Who is Jay Baruchel?

Jay Baruchel is a Canadian actor, comedian, and filmmaker who has worked actively in this entertainment field since 1995. As he has a good sense of humor, he is more into the comedy genre. He is well-known for his voice role, where he has lent his voice to the character named Hiccups in the computer-animated film ‘How To Train Your Dragon.’ Moreover, he is also famous for his lead roles in different movies like ‘She’s Out of My League,’ ‘This Is the End,’ and ‘Knocked Up.’ Apart from acting, he is also a filmmaker who has produced, directed, and wrote different cinemas. Likewise, his debut film, which he directed, wrote, and made, is ‘Edgar and Jane’ in 2002, a short film. Additionally, he has also won many awards as a contribution to the film industry.

Quick Info
Full NameJonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Director, Writer, and Producer
Birth Date9 April 1982
Birth PlaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Parents NameSerge Baruchel
Robyne Baruchel
Siblings1 younger sister- Taylor Baruchel
SpouseAlison Pill (2010-2013)
Rebecca-Jo Dunham (2018-Present)
Net Worth 2020$6 million
Height and Weight6 feet and 0 inches (183cm/1.83m)
75 kg (165lbs)

Jay Baruchel


Jay’s full name is Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel, born on 9 April 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was taken to his parents Robyne Baruchel and Serge Baruchel. They worked as a freelance writer and an antique dealer, respectively. Baruchel grew alongside his younger sister named Taylor Baruchel, in NDG. Moreover, he is currently 38 years old with an Aries star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jay Baruchel holds Canadian nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He has Sephardi Jewish, Irish, French, English, and German ancestry. Moreover, he is an agnostic who probably doesn’t believe in the existence of God. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 0 inches (183cm/1.83m) tall and weighs around 75 kg (165lbs). He has an average body type with small lips. Additionally, he has a pair of dark brown colored eyes and black hair color.


Jay Baruchel graduated from Fine Arts Core Education (FACE) School, where he studied theatre.

Personal Life

Jay Baruchel dated many actresses in his past life. From 2010 to 2013, he was in a relationship with actress Alison Pill. They were also engaged, but sadly they broke up in February 2013. His next relationship was with Rebecca-Jo Dunham, and they were also engaged in May 2018. Likewise, they again got hitched in Portugal on September 21, 2019.

Jay Baruchel


Jay Baruchel has active social media accounts. His Instagram account (@jonathanadamsaundersbaruchel) has 88.9 thousand followers, and his Twitter handle (@BaruchelNDG) has 301.1 thousand followers. Similarly, he does not have any verified Facebook page, but many fan pages from his name.


Television series 

Jay Baruchel landed his debut television role in the 1995 series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ as Joe. He then again appeared as Ross and Jason in the same series from 1999 to 2000. Meanwhile, he also appeared as Thomas Thompson in ‘My Hometown’ from 1996 to 1998. His next appeared in an educational TV series for kids called ‘Popular Mechanics for Kids’ from 1997 to 1998. Likewise, his other central role came in 2001, where he played Steven Karp in an American sitcom ‘Undeclared’ till 2002. Moreover, between 2004 to 2011, he appeared in series like ‘The Stones’ in 2004, ‘Just Legal’ from 2005 to 2006, ‘Numb3rs’ from 2006 to 2007, and ‘The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour’ in 2011.

Furthermore, his breakthrough moment came in 2012, where he casts in ‘DreamWorks Dragons.’ He had the leading role where he lent his voice to the character named Hiccup. It starred other famous actors like Chris Edgerly, America Ferrera, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nolan North, Zack Pearlman, and Andree Vermeulen. This series had a total of 8 seasons with 118 episodes, which ran till 2018.

Meanwhile, he also appeared in ‘Being Human’ in 2012, ‘Man Seeking Woman’ from 2015 to 2017, where he had the prominent role, and ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’ in 2018, where he had a voice role. Similarly, in 2019 he had the central role in an American comedy TV series, ‘The Moodys’ where he played as Sean Moody Jr. The same year, he also became the cast of ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ where he reprised his old voice role of Hiccup. Likewise, he also appeared in two episodes of ‘Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series’ from 2019 to 2020.

Films of Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel landed his debut film in ‘Running Home’ in 1999. He then starred as Jonathan in ‘Who Gets the House?’ the same year and as Vic in ‘Almost Famous’ in 2000. After two years, he directed, wrote, and produced a short film called ‘Edgar and Jane’ and the same year, he also played ‘The Rules of Attraction’ as Harry. Likewise, from 2003 to 2006, he appeared in four different films like ‘Nemesis Game,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ ‘Fetching Cody,’ and ‘I’m Reed Fish.’ Similarly, in 2007 he again wrote a short film with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg called ‘Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse’ directed by Jason Stone.

The next year, he appeared in three films called ‘Real Time,’ ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,’ which is a romantic comedy-drama film. Likewise, in 2009 he also starred in three different movies. Jay’s career took a turn in 2010 when he became one of the casts of the film franchise ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, where he lent his voice to the character Hiccup. Moreover, he reprised his voice role of Hiccups in many other computer-animated films like ‘Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon’ in 2010, ‘Book of Dragons’ and ‘Gift of the Night Fury’ in 2011. Moreover, he also reprised in the sequel films ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Dawn of the Dragon Racers’ in 2014 and ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ in 2019.


Meanwhile, he also appeared in the film ‘This Is the End’ as a co-producer in 2013. He also featured in the 2016  romantic-comedy film ‘Lovesick’ as Mark. Furthermore, he acted, directed, and write the movie ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ in 2017. His recently played film is ‘Random Acts of Violence,’ a slasher horror film in 2019. Moreover, he is also a director, writer, and producer of this film.

Jay Baruchel


Jay Baruchel had received a total of 12 nominations, out of which he has won 7 of them. He has received many awards related to his comedy awards, like US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007, the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2010, and Annie Awards and Jutra Awards in 2011. Likewise, he has also won MTV Movie Awards for his work in ‘This Is the End’ in 2014. He has recently won two awards in 2019 named ACTRA Award and Daytime Emmy Award for his roles in ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge.’

Net Worth of Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel is a Canadian-based American actor who has worked in the Canadian and American film industry. He is well known for his fantastic sense of humor. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $6 million.