Jason Biggs

Actor
Actor Jason Biggs displayed a solid comic timing and likable underdog presence with his 1999 breakthrough role in the teen summer comedy "American Pie" that led to comparisons with offbeat comic turned box office draw ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1978 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Conan 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Drive, She Said 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Mad Love 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie House 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998, 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Orange Is the New Black 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Good Wife 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

Jim Levenstein (Actor)

Grassroots 2012 (Movie)

Phil Campbell (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life Happens 2012 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Lower Learning 2008 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

Dustin (Actor)

Over Her Dead Body 2008 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Eight Below 2006 (Movie)

Charlie Cooper (Actor)

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Wedding Daze 2006 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

Guy X 2005 (Movie)

Rudy Spruance (Actor)

Prozac Nation 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

Arthur Brickman (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

Jim Levinstein (Actor)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

Jerry Falk (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Centre 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Making the Movie: American Pie II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Saving Silverman 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

Darren Silverman (Actor)

TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

World Stunt Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

Loser 2000 (Movie)

Paul Tannek (Actor)

Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Security 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boy Who Cried Bitch 1991 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Biography

Actor Jason Biggs displayed a solid comic timing and likable underdog presence with his 1999 breakthrough role in the teen summer comedy "American Pie" that led to comparisons with offbeat comic turned box office draw Adam Sandler, his short dark hair and vaguely startled expression making the likeness all the more apparent. Starting out as a child actor at age five, the New Jersey native appeared in the 1991 Seattle run and early Broadway previews of Herb Gardner's award-winning "Conversations With My Father" before scoring a regular role as difficult student Willie Trancus for a partial season of the Dabney Coleman vehicle "Drexell's Class" (Fox, 1991) at age 13. That same year he made his film debut with a small role in the psychodrama "The Boy Who Cried Bitch". In 1994, Biggs took on the role of troubled teen Pete Wendall on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns", his performance earning him a Daytime Emmy nomination. A recurring role on the short-lived "Total Security" (ABC, 1997) followed, but despite his healthy number of credits, the actor was still a virtual unknown when cast in "American Pie". Biggs would gain notice for his portrayal of one of four friends desperate to lose their virginity before graduation in the Weitz brothers' modern retread of a 1980s favorite, the teen sex comedy. His questionable treatment of dessert food inspired the cheeky title, with the memorable scene featured in a racy trailer that grabbed the attention of many a wily teenager, insuring a good bit of summer business. The film was a rousing box office success, and more surprisingly, the equal parts raunchy and heartfelt film was generally praised by critics. Biggs gave an impressive performance, realistically and humorously evincing adolescent awkwardness.

Relationships

Gary Biggs

Father

Angela Biggs

Mother

Chiara Biggs

Sister
Born c. 1980

Heather Biggs

Sister
Born c. 1971

Jenny Mollen Actor

Wife
Met on the set of "My Best Friend's Girl" (2008) announced engagement in January 2008 married in April 2008

EDUCATION

Hasbrouck Heights Junior-Senior High School

Hasbrouck Heights , New Jersey

Montclair State University

Upper Montclair , New Jersey
Attended briefly

New York University

New York , New York
Attended briefly

Milestones

2012

Reprised role along with original cast in "American Reunion"

2008

Co-starred with Dane Cook and Kate Hudson in "My Best Friend's Girl"

2007

Executive producing debut, the TV-movie "I'm in Hell" (CBS); also starred

2005

Again teamed with Woody Allen to star in "Melinda and Melinda"

2004

Portrayed an Orthodox Jew in Daniel Goldfarb's comedy "Modern Orthodox" at Dodger Stages theater in New York City

2004

Co-starred with Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler in "Jersey Girl"

2003

Cast in first dramatic film lead opposite Christina Ricci in "Prozac Nation"; screened at Toronto

2003

Reunited with the cast of "American Pie" for "American Wedding"

2003

Reunited with Ricci for the Woody Allen comedy "Anything Else"

2002

Had lead role of Benjamin Braddock in the Broadway adaptation of "The Graduate"

2001

Cast in lead role opposite Amanda Peet in the comedy "Saving Silverman"

2001

Reprised role of Jim in the sequel "American Pie 2"

2000

Portrayed a sex-obsessed student in the college-set comedy "Boys and Girls" opposite Freddie Prinze Jr.

2000

Co-starred with Mena Suvari in Amy Heckerling's charming comedy "Loser"

1999

Breakthrough role, playing sexually naïve high school senior Jim Levenstein in the ensemble teen comedy "American Pie"

1997

Played recurring role on "Total Security" (Fox)

1994

Portrayed troubled teen Pete Wendall on the CBS daytime serial "As the World Turns"; received Daytime Emmy nomination

1991

Starred opposite Judd Hirsch in the Seattle production of "Conversations With My Father" (credited as Jason M. Biggs)

1991

Landed regular role on "Drexell's Class" (Fox)

1991

Film acting debut, "The Boy Who Cried Bitch"

1983

Began acting at age five

Bonus Trivia

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Eugene Levy, co-star from "American Pie" (1999), on working with Biggs: "There was a lot of improv going on there. Jason is very mature, and I was extremely impressed with his comic timing and his ability to just run with it." – from People magazine, Aug. 2, 1999

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On being compared to comedic actors Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler: "Any comparison like that is great. You want to compare me with guys making $20 million a picture? Uh, okay." – Biggs to People magazine, Aug. 2, 1999

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"I'll go pretty far for a laugh. Some of those moments in 'American Pie' (1999) will become part of film history. I did everything for the sake of a laugh, and no one thought less of me for it. They thought more of me. Even my mom loved it." – Biggs quoted in the Daily News, Feb. 6, 2000

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Biggs on his frequent portrayals of goofy, but likable underdogs: "The reason for that is, I like to think, that I bring to the table a sympathetic quality. I play an outcast put in outlandish situations and I still have the audience rooting for me." – quoted in the New York Post, June 20, 2000

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