Bill Hader: Career, SNL, Relationships & Net Worth

Bill Hader is someone with many talents. Although he is widely recognized as a comedian, he has also been an actor, voice actor, producer, and writer.

Hader is mostly known for performing skills on NBC’s American late-night live television, Saturday Night Live, or SNL.

In addition, Hader has worked on numerous movies and short movies and produced some of them.

Bill Hader
Bill Hader (Source: SNLFandom)

Bill Hader is a popular name in the American acting industry. As a result, he has a huge following, and his fans always want to know more about him.

This article covers the most asked topics, including his early life, career, SNL, movies, wife, relationships, etc.

Quick Facts

Full Name William Thomas Hader Jr.
Date of Birth June 7th, 1978
Age 44
Place of Birth Oklahoma, USA
Current Residence California, USA
Profession Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
Active years 1999-Present
Nationality American
Father William Thomas Hader Sr.
Mother Sherri Renne
Siblings 2
Sisters Katie, Kara
Brothers None
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Maggie Carey (2006 – 2018)
Children 3
Son(s) None
Daughter(s) Hannah, Harper, Hayley
College Scottsdale Community College
High School Edison Junior High,
Cascia Hall Preparatory School
Schools Patrick Henry Elementary School,
The Art Institute of Phoenix
Religion Christianity 
Ethnicity Caucasian
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Acting Debut Sounds Good to Me (2004)
TV Debut Punk’d (2005)
Movie Debut Uncommon Sense (2005)
Known For SNL, South Park
Producer Debut The To-Do List (2013)
Writing Debut SNL (2006)
Height In feet: 6 ft 1 in
In centimeters: 185 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 80 kg
In Pounds: 176 lbs
Body Type 44-32-14.5 inches
Body Type  Obese
Shoe Size 11.5 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Hazel
Net Worth $12 million
Merchandise Poster, Signed Photo
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Updated July, 2022

Bill Hader | Appearance

Bill is a tall American standing 6 feet and 1 inch tall with a bodyweight of 80 kilograms. 

Although Hader is not big on fitness, he has a decent body and looks pretty fit.

Despite being an American by nationality, he is of four different descent. His ancestors are a collection of Danish, English, German and Irish.

Moreover, he is a descendant of royal figures such as Charlemagne, King Edward I, and Charles Martel.

Hader has a fair complexion with hazel eyes and light black hair. Moreover, he is often seen with a subtle beard which suits him well. 

Like himself, he has a big forehead. However, it goes unnoticed as it suits his long handsome face. 

In addition, he always keeps his hair short and is often seen in suits and shirts. He is also often seen in casual wear like hoodies, t-shirts, blazers, jackets, etc.

In conclusion, Hader is in his forties, and good aging has made him look like a handsome forty-year-old man.

Bill Hader | Childhood & Early Career

Hader is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the USA. On June 7th of, 1978, he was born to a comfortable family.

His mother was a dance teacher named Sherri Renee, also known as ‘nee Patton.’ 

On the other hand, his father was a free man with many talents, which shows that the apple does not fall very far from the tree. 

His father, William Thomas Hader Sr., was a restaurant manager, truck driver, air cargo company owner, and standup comedian.

He was hyperactive during his childhood. Moreover, he recognizes himself as a ‘spaz kid’ during his days in ‘elementary school.’

Because of being an awkward kid, he felt like he did not fit in. As a result, he spent his time watching movies and reading in place of playing with other kids.

Education

Bill initially went to Patrick Henry Elementary School for his early education. However, he had a hard time fitting into the school.

Later, during his junior high, he moved to Edison Junior High. He was an average student and had very low tier grades.

Due to his low grades, he went to Cascia Hall Preparatory School for a chance to join a good high school.

Bill was interested in film from a young age and even made short films with his friends.

However, he failed to gain admission to a top film school due to his grades.

As a result, he enrolled in The Art Institute of Phoenix. It is one of the non-profit schools owned by the Education Principle Foundation.

After completing high school, he later joined Scottsdale Community College. It is a public community college in Scottsdale, Arizona.

However, he did not complete his graduation.

Early Employments

Bill was not a superstar from the start. Initially, he worked as a salesman for Christmas tree.  

In college, he met Nicholas Jasenovec, the director of the movie, ‘Paper Heart’ of 2009. This meeting developed his aspirations to become a filmmaker.

Consequently, he dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles. His parents let him use the money saved for his education for living expenses as support.

Bill found a job as a production assistant in Los Angeles. He had hoped to become an assistant director but eventually quit the job.

Subsequently, he secured a job as night-time assistant editor at the post-production facility Triage Entertainment. 

He was also invested in making his short film and joining comedy classes with friends during this period. 

Later, Hader realized that comedy was his kind of creative engagement and even formed a comedy group with his friends.

He and his friends performed sketch comedy as a group named ‘Animals from the future.’ 

Additionally, Hader worked as an assistant editor on Iron Chef America.

Career

While performing skits with his comedy group, he was recognized by Megan Mullally. Megan recommended Hader to Lorne Michaels, founder of SNL. 

He was then called up for an audition for SNL, for which he flew to New York. 

However, he did not have any impressions prepared for the audition. So, he spontaneously imitated a random Italian man he had once overheard.

SNL and Breakthrough

After the audition, Hader was hired as a featured player and did his first show on SNL in October 2005.

His debut role was as a psychologist. In one of the interviews, Bill expressed that going to SNL was like ‘moving from preschool to Harvard.’

He became an impressionist for SNL. Initially, he had only imitated his friends and family. Finally, after joining SNL, he did impersonations of celebrities.

His list of impressions includes more than 60 or 70 well-known celebrities.

This list includes names like Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Stephen King, Adam Levine, Tommy Lee Jones, William Defoe, Robert Pattinson, etc.

In addition to impersonations, he also had characters of his own. Some of his characters were Brady Trunk, Bryce, Devin, Leonard, Stefon, etc.

Despite huge numbers of characters and impersonations, Bill never felt comfortable throughout his first four seasons.

Bill even had panic attacks and sleepless nights because he felt he had less experience than his peers.

SNL was his breakthrough into the TV and Movies industry. Only a year after being in SNL, he got to work in a movie named ‘You, Me and Dupree.’

Movies and Other Works

Hader worked on SNL till 2013, not only as an actor-comedian, but he also wrote some skits and even produced some. 

After working on his first movie, he got offers left and right to work on different movies and TV shows.

Only in 2007 did he work on movies like Knocked Up, Purple Violets, Hot Rod, Superbad, and The Brothers Solomon.

He had comedic or filler character roles in most of these movies.

He continued his success in 2008 by expanding his roots to movies and TV series.

From 2008 to 2010, he worked on 6 movies and 6 TV shows. Additionally, he also worked as a voice actor.

His voice is cast on movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Ice Age, etc.

Moreover, he also worked on the famous GTA IV video game as the voice actor for a character named Wilson Taylor Sr.

During all this time, he was still working on SNL. He left SNL in 2013. 

Before 2013, he got to work on more amazing movies. He became one of the well-recognized voice actors for animated movies.

Such animated movies include Monsters University, Turbo, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil etc.

Before leaving SNL, he also got on one of the biggest animated series of America, ‘South Park‘, in 2011.

He also appeared in the ‘Men in Black 3’ movie and an episode of the famous ‘The Office’ series.

After SNL

SNL took Bill to a new height, but he left the gig with bigger aspirations. 

In addition, Hader was now a well-known comedian, actor, and voice actor. Moreover, he was already working on different TV series and had movie roles.

He has voice acted in popular animated movies like Power Rangers, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Inside Out, Toy Story, Angry Birds movies, etc. 

Bill as guest appearance in SNL
Bill as a guest appearance in SNL (source: nerdist.com)

Similarly, some of his notable film works are Trainwreck, The Skeleton Twines, IT Chapter Two, etc. 

He is more notable for his TV series works. It includes Bob’s Burgers, The Dark Crystal, The Awesomes, etc. 

Among his notable works, he is mostly known for his show ‘Barry‘.

Writing and Production

Bill did not limit himself to just acting and comedy. He expanded to writing and production as well.

Bill started writing from his days SNL and expanded it to shows like The Line, South Park, Documentary Now, and Barry.

Along with writing, he was also involved in producing those TV series.

He was the executive producer for 21 episodes of Documentary Now! and 16 episodes of Barry.

Similarly, he was the producer for whooping 47 episodes of the long-running animated show South Park.

Awards and Nominations

Bill has been nominated for 20 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and 4 Actors Guild Awards. 

However, Bill has only won three of them, and all are Emmy Awards.

Out of the three, two of them were for his show Barry and done for his work in South Park.

Bill Hader | Personal Life

Hader only joined college and never actually paid attention in his school classes. However, Hader is still a well-rounded person and an avid reader.

Hader’s first girlfriend is still unknown. However, it is known that Hader faced his first breakup while just starting to join comedy classes.

Wife and Children

Hader got married to Maggie Carey in 2006. Maggie is a writer and director who has worked together with Hader in the movie ‘The To-Do List.’

Together, Hader and Carey have three children, all daughters. They are named Hannah, Harper, and Hayley.

Hannah is the eldest, born on October 6th, 2009. She is followed by Harper, born on July 28th, 2012. Finally, the youngest, Hayley, was born on November 15th, 2014.

Unfortunately, Bill and Maggie announced separation in November and divorced in March 2018. The divorce was finalized after three months.

After Divorce

The year after his divorce, Hader dated actress Rachel Bilson. She is also his co-star in the movie ‘The To-Do List.’ 

However, the third relationship also ended in July 2020. Soon after, Hader started dating actress Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader started dating in 2021 or late 2020 and are still going strong after a year.

Bill Hader | Net Worth

Bill Hader is reported to have over $12 Million of net worth. 

He is a man engaged in different work areas within the movie and TV industry. So, it is no surprise that he has made a fortune.

Characters and Impersonations of Bill Hader
Characters and Impersonations of Bill Hader (sources: sporkle.com)

Therefore, Bill is a content man who lives a comfortable life with all his earnings as an actor, producer, and writer.

Bill Hader | Social Media

Bill is not present on Twitter or Facebook. However, he is active on Instagram.

Bill Hader has over 220k followers on Instagram under the ‘billfreakinghader‘ profile. 

He mostly posts a small portion of his comedy skits or movies. Additionally, he also posts time spent with his friends and family.

Bill Hader | FAQs

What are some of Hader’s favorite movies?

Bill’s favorites include Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange, Ikiru, Waiting for Guffman, etc.

However, Bill loves the work of Mel Brooks and is mostly a fan of his movies.

How did Hader find out that he was descended from the royalties?

Bill once appeared as a guest in a PBS show called “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gate, Jr’. 

Through the genealogy show, Bill discovered that he was descended from King of England and King of the Franks.

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