Jon Heder was born in Oregon in 1977 and graduated from Brigham Young University.
Heder's breakthrough lead performance in 2004's Napoleon Dynamite made him an instant indie film sensation.
Following the success of Napoleon Dynamite, Heder was cast in Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon, The Benchwarmers, Monster House and School for Scoundrels. 2007 saw Heder in the films Surf's Up and Blades of Glory.
Heder has been married to Kirsten Heder since 2002.
Heder's latest venture is an untitled Comedy Central sitcom (produced by Will Ferrell's production company), where he will star as an unemployed computer IT specialist who leaves the big city to move in with his parents and younger brother.