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Also Known As: Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel Died:
Born: April 9, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, TV host

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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 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.

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 Black Marks, The (2014)
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 Don Peyote (2014)
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 RoboCop (2014)
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 This Is the End (2013)
7.
 Good Neighbors (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

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Made acting debut on the Nickelodeon/YTV horror series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
1996:
Cast as the star of "My Hometown," a series on Canada's children's network YTV
1997:
Hosted the syndicated children's educational series "Popular Mechanics for Kids"
2000:
Had a small but memorable role as fanatic Led Zeppelin follower Vic in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"
2001:
Starred as an awkward college student on the Fox sitcom "Undeclared," created by Judd Apatow
2002:
Acted in Roger Avary's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel "Rules of Attraction"
2004:
Played Danger Barch, a boxing hopeful in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"
2007:
Co-starred in Judd Apatow's comedy film "Knocked Up"
2007:
Played the title role in screenwriter Reed Fish's semi-autobiographical tale about seizing the day, "I'm Reed Fish"
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"
2009:
Co-starred as an obsessed "Star Wars" fan in the comedy "Fanboys"
2010:
Played the lead in the romantic comedy "She's Out Of My League"
2010:
Voiced Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"
2010:
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the action adventure "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
2012:
Made feature writing debut with "Goon"; co-written with Evan Goldberg based on the novel <i>Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey</i>; also co-starred in film with Seann William Scott
2012:
Appeared in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"
2012:
Reprised his role as Hiccup in the TV series "Dragons: Riders of Berk"
2013:
Featured with Seth Rogen, James Franco and other actor friends in the meta-comedy "This Is the End"
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Education

Fine Arts Core Education School: -

Notes

"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." --Jay Baruchel to the Montreal Gazette, October 8, 2001.

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

Family close complete family listing

father:
Serge Baruchel. Antiques dealer.
mother:
Robyne Baruchel. Freelance writer.
sister:
Taylor Baruchel. Born c. 1987.

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