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Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel, actor, image,
Jay Baruchel at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca

B: April 9, 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario

Jay Baruchel began life as Jonathan Adam Horrace McGee Saunders Baruchel. He began acting at the age of twelve when he landed a job on the Nickelodeon television series Are You Afraid of the Dark? transforming what was supposed to be a one-time guest appearance into a recurring role. The role was a springboard for his career, leading to his first Canadian series, My Hometown. Baruchel fulfilled a long held dream in 2002 when he directed the short film Edgar & Jane which he also wrote, produced and shot in Montreal. More recently he directed and costarred in the 2017 feature comedy Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Baruchel currently resides in Montreal and is an avid hockey and soccer fan.

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Also see: Jay Baruchel to be Honoured by ACTRA
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Also see: Jay Baruchel to Host Prime Hit.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Who Gets the House? (1999)

Almost Famous (2000)
Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (TV-2001)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Nemesis Game (2003)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Fetching Cody (2005)
I’m Reed Fish (2006)
Knocked Up (2006)
Just Buried (2007)
Fanboys (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Nick and Horah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Real Time (2008)
The Trotsky (2009)

She’s Out of My League (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (voice, 2010)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
Good Neighbours (2010)
Goon (2011)
Cosmopolis (2012)
This is the End (2013)
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Don Peyote (2014)
RoboCop (2014)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (voice, 2014)
Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers (VR-2014, short)
Lovesick (2016)
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
Robot Bullies (2017, short)
Silence (2018, short)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (voice, 2019)
The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
Random Acts of Violence (2019)
How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming (voice, TV-2019)
BlackBerry (2023)

TV Series – Cast:
My Hometown (1996)
Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997-1998)
Are You Afraid of the Dark (1999)
Undeclared (2001)
The Stones (2004)
Just Legal (2005-2006)

Dragons: Riders of Berk (voice, 2012-2015)
Dragons: Race to the Edge (voice, 2015-2018)
Man Seeking Woman (2015-2017)
The Moodys (2019-)

LOL: Last One Laughing Canada (Host, 2021)
Fubar (2023)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Are You Afraid of the Dark (1995, 1999, 2000)
My Hometown (1996)
The Worst Witch (1998)
Numb3rs (2007)

Marcy (2011)
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (2011)
Being Human (2012)
Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends (voice, 2013)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (voice, 2018)
Letterkenny (2018)
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (voice, 2019, 2020)
Trailer Park Boys: Park After Dark (2020)

Credits as a Director:
Edgar and Jane (2002, short)
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
Random Acts of Violence

Credits as a Sceenwriter:
Edgar and Jane (2002, short)
Goon (2011)
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
Random Acts of Violence

Random Acts of Violence, movie, poster,

BlackBerry, movie, poster,