Jason Sudeikis returns for 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 recurring character hip-hop dancer in the "What Up With That" sketch.
Jason can be seen starring opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day in the New Line film "Horrible Bosses," which was released on July 8, 2011. Directed by Seth Gordon ("Four Christmases"), "Bosses" centers on three friends who, frustrated by their jobs, come to the conclusion that the only solution is to kill one another's bosses. The film also stars Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey.
Sudeikis was last seen starring opposite Owen Wilson in the Farrelly Brothers film "Hall Pass," which also starred Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer.
Sudeikis' film credits include "The Bounty Hunter," in which he starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler; New Line's "Going the Distance," in which he starred opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long; and "What Happens in Vegas" with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Additional film credits include "The Ten," "Watching the Detectives," "Bill," "Semi-Pro" and "The Rocker." Next, Jason will be seen in "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," co-directed and co-written by Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory to be released by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Sudeikis has received rave reviews for his arc on NBC's Emmy Award-winning show "30 Rock" as Tina Fey's charmingly funny love interest, "Floyd." He can also be heard portraying the voice of two principal characters on Fox's hit animated comedy series "The Cleveland Show" by creator Seth MacFarlane. Sudeikis also guest starred on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as the long-forgotten fourth member of the Paddy's gang, Schmitty, whom the gang tries to bring back in. Sudeikis is filming a recurring role on HBO's hit series "East Bound & Down," currently in its third season. Sudeikis will play the character of Shane, a new friend of the politically incorrect Kenny Powers.
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 ("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.
Sudeikis is actively involved with The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as well as other charities.
He currently resides in New York City. His birthday is September 18.
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