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Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor and comedian. He has had a successful career in comedy films, appearing in supporting roles in such box office successes as Million Dollar Baby, Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder, and starring in the films She's Out of My League, The Trotsky, How to Train Your Dragon, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and This Is the End.

Early LifeEdit

Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Robyne (née Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Baruchel, an antiques dealer.[1][2] He grew up and still lives in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec,[3] and has a younger sister, Taylor.[4] His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew, while his three other grandparents were from a Christian background (of French, English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent).[5][6][7] Baruchel has said that he is "probably agnostic".[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

 

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Running Home Kid #2
1999 Who Gets the House? Jonathan
2000 Almost Famous Vic Munoz
2002 The Rules of Attraction Harry
2003 Nemesis Game Jeremy Curran
2004 Million Dollar Baby Danger Barch
2005 Fetching Cody Art Frankel
2007 Knocked Up Jay
2007 Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse Jay Short
2007 I'm Reed Fish Reed Fish
2007 Just Buried Oliver Whynacht
2008 Real Time Andy Hayes
2008 Tropic Thunder Kevin Sandusky
2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Tal Hanson
2009 Fanboys Windows
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Joey Motorola Cameo
2009 Edgar and Jane Short; also writer, producer and director
2010 She's Out of My League Kirk Kettner
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup (voice)
2010 The Trotsky Leon
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Dave Stutler
2010 Good Neighbours Victor
2011 Goon Pat Also writer
2012 Cosmopolis Shiner
2013 This Is the End Himself Also executive producer
2013 The Art of the Steal Yet to be released
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Hiccup (voice) Filming
2014 RoboCop Pope Yet to be released
2016 How to Train Your Dragon 3 Hiccup (voice) Pre-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Joe 2 episodes
1996 My Hometown Thomas Thompson
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids Himself
1998 The Worst Witch Bean Pole 1 episode
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Alex, Ross Doyle, Jason Midas 3 episodes
2001–2002 Undeclared Steven Karp 17 episodes
2002 Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher Jimmy Fleming
2004 The Stones Winston Stone 6 episodes
2005–2006 Just Legal Skip Ross 8 episodes
2006–2007 Numb3rs Oswald Kittner 2 episodes
2010 The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour Private Prosciutto
Falcon
2012–present Dragons: Riders of Berk Hiccup (voice)
2012 Being Human Stu 1 episode


 Personal LifeEdit

Baruchel was previously engaged to actress Alison Pill. He alluded to their breakup in a Twitter posting on February 16, 2013.[15]

He is a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He has several tattoos: a Celtic cross (on his upper right arm),[16] his mother's maiden name (on his forearm), and a red Maple Leaf on his left pectoral (which can be seen in Fanboys, Knocked Up, and This Is the End).[17]

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