61 Facts About Seth Rogen


Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian and filmmaker.


Seth Rogen's first movie appearance was a minor role in Donnie Darko.


Seth Rogen was cast in a supporting role and credited as a co-producer in Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.


Seth Rogen had leading roles in Apatow's comedies Knocked Up and Funny People.


Seth Rogen had further comedic roles in Neighbors, its 2016 sequel, The Disaster Artist, and Long Shot.


Seth Rogen has co-developed the AMC television series Preacher, on which he served as writer, executive producer and director.


Seth Rogen has executive produced the Amazon Prime Video superhero series The Boys from 2019, and Invincible from 2021.


Seth Aaron Rogen was born on April 15,1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family of Ukrainian and Russian origin.


Seth Rogen's mother, Sandy Belogus, is a social worker, and his American father, Mark Rogen, worked for non-profit organizations and as an assistant director of the Workmen's Circle Jewish fraternal organization.


Seth Rogen attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School, incorporating many of his classmates into his writing, and took up kyokushin karate for 10 years.


Seth Rogen was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp.


Seth Rogen's mother was supportive of his comic endeavours and would often drive him to stand-up gigs at the comedy club Yuk Yuk's.


Also when Seth Rogen was 16, his father lost his job and his mother quit hers, forcing them to put their house up for sale and relocate to a significantly smaller apartment.


Seth Rogen dropped out of high school, began working for Apatow and relocated with his family to Los Angeles.


Seth Rogen paid the bills and had become the main wage earner at just 16.


Seth Rogen's acting debut was as Ken Miller, a cynical, acerbic "freak" in Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, an eventual cult hit series first released in 1999.


Seth Rogen was originally set to play a fairly popular but nerdy college freshman, but the network did not think he was leading man material.


Seth Rogen served as a staff writer to the short-lived production.


Seth Rogen had roles in Donnie Darko and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.


Seth Rogen became familiar to audiences as one of the main character's co-workers in Apatow's well-reviewed buddy comedy directorial debut feature The 40-Year-Old Virgin.


Seth Rogen followed this with a small role in You, Me and Dupree, a critically panned comedy featuring Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson.


Seth Rogen's breakthrough came when Universal Studios green-lit him for the lead in yet another Apatow production: Knocked Up, a romantic comedy that follows the repercussions of a drunken one-night stand between his slacker character and Katherine Heigl's just-promoted media personality that results in an unintended pregnancy.


Seth Rogen made a vocal cameo appearance in the animated film Shrek the Third, released in 2007.


Seth Rogen additionally co-wrote Drillbit Taylor, produced by Apatow and starring Owen Wilson as the homeless titular character.


Seth Rogen based the screenplay on a 70-page scriptment done by John Hughes.


Seth Rogen again lent his voice to another animated movie, this time Kung Fu Panda, with Jack Black and Angelina Jolie.


Seth Rogen was chosen to play the film's protagonist, a 25-year-old who accidentally witnesses a murder while delivering a subpoena.


Seth Rogen voiced a character in the episode, titled "Homer the Whopper," which opened the 21st season.


Seth Rogen played a young, inexperienced comic while Sandler played a mentor of sorts to his character; the film had more dramatic elements in it than Apatow's previous efforts.


Seth Rogen chose to do a re-imagining of the title character.


Seth Rogen was executive producer of the movie and cast himself as the main character.


Seth Rogen provided the voice and motion capture for the titular character, a grey alien, in the science fiction comedy Paul.


From 2011 to 2015, Seth Rogen played Dirty Randy, a librarian and pornographer, in the sitcom The League, in addition to writing two episodes.


Seth Rogen hosted the 27th Independent Spirit Awards in February 2012, and the road movie The Guilt Trip, co-starring Barbra Streisand, was released in cinemas that December.


Seth Rogen recurred on the revived fourth season of the comedy series Arrested Development in May 2013, playing a young George Bluth Sr.


Seth Rogen co-wrote the foreword for the 2014 book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J Harris.


Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live for a third time in 2014.


Also in 2014, Seth Rogen made cameo appearances in the comedy 22 Jump Street as the double of Jonah Hill's character and in James Franco's drama The Sound and the Fury as a telegrapher.


In July 2018, it was announced that Seth Rogen was to voice public service announcements in his native Vancouver's TransLink transit system and Toronto's Toronto Transit Commission.


Seth Rogen co-starred alongside Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as the love interest of Bell's character in the 2018 comedy-drama Like Father, directed by Seth Rogen's wife, Lauren Miller.


In 2019, Seth Rogen starred opposite Charlize Theron in the romantic comedy Long Shot, as an unemployed journalist who re-connects with his childhood love interest and babysitter, who has become a major political figure.


Seth Rogen co-starred in the 2019 remake of the animated musical film The Lion King, voicing the warthog Pumbaa, who rescues the film's protagonist Simba with his friend Timon, voiced by Donald Glover and Billy Eichner, respectively.


Seth Rogen sang three songs in the film, which were included on the soundtrack release.


In 2019, Seth Rogen produced the comedy Good Boys, starring Jacob Tremblay for Universal Pictures, and the television shows The Boys and Black Monday, directing the pilot for the latter show with Goldberg.


Seth Rogen filmed scenes for the James Franco film Zeroville in 2014, which was not released until 2019.


Seth Rogen has a guest chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' self-help book Tools of Titans.


In 2020, it was announced that Seth Rogen would serve as a producer for the animated film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.


In September 2021, Nintendo announced in a Nintendo Direct presentation that Seth Rogen would be voicing Donkey Kong in the 2023 computer-animated film The Super Mario Bros.


Seth Rogen has been active in raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease.


Seth Rogen testified about the disease and his charity before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services on February 26,2014.


Seth Rogen started the Hilarity for Charity movement to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the Millennial Generation.


Seth Rogen appeared in a Bud Light commercial celebrating LGBT Pride Month and the Supreme Court of the United States ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.


Seth Rogen is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Vermont.


Seth Rogen was initiated in April 2017 after his fourth visit to the campus for his Hilarity for Charity movement.


Seth Rogen is a member of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and an open marijuana user.


In June 2018, Seth Rogen was invited by Mitt Romney to speak at a seminar for awareness of Alzheimer's disease hosted by Romney in Park City, Utah.


Several media outlets, including Fortune, speculated that Seth Rogen was referring to alt-right figure Jason Kessler, and the Proud Boys in particular.


Seth Rogen is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Seth Rogen began dating writer and actress Lauren Miller in 2004.


Seth Rogen created a cannabis brand in the city of Toronto, Ontario, with his friend Evan Goldberg.


In January 2021, Seth Rogen revealed on Twitter that he has mild Tourette syndrome, which runs in his family.