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Jay Baruchel Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel
Birth Place:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Began acting at age 12, appearing in programs such as Popular Mechanics for Kids and Are You Afraid of the Dark? Has a maple-leaf tattoo on his chest in honor of his Canadian heritage
  • Was cast in Knocked Up in the role of Jay, a character that writer-director Judd Apatow created with Baruchel in mind
  • Was thanked by Clint Eastwood in his Best Picture Oscar acceptance speech for Million Dollar Baby after playing the role of Danger Barch in the film

Awards

  • 2014Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Canadian Screen Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2010Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

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