The Truth About Bill Hader

If you have a crush on Bill Hader, you're not alone. The former "Saturday Night Live" comedian has become a legit Hollywood star and sex symbol. Of course, Hader doesn't understand why fans think he's sexy, but his humble nature is part of his charm. Hader's star has risen in Hollywood, but the actor's path to fame has not been conventional.

Hader's work on HBO's "Barry" has earned him two primetime Emmy awards, and the show has taken his game to another level. Hader is the co-creator, writer, executive producer, and star of "Barry."

Hader is a both brilliant comedian and a respected actor, winning raves for 2014's "Skeleton Twins." TV Over Mind reported Hader is one of director Judd Apatow's favorite actors. Hader's comedic talents behind the camera have been recognized; he earned an Emmy for his work as a producer on "South Park" in 2009, via IMDb.

Hader wowed critics and fans with the IFC series "Documentary Now!" that he co-created with former "SNL" cast members Fred Armisen, Seth Myers, and Rhys Thomas. Hollywood Insider describes the "mockumentary" series perfectly: "Every episode is introduced by Helen Mirren which adds a level of prestige and sophistication given her multiple Oscar wins and her British accent. Then things fly off the rails." The fourth season of "Documentary Now!" will air in 2022.

Keep reading to learn the untold truth about Hader, one of the more interesting "SNL" alums.

Bill Hader is a great dad

Bill Hader is a great dad. The "Barry" actor and his ex-wife Maggie Carey divorced in 2018, but they remain friends and amicable co-parents of their three daughters: Hayley Clementine, Harper, and Hannah Kathryn. However, in a 2019 interview with Closer Weekly, Hader said his daughters weren't impressed by his job. Hader said, "They think it's all right. When I pop up in stuff they're like, 'Oh.' They are kind of like 'All right. You're in here again.'"

Hader made headlines in 2019 for getting emotional about his daughters during an interview. In his interview with Variety, Hader said that he only saw his girls five days over the summer between working on "Barry" and filming "It Chapter Two." Hader told the outlet, "I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer. It was terrible. So I'm going, 'Next summer I'm taking off. And I'm going to spend every day with them.' It's this weird thing where when you're in this industry, you don't have time to be with them, and it's really, really difficult. I'm getting emotional right now talking about it."

Hader has been constantly working since he left "SNL." In addition to being in hit movies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Hader is a voice actor. He was one of the primary voices in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and "Inside Out."

Bill Hader's SNL character Stefon is so extra

Bill Hader's Stefon remains one of the best "Saturday Night Live" characters ever. Stefon was a ridiculous New York City clubber who was the "Weekend Update" City Correspondent and gave Seth Meyers tips on all the hottest places to see and be seen in the city. Hader's character remains a fan favorite because of Stefon's over-the-top recommendations.

Hader (and Stefon) left "SNL" in 2013. However, when Hader hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2018, Stefon made a glorious return to "Weekend Update," chatting it up with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che. 

Vanity Fair reported on Stefon's visit to "SNL," giving every detail of his wacky return. His recommendations, in part, are: "If you're Irish, or just white and violent, I have the St. Paddy's place for you. New York's hottest Irish club is 'Off to Church, Mother!' Located in the clogged heart of the Bronx at the corner of 3,000th Street and Garry Marshall Memorial Drive, this gang-ridden skateboard park was the ceremony spot for Verne Troyer's 2004 wedding. This place has everything: peeps, TED Talks, Roman J. Israel, Esquire. And be sure to hit the dance floor and do a jig with Ireland's hottest Farrah-chauns, leprechauns who look like Farrah Fawcett. But also, yes, Minister Farrakahn will be there." Too much.

Bill Hader's bromance with LeBron in Trainwreck was goals

Bill Hader and LeBron James' bromance in the 2015 comedy "Trainwreck" was everything. Hader played Aaron, a sports doctor whose best friend happens to be James, who played himself in the movie. Their onscreen friendship was so convincing that even some of Hader's friends believed he was the NBA legend's BFF! According to The Comeback, when James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship, Hader kept getting text messages about the win.

It's not that James and Hader aren't friends, but they aren't besties like in "Trainwreck." Kind of like how Hader is an actor in real life, not a doctor? But Hader likes the basketball star and believes the NBA athlete has mad acting skills. During a Today interview, Hader told Savannah Guthrie, "It's really not fair. Like, what I went to class for at Second City in Los Angeles — to learn how to improvise — LeBron just naturally knew how to do it."

Earlier this year, People reported that Amy Schumer and James want to do a "Trainwreck" sequel.

Bill Hader made a sketch out of traffic in LA

Bill Hader is clever; he and Fred Armisen made LA traffic funny by creating "The Californians." The classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch "The Californians" is so funny because it's true. An obsession with driving directions is life in California. In a 2016 visit on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Hader discussed how the soap opera sketch was inspired by trips the "SNL" cast members took to LA during breaks.

When cast members returned to New York, Hader recalled how he and Armisen would start bantering about how they got around LA. Hader told Meyers, "We'd start this bit: 'Hey man did you go to LA?' 'Yeah, how'd you get to your hotel?' And then we'd go, 'Well, dude, I'd go down Sunset, then I'd take a left on La Cienega, then I'd take that all the way down to Pico, take a right, take Pico, hop on the 10, the 10 west, take that allll the way down to the beach, then head up the PCH.'"

If you haven't watched it, check out "The Californians" on YouTube starring Hader, Armisen, and Kristen Wiig.

Bill Hader made us fall in love with a hitman on Barry

Bill Hader made millions fall in love with him when he started playing hitman turned aspiring actor in "Barry." Hader has become an unlikely sex symbol, and he is confused about why anyone would think he's sexy. During an interview with InStyle, Hader says he sees himself as the dad "burning pancakes for his kids in the morning."

When his HBO series "Barry" became a hit, The Cut and BuzzFeed wrote about Hader's hotness. Thus, another Internet boyfriend was born. The modest actor told InStyle that he was confused by friends telling him women were "thirsty" for him. Hader said, "I didn't know what that meant. They're what? At the what? I don't understand it at all." He thinks for a minute, then laughs. "I think it's good to have humility, but I might have...too much of it."

One of the things that make Hader hot is that he doesn't think he's hot! In a GQ cover story about the "Barry" star, actress Sarah Goldberg says Hader has a "lack of ego," which she says is "a rare thing in our line of work."

The HBO series returns in early 2022, and we are here for it! We can't get enough of the humble, funny "Barry" star.