|Jay Baruchel Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1982|
Jay Baruchel is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian who’s best known for his voice role as Hiccup in the hit film franchise How to Train Your Dragon. Baruchel, who landed one of his first major acting roles in the TV series My Hometown in 1996, has also made notable portrayals on various comedy movies including Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up, Fanboys, She’s Out of My League, Goon, This Is the End, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
With his natural wits and humor, he has also landed a few major acting roles on various comedy TV series including Man Seeking Woman wherein he played the protagonist character as Josh Greenberg and in Judd Apatow’s comedy series Undeclared wherein he played the lead role as Steven Karp. In addition to Baruchel’s filmography, he had also portrayed two supporting characters in the Canadian comedy series The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour.
Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Comedian
- Father – Serge Victor Haim Baruchel (Antique Dealer)
- Mother – Robyn Ropell (Freelance Writer)
- Siblings – Taylor Baruchel (Younger Sister)
- Others – Johnny Baruchel (Paternal Grandfather), Marie-Madeleine Virlouvet (Paternal Grandmother), Robert William Ropell (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Margaret Saunders (Maternal Grandmother)
Jay Baruchel is represented by Directors Guild of Canada, Canadian Labour Union, Toronto, Canada.
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jay Baruchel has dated –
- Natasha Lund (2002) – Jay Baruchel reportedly dated Natasha Lund in 2002.
- Sarah Lind (2004) – He was romantically linked to actress Sarah Lind in 2004.
- Alison Pill (2010-2013) – Jay Baruchel was previously engaged to actress Alison Pill from 2011 to 2013. The actor himself confirmed their separation via a Twitter post on February 16, 2013.
- Rebecca-Jo Dunham (2018-Present) – In May 2018, Baruchel announced his engagement with girlfriend Rebecca-Jo Dunham. On August 6, 2019, he posted a photo of him kissing Rebecca alongside a very sweet caption, saying, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am a very lucky lad. I love this woman with all of me and in 6 weeks she’s going to be my wife.”
Race / Ethnicity
He has Sephardi Jewish, Irish, French, English, and German ancestry.
- Small Lips
- Tall Height
In 2010, he appeared in an Adidas Originals ad campaign.
Best Known For
- His outstanding voice role as Hiccup in the mega-popular animated film How to Train Your Dragon
- His notable roles on various comedy movies such as Fanboys, She’s Out of My League, Knocked Up, Goon, This is the End, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
In 1999, Jay Baruchel made his theatrical film as Kid #2 in crime-drama film Running Home.
First TV Show
In 1995, he made his first TV show appearance and portrayed different roles in the fantasy-themed anthology television series Are You Afraid of the Dark? wherein he appeared for 4 episodes.
Jay Baruchel Favorite Things
- Football Club – Scottish Premiership team Celtic F.C.
- Hockey Team – Montreal Canadiens
- City – Montreal, Canada
- Hobbies – Staying at home, watching movies
- Celebrities – Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman
- Writer – Stephen King, Hugh MacLennan, Dylan Thomas
- Books – Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes
- Character In Fiction – Homer Simpson
- Heroes – Roméo Dallaire, George Beurling
- Restaurants – St-Hubert in Montreal, Canada
- Food – St-Hubert’s quarter chicken dinner with fries and gravy
Jay Baruchel Facts
- From 1997 to 1998, he co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Elisha Cuthbert.
- He got his first acting job at the age of 12.
- He has several tattoos.
- He’s a self-proclaimed mama’s boy.
- He has a maple leaf tattoo as a representation of his favorite Hockey team, Montreal Canadiens.
- He is best friends with his This Is The End co-star, Seth Rogen.
- He’s an ultimate cat lover and owns 2 cats named Mary Minew and Rocky Montana.
- Baruchel is a homebody and enjoys staying at home rather than packing up for a vacation.
- In 2018, Jay Baruchel made his debut as an author with his book Born Into It: A Fan’s Life which was released on Harper Collins.
- He has won multiple awards as an actor including the “Best Actor” award for the movie I’m Reed Fish in 2007, “Best Performance by a Male – Film” and “Best Actor” award for The Trotsky, “Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production” for How to Train Your Dragon, “Best Musical Moment” for This Is The End, “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for the computer-animated series Dragons: Race to the Edge, and an ACTRA Award in the category “Award of Excellence”.
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