If you ever get to meet Bill Hader, we bet you’ll not be surprised why he’s ranked one of America’s finest comedians. The Oklahoma-born comedian is also an actor, voice actor, producer, writer and film director. Don’t let his appealing social demeanor deceive you. Hader is a book worm to the core. And has many successes to show for it.
Hader was caught up in the news again when his divorce went public in late 2017 and was finalized in June of 2018. Let’s tell you more about his wife or more appropriately, ex-wife, kids, net worth and his height.
Bill Hader’s Bio, Age
Bill Hader was born — William Thomas Hader Jr.—in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 7, 1978, to parents, William Thomas Hader and Sherri Renee. His father, William, operates an air-freight company and also worked as an occasional stand-up comedian, truck driver, and restaurant manager. What Variety? His mom, on the other hand, works as a dance teacher.
As the oldest of three children, Hader and his two younger sisters: Katie and Kara was raised and schooled in Tulsa. He attended Patrick Henry Elementary School, Edison Junior High, and later attended Cascia Hall Preparatory School.
Although a bookworm, Hader hardly concentrated back in school; and always “joked around.” He spent much of his time reading or watching movies. He drew much of his influence from Monty Python, British comedy, and films by Mel Brooks and Woody Allen. It didn’t take long before Hader started acting out his passion.
In high school, he made short films with friends and starred in a school production of The Glass Menagerie and even hosted a student-produced TV show, You Can’t Do That which aired on Channel One. As a teenager, Hader sold Christmas trees for three holiday seasons.
Bill Hader’s Career
After dropping out from college in 1999, Bill Hader moved to Los Angeles where he began working as a production assistant and worked on the feature films; Spider-Man, James Dean and Collateral Damage. He also worked as a post-production assistant on VH1 television’s The Surreal Life. Hader also appeared in the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy. He served as a post-production assistant in the reality TV series The Surreal Life. He then secured a job as a night-time assistant editor at post-production facility Triage Entertainment.
From March 2003, Hader began taking comedy classes at improvisational comedy enterprise the Second City. It was around this time that Bill Hader and a few of his friends began their own sketch comedy group, Animals from the Future. They frequently appeared in small backyard shows in Van Nuys until Hader got spotted by Will & Grace star Megan Mullally. Mullaly’s recommendation would later facilitate his career at Saturday Night Live.
Since joining the show Hader has made impressions of many famous people including Vincent Price in the Variety Vault sketches, Harvey Fierstein, Charlie Rose, Al Pacino, Brian Grazer, Rick Perry, John Malkovich, Seth Rogen, James Carville, Steven Van Zandt (as Silvio Dante), Julian Assange, Eliot Spitzer, Alan Alda, Clint Eastwood, and Charlie Sheen. For his incredible work on SNL, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in July 2012. Plus, he remains the male SNL cast member to be nominated since Eddie Murphy in 1984.
Around that time, Hader began appearing in movies beginning with the romantic comedy You, Me and Dupree (2006). Since that time, Hader has been in six major films that have grossed over 100 million dollars in the box office. They include; Knocked Up (2007), Superbad (2007), Tropic Thunder (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009). In 2008, he also appeared in four episodes of the comedy show Human Giant.
In 2013, after eight seasons on the show, Hader left SNL. A decision he made public in February of 2013. He stated that he needed to leave as he and his then-wife, Maggie Carey had to travel back and forth Los Angeles for work; making parenting quite difficult for them. In October of 2014, however, Hader returned as host with musical guest Hozier and on March 17, 2018, with musical guest Arcade Fire.
Also, in 2013, the same year he left SNL, Hader signed a contract with the snack food company, Planters; replacing actor/singer Robert Downey, Jr. as Mr. Peanut. Quite ironic if you ask. Considering that Bill Hader himself is allergic to peanuts. Well, turns out you don’t have to be a peanut freak to be Mr. Peanut. In 2015, he appeared as the captain of the 99th Precinct in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That same year, he also began work on IFC’s mockumentary series Documentary Now. As of 2018, Hader created and began appearing in the series Barry.
With countless hours of on-screen time under his belt, Bill Hader has indeed made so much out of his acting and comedy career. His established track record continues to provide him with new streams of income by the year. According to sources, his net worth is estimated at $10 million. It is, however, unclear how much he earns annually.
Wife, Divorce, Kids
After meeting in the course their work, Bill Hader and writer-director Maggie Carey began a romantic relationship that culminated into marriage in 2006. Together they have three beautiful daughters; Hannah Kathryn (b. October 6, 2009), Harper (July 28, 2012) and Hayley Clementine (b. November 15, 2014). After eleven years together, Hader filed for divorce in December 2017. They reached a settlement on March 1, 2018, and they were fully divorced on June 23, 2018.
Height and Body Measurement
Bill Hader is of average build. The Tulsa-born comedian stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall and weighs 178 lbs (81 kg). He has black hair and blue eyes. As of this writing, his biceps, chest, and waist measure 14-40-32 inches. There are no specifics as to his shoe size.