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Creator / Jay Baruchel

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Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and director.

He is so Canadian, he even has a tattoo of a maple leaf. You might recognize his face as Kirk in She's Out of My League, Jay in Knocked Up, Steven in Undeclared, Kevin in Tropic Thunder, Leon in The Trotsky, Victor in Good Neighbors, or Dave in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and his voice as Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon films.

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.

  • Doing It for the Art: 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. Case in point, he appeared in season 5 of Letterkenny in 2018.
  • Fake American: Jay often gets cast as an American, but he's very Canadian.
  • Improv: Judd Apatow selected Baruchel and the rest of the cast in Undeclared largely on their improvisation skills.