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Jared Hess was born on July 18, 1979 in Glendale, Arizona, USA as Jared Lawrence Hess. He is a writer and director, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). He is married to Jerusha Hess. They have one child. See full bio »

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Napoleon Dynamite
Nacho Libre
Nacho Libre Writer
Gentlemen Broncos
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  Nicktoons (writer) (announced)
 2015 Don Verdean (writer)
  Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 2012) (developer - 6 episodes, 2012) (written by - 2 episodes, 2012)
- FFA (2012) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Bed Races (2012) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Pedro vs. Deb (2012) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Ligertown (2012) ... (creator) / (creator) / (written by)
- Thundercone (2012) ... (creator) / (creator) / (written by)
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos (written by)
 2006 Nacho Libre (written by)
 2004 Napoleon Dynamite (written by)
 2003 Peluca (Short) (writer)
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Directed the music video "We Will Become Silhouettes" by The Postal Service. See more »

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6' 5" (1.96 m)

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Attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Currently living in Draper, Utah. See more »

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