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I've never played a character as much as I've played Hiccup. Sometimes it's hard to see where I stop and he begins. [src]
  — Jay Baruchel  

Jay Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor who has starred in many movies including Tropic Thunder, I Am Reed Fish, She's Out of My League (with T.J. Miller), Million Dollar Baby, Fetching Cody, The Trotsky, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (with Alfred Molina) and Night at the Museum 2.

Baruchel is the voice of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in the films How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World as well as the Cartoon Network series, DreamWorks Dragons: The Series,[1] and the Netflix Original Series, Dragons: Race to the Edge, and the short films Gift of the Night Fury, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, Dawn of the Dragon Racers and the movie short, Book of Dragons.

Biography

Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Robyne (née Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Baruchel, an antique dealer. He grew up and, to this day, lives in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâceneighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, and has a younger sister, Taylor. His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew, while his three other grandparents were from a Christian background (of French, Irish, and German descent). Baruchel has said that he is "probably agnostic".

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role(s) Type of Media
1999 Who Gets the House? Jonathan Feature film
Running Home Kid #2
2000 Almost Famous Vic Munoz
2002 The Rules of Attraction Harry
Edgar and Jane
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Producer
Short film
2003 Nemesis Game Jeremy Curran Feature film
2004 Million Dollar Baby Danger Barch
2005 Fetching Cody Art Frankel
2006 I'm Reed Fish Reed Fish
2007 Knocked Up Jay
Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse
  • Jay Baruchel
  • Writer
Short film
Just Buried Oliver Whynacht Feature film
2008 Real Time Andy Hayes
Tropic Thunder Kevin Sandusky
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Tal Hanson
2009 Fanboys Windows
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Sailor Joey Motorola
The Trotsky Leon
2010 She's Out of My League Kirk Kettner
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Dave Stutler
Good Neighbours Victor
2011 Goon
  • Pat
  • Writer
  • Producer
2012 Cosmopolis Shiner
2013 This Is the End
  • Himself
  • Co-producer
The Art of the Steal Francie
2014 RoboCop Tom Pope
Don Peyote Bates
2016 Lovesick Mark
2016 Goon: Last of the Enforcers
  • Pat
  • Director
  • Writer

DreamWorks Dragons Filmography

Year Title Role(s) Type of Media
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III Feature film
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Short film
2011 Book of Dragons
Gift of the Night Fury
2012–2013 Dragons: Riders of Berk Television series
2013–2014 Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Feature film
Dawn of the Dragon Racers Short film
2015 Dragons: Race to the Edge Television series
2016
2017
2018
2019 How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World
Feature film
Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders Video game
How to Train Your Dragon:
Homecoming
Short film

Trivia

  • According to Douglas Sloan, Jay Baruchel was very emphatic that no one else would play Hiccup but him, and that he was happy to come aboard and to voice Hiccup in the television series.[2]

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References

  1. Raymundo, Neil. (Date Published - March 3, 2012). DreamWorks Dragons: The Series • ToonBarnToonBarn. ToonBarn.
  2. Glennon, Christopher. (2015). "DreamWorks Dragons: Race To The Edge" Interview With Showrunners Art Brown and Douglas Sloan.

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