Jay Baruchel

BirthDay:

09 Apr 1982

BirthPlace:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel

Bio:

Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990). He was also in more localized shows such as My Hometown (1996) and Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997).

Baruchel had spent some downtime and finally got a chance to be in a classic film called Almost Famous (2000) in 2000. He played "Vic", a devout fan of Led Zeppelin. Judd Apatow soon had a show in the works and Baruchel played "Steven Karp" on Undeclared (2001). He also had the chance to star alongside actors such as Ian Somerhalder and James Van Der Beek as "Harry" in The Rules of Attraction (2002). Things began to slow down a bit after a couple more failed shows.

Soon enough, Baruchel came back as the courageous "Danger Barch" in Million Dollar Baby (2004). Bringing life to a role that could have been ruined so easily, Baruchel made "Danger" a well-loved character. The best part about this actor is his loyalty to his home country. He loves to be able to work in Canada as often as possible. He has been in many fantastic independent films such as Fetching Cody (2005), Just Buried (2007) and Real Time (2008). All three of those films appeal to sides of a person that are never known to exist until it's too late.

He was also in many successful American comedy films. He was the lead in She's Out of My League (2010) and played one of Seth Rogen's best friends (which he really is) in the movie Knocked Up (2007). He's also made his mark in family-friendly films such as How to Train Your Dragon (2010), playing the unlikely "Viking Hiccup" and also played the title role in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) alongside his newly-found kindred spirit, actor Nicolas Cage.

It is no secret that while he enjoys acting, it truly is a means to an end. He lived his dream as he worked on the hockey comedy Goon (2011), and is working on many other films that are what he considers to be passion projects. Now he is making films that he has been preparing for all of his life and nothing can slow him down.
Filmography

Actor ( 71 credits )

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2018) Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)
The Ten O'Clock People (2017) Brandon
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Pat
Man Seeking Woman (2015)  Josh Greenberg (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015)  Hiccup (25 episodes, 2015-2016)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Hiccup (voice)
Don Peyote (2014)
RoboCop (2014) Tom Pope
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Art of the Steal (2013) Francie Tobin
This Is the End (2013) Jay Baruchel
Stroumboulopoulos (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Just for Laughs: All-Access (2013)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
Cosmopolis (2012) Shiner
DreamWorks Dragons (2012)  Hiccup / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
Goon (2011) Pat
Pro-Semitism: Hollywood (2011) Himself
Being Human (2011)  Stu (1 episode, 2012)
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (2011)  Private Prosciutto / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Marcy (2011)  Jay (1 episode, 2011)
Good Neighbors (2010) Victor
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) Dave
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Hiccup (voice)
She's Out of My League (2010) Kirk
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends (2010) (voice)
The Trotsky (2009) Leon Bronstein
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Sailor Joey Motorola
Fanboys (2009) Windows
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Tal
Tropic Thunder (2008) Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
Real Time (2008) Andy Hayes
Just Buried (2007) Oliver Whynacht
Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse (2007) Jay
Knocked Up (2007) Jay
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
I'm Reed Fish (2006) Reed Fish
Fetching Cody (2005) Art Frankel
Numb3rs (2005)  Oswald Kittner (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Just Legal (2005)  Skip Ross / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Million Dollar Baby (2004) Danger Barch
The Stones (2004)  Winston Stone (6 episodes, 2004)
Nemesis Game (2003) Jeremy Curran
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Rules of Attraction (2002) Harry
Undeclared (2001)  Steven Karp (17 episodes, 2001-2003)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Almost Famous (2000) Vic Munoz
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Running Home (1999) Kid #2
Who Gets the House? (1999) Jonathan
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999)  Alex / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
The Sickroom (1998) Patient
The Worst Witch (1998)  Bean Pole (1 episode, 1998)
Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997)  Jay (1 episode, 1997)
My Hometown (1996)  Thomas Thompson / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)  Jason Midas / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Hiccup / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
Aloha (0)

Producer ( 4 credits )

The Ten O'Clock People (2017) executive producer
This Is the End (2013) co-producer
Goon (2011) producer
Edgar and Jane (2002) producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) (screenplay)
Goon (2011) (written by) &

Director ( 3 credits )

Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
Edgar and Jane (2002)
Trailer Park Boys (2001) (1 episode, 2014)