Jason Sudeikis Biography | 411Celeb.com
  • Jason Sudeikis Biography

    Born: December 31, 1969 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    BIOGRAPHY

    JASON SUDEIKIS recently completed his seventh season as a cast member on NBC’s venerable show “Saturday Night Live.”  Sudeikis worked for two years as a writer on the show before becoming a series regular in 2005.  He has won over audiences with his impersonations of Vice President Joe Biden, “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, and the hip-hop dancer recurring character in the “What’s Up with That” sketch.

    Earlier this summer, Sudeikis voiced the character “Bomba” in the animated feature “Epic.”  Last year, Sudeikis was seen in “The Campaign,” starring alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.  Directed by Jay Roach, the story follows rival politicians in a small congressional district in South Carolina.  Sudeikis played Ferrell’s longstanding campaign manager and friend. 

    In 2011, Sudeikis starred in the box office smash “Horrible Bosses,” which grossed over $200 million worldwide.  Directed by Seth Gordon and also starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey, the film centers on three friends frustrated by their jobs, who come to the conclusion that the only solution is to kill one another’s bosses.

    Sudeikis also starred, opposite Owen Wilson, in the Farrelly brothers’ 2011 film “Hall Pass,” also starring Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer.  His other film credits include: “The Bounty Hunter,” in which he starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler; “Going the Distance,” in which he appeared with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long; “What Happens in Vegas,” with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher; “The Ten”; “Watching the Detectives”; “Bill”; “Semi-Pro”; and “The Rocker.”

    Sudeikis was featured in the third season of the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.”  He portrayed the character of Shane, a long lost best friend of Kenny Powers.  Sudeikis also played Shane’s twin brother, Cole, who shows up after Shane dies from a drug overdose.  In addition, Sudeikis has received rave reviews for his arc on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning show “30 Rock.”  He appeared in 12 episodes as Tina Fey’s charmingly funny love interest, Floyd.  He can also be heard portraying the voice of two principle characters on FOX’s hit animated comedy series “The Cleveland Show,” from creator Seth MacFarlane.  Sudeikis also guest starred on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as the forgotten fourth member of the Paddy’s gang, Schmitty. 

    Sudeikis was born in Fairfax, Virginia but grew up in Overland Park, Kansas.  After high school, he received a basketball scholarship to a local junior college.  As a class clown and a self-admitted procrastinator, he frequently dribbled himself in and out of trouble while in college.  He began his path in show business by driving 40 miles every weekend to take classes at the ComedySportz Theater (now Comedy City) in Kansas City.  At that point, he left basketball and college and made his way to Chicago, where he performed with The Second City National Touring Company, Improv Olympic, The Annoyance Theater, and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.  He then moved to Nevada, where he became a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas.  In 2003, while still in Vegas, Sudeikis was encouraged by his uncle George Wendt, from “Cheers,” to send a tape of his work to the producers of “SNL.”  Sudeikis started on the show as a staff writer, and after two years and many auditions, he found himself on camera and never looked back.

    In addition to his busy career, Sudeikis is actively involved with The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, as well as other charities.

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