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.
"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.