Jason Segel

Actor
A gifted comic actor with a knack for playing neurotic or easily agitated types, Jason Segel first caught the attention of television audiences as a unabashedly lovelorn high schooler in Judd Apatow's cult series ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1980 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Conan 2010 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

How I Met Your Mother 2005 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sex Tape 2014 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

The End of the Tour 2014 (Movie)

David Foster Wallace (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jeff Who Lives At Home 2012 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

Tom Solomon (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

Russell Gettis (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Saturday Night Live 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Fall Preview 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Vector (Actor)

Gulliver's Travels 2010 (Movie)

Horatio (Actor)

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

Sydney Fife (Actor)

Reel Comedy: I Love You, Man 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

Peter Bretter (Actor)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Knocked Up 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

11:14 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Humor Man 2004 (Movie)

Smelly Bob (Actor)

Certainly Not A Fairytale 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Undeclared 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

Watermelon Guy (Actor)

Dead Man on Campus 1998 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)
Writer (5)

Sex Tape 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (4)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

("Life's A Happy Song") (Song Performer)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Supertight") (Song)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

("Tom Sawyer") (Song Performer)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

"We've Got To Do Something" (Song)
Producer (4)

Sex Tape 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A gifted comic actor with a knack for playing neurotic or easily agitated types, Jason Segel first caught the attention of television audiences as a unabashedly lovelorn high schooler in Judd Apatow's cult series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000). He soon became a regular member of Apatow's repertory company for films and television, appearing in memorable supporting roles in the short-lived "Undeclared" (Fox, 2001-02) and the blockbuster hit "Knocked Up" (2007), before graduating to a lead in the 2008 comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," which he also wrote. Segel also scored on television as the eccentric lawyer-in-trainer Marshall Eriksen on the comedy "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ), a popular sitcom that ran for multiple seasons. During his time on the show, Segel was able to star in movies, co-starring with Paul Rudd in "I Love You, Man" (2009), Jack Black in "Gulliver's Travels" (2010), Cameron Diaz in "Bad Teacher" (2011) and Ed Helms in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" (2011). By the time he co-wrote and co-starred in his dream project "The Muppets" (2011), Segel had himself well-positioned as a multifaceted threat capable of translating his talents into a wide array of projects.

Relationships

Linda Cardellini Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring on "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC) Together from 2001-06 No longer together

Alison Segel

Sister
Born March 9, 1986

Jillian Segel

Mother

Alvin Segel

Father

Adam Segel

Brother

Michelle Williams Actor

Companion
Met through Williams's best pal - and Segel's former "Freaks and Geeks" costar - Busy Philipps Relationship first made public March 2012 Reportedly split February 2013

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Emily Blunt in romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement"; also co-wrote screenplay and produced with director Nicholas Stoller

2012

Featured opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in "This Is 40," directed by Judd Apatow

2012

Played the titular slacker in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon

2011

Cast alongside Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake in the comedy "Bad Teacher"

2011

Co-starred with Amy Adams in the family comedy "The Muppets"; also co-wrote screenplay with Nicholas Stoller and executive produced

2010

Voiced the character of Vector in the animated film "Despicable Me"

2010

Co-starred with Jack Black in a modern-day remake of "Gulliver's Travels"

2009

Co-starred with Paul Rudd in the buddy comedy "I Love You, Man"

2008

Made screenwriting debut with "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"; also starred as the pining ex of Kristen Bell; produced by Apatow

2007

Co-starred in the comedy "Knocked Up," written and directed by Judd Apatow

2005

Cast as Marshall on the CBS ensemble comedy "How I Met Your Mother"

2001

Landed a recurring role on Judd Apatow's short-lived "Undeclared" (Fox)

1999

Cast as aspiring drummer Nick on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks," produced by Judd Apatow

1999

Featured in the independent comedy "SLC Punk!" as a conservative looking man with a violent temper

1998

Appeared as a disappearing roommate in the black comedy "Dead Man on Campus"

1998

Cast as a partygoer in the high school graduation night-set comedy "Can't Hardly Wait"

Raised in Los Angeles, CA

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm able to remain likable while getting awfully close to the creepy line. It's one of my strange skills" – Segel to CNN.com, April 21, 2008

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"It's always funny to watch Jason get beat up on and suffer. He's just fun to watch feel pain and that's always what made me laugh about him." – Judd Apatow, who produced "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," to CNN.com, April 21, 2008

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Segel was named 2012 Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals drama troupe.

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