Home   >   Movie Stars   >   S   >   Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard

Hailing from a small town outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dax Shepard honed his skills as an actor and comedian with the much-celebrated improv troupe The Groundlings, while earning an anthropology degree from UCLA. Shortly thereafter, he found himself in the spotlight when he landed a role as himself in the inaugural season of MTV's wildly popular celebrity-prank series Punk'd. As the show's original master of disguise, he created a barrage of characters in an effort to disguise himself to the audience, and the show's increasingly savvy celebrity targets.

Last year, Shepard was seen in Mike Judge's Idiocracy, opposite Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph, as well as starring alongside Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the Lionsgate comedy Employee of the Month. Most recently, Shepard starred in the Universal Pictures' comedy Let's Go to Prison, sharing the screen with Will Arnett for director Bob Odenkirk. Previous films for Shepard include Jon Favreau's fantasy family feature Zathura: A Space Adventure and Paramount Pictures' Without a Paddle, opposite Seth Green and Matthew Lillard.

Shepard will next be seen in the dark comedy Smother, opposite Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton.

Shepard currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Dax Shepard Facts

OccupationTV Host, Actor
BirthdayJanuary 2, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceMilford, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.