Jon Heder Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Birth NameJonathan Joseph Heder
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jonathan Joseph Heder is an American actor and producer who is known for portraying Napoleon Dynamite in 2004. He returned to play the role in an animated series and a 2005 MTV Movie Awards skit. He also acted in the Pororo the Penguin films including Pororo's Racing Adventure, Pororo's Dinosaur Island, Pororo: Treasure Island Adventure, Surf's Up, Just Like Heaven, Pinocchio: A True Story, The Benchwarmers, Blades of Glory, Monster House, Momma's Boy and other works. He is married to Kirsten Bales since 2004 and has three children. In 2022 He appeared in one episode of Studio C as a guest star.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christian Frates

Family (4)

Spouse Kirsten Heder (23 November 2002 - present)  (3 children)
Children Timothy Heder
Evan Jane Heder
Philip Heder
Parents James Heder
Helen Brammer
Relatives Daniel Heder (sibling)
Adam Heder (sibling)
Rachel Heder (sibling)
Doug Heder (sibling)
Matt Heder (sibling)
Matt Heder (sibling)

Trade Mark (1)

Known for playing Napoleon Dynamite.

Trivia (14)

He is a graduate of South Salem High School, Salem, Oregon.
He has a twin brother, Daniel, 3 other brothers and an oldest sister.
Attends Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. [2004]
He is heavily into 1970s clothes, music, etc.
Loves Futurama (1999) and Led Zeppelin.
When he was Punk'd (2003), his twin brother, Daniel Heder and close friend Darrin E. Lile were the accomplices.
Speaks fluent Japanese.
Spent two years in Japan on the traditional proselytizing mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His father Jim is the older brother of WCAU sportscaster Vai Sikahema's wife, Keala.
Jon and his wife, Kirsten, met at Brigham Young University.
Has daughter Evan Jane, born on April 6, 2007, and two sons, Philip and Timothy with wife Kirsten.
He has Swedish, Danish, English, German, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.
Is a computer animator and majored in 3D animation at Brigham Young University.
Until the release of Just Like Heaven (2005), an urban legend stated that he had died shortly after the filming of Napoleon Dynamite (2004).

Personal Quotes (3)

"If I look back at the scripts I received after Napoleon Dynamite (2004), I think the town thought I had multiple personalities that were all a variation of that character. They probably just thought of me as someone their kids liked, but was more like the goofy kid that asked to mow their lawn, not a professional actor".
I don't think I ever will do a sex scene because of my religion and my personal standards. Coming into this business has opened up many doors where I'm constantly making a decision on each project. I'll never do a sex scene where you see a man and a woman lie on the bed and the camera is still there with the naked actors in your face. I won't show the act of it on screen.
It's tough now, because am I like an ambassador (for Mormonism) now? I was representing the church on my mission, and now I'm representing the church again in some ways. Sometimes I downplay it. 'I'm a Mormon. This is what Mormons do.' That's not my thing. I want to get up there and tell entertaining stories but that are also to a certain extent clean.

Salary (1)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) USD$1,000

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