Diedrich Bader

D.O.B: Dec 24, 1966 |  Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the City of Light he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin.

Biography

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the City of Light he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile Chaplin movie reel burned in the theaters projector, four-year-old Bader hopped on stage and entertained the crowd with an imitation of the Little Tramp. The standing ovation he received set the course for the rest of his life--he knew he wanted to perform. He returned to the United States for high school and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. During spring break he was discovered by a casting director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That meeting led to an audition for a small role in a TV pilot. Bader landed a starring role instead. Although the pilot wasnt picked up, Bader moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for other roles. He landed guest spots on several series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Cheers (1982) and Quantum Leap (1989). Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris liked his tongue-in-cheek delivery when he read for her action-adventure spoof series, Danger Theatre (1993). She hired him in that role and for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), which she directed.