There are things that are so distinctive about certain actors. For some, it is the manner they tilt their head to the side, the way they slur their words, or how their eyes twitch when they smile. For Jay Baruchel, it is how he speaks in long drawn sentences that always give off an air of hesitation. This trademark manner of speech is one of the ways that Baruchel has cemented himself into the world of Hollywood. The mannerism has earned him geeky roles that fit his natural disposition which has succeeded in making him a star, giving him the opportunity to be the lead in the franchise, How to Train Your Dragon.
Jay Baruchel Biography (Age)
Freelance writer, Robyne Baruchel, and Serge Baruchel, who dealt in the sale of antiques, on the 9th of April in 1982, welcomed to the world their first child and son, Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel. He was born in Ottawa Canada and spent his childhood in different places in Canada with his parents and younger sister, Taylor. As a result of his family’s constant moves around the country, his education was haphazard. One of the schools he attended is the art school – Fine Arts Core Education, commonly known as FACE. While there, he took a lot of classes in theatre. After his time at FACE, he went to Dawson College in Montreal, where according to him, he was bidding his time between jobs.
He is of Jewish, Irish, German, English, and French ancestry.
His professional career in acting began at the age of twelve when he had roles in television shows and hosted shows for kids, one of which is Popular Mechanics for Kids. Jay Baruchel had a role in the award-winning film, Almost Famous which introduced him to a larger global audience and gave him the opportunity to meet the brilliant Judd Apatow who cast him in the role of the nerdy Steven Karp on the television show, Undeclared. He was cast with Carle Gallo, Seth Rogen, Monica Keena, and Charlie Hunnam.
Baruchel has had roles in other movies and television shows, where he more or less plays the same geeky, underdog character. Worthy mentions are Million Dollar Baby (2004), Knocked Up (2007), This is the End (2013), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), Man Seeking Woman (2015-2017), She’s Out of My League (2010), and most notably, How to Train Your Dragon which has spanned over a period of almost a decade.
Jay Baruchel has also dabbled in directing, comic writing, and screenwriting. His portfolio shows the versatility of his career, and he has won more than a handful of awards for his efforts.
Jay Baruchel Net Worth
Jay Baruchel has had a career that kicked off in his childhood at the age of twelve and has lasted for over twenty years. He has had appearances and roles in blockbuster movies and films that performed averagely at the cinemas. Without a doubt, this fella has managed to show that he is an actor of quality. His hard work is evident and this is one of the things that have surmounted to give him the estimated net worth of $6 million.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Jay Married?
For a man who plays characters in tumultuous relationships, Jay Baruchel’s love life has significantly been devoid of drama and scandal. He is known to have only been involved with two women. Jay was previously engaged to the first, she is a fellow Canadian star, the actress, Alison Pill. The two were engaged for a period of two years, their engagement began in December 2011 and they split up in March of 2013, Baruchel announced the break up via his Twitter account.
In 2018, he announced on Instagram his engagement to a model who lives in Montreal, Rebecca Jo. He captioned a picture of both of them “Love of my Life”, Jo did the same on her Instagram.
Height and Other Body Features
Regardless of his assignment to roles that do not require having a chiselled body or looking necessarily attractive, Jay Baruchel still manages to come off as a handsome man. He has a height of 6 feet and weighs 71 kg. His brown hair and equally brown eyes have aided the role of the cute helpless nerd he gets in movies and television shows.