Did You Know Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) was born in Fort Collins?
Celebrity sightings are nothing new to Fort Collins. Now, celebrities born in Northern Colorado is a whole other story.
Did you know that Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) was born at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins on October 26, 1977?
Even IMDB confirms:
Jon Heder was born on October 26, 1977 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Jonathan Joseph Heder.
He married Kirsten Heder on November 23, 2002. They have three children.
He is an actor and producer that's mainly known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Blades of Glory (2007) and The Benchwarmers (2006).
"If I look back at the scripts I received after Napoleon Dynamite (2004), I think the town thought I had multiple personalities that were all a variation of that character. They probably just thought of me as someone their kids liked, but was more like the goofy kid that asked to mow their lawn, not a professional actor".
Fun Fact: Jon Heder was originally only paid $1,000 for his role in the $400,000 film. However, after the film accumulated over $46 million, there was a renegotiated for a portion of the profits.
He spent most of his early life in Salem, Oregon, but at least he had a moment (being born) in Fort Collins.