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Also Known As: Dax Randall Shepard Died:
Born: January 2, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milford, Michigan, USA Profession: actor

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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, 2010-15), which helped establish him as a rising star worthy of attention.

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, 2010-15), which helped establish him as a rising star worthy of attention.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  CHiPs (2017)
2.
  Hit and Run (2012)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 CHiPs (2017)
3.
 Judge, The (2014)
4.
 Veronica Mars (2014)
5.
 Hit and Run (2012)
7.
 Freebie, The (2010)
8.
 When in Rome (2010)
9.
 Smother (2008)
10.
 Baby Mama (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Began performing at the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles, CA
1998:
Made acting debut in "Hairshirt" and the independent film "Boyz-N-The-Burbs"
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"
2003:
Appeared in Nick Lachey's "Shut Up" video and on his MTV reality series "Newlyweds"
2004:
Landed first lead role in the comedy "Without a Paddle," playing a lovable boozer and pothead
2005:
Cast in the Jon Favreau directed "Zathura," a sequel to1995's "Jumanji"
2006:
Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the Mike Judge sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy"
2006:
Co-starred with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy "Employee of the Month"
2008:
Cast opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy "Baby Mama"
2008:
Co-starred alongside Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton in "Smother"
2010:
Cast as one of Kristen Bell's suitors in "When in Rome"
2010:
Cast as Crosby Braverman on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film "Parenthood"
2010:
First dramatic film role, "The Freebie"
2010:
Made feature writing and directorial debut with "Brother's Justice"; co-directed with David Palmer
2012:
Co-starred with Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"; also wrote screenplay and co-directed with Palmer
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Education

Walled Lake Central High School: Walled Lake , Michigan -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 2000

Notes

"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, August 16, 2004.

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