His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. During his education he showed an interest in acting and often performed in plays at the Palisades Playhouse. His major break came in , when he was cast as Nick Andopolis in Judd Apatow 's well-regarded series Freaks and Geeks
Jason Segel success as an actor
Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Jason Segel Actor Soundtrack Writer. Down this week. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Born January 18th, , the first decade or so of Jason Segel's career as a Hollywood actor, he spent his time earning cult-favorite status -- beginning with the jet-black comedy Dead Man on Campus , then the NBC comedy drama Freaks and Geeks Segel subsuquently achieved broader recognition for his long-running performance as Marshall on the beloved sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Fresh off his success in Knocked Up, Segel parlayed his newfound wide-scale popularity into the ultimate chance to showcase his skills, writing and starring in the side splitting romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall , alongside Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand. The massively succesful film also featured a supporting performance by funnyman Paul Rudd, who reteamed with Segal for 's buddy comedy I Love You, Man. Having found a niche with audiences, the actor next picked up another tonally similar comedy, appearing with Cameron Diaz in the sharp witted, hard-R rated Bad Teacher in Later that same year, Segal showcased his talents on both sides of the camera yet again, writing the script for a reboot of Jim Henson's beloved Muppets, and starring in the film alongside the furry stars as well.
By Christopher Vourlias. The star wrote, executive produced and stars in the show, while also directing the first episode, which airs March 1 on AMC. As streaming services such as Netflix and Disney Plus ramp up their production budgets and a glut of new content hits the market daily, it becomes increasingly difficult for new films and series to grab eyeballs. I was interested to break down those walls. I had no idea who I was or what I was thinking about. I went on a personal quest to figure out why I was doing this in the first place. Home TV Actors. Feb 24, am PT.