30 Facts About Jay Baruchel


Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel is a Canadian actor, comedian, director and screenwriter.


Jay Baruchel is known for his voice role as Hiccup Haddock in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, and for his roles in comedy movies such as Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, Fanboys, She's Out of My League, Goon, This Is the End, and the action-fantasy film The Sorcerer's Apprentice.


Jay Baruchel had lead roles as Steven Karp in Judd Apatow's comedy series Undeclared and Josh Greenberg in the FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman.


Jay Baruchel had a lead role as BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis in the black comedy film, BlackBerry.


Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Robyne, a freelance writer, and Serge Jay Baruchel, an antiques dealer.


Jay Baruchel grew up in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, and has a younger sister.


Jay Baruchel is of one-quarter Jewish descent, with the rest of his ancestry being French and Irish-Catholic.


Jay Baruchel got his first acting job when he was just 12.


Jay Baruchel then appeared with James Van Der Beek in Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction.


In 2004, Jay Baruchel played boxing hopeful Danger Barch in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.


Jay 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.


Jay Baruchel appeared in the films Knocked Up, I'm Reed Fish, Just Buried, and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, alongside Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, and Robert Downey Jr.


Jay Baruchel co-starred with Seth Rogen in the 2007 trailer for Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, created by Rogen and Evan Goldberg as a strategy to garner interest and funding for a similar, larger-scale project.


Jay Baruchel made a brief appearance in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.


In 2010, Jay Baruchel starred in the films The Trotsky, DreamWorks' She's Out of My League, and the live-action Disney adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.


Jay Baruchel 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.


Jay Baruchel developed the screenplay for Goon, with Evan Goldberg, playing Johnny Klutz, a character of his own creation.


In July 2014, it was announced that Jay Baruchel would be starring in the FXX comedy Man Seeking Woman which premiered in January 2015.


Jay Baruchel appeared in the 2015 music video for the song "Every Little Means Trust" by Idlewild.


Jay Baruchel was involved in writing the Chapterhouse comic book series Captain Canuck.


Jay Baruchel wrote, directed, and starred in the 2017 sports comedy film Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the sequel to the 2011 film Goon.


In 2021, Jay Baruchel hosted the original audio podcast documentary series for Audible.


Jay Baruchel was named host of LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, which premiered on February 18,2022 on Amazon Prime Video.


Jay Baruchel appears in the seventh episode of The Kids in the Hall revival.


In 2022, Baruchel hosted the Crave original series We're All Gonna Die, a six-episode docuseries about the end of the world that explored potential world-ending risks.


Jay Baruchel was engaged to actress Alison Pill from 2011 to 2013.


Jay Baruchel alluded to their break-up in a Twitter post on February 16,2013.


In May 2018, Jay Baruchel announced his engagement to his girlfriend Rebecca-Jo Dunham.


Jay Baruchel has several tattoos: a Celtic cross to honour his Irish heritage, and a red Maple Leaf on his left pectoral, which can be seen in Fanboys, Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, and This Is the End.


Jay Baruchel is a supporter of Scottish football club Celtic since the early 2000s, and in 2016 co-produced a documentary detailing his journey towards falling in love with the club.