Dax Shepard

Actor
Thanks to being adept at comedy, particularly improvisation, actor Dax Shepard developed his natural gifts into a substantial career in a short period of time. His skills as an improviser led to his breakout role in the ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1975 in Milford, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

About a Boy 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Web Therapy 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

C.P. Kennedy (Actor)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Wade Beaufort (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2014 (Movie)

Overconfident Club Boy (Actor)

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parenthood 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Yul Perkins aka Charlie Bronson (Actor)

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 CMT Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The TeenNick HALO Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Brother's Justice 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Freebie 2010 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

When in Rome 2010 (Movie)

Gale (Actor)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

King of the Hill 2004, 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Smother 2008 (Movie)

Noah Cooper (Actor)

Halfway Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Employee of the Month 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comebacks 2007 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Employee of the Month 2006 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Idiocracy 2006 (Movie)

Frito (Actor)

Let's Go To Prison 2006 (Movie)

John Lyshitski (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

Astronaut (Actor)

Life With Bonnie 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Without a Paddle 2004 (Movie)

Tom Marshall (Actor)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Camera Crew Member (Actor)
Writer (2)

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brother's Justice 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Brother's Justice 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Thanks to being adept at comedy, particularly improvisation, actor Dax Shepard developed his natural gifts into a substantial career in a short period of time. His skills as an improviser led to his breakout role in the hidden camera prank show, "Punk'd" (MTV, 2002-07), starring co-creator Ashton Kutcher in a series that sought to pull practical jokes on unwitting celebrities. Though only on the show for one season, Shepard quickly turned into a cult celebrity overnight and soon branched out into other projects. He parlayed his success into substantial roles in "Zathura" (2005) and "Idiocracy" (2006), though he stumbled a bit with rather lame comedies like the woeful "Let's Go to Prison" (2006). Shrugging off the setback, Shepard bounced back nicely with a supporting part in "Baby Mama" (2008) and followed it up with a regular role on the hit television series "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010- ), which helped establish him as a rising star worthy of attention.

Relationships

Kristen Bell Actor

Companion
Began dating in December 2007 Engaged in December 2009

Kate Hudson Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in 2007 after her split from Owen Wilson Ended relationship in October 2007

Lincoln Shepard

Daughter
Born March 28, 2013; mother, Kristen Bell

EDUCATION

Walled Lake Central High School

Walled Lake , Michigan

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 2000

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"; also wrote screenplay and co-directed with Palmer

2010

First dramatic film role, "The Freebie"

2010

Cast as Crosby Braverman on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film "Parenthood"

2010

Made feature writing and directorial debut with "Brother's Justice"; co-directed with David Palmer

2010

Cast as one of Kristen Bell's suitors in "When in Rome"

2008

Cast opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy "Baby Mama"

2008

Co-starred alongside Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton in "Smother"

2006

Co-starred with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy "Employee of the Month"

2006

Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the Mike Judge sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy"

2005

Cast in the Jon Favreau directed "Zathura," a sequel to1995's "Jumanji"

2004

Landed first lead role in the comedy "Without a Paddle," playing a lovable boozer and pothead

2003

Appeared in Nick Lachey's "Shut Up" video and on his MTV reality series "Newlyweds"

2003

Cast as part of Ashton Kutcher's crew on the first season of MTV's hidden camera show "Punk'd"

2003

Played a small role opposite Steve Martin in "Cheaper by the Dozen"

1998

Made acting debut in "Hairshirt" and the independent film "Boyz-N-The-Burbs"

Began performing at the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles, CA

Bonus Trivia

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"I actually made the transition from acting to anthropology and then back to acting," he says. "Basically, my mom would pay my rent while I was a struggling actor if I went to college. So it was my job to go to UCLA." – Shepard quoted to TV Guide, Aug. 16, 2004

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