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Jay Baruchel


Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990). ... See full bio »

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[on making movies in Canada] I'm not chasing a brass ring anymore. I'm not trying to be a movie star. I'm so happy with the life I have right now, and part of that is being up here. So it just comes down to I want to make movies at home. I prefer spending time here than in any other country in the world. See more »

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Jay's paternal grandfather, Johnny Baruchel, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was from a Sephardi Jewish family (from Egypt, Algeria, and Italy). Jay's three other grandparents were from a Christian background. Jay's paternal grandmother, Marie-Madeleine Virlouvet, was of French background. Jay's maternal grandparents, Robert William Ropell and Helen Margaret Saunders, were both Canadian-born, ... See more »

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