William "Bill" Hader (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian and repertory player on Saturday Night Live. He is also known for playing Officer Slater in Superbad and Dave in Hot Rod.William "Bill" Hader was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1997. He lives in New York with his wife, filmmaker Maggie Carey. Hader's comedic skills eventually led him to perform at the Los Angeles chapter of the famed Second City, a comedy troupe that has been a training ground for many SNL cast members since the 1970s. He also performed at iO West in Los Angeles. During his time at Second City and iO West, Hader worked as a production assistant on the DVD Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy and Collateral Damage, as well as an assistant on VH1's The Surreal Life. Prior to SNL, Hader was perhaps most known for his work as a "field agent" on MTV's Punk'd. Hader was "discovered" by Megan Mullally of Will & Grace while working with the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe "Animals from the Future." Mullally brought him to the attention of SNL producer Lorne Michaels. Hader was hired as a "featured player" and made his debut on the show on October 1, 2005 (along with fellow newcomer Andy Samberg). His first role was as a psychologist giving his views about life and death during the emergency landing of Jet Blue Flight 292. Hader is known for his impressions of famous people, such as Vincent Price in the Variety Vault sketches and Al Pacino.Hader is going into his 3rd year on SNL and, along with Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson and Casey Wilson, is one of four SNL castmembers who was born after the show's premiere in 1975. Samberg, Thompson, and Hader were all born in 1978, and Wilson was born in 1980.
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