Jon Heder Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Jon Heder Net Worth – Jon Heder is a famous person who is best known as a Movie Actor. Jon was born on October 26, 1977, in Fort Collins, CO. He starred in Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell.
Jon Heder is a member of the famous Movie Actor list. The actor who starred in the cult classic film Napoleon Dynamite.
His other notable films include Blades of Glory, Mama’s Boy, and The Benchwarmers.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Jon was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of Helen (née Brammer) and Dr. James Heder, a practicing physician.
He has an identical twin brother, Dan, as well as an older sister and brother, Rachel and Doug, and two younger brothers, Adam and Matt.
He is the nephew by marriage of former NFL running back and WCAU sportscaster, Vai Sikahema.
He is of part Swedish descent. Jon and his parents moved to Salem, Oregon, when he was about two years old.
He attended Walker Middle School in Salem and graduated from South Salem High School in 1996, where he was on the swim team and was a member of the Drama Association. Heder is an Eagle Scout.
A 2002 alumnus of Brigham Young University, he worked on the short CGI animated film Pet Shop, written by Logan Deans, which earned a non-traditional animation student Emmy in 2005.
After his movie career took off, he did not return to complete the work he started on the short, although his name does appear in the credits.
While attending BYU he befriended Jared Hess and starred in Hess’s short film Peluca, which was later expanded into Napoleon Dynamite.
Peluca received rave reviews on the BYU campus after showing at a few colleges and local film festivals and competitions.
Like his brothers and father, Heder is a Scouting enthusiast having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2010, he served as a Scoutmaster for the organization.
While Jon Heder is mostly known for his star role in the cult classic, Napoleon Dynamite his identical twin brother, Dan Heder works behind the scenes in animation and visual effects, most notably for the films, 47 Ronin and Edge of Tomorrow.
The brothers also worked on a project together, the Oscar-nominated animated film Monster House in 2006.
Jon provided the voice for the character Reginald “Skull” Skulinksi, while Dan was one of the film’s animators.
Both grew up in a Mormon household in Utah and attended Brigham Young University together.
Jonathan Joseph Heder has been married to Kirsten Bales since 2002. The couple met while they were studying at Brigham Young University. They have four children.
Napoleon Dynamite, filmed in Preston, Idaho, earned $44.5 million at the box office.
In June 2005, Jon received the MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance for the role.
On October 8, 2005, he hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guest Ashlee Simpson.
After his success with Napoleon Dynamite, Jon and his film co-star Efren Ramirez filmed a series of commercials to promote Utah’s 2005 State Fair.
They reprised their roles in a self-parody sketch called “Napoleon Bonamite” on the animated series Robot Chicken. Jon appeared in the film The Sasquatch Gang.
He had a supporting role as a clerk in a new age bookstore in the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven.
He also appeared with Rob Schneider and David Spade in producer Adam Sandler’s The Benchwarmers (2006), a comedy about three grown men making up for lost chances by creating their own Little League baseball team.
He was the voice of the character Skull in the animated film Monster House, and starred in the comedy School for Scoundrels, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Jacinda Barrett.
With the exception of the Academy Award-nominee Monster House, Heder’s post-Dynamite movies were widely panned and he risked becoming a one-hit-wonder until he co-starred in 2007 with Will Ferrell in the well-received Blades of Glory (2007).
Like many of Heder’s films, Blades of Glory is an absurd, slapstick caricature, in this case revolving around rival male figure skaters who must team up in a pairs competition.
His second turn at voice acting came in 2007 when he voiced the character of Chicken Joe, a surfing chicken, in the animated film Surf’s Up.
His first foray into web television was in the 2008 web series Woke Up Dead starring and produced by Heder.
Woke Up Dead is a web-based, live-action sci-fi comedy thriller about Drex, a twenty-something USC student who wakes up underwater in the bathtub one morning and suspects that he might be dead.
Heder and his twin brother, Dan, star together as villains in the fourth installment of the popular internet martial arts comedy series Sock baby.
Heder’s performance in When in Rome was praised by New York Times critic A. O. Scott: “Jon Heder as a goofy street magician is the funniest of the bunch.”
In 2012, Heder returned to the role that made him famous by supplying the voice of Napoleon Dynamite in the Fox Network animated series, Napoleon Dynamite, which debuted in January 2012.
In 2013, Heder appeared in the music video for “On Top of the World” with numerous other Utah-based actors and musicians, and in 2014 he appeared in the music video for the Chromeo song “Old 45s”.
In January 2017, he reprised his role as Chicken Joe in the direct-to-video sequel to Surf’s Up.
Jon Heder Net Worth and Achievement
Jon Heder’s net worth is estimated to be about $15 million dollars.
Jon has an identical twin brother named Dan. Jon was a member of the Drama Association at his high school in Oregon.
He helped work on a student CGI film titled Pet Shop that earned a student Emmy in 2005. While he attended Brigham Young University Heder starred in a short film called Peluca.
Peluca was extended into the film Napoleon Dynamite in which Heder played the lead role. Heder only received $1000 for his role in the film that earned $44.5 million at the box office.
Jon Heder won MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance.
After that Heder appeared in the films The Sasquatch Gang, Just Like Heaven, The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels, and Blades of Glory.
He has appeared on the TV shows My Name is Earl and How I Met Your Mother. Jon has married his wife Kristen and they have two children and live in Los Angeles. He can speak Japanese and serves as a Scoutmaster.