DIEDRICH BADER!Written by Tracy Ballzer
Diedrich Bader is an American actor, voice actor and comedian.
Many know him for his roles as Oswald Lee Harvey on the long-running comedy “The Drew Carey Show” and Lawrence from the film “Office Space.”
Bader has had roles in animated features such as “Ice Age,” “Surf’s Up,” “The Simpsons,” and voiced the role of “Batman” in the animated television series “Batman: The Brave and Bold.”
He has also been in the comedies “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Miss Congeniality 2,” “Balls of Fury,” and “Meet the Spartans.”
He was the series lead on the NBC comedy “Outsourced” and can also be seen on USA’s “Psych,” TV Land’s “The Exes,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” and Fox’s “Bones.” Diedrich was on three seasons of HBO’s “Veep,” opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
American Housewife - Lead Sheet
Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.
Luckily, her husband, Greg Otto, supports her in every way possible, but with a dash of reality thrown in as they work to ensure their children do not end up like everyone else.
However, that isn’t going to be easy when her oldest teenage daughter, Taylor, is already set on the “perfect” path; middle son Oliver has one goal in life: to be rich; and her youngest, Anna Kat, needs a little extra help navigating life.
Then there are her friends, Angela and Doris, who help Katie keep it all in perspective and are the allies she needs in a town where “keeping it real” is not a compliment.
Despite her flaws and unconventional ways, Katie ultimately only wants the best for her kids and will fight tooth-and-nail to instill some good old-fashioned values in them, if it’s the last thing she does.
“American Housewife” stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.