Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian comedic actor. [[CanadaEh He is so Canadian, he even has a tattoo of a maple leaf.]] You might recognize his face as Kurt in ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague'', Jay in ''Film/KnockedUp'', Steven in ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'', Kevin in ''Film/TropicThunder'', Leon in ''Film/TheTrotsky'', Victor in ''Film/GoodNeighbors'', or Dave in ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', and his voice as Hiccup in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.

In case you are interested: He is agnostic, supports the Montreal Canadiens, is 6 feet tall, and his last name is pronounced with a soft sh- sound like shell (so it's "Baru-shell," not "Baru-kel" or "Baru-chell").

!!Tropes commonly associated with Jay Baruchel.
* DoingItForTheArt: Of a sort. He's said many times that no matter how many roles he gets in big Hollywood films, he'll always gladly return home to Canada to shoot smaller, more independent fares out of love for country.
* {{Improv}}: Judd Apatow selected Baruchel and the rest of the cast in ''Undeclared'' largely on their improvisation skills.
* OneOfUs: Baruchel has called himself a huge nerd and admitted to being awkward, saying in an interview that "I hate people staring at me, and I don't do well in crowds." When talking about how he decided to take the role in ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'', he said, "The deal closer for me was when I discovered the character shoots plasma bolts out of his hands. I was like, I have to be in this movie. Plasma bolts!"