Heder will soon begin production on School for Scoundrels, in which he stars opposite Billy Bob Thornton under the direction of Todd Phillips. Next spring, Heder will star in the comedy The Benchwarmers, directed by Dennis Dugan from a script co-written by Adam Sandler. In addition, he co-stars in the motion-capture animated fantasy Monster House, joining an ensemble cast that also includes Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Turner, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, the film is due out in summer 2006. Heder also stars in the independent feature Moving McAllister.
Born in Colorado, Heder attended Brigham Young University, where he studied 3-D animation. It was there that he met Napoleon Dynamite writer and director Jared Hess, who first cast him in a short film called Peluca. Heder also has an identical twin brother named Daniel.
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Jon Heder Facts
|Birth Name||Jonathan Joseph Heder|
|Birthday||October 26, 1977 (42)|
|Birthplace||Fort Collins, Colorado, USA|
|Height||6' 1½" (1m87) How tall is Jon Heder compared to you?|
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