Timothy Richard Heidecker
February 3, 1976
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Comedian, writer, director, actor, musician|
Timothy Richard Heidecker ( // ; born February 3, 1976) is an American comedian, writer, director, actor, and musician. Along with Eric Wareheim, he is a member of the comedy duo Tim & Eric.
He has also appeared in films, including Bridesmaids (2011), Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012), The Comedy (2012), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Us (2019). He currently co-hosts the parodic film review web series On Cinema and stars in the comedy series Decker alongside Gregg Turkington and hosts a weekly call-in show, Office Hours Live with Tim Heidecker,with DJ Douggpound and Vic Berger.
Timothy Richard Heidecker was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1976.He attended and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, and then attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where he met his comedy partner Eric Wareheim.
Heidecker and Wareheim created, wrote, and starred in Tom Goes to the Mayor , a limited animation series that aired from November 2004 to September 2006 on Adult Swim. Heidecker plays Tom, the protagonist of the show who continually brings his ideas to the Mayor (played by Wareheim) only to have them thwarted in most cases, leaving Tom worse off than when he started. According to their website, Wareheim and Heidecker had mailed copies of an early version of the show to comedian Bob Odenkirk, who agreed to take on the project as the executive producer of the series and sold it to Adult Swim.
The duo's second show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! , premiered in 2007, on Adult Swim. They also created and starred in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie , and appeared together as debt collectors on the Adult Swim special Young Person's Guide to History and have made guest appearances in the movie Let's Go to Prison , as well as the Scottish video game series VideoGaiden and a Version 2 episode of Mega64 .Heidecker also had a small role in the 2011 film Bridesmaids , and a leading role in the 2012 independent drama The Comedy , directed by Rick Alverson and also starring Wareheim. In July 2012, Heidecker starred in an episode of Workaholics . In 2012, he guest starred in Dinosaur Jr.'s music video "Watch the Corners." In the same year, Heidecker made a cameo appearance on the independent movie reviewing site, Red Letter Media. Heidecker appeared in an episode of the RedLetterMedia series, "Half in The Bag." The episode is titled "Season Finale: Step Up Revolution." Within the short sketch comedy, Heidecker plays a VCR repairman named "Tim". Shortly after his introduction into the scene, he flies through the ceiling and makes his exit from the skit.
Heidecker starred in a series of films for Absolut Vodka's website with Wareheim and Zach Galifianakis. In 2010, Heidecker and Wareheim directed a series of Old Spice commercials starring actor Terry Crews. Using characters and skits from Awesome Show, Heidecker and Wareheim (via their Abso Lutely Productions company) created an online-only show called "Tim and Eric Nite Live!," originally broadcast on the website SuperDeluxe.
Since 2012, Heidecker has hosted a parodic web series and podcast called On Cinema , where he and special guest (Gregg Turkington) discuss films from past and present. In 2013 an On Cinema Film Guide app was released, featuring the voices of Heidecker and Turkington reviewing over 17,000 films. Heidecker, Wareheim, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Reggie Watts announced on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! that they were starting a comedy YouTube channel called Jash.
Since 2016, Heidecker has hosted the podcast and web series Office Hours Live along with Vic Berger and Doug Lussenhop. It features phone and video calls with fans, comedians, musicians, and political commentators.
The duo's anthology horror series, Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories , aired on Adult Swim from 2014 to 2017. A sitcom starring the duo, Beef House , premiered in March 2020.
On October 23, 2020, Heidecker released his first stand-up comedy special, An Evening With Tim Heidecker , on YouTube. Filmed in the style of a typical standup special, Heidecker's special is a parody of the format in which he deliberately plays a hack stand-up comic.
Heidecker played in various indie rock bands while in Philadelphia. He made an appearance in the 2008 Ben Folds and Regina Spektor music video titled "You Don't Know Me".
Although Davin Wood composed the music for Awesome Show, Heidecker would sometimes sing and write lyrics. Williams Street Records released both Awesome Record, Great Songs! and Uncle Muscles Presents Casey and His Brother in 2008, featuring music from the first two seasons. Wood previously composed the music for Tom Goes to the Mayor, and he and Heidecker form the duo Heidecker & Wood. Inspired by 1970s soft rock, they released their first album, Starting from Nowhere, on March 15, 2011.The duo released a second album in the same style on November 12, 2013, Some Things Never Stay the Same. They cite the influence of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, and Boz Scaggs.
In 2012, Heidecker contributed a parody campaign jingle for Herman Cain's presidential bid titled "Cain Train".This was the first of nine songs which would eventually become a full album, titled Cainthology: Songs in the Key of Cain. All of the proceeds from the album's sales go to benefit the Violence Intervention Program. The number nine was chosen as the number of songs, and $9.99 the original price, in reference to Herman Cain's 9-9-9 financial plan.
Before the release of Bob Dylan's album Tempest in September 2012, Heidecker released a Dylan pastiche called "Titanic", spoofing the news that the album would feature a 14-minute track about the RMS Titanic.In 2013, he released two more Dylan parodies—"Running Out the Clock", inspired by Dylan's 1983 album Infidels , and "Long Black Dress", a song in the actual style of Dylan's album Tempest—and collaborated with the indie band The Earth is a Man on a cover of Dylan's "All the Tired Horses."
In 2013, Heidecker released the album Urinal St. Station under the Drag City label with his band, The Yellow River Boys.The lead single, "Hot Piss", was released in June 2013. Vice Magazine named Urinal St. Station as the best album of 2013.
Heidecker and Davin Wood composed and performed the song "Weatherman" which was used in the 2014 film The Age of Reason.
In June 2014, Heidecker and Wareheim released a 12" single, "Jambalaya", as Pusswhip Banggang.
Heidecker's solo album In Glendale was released in May 20, 2016, on Rado Records.
He released Too Dumb for Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs via Jagjaguwar on November 8, 2017, a year to the date since Trump's presidential victory.
In August 2020, Heidecker announced Fear of Death , a concept album featuring members of Foxygen, The Lemon Twigs, and Weyes Blood, slated for release on September 25 from Spacebomb Records.
Heidecker's sixth album, High School, was released June 24, 2022, on Spacebomb Recordsfollowed by a supporting North American tour.
Heidecker is married to actress Marilyn Porayko.They have a daughter born in 2013 and a son born in 2016.
Heidecker joined the Democratic Socialists of America in June 2018.He has described himself as both an atheist and an agnostic.
|2001||The Attic Expeditions||Orderly||Film debut|
|2006||Let's Go to Prison||Wine Taster||With Eric Wareheim|
|The Five-Year Engagement||Chef|
|Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie||Tim|| Writer |
|2014||A Merry Friggin' Christmas||Dave|
|Fantastic Four||Mr. Richards|
|2016||First Girl I Loved||Mr. Quibodeaux|
|2017||Brigsby Bear||Coach Brad|
|2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Captain Daniel Gooobler|
|2019||Us||Josh Tyler / Tex|
|Mister America||Tim Heidecker||Writer|
|2021||Some of Our Stallions||Dr. Thrush|
|2022||Spin Me Round||Fran|
|The People's Joker||Perry White||Voice|
|2023||First Time Female Director||TBA||Post-production|
|2004||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Basketball (voice)||Episode: "Hypno-Germ"|
|2004–2006||Tom Goes to the Mayor||Tom Peters (voice)|| Writer |
|2007–2010||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Tim Heidecker / Various roles||Writer|
|2007||Acceptable TV||Mood Swing Cosby (voice)||Episode: "Kosbees"|
|2008||Young Person's Guide to History||Debt Collector||TV special|
|2008–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Frances||Episodes: "I Thought My Dad Was Dead, But It Turns Out He's Not"|
"A Slip Slope"
|2010–2016||Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule||Jan Skylar||Writer|
|2010–2011||Funny or Die Presents||Various||Writer|
|2011||Jon Benjamin Has a Van||Mosham the Alien Lawyer||Episode: "Stardoor"|
|The Simpsons||Amus Bruse (voice)||Episode: "The Food Wife"|
|2011–2014||Bob's Burgers||Burt Dellalucci / various (voice)||3 episodes|
|2012||Workaholics||Reverend Troy||Episode: "The Lord's Force"|
|2012–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Phil Gorsley||2 episodes|
|2013||Kroll Show||Jason||Episode: "Secret Room"|
|Eastbound & Down||Gene||8 episodes|
|2013–2017||Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories||Various||Writer|
|2013, 2014||Drunk History||Max Schmeling / Cop||2 episodes|
|2014||Community||Male Four #1||Episode: "App Development and Condiments"|
|The Birthday Boys||Mill Owner||Episode: "Plight of the Working Class"|
|2015||Man Seeking Woman||Bartender||Episode: "Pitbull"|
|Another Period||Hal Carnegie||Episode: "Funeral"|
|W/ Bob & David||—||Executive producer|
|2016||Fresh Off the Boat||Mr. Jenkins||Episode: "Phil's Phaves"|
|2017||Jeff & Some Aliens||Bruce Starr (voice)||Episode: "Jeff & Some Confidence"|
|Portlandia||Ant Guy||Episode: "Ants"|
|Clarence||Tim / Teddy / Damien Dawson (voice)||Episode: "Rock Show"|
|Animals||Stan (voice)||Episode: "Rats"|
|2018||Pickle and Peanut||Zip / additional voices||Episode: "Black Light Bowling/90's Adventure Bear And The Coconut Helmet"|
|2019-2023||I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson||Various||3 episodes|
|2019||A.P. Bio||Greg Miller/Bouvier||Episode: "Personal Everest"|
|Black Monday||Not Milken #1||Episode: "243"|
|Moonbase 8||Professor Scott "Rook" Sloan||Writer|
|2021||Ultra City Smiths||Mayor Kevin De Maximum (voice)||5 episodes|
|Just Beyond||Dale||Episode: "Parents Are From Mars, Kids Are From Venus"|
|2022||Our Flag Means Death||Doug||Episode: "Wherever You Go, There You Are "|
|Killing It||Rodney Lamonca||3 episodes|
|2023||Fired on Mars||Darren Young (voice)||main role|
|2006||Mega64||Mega64 Ragtime Jug Brother||Episode: "Stranger"|
|2007||Clark and Michael||Self-Defense Instructor|
|2012–present||On Cinema at the Cinema||Tim Heidecker||Writer|
|2012||Half in the Bag||Himself|
|2013||Tim & Eric's Go Pro Show||Writer|
|Tim's Kitchen Tips|
|2014–2015||Decker||Agent Jack Decker|
|2011–2019||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself, Elton John, George Burns, Nick Nolte||15 episodes|
|2011–2013||On Cinema||Tim Heidecker||Writer|
|2013||How Did This Get Made?||Himself||Guest commenter for The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Episode 54)|
|2016–2022||Chapo Trap House||4 episodes: 79, 150, 357, 629|
|2016–present||Office Hours LIVE||Co-hosted with DJ Douggpound and Vic Berger|
|2018||H3 Podcast||Episode 82|
|2019||Hollywood Handbook||Episode 284: "Tim Heidecker, Our Close Friend"|
|This Is Branchburg||Producer||8 episodes|
|2020||QAnon Anonymous||Himself||Episode 100: Mr. Nobody feat Tim Heidecker|
|2023||Therapy Gecko||Himself||1 Episode "TIM HEIDECKER GIVES ADVICE AS A GECKO"|
|2023||Cheapshow||Himself||Episode 359: Stars Over 45|
|2015||On Cinema Film Guide||Tim Heidecker||writer|
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Mister America is a 2019 American mockumentary film directed by Eric Notarnicola and starring Tim Heidecker. The film is an extension of the On Cinema universe, in which Heidecker portrays a fictionalized version of himself who reviews films with fellow comedian Gregg Turkington; the film follows Heidecker as he runs for the office of San Bernardino County district attorney, attempting to unseat the incumbent D.A. that previously attempted to imprison him in a mass murder charge. The film has received mixed reviews from critics.
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim for Cartoon Network's nighttime programming block Adult Swim. It premiered on February 11, 2007 and originally ran until May 2, 2010. The show features surreal, dark and often satirical humor, public-access television-style musical acts, bizarre faux-commercials with a unique editing and special effects style by Doug Lussenhop to make the show appear off-kilter.
Tim and Eric Nite Live! is an American web series, which premiered November 8, 2007 on SuperDeluxe. The talk show stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and consists of a variety of strange segments often featuring Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! regulars such as David Liebe Hart and James Quall. It also repeatedly features Awesome Show regular Richard Dunn in a sidekick/father-figure type role. It parodies public-access television and talk shows in an absurd and often cringe-worthy style as in Tim and Eric's other works.
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule is an American comedy television series starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule. The show is a spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, originating in a segment called Brule's Rules. The series premiered on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim, on May 16, 2010.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is a 2012 American absurdist comedy film starring, written, directed, and produced by the comedy duo Tim & Eric in their feature directorial debuts. The plot follows Heidecker and Wareheim, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, who are forced to re-open an abandoned mall to pay back a wasted billion-dollar loan. The supporting cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ray Wise, Twink Caplan, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Odenkirk, and Will Forte.
The Comedy is a 2012 American metamodern drama film co-written, co-edited, and directed by Rick Alverson, and starring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, and Gregg Turkington. The film was executive produced by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Darius Van Arman, and Larry Fessenden.
On Cinema is an American comedy web series and podcast starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. The duo appear, using their own names, as a pair of hapless movie reviewers to promote new film releases. The show started as an independently released podcast from 2011 to 2013, before being picked up as a professionally produced web video series by Thing X in 2012, continuing after the site merged with Adult Swim's website in 2013. The show moved to HEI Network, an independent service, in 2021, with funding given by user subscriptions and special event ticket purchases.
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories is an American horror comedy television series on Adult Swim. Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories was created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of the comedy duo Tim & Eric, who have been working with the network for several years with various shows and projects. The pilot episode aired on October 31, 2013, and the series officially premiered on September 18, 2014.
The Neighbors is a sitcom created, written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau. In Wiseau's first project since his 2003 cult film The Room, The Neighbors follows the assorted tenants of an apartment building and their interactions with the "manager", Charlie, played by Wiseau. Four episodes were released on Hulu on March 14, 2015. Two additional episodes were released on May 26, 2015.
Doug Lussenhop, known professionally as DJ Douggpound, is an American musician, video editor, and comedian. Lussenhop is best known for his sick drops as a member of "The Trinity" on Office Hours Live. He is also widely recognized as the editor for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, that features his trademark editing style, which the show is known for. He edited and acted in many Tim & Eric projects including Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim and Eric Nite Live, and their feature film, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.
Decker is an American comedy web series and television series created by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. The show is a web spinoff/tie-in to the series On Cinema at the Cinema and began on July 17, 2014. Many recurring jokes and the personas and mutual antipathies expressed by Decker and Kington carry over from the relationship of the "real" actors, Heidecker and Turkington, in On Cinema.
Awesome Record, Great Songs! Volume One is a 2008 comedy album by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, collectively known as Tim & Eric, released on Williams Street Records. The album features many songs from the first and second seasons of their Adult Swim television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, as well as additional skits. It features many of their frequent collaborators on the series, bands covering songs from the show such as Built to Spill and The Shins, and remixes, including one by Flying Lotus.
Beef House is an American sitcom created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. The series premiered on Adult Swim on March 30, 2020. The series is a parody of 1980s and 1990s American family sitcoms, featuring Wareheim and Jamie-Lynn Sigler as a married suburban couple who live with the former's best friend (Heidecker) and a trio of eccentric men.