Jonathan Joseph “Jon” Heder is an American actor and filmmaker. His feature film debut came in 2004 as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. He has also acted in the films The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels, Blades of Glory, Mama’s Boy, and When in Rome, and provided voice talents in the animated films Monster House and Surf’s Up, as well as the Napoleon Dynamite animated series.
Heder had a supporting role as a clerk in a new age bookstore in the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven with Mark Ruffalo and Reese Whitherspoon. Heder also appeared with Rob Schneider and David Spade in producer Adam Sandler’s The Benchwarmers, 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. He co-starred in 2007 with Will Ferrell in the well-received ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory. Heder’s 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. Heder also appeared as “Eagleclaw” an episode of The Aquabats! Super Show!