Speaker Bill Hader

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Bill Hader

Actor, Creator, Director, Producer, Writer


Bill Hader made the switch from being a master of impressions on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to creating, directing, writing, producing and starring as a burned out assassin trying to break into the LA theater scene in HBO's BARRY. 

With its second season recently concluded, BARRY only got  darker, funnier and more addictive. In 2018's first season, the series received 13 Emmy nominations, including victories for Best Actor and co-star Henry Winkler for Best Supporting Actor.  Hader, a member of the unofficial "Four Guild Club," was bestowed awards from the Directors Guild (DGA), Writers Guild (WGA) and Producers Guild (PGA) and was nominated for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe Awards.  BARRY also received an AFI Award and an Peabody Award as well.

Hader is also co-creator of IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW! Which was named one of the best TV shows of 2015 by The New York Times.   Hader spent eight seasons on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and garnered four Emmy Award nominations for his work on the series.

He has starred in such films as TRAINWRECK, SUPERBAD, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and TROPIC THUNDER. He segued to show his versatility with a dramatic role in 2014's critically-acclaimed feature film THE SKELETON TWINS opposite his former SNL castmate, Kristen Wiig. He will next be seen in IT: CHAPTER TWO, the sequel to the 2017 hit IT, which will be released in September.

Speaking on: In Conversation With: Bill Hader and HBO EVP of Programming, Amy Gravitt

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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