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Jason Segel
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Birth name

Jason Jordan Segel

Born on

January 18, 1980

Gender Male
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Nationality

American

Parents

Alvin G. Segel (father)
Jillian Jordan (mother)

Siblings Adam Segel
(half-brother)
Alison Segel (sister)
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Role in
Despicable Me
Voice actor of Vector
Years active 1998–present

Jason Jordan Segel (born January 18, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, songwriter and musician. He voices Vector in the film Despicable Me.

Early life and career

Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. He went to Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah, and also attended St. Matthew's Parish School, a private Episcopal school. Following elementary school and middle school, Segel completed his high school studies at Harvard-Westlake School. He was an active member of the 1996 and 1997 CIF state champion boys' basketball team. Segel had hopes of becoming a professional actor while in college, although he ultimately chose not to go to college. Instead, he acted in local theater productions at Palisades Playhouse.

Segel's first major role was as stoner "freak" Nick Andopolis on the critically acclaimed but short-lived 1999 NBC comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks. Segel had recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Neil Jansen and on Undeclared as Eric. He currently plays Marshall Eriksen on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother; he had previously stated he would move on to other projects in 2013 when his contract expired, but was successfully convinced to finish the series after its ninth season in 2014. Feature film appearances include Slackers, SLC Punk!, The Good Humor Man, and Dead Man on Campus. In 2007, he appeared in Knocked Up, directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Judd Apatow. Segel starred in the lead role of 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a film he wrote and Apatow produced with Shauna Robertson for Universal Pictures. He also starred in I Love You, Man, which was released on March 20, 2009 by DreamWorks.

For the 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek, Segel co-wrote most of the soundtrack's music which was performed by the fictional band Infant Sorrow. He also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and sang an original song entitled "Wonky Eyed Girl".

In 2010, he voiced Gru's arch-rival Vector in the Universal's CGI animated film, Despicable Me and appeared as "Horatio" in a fantasy comedy film Gulliver's Travels directed by Rob Letterman and very loosely based on Part One of the 18th-century novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift. Segel appeared in Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, which opened in June 2011.

In 2013, Segel revealed he was working on a series of young adult novels, based on a story he conceived when he was 21. Segel will also be in the cast of a film based on the 2012 Quebec maple syrup heist, which will be directed by Seth Gordon.

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