THE COUNTRY BEARS
Versatile actor DIEDRICH
BADER (Officer Cheets/Voice of Ted) can be seen weekly in his role as Oswald
on the comedy series "The Drew Carey Show."
Although born in
Alexandria, Virginia, it was while living in Paris, France at age four that
Bader was bitten by the acting bug. When a burned film reel left moviegoers
without a chance to see Charlie Chaplin, young Bader leapt on stage, offered a
perfect imitation of the Little Tramp, and was greeted by a standing ovation.
High school in Virginia
brought him more acting opportunities, and Bader further honed his skills at the
prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts. Two years later, he moved to Los
Angeles and while working the graveyard shift as a security guard, Bader gained
numerous guest spots on such series as "Cheers" and "Quantum
Leap" before landing a starring role in the comedy series "Danger
Theatre." His other numerous television appearances include "Frasier,"
"Murphy Brown," and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Bader's move to the big
screen came in the feature-film version of the "Beverly Hillbillies"
as the twins Jethro and Jetherine, followed by a turn as a construction worker
in the comedy "Office Space" written and directed by Mike Judge. The
independent feature "Certain Guys" showcases Bader in his first
dramatic lead. Bader was also recently seen in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike
In addition to his
television and film work, Bader has a booming voice-over career. He currently
brings his formidable vocal and acting talent to three animated series: Boomer
on "Lloyd in Space," Kenny on "Baby Blues" and Zeta on
"The Zeta Project." Bader was
recently heard in the animated feature "Recess: School's Out" and he
provides the voice of Adonis on the daily syndicated cartoon
"Hercules" and can be heard on the animated series "Buzz
Lightyear of Star Command," "Teamo Supremo," and "Pepper
Ann," as well as the animated feature-length video "Bartok the
Bader currently resides in
Los Angeles with his wife, Dulcy.
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