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Jay Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor who has starred in numerous movies including Tropic Thunder, I Am Reed Fish, She's Out of My League (with T.J. Miller), Million Dollar Baby, Fetching Cody, The Trotsky, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Night at the Museum 2.

Baruchel is the voice of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in the films How to Train Your Dragon, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 as well as the television series, DreamWorks Dragons: The Series.[1]

Biography

Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Robyne (née Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He grew up and still lives in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâceneighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, and has a younger sister, Taylor. His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew, while his three other grandparents were from a Christian background (of French,Irish, and German descent). Baruchel has said that he is "probably agnostic".

Career

One of his first major acting roles was on local television series My Hometown in 1996. From 1997 to 1998, he co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Elisha Cuthbert. After appearing briefly in Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning Almost Famous, Baruchel won the role of Steven Karp on Judd Apatow's acclaimed yet short-lived television series Undeclared, where he starred alongside Seth Rogen, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam and Monica Keena. He then appeared with James Van Der Beek in Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction.

In 2004, Baruchel played boxing hopeful Danger Barch in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. Baruchel then starred in Nemesis Game and Fetching Cody, before appearing opposite Don Johnson on the WB's Just Legal in 2005, and guest-starring on the CBS drama Numb3rs in 2006.

Baruchel appeared in the films Knocked Up (which reunited him with Judd Apatow, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen), I'm Reed FishJust Buried, and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, alongside Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan andRobert Downey, Jr. He co-starred with Seth Rogen in the 2007 trailer for Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, created by Rogen and Evan Goldberg as a strategy to garner interest and funding for a similar, larger-scale project (later made in 2013 as This Is the End). In 2008, he appeared in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. He also made a brief appearance in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.

In 2010, Baruchel starred in the films The Trotsky, DreamWorks' She's Out of My League (opposite Alice Eve),[9] and the live-action Disney adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. He also voiced the starring role in the acclaimed animated feature, How to Train Your Dragon, a role he has subsequently continued throughout the franchise, including its television series. Also in 2010, he played two supporting characters in the Canadian comedy series The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour.[10] He developed the screenplay for Goon, with Evan Goldberg, playing Johnny Klutz, a character of his own creation.[11] Goon co-stars Seann William Scott and fellow Canadian actor, Eugene Levy.[12] Baruchel will also star in and direct the comedy/horror/slasher film Pig.[13]

Baruchel also appeared in the 2010 Adidas Originals ad campaign, "Cantina", in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup and in video clips for Canadian prog-rockers Rush's 2012–13 Clockwork Angels tour.

In July 2012, he appeared in the music video for the song "Toxsik Waltz" by rapper Necro. In the summer of 2013, he starred in the hit apocalyptic comedy This Is the End and in 2014, he appeared in the RoboCop remake and reprised his role as Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Baruchel is in the process of writing the sequel to Goon.[14][15]

In July 2014, it was announced that Baruchel will be starring in the FXX comedy Man Seeking Woman which premiered in January 2015.[16]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Running Home Kid #2
Who Gets the House? Jonathan
2000 Almost Famous Vic Munoz
2002 The Rules of Attraction Harry
Edgar and Jane Short film; director, writer and producer
2003 Nemesis Game Jeremy Curran
2004 Million Dollar Baby Danger Barch
2005 Fetching Cody Art Frankel
2007 Knocked Up Jay
Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse Jay Baruchel Short film; also writer
I'm Reed Fish Reed Fish
Just Buried Oliver Whynacht
2008 Real Time Andy Hayes
Tropic Thunder Kevin Sandusky
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Tal Hanson
2009 Fanboys Windows
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Sailor Joey Motorola
2010 She's Out of My League Kirk Kettner
How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup (Voice)
The Trotsky Leon
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Dave Stutler
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Hiccup (Voice) Short film
Good Neighbors Victor
2011 Book of Dragons Hiccup (Voice) Short film
Gift of the Night Fury
2012 Goon Pat Also writer and producer
Cosmopolis Shiner
2013 This Is the End Jay Baruchel Also co-producer
The Art of the Steal Francie
2014 RoboCop Tom Pope
Don Peyote Bates
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Hiccup (Voice)
Dawn of the Dragon Racers Short film
2016 Lovesick Mark
2017 Goon: Last of the Enforcers Pat Also director and writer
2019 How to Train Your Dragon 3 Hiccup (Voice)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995, 1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Joe / Alex / Ross Doyle / Jason Midas 4 episodes
1996–1997 My Hometown Thomas Thompson 40 episodes
1997–1998 Popular Mechanics for Kids Himself 22 episodes
1998 The Worst Witch Bean Pole Episode: "The Great Outdoors"
2001–2002 Undeclared Steven Karp 17 episodes
2002 Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher Jimmy Fleming Television film
2004 The Stones Winston Stone 6 episodes
2005–2006 Just Legal Skip Ross 8 episodes
2006–2007 Numb3rs Oswald Kittner 2 episodes
2011 The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour Private Prosciutto / Falcon 2 episodes
2012–present DreamWorks Dragons Hiccup (voice) 79 episodes
2012 Being Human Stu Episode: "When I Think About You I Shred Myself"
2014 Trailer Park Boys Directed episode: "Crawling Through the Shitpipe"
2015–present Man Seeking Woman

[2] || Josh Greenberg || 20 episodes

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