Facts about Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen Biography
Seth Rogen was the young co-star of a critically-acclaimed but short-lived TV series, and now he’s the comic movie star of the hits Knocked Up (with Katherine Heigl), Superbad (with Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Observe and Report (2009).
After the show was canceled Rogen had some small movie roles (including in the 2001 Jake Gyllenhaal movie Donnie Darko) and followed Apatow to the series Undeclared (2001-02).
Rogen served as an actor and a writer for the show, and from there he went to the writing staff of Da Ali G Show (2003-04, starring Sacha Baron Cohen).
A well-received supporting role in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005, starring Steve Carell) proved the popularity of his curly-and-burly, guy’s guy persona, and Apatow wrote Knocked Up specifically for Rogen.
With writing partner Evan Goldberg, Rogen wrote the hit Superbad (2007, starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) and became hot property in Hollywood, starring and writing in comedies and doing voice work for animated features.
Since then, Rogen has been busy on screen as a (mostly) comic actor, and even busier as a producer of television shows and feature films.
His films include The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008, the voice of Hogsqueal), Kung Fu Panda and its sequels (2008-16, the voice of Mantis), Pineapple Express (2008, writer), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008, starring with Elizabeth Banks), Steve Jobs (2015, as Steve Wozniak), The Lion King (2019, the voice of Pumbaa) and An American Pickle (2020).
As a producer and director, Seth Rogen’s credits include This Is the End (2013) and The Interview (2014) as well as the television series The Preacher (2016-17) and Black Monday (2019-20, starring Don Cheadle). Rogen also produced the Emmy-nominated series The Boys (2019-22) and the mini-series Pam & Tommy (2022).