Jay Baruchel

Actor, TV host
In an era when edgy male comedic talent had the potential to evolve into leading men, Jay Baruchel parlayed his memorable nerdy best friend turns in television and film into starring roles in major Hollywood ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1982 in Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (41)

How to Train Your Dragon 3 2016 (Movie)

Hiccup (Voice)

Man Seeking Woman 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Don Peyote 2014 (Movie)

Bates (Actor)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 (Movie)

Hiccup (Voice)

Nemesis Game 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Tom Pope (Actor)

The Art of the Steal 2014 (Movie)

Francie (Actor)

The Ten O'Clock People 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Being Human (Syfy) 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

Shiner (Actor)

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk 2011 (TV Show)

Voice

Good Neighbors 2011 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Goon 2011 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

How to Train Your Dragon 2010 (Movie)

Hiccup (Voice)

She's Out of My League 2010 (Movie)

Kirk (Actor)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

The Trotsky 2010 (Movie)

Leon Bronstein (Actor)

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Windows (Actor)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

Sailor Joey Motorola (Actor)

Just Buried 2008 (Movie)

Oliver Whynacht (Actor)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

Tal (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Tropic Thunder 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Kevin Sandusky (Actor)

I'm Reed Fish 2007 (Movie)

Reed Fish (Actor)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Numb3rs 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

Kevin Sandusky (Actor)

Real Time 2007 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Just Legal 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Danger Barch (Actor)

The Stones 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rules of Attraction 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Undeclared 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Vic Munoz (Actor)

Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Popular Mechanics For Kids 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Klutz (Movie)

Johnny Klutz (Actor)
Producer (3)

The Ten O'Clock People 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Goon 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

"I'm Awesome" (Song)
Writer (1)

Goon 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

In an era when edgy male comedic talent had the potential to evolve into leading men, Jay Baruchel parlayed his memorable nerdy best friend turns in television and film into starring roles in major Hollywood productions. The razor sharp Baruchel started acting in his teens, leaving his native Canada just long enough to establish himself in the States as one of the new faces of comedy alongside Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Jonah Hill. With lightening quick humor, a knack for making misfits seem cool, and the ability to steal focus when he appeared on screen - American audiences first took note of Baruchel in a memorable bit in "Almost Famous" (2000) and on television in Judd Apatow's "Undeclared" (FOX, 2001-02). Baruchel packed a wallop as a wannabe boxer in "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), reeled in awards for "I'm Reed Fish" (2006), and rejoined Apatow for "Knocked Up" (2007). After the comedy "Fanboys" (2008), Baruchel made some noise with "Tropic Thunder" (2008) and as the lead in the animated hit "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) and the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League" (2010). On doing both independents and big action, the actor was happily able to amass a résumé that reflected his tastes in both comedy and human interest stories.

Relationships

Serge Baruchel

Father
Divorced from Jay's mother when he was 14 died in 2004

Robyne Baruchel

Mother
Divorced from Jay's father when he was 14

Taylor Baruchel

Sister
Born c. 1987

Sarah Lind Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Fetching Cody" (2005) no longer together

Alison Pill Actor

Companion
Baruchel proposed over 2010 holidays Reportedly called off engagement c. March 2013

EDUCATION

Fine Arts Core Education School

Milestones

2013

Featured with Seth Rogen, James Franco and other actor friends in the meta-comedy "This Is the End"

2012

Appeared in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

2012

Made feature writing debut with "Goon"; co-written with Evan Goldberg based on the novel Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey; also co-starred in film with Seann William Scott

2012

Reprised his role as Hiccup in the TV series "Dragons: Riders of Berk"

2010

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the action adventure "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

2010

Voiced Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"

2010

Played the lead in the romantic comedy "She's Out Of My League"

2009

Co-starred as an obsessed "Star Wars" fan in the comedy "Fanboys"

2008

Co-starred in the Ben Stiller directed action comedy "Tropic Thunder"

2008

Appeared in the coming of age comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"

2007

Played the title role in screenwriter Reed Fish's semi-autobiographical tale about seizing the day, "I'm Reed Fish"

2007

Co-starred in Judd Apatow's comedy film "Knocked Up"

2004

Played Danger Barch, a boxing hopeful in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"

2002

Acted in Roger Avary's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel "Rules of Attraction"

2001

Starred as an awkward college student on the Fox sitcom "Undeclared," created by Judd Apatow

2000

Had a small but memorable role as fanatic Led Zeppelin follower Vic in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"

1997

Hosted the syndicated children's educational series "Popular Mechanics for Kids"

1996

Cast as the star of "My Hometown," a series on Canada's children's network YTV

Made acting debut on the Nickelodeon/YTV horror series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

Bonus Trivia

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"I have been and probably still am both a freak and a geek. I'm not a confident or self-assured person, so playing someone who is not confident or self-assured just kind of comes more naturally." – Baruchel to the Montreal Gazette, Oct. 8, 2001

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"He's a very in-the-moment actor. His lines and reactions don't feel scripted." – Judd Apatow on Baruchel, quoted in People Magazine, Nov. 12, 2001

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