Facts about Jason Segel
Jason Segel Biography
Jason Segel is a comic actor of TV and film who wrote and starred in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Segel was a regular cast member in the short-lived Judd Apatow series Freaks and Geeks (1999, with James Franco and Seth Rogen). Segel played Nick, the tall, awkward drummer smitten with Lindsay (played by Linda Cardellini).
The show was cancelled after one season and Segel turned more attention to screenwriting, while still getting acting jobs (including a few episodes of Apatow’s series Undeclared).
He is also known as a cast member of the Alyson Hannigan series How I Met Your Mother (2005-14); his film career took off after appearing in the Seth Rogen comedy Knocked Up (2007, starring Katherine Heigl).
Apatow produced Segel’s movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008, co-starring Kristen Bell) to decent reviews and good box office receipts, and Segel moved up to the ranks of comic lead.
He co-starred or starred in a string of comedies, including I Love You Man (2009, with Paul Rudd), Despicable Me (2010) and This is 40 (2012) — before then appearing in a string of dramas, including the starring role as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour (2015), The Discovery (2017), Come Sunday (2018, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Our Friend (2018, starring Casey Affleck).
Segel is 6′ 4″ and played basketball in high school.