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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 January 1980Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJason Jordan Segel
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades, before moving on to Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. During his education he showed an interest in acting and often performed in plays at the Palisades Playhouse.

His major break came in 1999, when he was cast as Nick Andopolis in Judd Apatow's well-regarded series Freaks and Geeks (1999). Further TV and film roles followed, notably in How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Knocked Up (2007). His film breakthrough, however, came in 2008's hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) which he wrote and starred in. Segel also went on to co-write and star in The Muppets (2011).

Segel is also a musician and songwriter, with his songs appearing in many projects including Freaks and Geeks (1999), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Get Him to the Greek (2010).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (3)

Often sings in his performances
Towering height
Often plays nerdy and sensitive characters.

Trivia (11)

He was on a high school basketball team that won state in California.
He plays piano.
He loves Disneyland.
Was chosen for the role of Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother (2005) because of his work on the short lived television show Freaks and Geeks (1999) of which creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were huge fans.
Likes classic rock and reggae music.
Has a sister, Alison, born March 9, 1986.
Has an older brother named Adam.
His father Alvin is a lawyer, and his mother Jill is a homemaker.
Is an Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church and married couple Jason Wood and Abbe Wood on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.79 (2010) on July 6th, 2010. This was only the second marriage to be performed on the Tonight Show. The first marriage was Tiny Tim and his wife, Vicki Budinger, in 1969, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode dated 17 December 1969 (1969).
Received Harvard University's Hasty Pudding 2012 Man of the Year award on February 3, 2012.
His father's family is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). His mother has English, Scottish, Irish, and fairly distant French, ancestry.

Personal Quotes (5)

When a woman does nudity in a movie, men immediately switch into a sexual mode. For women, from what I understand, it's not like that. They see a naked, out-of-shape man crying and it's funny -- something weird, disturbing and disgusting we can all laugh at.
{On his full-frontal performance in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)] I drank a lot to get me through that. I remember just pacing up and down, drunk, with these voices in my head saying, "Jason, what are you doing?" I'm a little nervous, I won't get a date anymore, they won't be satisfied with what they saw.
[on the Muppets] They'e not puppets. We never use the word puppet because Kermit is a frog, Piggy is a pig. They exist in the world, like we do.
One thing that I think never goes out of style is just purity. Niceness and purity. And the Muppets have never lost that. Kermit especially is just wide-eyed wonder, unblinking. And he can't blink. Which I think probably helps.
[on his religion] ...my father is Jewish and my mother is Christian, but I was raised Jewish... I was the only Jewish kid at this all-Christian school and that was a little weird... So, I am at this school and they really don't like me very much there. And then after Christian school I would in the afternoons walk to Hebrew school and then at Hebrew school they would tell me I was not really Jewish because my mother is Christian. So, all of a sudden I'm like this young kid--I would have been happy to believe whatever--whoever would have been nice to me. You know? But it was this feeling of not really belonging or not really fitting in... what occurred to me was that this certainly isn't God. God doesn't want an 11 and 12-year-old kid to feel this way. You know. My belief in God is that God wants you. God wants you to believe in him, or it, whatever you would call it.

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