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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
'Well,' 'Drought' honored at LA film fest

'Well,' 'Drought' honored at LA film fest

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Pocas Pascoal's "All is Well" and Everardo Gonzalez's "Drought" won the jury prizes for Best Narrative and Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Fox orders 'Napoleon Dynamite' series

Fox orders 'Napoleon Dynamite' series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Fox has ordered an animated comedy series based on "Napoleon Dynamite" and featuring the voices of stars from the 2004 film, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Comedy Central swaps Heder for Gethard

Comedy Central swaps Heder for Gethard

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Writer-comedian Chris Gethard has been hired to replace Jon Heder as the lead in Comedy Central's upcoming U.S. sitcom "Big Lake," EW.com said.
Jon Heder quits Comedy Central sitcom

Jon Heder quits Comedy Central sitcom

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Jon Heder's publicist has confirmed the actor dropped out of a new U.S. sitcom Will Ferrell is producing for Comedy Central.
Heder to star in Buddy Holly sci-fi comedy

Heder to star in Buddy Holly sci-fi comedy

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Heder is tapped to star in "Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede," an adaptation of a comic science fiction novel, Variety reported.

Jon Heder now papa of baby girl

HOLLYWOOD, May 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jon Heder and his wife, Kristen, are first-time parents of a baby girl.

Chalke signs onto 'Mama's Boy'

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actress Sarah Chalke from the TV series "Scrubs" has signed onto Warner Independent's newest film "Mama's Boy."

Two major films affected by star injuries

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- The filming of two movies has been affected by injuries to stars Nick Nolte and Jon Heder.

Diane Keaton in talks for 'Mama's Boy'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Diane Keaton is reportedly in talks to play Jon Heder's mother in the Warner Independent Pictures comedy, "Mama's Boy."

Jon Heder to star in 'Mama's Boy'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder has signed on to star in the Warner Independent Pictures comedy "Mama's Boy."
Jon Heder
Jon Heder, a cast member in the motion picture romantic comedy drama "When In Rome", attends the premiere of the film at El Capitan Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on January 27, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen.

Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Heder (born October 26, 1977) is an American actor, filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for playing the title character of the 2004 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.

Heder was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is one of six children of family practice physician Dr. James Heder and his wife Helen. His paternal grandparents, Swedish immigrants, changed the family surname from "Olafsen" to "Heder". Heder has an identical twin brother, Dan, as well as an older sister and brother, Rachel and Doug, and two younger brothers, Adam and Matt. Heder is the nephew by marriage of former NFL running back and current WCAU sportscaster, Vai Sikahema.

Heder attended Walker Middle School in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from South Salem High School in 1996, where he was on the swim team and was a member of the Drama Association.

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