Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel, who is more famous as just Jay Baruchel, was born on 9th April in the year 1982. He drew the first breath in Canada’s Ottawa, Ontario, in the family of Serge and Robyne Baruchel. His parents worked as a dealer of antiques and a freelance writer respectively. Even though young Jonathan was born in Ottawa, the parents raised him in Montreal, Quebec. The actor has a younger sister named Taylor. He is of a German, Irish, and French descent.

Career Experience

His first steps prior to the career of an eminent actor were his appearances in such highly popular TV series like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “My Hometown” in the middle of the 1990s. Together with Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel was a co-host of the “Popular Mechanics for Kids” program during the period of 1997 and 1998. After he got a brief role in the “Almost Famous” (2000), which received an Oscar, Baruchel was invited to join several other movies and TV series. In particular, it is going about the “Undeclared” TV series, which was incredibly popular but short-lived, and “The Rules of Attraction” (2002).

Since then, the actor could boast a real success in acting, even though the “Esquire” magazine called his path to fame as an odd one. At that time, Jay Baruchel played roles in such films like “Nemesis Game” (2003), “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), “Fetching Cody” (2005), “Just Buried” (2007), “I’m Reed Fish” (2007), “Knocked Up” (2007), and “Tropic Hunter (2008). And the more time has passed, the more successful the actor has been. He also played important roles in such movies like “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (2008) as well as “Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse” (2007), which later turned into the comedy film under the title “This Is the End” (2013). Jay Baruchel has also made an incredible contribution by playing a leading role in “The Trotsky” (2009) movie and voicing “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010), an incredibly popular 3D animated film.

In addition to that, the actor has also advanced as a scriptwriter. In cooperation with Evan Goldberg, Jay Baruchel has created a screenplay for the sport comedy “Goon” (2011), which has won a lot of fans both in Canada and the United States as well as overseas. Moreover, the actor said in an interview to Esquire that there is a screenplay for the second part of the movie, yet there are doubts about realizing it because of fears that it won’t surpass or at least be equal to the first part’s success. However, recently it was announced that the second part “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” is set to be released in 2016.

Moreover, the actor has worked over voicing the second and third parts of the “How to Train Your Dragon”, and the latest part is set to be released in 2018. The actor has also appeared in numerous TV shows.

Up to date, his net worth is believed to be $6 million.

Personal life

Since 2011, Jay Baruchel dated Alison Pill, an actress too, whom he intended to be his wife. In 2013, however, it became clear that the couple broke up.


At the age of 33, the actor has a quite impressive list of records. In particular, he recently appeared in the following movies: “This Is the End” (2013), “The Art of the Steal” (2013), “RoboCop” (2013), and “Don Peyote” (2014).

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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