Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)
Efren Ramirez (Pedro)
Fun Fact: Despite being 30 years old when Napoleon Dynamite was filmed, Efren Ramirez was still able to pull off a high school–age character.
Tina Majorino (Deb)
Fun Fact: Napoleon Dynamite was the first movie Tina Majorino starred in after taking a five-year break from acting. Majorino told MovieWeb, "The main reason that I wanted to be a part of Napoleon Dynamite was because it was a comedy, and I hadn't really gotten an opportunity to do any humor in films before."
Haylie Duff (Summer)
Fun Fact: Right after Napoleon Dynamite, Haylie Duff was asked to do a 12-page spread in Maxim. Clearly, someone wanted Summer all year long.
Trevor Snarr (Don)
Fun Fact: Unlike the bully he played, Trevor Snarr was more of a quiet student in high school and loved tots like Napoleon.
Jon Gries (Uncle Rico)
Fun Fact: Many people have said Jon Gries was a vegetarian and spit out the steak in every one of his scenes. However, in his 2014 Reddit AMA, he said he was not a vegetarian and didn't like the steak because he thought it was gross.
Diedrich Bader (Rex)
Fun Fact: Despite much of the film using improv, Bader never strayed from the script. He told the AV Club, "It’s word for word ... because the script was so funny that I didn’t feel any need to improvise."
Shondrella Avery (Lafawnduh)
Fun Fact: Shondrella Avery's mom, sister, and brother were in Lafawnduh and Kip's wedding scene.
Aaron Ruell (Kip)
Fun Fact: Aaron Ruell got actual braces for the role. He told IGN in 2004, after suggesting Kip have braces, "I just assumed that we'd be able to Hollywood it up and there would be some temporary things I'd put in... flash-forward to, you know, showing up at Jared's place a week before shooting and I'm in the orthodontist's chair getting real braces attached to my teeth."
Sandy Martin (Grandma)
Fun Fact: Before acting, Sandy Martin was a veterinarian and therefore knew exactly how to handle Tina the llama on and off set.
Tina the Llama
Fun Fact: As of five months ago, TINA IS STILL ALIVE!