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Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian comedic actor. He is so Canadian, he even has a tattoo of a maple leaf. You might recognize his face as Kurt 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.
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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.
  • Improv: Judd Apatow selected Baruchel and the rest of the cast in Undeclared largely on their improvisation skills.

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