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Canadian Actor and Comedian; Known for "She's Out of My League," "Knocked Up" & "This is the End"

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Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 9 1982, to Serge Baruchel, an antiques dealer, and Robyne, a writer. Baruchel came from mixed descent - his father was an Italian Sephardic Jew and his mother an Irish Catholic. The family - which grew to include a younger sister, Taylor - moved to Montreal, Quebec when he was a still a child. Baruchel - who became fluent in French, and whose parents exposed him to both of their religions so that he could effectively choose his own spiritual path - deemed himself an "attention hungry mouthy kid." He attended the Fine Arts Core Educational School in Montreal, and began to study acting at age 12 when his father sought out a class for him to attend. It was a quick leap to work, when only a year later, Baruchel made his first of several recurring appearances on the Canadian children's spook-fest series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (Nickelodeon/YTV, 1991-96/1999-2000).

In between those appearances, Baruchel moved into "My Hometown" (YTV, 1996), another children's show which chronicled the adventures of a group of Canadian teens. The young actor joined in as host of the young person's guide to science and technology with "Popular Mechanics for Kids" (syndicated, 1997-2001). Making one of the most important career choices then to date, Baruchel gravitated toward Hollywood, quickly making his mark with a small, but key scene in Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning retrospective of the director's former life as a young Rolling Stone music chronicler in "Almost Famous" (2000), in which Baruchel stole scenes as a Led Zeppelin disciple.

As fate would have it, Baruchel landed in the brilliant Judd Apatow college sitcom, "Undeclared" (FOX, 2001-03), starring as Steven Karp, the awkward but charming misfit who wants to make better of his college years. Though the critics and fans rallied, the show was short-lived, but it did provide Baruchel a brief spotlight and even more importantly, a friendship with the notoriously loyal Apatow who would not forget his young TV cohorts during his later film success. After the poorly received comic-horror movie "Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher" (2002), Baruchel joined Roger Avary's critically acclaimed "The Rules of Attraction" (2002), a satire about wealthy, pleasure-seeking college students. Also in 2002, Baruchel - whose life goal had always been to write and direct, despite utilizing his acting chops as a foot in the door - penned, directed, shot and edited his own film, "Edgar and Jane" (2002), an action-horror romance. About to hit the big time, Baruchel made quite an impression with his poignant comedic and dramatic turn in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), appearing as Danger Barch, a mentally fragile boxer with aspirations that outweighed his talent. When the picture won the Oscar for Best Picture, Eastwood thanked Baruchel for his skilled work in his acceptance speech. Baruchel was next cast as the lead in the independent comedy-romance, "I'm Reed Fish" (2006), and subsequently picked up two Best Actor Awards for his work in this film at the 2007 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

Like many former Apatow coworkers, Baruchel reunited with the newly minted director, old buddy Seth Rogen and Jason Segel in "Knocked Up" (2007), the comedy gold-mine in which Baruchel portrayed one of Rogen's core slacker friends - or as the actor put it: "essentially a crazier version of myself." In the dark comedy "Just Buried" (2007) along with Rose Byrne, Baruchel took over the family business - a destitute funeral home - by finding an unusual way to keep a stream of 'new customers. In the "Star Wars"- obsessed "Fanboys" (2008), Baruchel's character made good on a years-long promise to road trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of a not-yet-released film, all for a dying friend. In the Ben Stiller and Robert Downey, Jr. action comedy "Tropic Thunder" (2008), Baruchel was the "new talent" in a crew of spoiled actors hired to shoot a Vietnam war film, all of whom then find themselves actually under siege during their guerrilla-style filming. The film was a massive hit, further adding notches to Baruchel's comedic resume. After a quick bit in the Ben Stiller film "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009), Baruchel top-lined the low-budget comedy "The Trotsky" (2009), as a teenager who believed he is the reincarnation of the legendary revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, so attempts to unionize the public school he was banished to.

In his first lead in a big studio film, Baruchel starred in the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League" (2010), about an average, awkward guy who meets and wins over a beautiful girl (Alice Eve). Though happy to star in the picture, Baruchel joked at a Dreamworks press conference that he was mildly insulted that they thought he was "perfect" for the unattractive, hapless role. The same year, Baruchel voiced the lead character of Hiccup in the animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010), and then starred as the trainee of Nicolas Cage's master sorcerer in the Jon Turteltaub-directed action-fantasy movie, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010), based on the legendary "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in Disney's animated film, "Fantasia" (1940).

With Evan Goldberg, the newly minted Baruchel also co-wrote the screenplay for "Goon" (2011), a hockey comedy about a bouncer who leads a black sheep team of hockey players to victory, and he also portrayed Hiccup in numerous "How to Train Your Dragon" spin-offs, including the TV series "Dragons: Riders of Berk" (Cartoon Network, 2012- ). After a brief appearance in David Cronenberg's art-house drama "Cosmopolis" (2012), Baruchel played a fictional version of himself in the apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End" (2013), co-written and directed by Goldberg and Rogen and starring various other Apatow-alum buddies, such as James Franco and Jonah Hill.

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Canadian Actor and Comedian; Known for "She's Out of My League," "Knocked Up" & "This is the End"

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Jay Baruchel Biography

Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 9 1982, to Serge Baruchel, an antiques dealer, and Robyne, a writer. Baruchel came from mixed descent - his father was an Italian Sephardic Jew and his mother an Irish Catholic. The family - which grew to include a younger sister, Taylor - moved to Montreal, Quebec when he was a still a child. Baruchel - who became fluent in French, and whose parents exposed him to both of their religions so that he could effectively choose his own spiritual path - deemed himself an "attention hungry mouthy kid." He attended the Fine Arts Core Educational School in Montreal, and began to study acting at age 12 when his father sought out a class for him to attend. It was a quick leap to work, when only a year later, Baruchel made his first of several recurring appearances on the Canadian children's spook-fest series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (Nickelodeon/YTV, 1991-96/1999-2000).

In between those appearances, Baruchel moved into "My Hometown" (YTV, 1996), another children's show which chronicled the adventures of a group of Canadian teens. The young actor joined in as host of the young person's guide to science and technology with "Popular Mechanics for Kids" (syndicated, 1997-2001). Making one of the most important career choices then to date, Baruchel gravitated toward Hollywood, quickly making his mark with a small, but key scene in Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning retrospective of the director's former life as a young Rolling Stone music chronicler in "Almost Famous" (2000), in which Baruchel stole scenes as a Led Zeppelin disciple.

As fate would have it, Baruchel landed in the brilliant Judd Apatow college sitcom, "Undeclared" (FOX, 2001-03), starring as Steven Karp, the awkward but charming misfit who wants to make better of his college years. Though the critics and fans rallied, the show was short-lived, but it did provide Baruchel a brief spotlight and even more importantly, a friendship with the notoriously loyal Apatow who would not forget his young TV cohorts during his later film success. After the poorly received comic-horror movie "Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher" (2002), Baruchel joined Roger Avary's critically acclaimed "The Rules of Attraction" (2002), a satire about wealthy, pleasure-seeking college students. Also in 2002, Baruchel - whose life goal had always been to write and direct, despite utilizing his acting chops as a foot in the door - penned, directed, shot and edited his own film, "Edgar and Jane" (2002), an action-horror romance. About to hit the big time, Baruchel made quite an impression with his poignant comedic and dramatic turn in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), appearing as Danger Barch, a mentally fragile boxer with aspirations that outweighed his talent. When the picture won the Oscar for Best Picture, Eastwood thanked Baruchel for his skilled work in his acceptance speech. Baruchel was next cast as the lead in the independent comedy-romance, "I'm Reed Fish" (2006), and subsequently picked up two Best Actor Awards for his work in this film at the 2007 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

Like many former Apatow coworkers, Baruchel reunited with the newly minted director, old buddy Seth Rogen and Jason Segel in "Knocked Up" (2007), the comedy gold-mine in which Baruchel portrayed one of Rogen's core slacker friends - or as the actor put it: "essentially a crazier version of myself." In the dark comedy "Just Buried" (2007) along with Rose Byrne, Baruchel took over the family business - a destitute funeral home - by finding an unusual way to keep a stream of 'new customers. In the "Star Wars"- obsessed "Fanboys" (2008), Baruchel's character made good on a years-long promise to road trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of a not-yet-released film, all for a dying friend. In the Ben Stiller and Robert Downey, Jr. action comedy "Tropic Thunder" (2008), Baruchel was the "new talent" in a crew of spoiled actors hired to shoot a Vietnam war film, all of whom then find themselves actually under siege during their guerrilla-style filming. The film was a massive hit, further adding notches to Baruchel's comedic resume. After a quick bit in the Ben Stiller film "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009), Baruchel top-lined the low-budget comedy "The Trotsky" (2009), as a teenager who believed he is the reincarnation of the legendary revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, so attempts to unionize the public school he was banished to.

In his first lead in a big studio film, Baruchel starred in the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League" (2010), about an average, awkward guy who meets and wins over a beautiful girl (Alice Eve). Though happy to star in the picture, Baruchel joked at a Dreamworks press conference that he was mildly insulted that they thought he was "perfect" for the unattractive, hapless role. The same year, Baruchel voiced the lead character of Hiccup in the animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010), and then starred as the trainee of Nicolas Cage's master sorcerer in the Jon Turteltaub-directed action-fantasy movie, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010), based on the legendary "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in Disney's animated film, "Fantasia" (1940).

With Evan Goldberg, the newly minted Baruchel also co-wrote the screenplay for "Goon" (2011), a hockey comedy about a bouncer who leads a black sheep team of hockey players to victory, and he also portrayed Hiccup in numerous "How to Train Your Dragon" spin-offs, including the TV series "Dragons: Riders of Berk" (Cartoon Network, 2012- ). After a brief appearance in David Cronenberg's art-house drama "Cosmopolis" (2012), Baruchel played a fictional version of himself in the apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End" (2013), co-written and directed by Goldberg and Rogen and starring various other Apatow-alum buddies, such as James Franco and Jonah Hill.

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  • How to book Jay Baruchel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Baruchel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Baruchel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Baruchel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jay Baruchel?

    Booking fees for Jay Baruchel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Baruchel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jay Baruchel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Baruchel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Baruchel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Baruchel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Baruchel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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