41 Facts About Dax Shepard


Dax Randall Shepard was born on January 2,1975 and is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and podcast host.


Dax Shepard portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.


Dax Shepard played Luke Matthews in the Netflix show The Ranch, co-starred in ABC's Bless This Mess and acted in the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd.


Dax Shepard is a co-founder of the diaper and baby product company Hello Bello with his wife, Kristen Bell.


Dax Shepard was born in Highland Township, Michigan, in suburban Detroit.


Dax Shepard is the son of Laura LaBo, who worked at General Motors, and David Robert "Dave" Shepard Sr.


Dax Shepard's parents divorced when he was 3 years old.


Dax Shepard's mother developed a substantial business by the time he was in high school.


Dax Shepard worked car shows with traveling events at race tracks.


Dax Shepard started as a janitor on the midnight shift at GM, then worked in fleet management at the GM proving grounds in Milford, Michigan, then hosted hospitality days for all the GM family members, eventually moving into public relations at an ad agency.


Dax Shepard went back to GM, becoming the owner of four shops that managed publicity events for magazine journalists.


Dax Shepard's mother has been married four times; Dax Shepard said he's had three stepfathers.


Dax Shepard is distantly related to George Washington, through marriage, on his mother's side.


Dax Shepard has said that he was raised in Milford, although he lived in a lot of places in suburban Detroit, growing up primarily in Walled Lake, Michigan.


Dax Shepard is dyslexic and said it inspired his acting career.


Dax Shepard graduated from Walled Lake Central High School in 1993 before enrolling in The Groundlings school.


Dax Shepard had a deal with his mother that if he went to college she would pay his rent.


Dax Shepard found out about The Groundlings improv troupe from a friend from Santa Barbara, Kareem Elseify, ended up auditioning, and took classes while attending UCLA.


From 2003 onwards, Dax Shepard became known from his work in the improv Candid Camera-type show, Punk'd, with Ashton Kutcher.


Dax Shepard said he auditioned for Punk'd and while doing the pilot became friendly with Kutcher, who arranged for him to get an agent.


Dax Shepard had auditioned unsuccessfully for 10 years before landing the role in Punk'd, his first.


In 2004, Dax Shepard starred in the comedy Without a Paddle, alongside Seth Green and Matthew Lillard.


Dax Shepard had a main role in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


Dax Shepard wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get 'Em Wet, in which he again appeared with Arnett.


Dax Shepard had a supporting role in the 2010 romantic comedy film When in Rome, which starred his future wife Kristen Bell.


From 2010 to 2015, Dax Shepard was part of the main cast of the NBC drama Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman.


Dax Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget film Hit and Run alongside Bell and his close friend Bradley Cooper.


Dax Shepard said the movie, which includes numerous car chases and fast driving scenes, allowed him to live out his Smokey and the Bandit fantasy.


Dax Shepard had a supporting role in the 2014 film The Judge, which starred Robert Downey Jr.


In September 2014, Dax starred with his wife, Kristen Bell, in a commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S It was so popular that they did another commercial for the holiday season.


Dax Shepard wrote and directed a feature-length film called CHiPs, based on the 1977 to 1983 American crime drama of the same name, where he starred as Officer Jon Baker alongside Michael Pena as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.


On February 14,2018, Dax Shepard launched the podcast Armchair Expert with cohost Monica Padman.


On December 3,2019, it was revealed that Dax Shepard will be a host of the revived Top Gear America, which premiered on Motor Trend in January 2021.


Dax Shepard met actress Kristen Bell, a native of Detroit's northern suburbs, at the birthday party of a mutual friend; they began dating in late 2007.


Dax Shepard has said that, except for a year in high school when he used drugs, he did not have a substance abuse problem until he was 18 years old.


On September 25,2020, in a special episode of his podcast, Armchair Expert, Dax Shepard revealed he had relapsed while recovering from an accident by buying painkillers to augment a prescription.


Dax Shepard announced that he was again sober, with seven days of sobriety as of the recording date.


Dax Shepard donates much of his time to the Hollenbeck Youth Center, an after-school program that provides opportunity to at-risk inner-city youth.


Dax Shepard has served as their official Master of Ceremonies, along with his friend Tom Arnold, for the Inner-City Games and Hollenbeck Youth Center's Miracle on 1st Street Toy Giveaway Program in East Los Angeles.


Dax Shepard is an avid car enthusiast and can rebuild an engine.


Dax Shepard owns the 1967 Lincoln Continental that was featured in the movie Hit and Run, and races off-road.