art Institute of Phoenix and then Scottsdale Community College. During that time, he worked as an usher in a movie theater, so he was able to watch movies for free. While in college, he met principal Nicholas Jasenovec, with whom he later worked.
Bill Hader’s early career
Hader dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles in 1999 when he dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. He initially struggled to find employment, but later landed a job as a production assistant. During his time in this role, he worked on a documentary and several major films. One of these films was the 2002 film ‘The Scorpion King’. According to Wikipedia, a bad experience during the making of this film led Hader to stop working as a production assistant.
He then worked as an assistant editor at a production facility and used the money he earned to make a short film, although he did not release it. Feeling he needed a change, he began taking comedy classes and met comedian Matt Offerman, brother of actor Nick Offerman. The duo formed a comedy group called ‘Animals of the Future’, along with Mel Cowan and Eric Filipkowski. Actress Megan Mullally is the wife of Nick Offerman. When her husband told her about the group, she went backstage at one of the group’s concerts. Impressed with what she saw, Mullally recommended Hader to Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels.
His career from 2005 to 2013
Hader’s breakthrough came when he made his featured player debut on SNL in October 2005. He soon became known as the ‘impression boy’, with some of the people he portrayed including Harvey Fierstein, Keith Morrison , Rick Perry, Al Pacino, Charlie Sheen. and John Malkovich. While working at SNL, Hader also began a career in film. His film debut was the 2006 film ‘You, Me, and Dupree’. Other movies he starred in while working on SNL included ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Hot Rod’, ‘Superbad’, ‘The Brothers Solomon’, ‘Adventureland’, ‘Paul’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall ‘,’ Pineapple Express’ and ‘Tropic Thunder’.
Furthermore, he also provided a voice for many films during this period. These included ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ and its sequel, and ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur’. He also provided a voice for various television series, audiobooks, and video games. At the same time, Hader took on various roles behind the camera. For example, he worked as a producer and creative consultant on “South Park,” co-wrote and starred in the web series “Crackle,” and wrote a unique Spider-Man feature called “The Short Halloween.” In 2013, Bill Hader decided it was time to leave SNL. He had appeared in eight seasons of the popular series. His decision was based on the difficulties he caused his family, since they were constantly traveling for their work. He was putting pressure on his marriage and his children were finding it difficult.
Hader’s career from 2014 to the present
After leaving SNL, Hader decided to focus on his film career. His first film in this phase of his life was the 2014 film ‘The Skeleton Twins’. The following year, he lent his voice for the hit animated comedy “Inside Out” and a voice for a character on “The Good Dinosaur.” He then had his first starring role in the romantic comedy film ‘Trainwreck’ alongside Amy Schumer. This later led to him getting another romantic lead in the movie ‘Maggie’s Plan’. In 2017, Hader provided the voice of Alpha 5 in the movie ‘Power Rangers’.
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