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Karl Diedrich Bader

(1966-12-24) December 24, 1966 (age 57)
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active 1988–present
Agent VOX, Inc.
Political party Democratic
Dulcy Rogers
(m. 1997)
Children 2
  • William B. Bader (father)
  • Gretta Bader (mother)
Relatives Edward L. Bader (great-grandfather)

Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his comedy-centered and voice acting-related roles. He has appeared as a series regular in television sitcoms The Drew Carey Show, American Housewife, and Outsourced, along with notable recurring roles in Better Things and Veep. His film credits include The Beverly Hillbillies, Office Space, EuroTrip, and Napoleon Dynamite. He has also had a prolific voiceover career, playing characters such as Hoss Delgado in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Zeta in The Zeta Project, Tank in the film Surf's Up, and provided the voice of Bruce Wayne / Batman in multiple animated films and television series, beginning in 2008 with Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Early life

Karl Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on Christmas Eve, 1966, the son of Gretta Bader (née Margaret Marie Lange; 1931–2014), a sculptor, and William B. Bader (1931–2016), a foundation executive and political activist. His patrilineal great-grandfather was Edward L. Bader, who served as the mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey and is of German and Scottish heritage.

When Bader was two years old, his family moved to Paris, 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 University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Bader at the 2010 Comic-Con

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 television, playing Oswald on The Drew Carey Show starting in 1995. He appeared in the 1999 film Office Space as Peter's 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.

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Bader in July 2011

As a voice actor, he has voiced various characters in animated features, television series and video games, such as Ice Age, The Simpsons, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, South Park and The Penguins of Madagascar. 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 Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Harley Quinn. Bader also voices Guy Gardner in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

His other voice credits include JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, Judah Mannowdog in BoJack Horseman, the android Zeta in The Zeta Project, and the Fiskerton Phantom in The Secret Saturdays.

In 2016, Bader starred in the "It's the Obvious Choice" series of Time Warner Cable television commercials and starred as Greg Otto in ABC sitcom American Housewife from 2016 to 2021. From 2014 to 2019, Bader had a recurring role on HBO sitcom Veep. Since 2016, Bader has had a recurring role as best friend, Rich, on Better Things.

Personal life

Bader has been married to actress Dulcy Rogers since May 1997. Together they have two children, Ondine and Sebastian.

Bader supported Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson during the 2016 United States presidential election. In 2020, he endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, after initially voting for Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.




List of acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Longarm Randy Television film
1988 Desert Rats Mort Television film
1989 The Preppie Murder Peter Television film
1990 Arduous Man Short film
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine
1994 Teresa's Tattoo Higgins
1996 The Assassination File Scott McDonough Television film
1999 Office Space Lawrence
2000 Certain Guys Ronald
2000 Couple Days... A Period Piece Josh
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Miramax Security Guard Gordon
2002 The Country Bears Officer Cheets
2004 Napoleon Dynamite Rex
2004 EuroTrip Mugger
2004 Dead & Breakfast Chef Henri
2005 Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project Lt. Peter Fontaine Television film
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Joel
2006 Cattle Call Glenn Dale
2007 Cook Off! Del Crawford
2007 Sunny & Share Love You Mr. Jami
2007 Balls of Fury Randy Daytona's Concubine Companion
2008 Skip Tracer Parker Tuffey Television film
2008 Meet the Spartans Traitoro
2009 Space Buddies Yuri Direct-to-video
2009 Calvin Marshall Fred Deerfield
2010 Vampires ... Frank Crane
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part II Quentin Daniels
2012 Sassy Pants Dale Pinto
2013 Playdate Mitchell Direct-to-video
2013 The Starving Games President Snowballs
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Michael Nicholson
2015 All She Wishes Patrick O'Dea
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Relentless Security Guard Cameo
2022 The Blackening Officer White
2022 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Grizzled Narrator
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Mr. Geckle Cameo


List of acting performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactical Crewman Episode: "The Emissary" (credited as Dietrich Bader)
1989 Living Dolls Episode: "Martha Means Well"
1990–1991 Cheers Waiter, Paul 2 episodes (credited as Dietrich Bader)
1990 21 Jump Street Paul Edward Novack Episode: "Last Chance High"
1990 Quantum Leap Dillon Episode: "Rebel Without a Clue" (credited as Dietrich Bader)
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Frank Schaeffer 2 episodes (credited as Dietrich Bader)
1993 Danger Theatre The Searcher 7 episodes
1995 Diagnosis Murder Lincoln Cutter Episode: "The New Healers"
1995 Frasier Roz's date, Brad Episode: "The Innkeepers"
1995–2004 The Drew Carey Show Oswald Lee Harvey 233 episodes
2004–2005 Center of the Universe Tommy Barnett 12 episodes
2007 7th Heaven Theodore Alan "Al" Bonaducci Episode: "Nothing Says Lovin' Like Something from the Oven"
2007 Monk Chance Singer Episode: "Mr. Monk and the ... Man"
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Simon Episode: "The TiVo Guy"
2008 Reno 911! Tommy Hawk Episode: "Bounty Hunter Tommy Hawk"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bud Parker Episode: "Two and a Half Deaths"
2009 Drop Dead Diva Wallace Haft Episode: "The Chinese Wall"
2009 CSI: Miami Myles Martini Episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009–2010 Bones Andrew Hacker 3 episodes
2010 Medium Fred Rovick Episode: "Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?"
2010 Chuck Del Episode: "Chuck Versus the Beard"
2010–2011 Outsourced Charlie Davies 22 episodes
2011 Psych Eli Episode: "The Tao of Gus"
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Riddle Terrorist Episode: "Sabbath-tage"
2012–2013 The Exes Paul 4 episodes
2013 Save Me Elliot Tompkins 7 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Gunner Episode: "Modern Marvels"
2013 Baby Daddy Winston Douglas Episode: "Never Ben in Love"
2013 Raising Hope Gary Episode: "Murder, She Hoped"
2014 Two and a Half Men Dirk Episode: "Dial 1-900-Mix-A-Lot"
2014–2019 Veep Bill Ericsson 21 episodes
2016–2021 American Housewife Greg Otto 103 episodes
2016–2022 Better Things Rich 12 episodes
2017 Bill Nye Saves the World Smallpox Episode: "Do Some Shots, Save the World"
2017 Playing House Simon Episode: "Reverse the Curse"
2019 Young Sheldon Batman Episode: "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib"
2020 Space Force General Rongley 3 episodes
2021 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now! Batman Special
2023–present Lucky Hank Tony Conigula Main cast


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Himself Episode: "324"

Voice roles


List of voice performances in feature and direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Bartok the Magnificent Vol Direct-to-video
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Warp Darkmatter, Agent Z Direct-to-video
2001 Recess: School's Out Guard #2
2002 The Country Bears Ted Bedderhead
2002 Ice Age Oscar
2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone John Direct-to-video
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Uncle Dave Beech Video short
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Olaf, Unhygienix
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Uncle Dave Beech Video short
2007 Surf's Up Tank "The Shredder" Evans
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Uncle Dave Beech Video short
2008 Open Season 2 Rufus Direct-to-video
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Hoss Delgado Television film
2008 Bolt Veteran Cat
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Comet Direct-to-video
2011 Spooky Buddies Hound Direct-to-video
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Comet Direct-to-video
2012 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Brad Adams / Blue Falcon II Direct-to-video
2013 Superman: Unbound Steve Lombard Direct-to-video
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2014 Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Mrs. Vanders Direct-to-video
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Guy Gardner / Green Lantern, Gardner Grant / Greenzarro Direct-to-video
2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness H.A.M. Direct-to-video
2016 Pup Star Kano Direct-to-video
2017 Surf's Up 2: WaveMania Tank "The Shredder" Evans Direct-to-video
2017 Tangled: Before Ever After Stan the Guard Television film
2017 Pup Star: Better2Getter Kano Direct-to-video
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video
2018 Duck Duck Goose Bing
2018 Puppy Star Christmas Kano Direct-to-video
2020 Superman: Red Son Lex Luthor Direct-to-video
2020 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Borthos


List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Gargoyles Jason Canmore 3 episodes
1998–1999 Hercules Adonis Recurring role; 28 episodes
1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer Zookeeper Holiday special
1999–2000 Pepper Ann Additional voices 3 episodes
1999–2009 King of the Hill Doctor, Dirk, Jody "Ray-Roy" Strickland 3 episodes
2000 The Simpsons Sheriff Episode: "Kill the Alligator and Run"
2000–2002 Baby Blues Kenny, Various Characters Recurring role; 5 episodes
2000–2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Warp Darkmatter, Targo, Doorman, Natron, Zurg Spy Recurring role; 8 episodes
2001–2002 The Zeta Project Zeta, Infiltration Unit 7 Main role
2001 Batman Beyond Zeta Episode: "Countdown"
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Stanley Obrowski Episode: "Tarzan and the Silver Screen"
2001–2003 Lloyd in Space Harvulian 'Boomer' Standervault Recurring role; 10 episodes
2002 Teamo Supremo Dehydro 3 episodes
2002 Grim & Evil Hoss Delgado 2 episodes
2002–2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Hoss Delgado, Zombie, Pat the Baker, Caddy #2, Narrator, Floss Recurring role; 11 episodes
2004 Dave the Barbarian Master of Evolution, Ox Episode: "Beef!/Rite of Pillage"
2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Lars Television film
2005 South Park Bat Dad, Tom Nelson Episode: "The Losing Edge"
2005–2007 Higglytown Heroes Crane Operator Hero 2 episodes
2006 Korgoth of Barbaria Korgoth, Henchman #1 Television short
2006–2008 The Batman Number 1, Captain Slash, Shadow Thief 3 episodes
2007–2009 Chowder Sergeant Hoagie, Officer Snow Leopard, Mr. Sambl, Fruit Tailor 3 episodes
2008–2014 Phineas and Ferb Vance Ward, Albert DuBois, Tom Totally, Additional voices Recurring role; 7 episodes
2008–2010 The Secret Saturdays Fiskerton, Dr. Henry Ceveyo, Maboul, Cody Main role; 33 episodes
2008–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Bruce Wayne / Batman / Matches Malone, Kilowog, Ace, Owlman, Solomon Grundy, Lord Death Man Main role
2009–2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Rat King Recurring role; 9 episodes
2009 The Goode Family Jeff, Lane Episode: "After-School Special"
2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Simian, Lu Episode: "Birds of a Feather"
2010–2011 Mad Announcer, Parker Selfridge, Batman, Hannibal, Iron Man 4 episodes
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Simian Episode: "Simian Says"
2011–2014, 2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Hundun, Pig Waiter, Villager #1 Recurring role; 8 episodes
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Rex, Shasta, Male Judge Main role
2012–2013 Pound Puppies Banjo Player, Worker 2 episodes
2012–2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Guy Gardner 3 episodes
2012, 2014 Gravity Falls Dundgren 2 episodes
2013 Chosen Daniel Easton 3 episodes
2013–2017 Ultimate Spider-Man Kraven the Hunter, Man-Mouse, HYDRA Soldier, Moon Knight Recurring role; 11 episodes
2013 Farm League Batmongoose
2013 Fish Hooks Mr. McGroucherson Episode: "Milo vs. Milo"
2013–2014 Monsters vs. Aliens The Missing Link, Soldier #2, Alien TV, Amoeba #2 Main role; 25 episodes
2013–2015 Turbo Fast Hardcase, Gulpy, Race Announcer, Junkyard Jeff, Animal Delegate #1 Recurring role; 6 episodes
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bigfoot, Announcer Episode: "A Foot Too Big"
2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Simian, Alien Citizen 2 episodes
2014–2016 All Hail King Julien Abner, Andy Fairfax, Trevor Recurring role; 17 episodes
2014–2016 TripTank Dad, Cave Troll, Evil Tree, The Great Donkey 4 episodes
2015 Transformers: Rescue Bots Jules Verne Episode: "The Last of Morocco"
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Scott McDoon, Waiter, Chef Episode: "All Paws on Deck"
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special Villain Holiday special
2015–2018 Miles from Tomorrowland Admiral Crick, Sly, Dashiell Scamp, Mr. Cooney, additional voices Recurring role; 46 episodes
2016–2020 BoJack Horseman Judah Mannowdog, Blimp Pilot Recurring role; 14 episodes
2016–2019 Milo Murphy's Law Martin Murphy, additional voices Recurring role; 5 episodes
2016 We Bare Bears Todd Eagle, additional voices Episode: "Baby Bears on a Plane"
2016 Guardians of the Galaxy Maximus 2 episodes
2016–2017 Justice League Action Booster Gold, Uthool, H.I.V.E. Master Recurring role; 11 episodes
2017–2019 American Dad! Juan 'Johnny Concussion' Consuelo, Demon Guy Fieri 3 episodes
2017 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Cupid Episode: "Second First Date"
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Franklin Stein TV special
2017–2019 Wacky Races Peter Perfect, Bugsy, Paul Perfect, Philomena Perfect, Pinky, Humpty Dumpty, Dr. Jekyll, Studio Exec
2017 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Tony Towel 2 episodes
2017—2020 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Stan the Guard 18 episodes
2018–2020 The Boss Baby: Back in Business Junior Fancy
2018 Big Hero 6: The Series Bluff Dunder, Felony Carl, Various characters Recurring role
2019–present Harley Quinn Bruce Wayne / Batman, No Pinkie Pete, Trainer, Goon Recurring role
2019 Amphibia Frog Jordan Episode: "The Big Bugball Game"
2020 Animaniacs Odysseus Episode: "Warners Unbound"
2021 Masters of the Universe: Revelation King Randor, Trap Jaw Recurring role; 6 episodes
2022 Transformers: EarthSpark Mandroid Recurring role
2022 The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib Junior Fancy Jr.
2023 Hamster & Gretel The Imposter Episode: "Hamnesia/Romancing the Scone"

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Hoss Delgado
2007 Surf's Up Tank "The Shredder" Evans
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Hoss Delgado, Fiskerton
2009 The Secret Sundays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Fiskerton
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Batman, Kilowog
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Spitfire
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Maximus
2023 Justice League: Cosmic Chaos Batman

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