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Net Worth:
$6 Million
Dec 24, 1966 (57 years old)
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Actor, Comedian, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Diedrich Bader is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $6 million. Bader is best known for playing Oswald Lee Harvey on "The Drew Carey Show" (1995–2004), Bill Ericsson on "Veep" (2014–2019), and Greg Otto on "American Housewife" (2016–2021). Diedrich has more than 220 acting credits to his name, including the films "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993), "Office Space" (1999), "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004), and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" (2005) and the television series "Center of the Universe" (2004–2005), "Outsourced" (2010–2011), "Save Me" (2013), "Better Things" (2016–2022), and "Space Force" (2020).

Bader has lent his voice to numerous animated projects, such as "Ice Age" (2002), "Surf's Up" (2007), "Open Season 2" (2008), "Bolt" (2008), "Tangled: Before Ever After" (2017), "Hercules: The Animated Series" (1998–1999), "The Zeta Project" (2001–2002), "The Secret Saturdays" (2008–2010), "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" (2008–2011), "The Penguins of Madagascar" (2009–2012), "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (2011–2014; 2016), "Ultimate Spider-Man" (2013–2017), "Monsters vs. Aliens" (2013–2014), "All Hail King Julien" (2014–2016), "Miles from Tomorrowland" (2015–2018), and "BoJack Horseman" (2016–2020).

Early Life

Diedrich Bader was born Karl Diedrich Bader on December 24, 1966, in Alexandria, Virginia. His mother, Gretta, was a sculptor, and his father, William, was a diplomat who served as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Early in his career, William worked for the State Department and the CIA, and he was credited with helping to uncover lies that the U.S. government told to escalate the military's involvement in the Vietnam War. Diedrich's paternal great-grandfather, Edward L. Bader, was the mayor of Atlantic City from 1920 until his death in 1927. Bader has three siblings, and the family relocated to Paris when he was 2 years old. They later returned to Alexandria, and Diedrich attended Groveton High School and T.C. Williams High School. After graduation, he studied drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Bader made his television debut in the late '80s, appearing in the TV movies "Longarm" (1988), "Desert Rats" (1988), and "The Preppie Murder" (1989). He guest-starred on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1989), "21 Jump Street" (1990), "Quantum Leap" (1990), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1991), "Diagnosis Murder" (1995), and "Frasier" (1995), and in 1993, he starred as Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine in his first feature film, "The Beverly Hillbillies."

From 1995 to 2004, Diedrich played Oswald Lee Harvey on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show," which aired 233 episodes over nine seasons. Diedrich appeared in all 233 episodes. While starring on "The Drew Carey Show," Bader appeared in the films "Office Space" (1999), "Certain Guys" (2000), "Couple Days… A Period Piece" (2000), "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), "The Country Bears" (2002), "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004), and "EuroTrip" (2004). From 2004 to 2005, he played Tommy Barnett on the CBS sitcom "Center of the Universe," and in 2005, he co-starred with Sandra Bullock, Regina King, and William Shatner in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," which grossed $101.3 million at the box office. Diedrich then guest-starred on "7th Heaven" (2007), "Monk" (2007), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2007), "Reno 911!" (2008), "Drop Dead Diva" (2009), "CSI: Miami" (2009), and "Bones" (2009–2010) and appeared in the films "Cattle Call" (2006), "Cook Off!" (2007), "Sunny & Share Love You" (2007), "Balls of Fury" (2007), "Meet the Spartans" (2008), "Space Buddies" (2009), and "Calvin Marshall"  (2009).

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From 2010 to 2011, Bader played Charlie Davies on the NBC sitcom "Outsourced," and he had a recurring role on TV Land's "The Exes" from 2012 to 2013. Around this time, he guest-starred on "Medium" (2010), "Chuck" (2010), "Psych" (2010), "Arrested Development" (2013), "Raising Hope" (2013), and "Two and a Half Men" (2014), and in 2013, he played Elliot Tompkins on NBC's "Save Me." Diedrich appeared in the films "Vampires Suck" (2010), "Atlas Shrugged: Part II" (2012), "Sassy Pants" (2012), "Playdate" (2013), "The Starving Games" (2013), and "Muffin Top: A Love Story" (2014) and the documentary "I Know That Voice" (2013), and from 2014 to 2019, he played Bill Ericsson in 21 episodes of HBO's "Veep." From 2016 to 2021, he starred as Greg Otto on the ABC sitcom "American Housewife," which ran for 103 episodes, and he had a recurring role as Rich on FX's "Better Things" from 2016 to 2022. In 2019, Bader had a cameo in the film "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," and in 2020, he guest-starred in three episodes on the Netflix series "Space Force." Since 2019, Diedrich has voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman on the DC Universe/HBO Max series "Harley Quinn."

Personal Life

Diedrich married actress Dulcy Rogers on May 25, 1997, and they welcomed son Sebastian in 2003 and daughter Ondine in 2005. Bader's father, William, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2013, and he died three years later. Diedrich told "ALZ Magazine" in 2022, "It's a trap to look at the person [with Alzheimer's] and think, 'This is what he or she was at one time, and look at him or her now.' There's no point in it. It's extremely painful. I was much happier when I just dealt with the situation as it was in the exact moment — to be entirely present — and it's better for them as well." Bader is an Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champion, and he encourages people to use the "Yes, and" principle of improv to connect with those who are living with Alzheimer's. Diedrich shared an experience he had with his father near the end of his life, stating, "He turned to me and goes, 'You need to shave.' I said, 'Yeah, I just haven't gotten around to it.' He said, 'I should probably teach you.' Both of our beards were gray, and he taught me how to shave again. He gave me a full instruction, he lathered up and we did the razors side by side in the mirror. It was really beautiful." Bader added, "If I hadn't had 'Yes, and' in my head, I would've said, 'You know, I'm 50, I know how to shave.' I was grateful for that. It was a lovely moment."

Awards and Nominations

Bader has been nominated for five Behind the Voice Actors Awards, one as an individual and four as a member of an ensemble. He shared the award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short with his "JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time" castmates in 2015, and he earned nominations for Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short for "Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy" (2015), Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short for "Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon" (2014), Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series for "Milo Murphy's Law" (2017), and Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series for "Justice League Action" (2018). In 2012, Diedrich received an Annie Award nomination for Voice Acting in a Television Production for "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," and in 2016, the "Veep" cast earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy.

Real Estate

In 1996, Bader paid $535,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. In 2017, he listed the nearly 2,300 square foot home for rent, asking $4,900 per month.

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