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Jay Baruchel

Actor Date of birth 9th April 1982
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Year of debut 1999
First feature film Who Gets The House?
Biography

Jay Baruchel grew up in Montreal, Canada. At 12, he began taking acting classes. He started his career as a host on a Canadian children's TV show. In 2000 he moved into movies with a role in Almost Famous. He forged a career playing supporting roles in features including Million Dollar Baby and Knocked Up. He has since moved on to leading roles in She’s Out Of My League and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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Jay Baruchel's films

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Packshot for the film Robocop
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2013

The year is 2028. A cop is transformed into a state-of-the-art law enforcement robot. With Gary Oldman. Moderate violence, injury detail, infrequent strong language.

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Packshot for the film How To Train Your Dragon
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
93 Mins
Released
2010

Animated. A young Viking (Jay Baruchel) makes friends with a dragon. With Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and David Tennant. Contains frequent mild threat.

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Packshot for the film Knocked Up
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
124 Mins
Released
2007

A TV presenter (Katherine Heigl) gets pregnant after having a one night stand with a slacker (Seth Rogen). Strong language, mild sex, and mild drug use.

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Packshot for the film The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2010

A sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) recruits an apprentice (Jay Baruchel) to fight the forces of evil. Moderate fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Goon
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A local ice hockey team recruits a hard-as-nails bouncer (Seann William Scott). With Liev Schreiber. Strong language & brutal violence throughout.

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Packshot for the film Cosmopolis
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2012

Directed by David Cronenberg. A billionaire's (Robert Pattinson) life begins to fall apart. With Juliette Binoche. Strong violence with some gore and scenes of a sexual nature.

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Did you know?

  • Jay Baruchel was born Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel.
  • In 2002 he produced and directed the short movie Edgar And Jane.
  • His tattoos include a Celtic cross, a Canadian maple leaf and his mother’s maiden name.
  • He has starred in a range of TV shows from Undeclared to Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
  • He voiced the character Hiccup in the movie How To Train Your Dragon.