Actor, producer, writer and director
Since landing the lead role in the Judd Apatow television series UNDECLARED at the age of 18, Jay Baruchel has been one Hollywood’s most sought after actors. He most recently starred in the critically acclaimed FXX comedy series MAN SEEKING WOMAN which ran for three seasons and was executive produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. Baruchel is also the lead voice of ‘Hiccup’ in the DreamWorks Animation franchise HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.
He co-wrote the film GOON with Evan Goldberg and which garnered two Canadian Screen Awards nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category and for Adapted Screenplay. He then reprised his role in GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, which he also co-wrote and in which he made his directorial debut.
Other selected film credits include: KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, TROPIC THUNDER, ALMOST FAMOUS, THE TROTSKY, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture MILLION DOLLAR BABY.
Most recently, Baruchel joined Canada’s largest comic book publisher Chapterhouse Publishing as Chief Creative Officer.