With Bill Hader’s SNL swan song officially in the books, we all look forward to his future projects. Hader brings value to everything he’s involved in- whether it’s a starring role or a cameo, audiences are always pleased to see him. Think for a moment- do you know anyone who doesn’t like Bill Hader?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve turned something on, only to have Hader pop up and invoke the “Ah! I forgot Hader was in this!” reaction.
Hader is/isn’t rumored to be attached to the upcoming Baywatch reboot, playing the Mitch Buchanon/Hasselhoff role. While we figure that out, and look forward to his other upcoming projects- let’s take a look back at some things you might have forgotten Bill Hader was in.
You, Me and Dupree
2006′s You, Me and Dupree is one of those films that you come across on cable from time to time, and it can definitely suck you in every time. While most will remember the film as starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon, and a quick recall of the secondary characters brings Seth Rogen to mind (how can we forget him rummaging through Carl’s trashed porn stash?), Bill Hader played the equally entertaining but often overlooked Mark.
Just before Megan Mullally recommended Lorne Michaels hire him, Bill Hader was a field agent on MTV’s Punk’d. His shining moment: convincing Ashlee Simpson she had ruined a priceless painting.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Bill Hader is the voice behind the video game announcer in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. His involvement was kept under wraps during production.
Like many movies Bill Hader has appeared in, there’s just so much talent packed into the cast he was bound to be forgotten. Hader plays Brent in Knocked Up, and doesn’t appear within the first 15 cast members listed on its IMDB page. The star power in this film was copious, and Hader gets lost in the shuffle. NOT to be lost in the shuffle however, his impression of Jabba the Hutt dying.
Bill Hader plays Dave, one of the main character’s ne’er-do-well cronies in Andy Samberg’s Hot Rod. Without recently watching it, I primarily remember Danny McBride as one of Rod Kimble’s friends, and I remember Lonely Island band-mate Jorma Taccone playing his brother. Isla Fisher was hat as ever in this film, and Will Arnett stole every scene he was in.
Star Trek Into Darkness
OK, so maybe you didn’t forget this one as much as not know. Bill Hader is credited as a “voice” under “Additional Voices” in this month’s Star Trek Into Darkness, the second installment of JJ Abrams “NuTrek”. Hader voices the computer on the USS Vengeance.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Mention this movie to me and I will instantly recall Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell’s dueling hotness, Russell Brand’s character being so hilarious they spun him off into his own film, and Jason Segel’s penis. Only when I actually watch it do I recall Bill Hader playing Segel’s brother.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Hader is credited as a voice in 2008′s Grand Theft Auto IV video game.
I remember Bill Hader being featured prominently in the trailers for Adventureland. I left feeling a bit misled, and not remembering it as a movie featuring Bill Hader.
With a cast that featured Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey, Jr., Matthew McConaughey, Jay Baruchel, Tom Cruise, and Nick Nolte, it’s no surprise we forget Bill Hader was in Tropic Thunder as well.