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 How to Train Your Dragon.
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").
- Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995, 1999-2000) as various characters
- Popular Mechanics For Kids (1997-00, co-host with Elisha Cuthbert)
- The Worst Witch (1998) as Bean Pole
- Almost Famous (2000) as Vic Munoz
- Undeclared (2001-2003) as Steven Karp
- The Rules of Attraction (2002) as Harry
- Million Dollar Baby (2004) as Danger Barch
- NUMB3RS (2006-2007) as Oswald Kittner
- Knocked Up (2007) as Jay
- Just Buried (2007) as Oliver Whynacht
- Real Time (2008) as Andy Hayes
- Tropic Thunder (2008) as Kevin Sandusky
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) as Tal
- Fanboys (2009) as Windows
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) as Sailor Joey Motorola
- The Trotsky (2009) as Leon Bronstein
- She's Out of My League (2010) as Kirk
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010) as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) as Dave
- Good Neighbors (2010) as Victor Spiegelman
- The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (2011) as Private Prosciutto / Falcon
- Goon (2012) as Pat
- Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) - also directorial debut
- Being Human (2012) as Stu
- Cosmopolis (2012) as Shiner
- The Art of the Steal (2013) as Francie Tobin
- This Is the End (2013) as Jay Baruchel
- RoboCop (2014) as Tom Pope
- Man Seeking Woman (2015-2017) as Josh Greenberg
- The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2018) as Dr. Tillage (voice)
- Letterkenny (2018) as Hard Right Jay
- Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (2019) as Fucknel
- The Moodys (2019) as Sean Moody Jr.
- Random Acts Of Violence (2020) as Ezra (also director and co-screenwriter)
- LOL: Last One Laughing Canada (2022) as himself/host
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.
- Improv: Judd Apatow selected Baruchel and the rest of the cast in Undeclared largely on their improvisation skills.