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Jay Baruchel

Before his debut as star of the critically acclaimed Fox series Undeclared, Jay Baruchel was relatively new to American audiences. However, roles in a string of films since, including the Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby, opposite Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman, have helped cement Baruchel's place as a rising star in Hollywood.

Baruchel will next be seen in Fanboys for the Weinstein Company, in which four guys from the Midwest drive cross-country to honor the wish of their dying friend: to watch Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Baruchel recently signed on to star opposite Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder for DreamWorks. Baruchel also had the starring role in the feature I'm Reed Fish, co-starring Alexis Bledel, Victor Rasuk and D.J. Qualls, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2005, he starred in a Jerry Bruckheimer drama for the WB Network, Just Legal, opposite Don Johnson. He also starred in the Canadian independent film Fetching Cody, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.

Baruchel began acting at age 12, when he landed a job on the Nickelodeon hit television series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, transforming what was to be a one-time guest appearance into a recurring role. The role was a springboard for his career, leading to his first Canadian series, My Hometown.

The Canadian-born actor has since appeared in a number of feature films including Nemesis Game; The Rules of Attraction; and, in the memorable role of Vic Munoz, the obsessed Led Zeppelin fan, Almost Famous. He also starred in the CBS sitcom The Stones, from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, opposite Lindsay Sloane and Robert Klein.

Baruchel recently fulfilled his dream and directed a short film entitled Edgar & Jane, which he also wrote, produced and shot in Montreal. Baruchel currently resides in Montreal and is an avid hockey and soccer fan.


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Jay Baruchel Facts

Birth Name Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel
OccupationActor
BirthdayApril 9, 1982 (35)
SignAries
BirthplaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Jay Baruchel compared to you?
Social Media BaruchelNDG

Selected Filmography

Not available.