Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel was born on the 9th April 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, of Jewish, and French, Irish and German descent. As Jay Baruchel he is known as an actor and comedian, but also adds to his net worth as a writer. He is perhaps best recognised as the main character of the comedy television series “Undeclared” (2001–2002), which eventually gathered a cult following, as well as the main star of the feature films “She’s Out of My League” (2010), “This Is the End” (2013) and others. Jay Baruchel has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995.
How rich is this actor after spending two decades in show business? Jay Baruchel is one of the millionaires in the industry as currently his net worth is as high as $6 million.
Jay Baruchel Net Worth $6 Million
To begin with, Jay was raised in the city of Montreal, Quebec by his parents Robyne and Serge Baruchel. As an actor he debuted in the television series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” (1995). Later, he appeared in small roles in the television series “My Hometown” (1996), “Popular Mechanics for Kids” (1997), “The Worst Witch” (1998), and in the feature films “Running Home” (1999), “Who Gets the House” (1999) and “Almost Famous” (2000).
Jay Baruchel rose to fame after landing the main role in the sitcom “Undeclared” (2001–2002) created by Judd Apatow. The series entered the list of 25 Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years published by Entertainment Weekly. Another significant role that added a huge sum to the total size of Jay Baruchel’s net worth was the main character in the television courtroom drama “Just Legal” (2005–2006) created by Jonathan Shapiro. Having a look at his career on the cinema screens Baruchel has created characters in a number of films, andt he most successful roles helped Baruchel to win various awards. To give examples, Jay won the US Comedy Arts Festival Award as the Best Actor for his role in the romantic comedy film “I’m Reed Fish” (2007) directed by Zackary Adler. More, he won Jutra Award in the same category for his role landed in the comedy film directed by Jacob Tierney “The Trotsky” (2009). As a voice actor, Jay won the Online Film & Television Association Award and Annie Award for his work in the animated film “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010). His net worth rose steadily with income from all these projects.
An MTV Music Award Baruchel received for his role in the disaster comedy film “This Is the End” (2013) directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and which was produced by Baruchel himself. To add more, he has voiced a number of short films, including “Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon” (2010), “Gift of the Night Fury” (2011), “Dawn of the Dragon Racers” (2014) and others. Currently, he is working on the set of the upcoming film “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” which is also directed and written by Jay Baruchel.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Jay Baruchel was dating actress Alison Pill, and they were engaged but apparently broke-up in 2013. Currently, Baruchel claims to be single.
Was engaged to actress Alison Pill from December 2010 until March 2013.
Has a red maple leaf the size of a golfball tatooed over the left side of his chest (over his heart). His other tattoos are of a Celtic Cross and of his mother's maiden name.
Jay's paternal grandfather, Johnny Baruchel, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was from a Sephardi Jewish family (from Egypt, Algeria, and Italy). Jay's three other grandparents were from a Christian background. Jay's paternal grandmother, Marie-Madeleine Virlouvet, was of French background. Jay's maternal grandparents, Robert William Ropell and Helen Margaret Saunders, were both Canadian-born, and were both of German and Irish ancestry.
Resides in Montreal, Canada.
Is an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.
I always beat the drum to hire as many locals as we can, but I don't need to tell them that. They know. From a casting perspective you can find a lot of talented people, but also it's very important that there are so many ethnicities represented in Toronto. You can actually cast a wide net and it looks like the real world.
[on The Making Of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice] Physical comedy is the reason I got into acting. I've been tripping and falling down my whole life, so I figured I might as well find a way to get paid for it.
I'm just sick of watching Canadian movies with Canadian actors and Canadian backdrops, and then they exchange money and it's American cash. I remember when The Trotsky (2009) came out. All the reviews were like, "Oh, some of the Montreal inside jokes will take some getting used to". I was just like, what inside jokes? We reference the town we're shooting in. Turn the camera on, walk down the street. Where you're shooting, that's where it takes place. It's as simple as that.
[on making movies in Canada] I'm not chasing a brass ring anymore. I'm not trying to be a movie star. I'm so happy with the life I have right now, and part of that is being up here. So it just comes down to I want to make movies at home. I prefer spending time here than in any other country in the world.
I am a proud Montrealer. Jobs will take me where they take me but nothing will ever be able to convince me to leave my home. If it were up to me every job would be somewhere in Canada.
[on being directed by David Cronenberg] That man has been one of my heroes since I was about thirteen. I adore his movies and his body of work is something that all Canadians can take proud ownership of. When I was asked if I'd be interested in doing two days on ['Cosmopolis'] I said 'Yes, yes, and yes' without having read the script. I would have picked up his dry cleaning if they'd asked me.
I think sports makes for good drama because it has all the same ingredients as anything worth reading or listening to or watching. Conflict, desire, heartbreak - it's all there. People project their hopes, ambitions and failings onto their sports clubs. They become symbiotically connected with the fate of their favorite team. This is a deep blood oath connection to something ancient and tribal inside most if us and, as a result, it's universal.
The hockey I was raised on, the hockey I understand, the hockey that my dad taught me about when I was a boy was intrinsically connected with fighting. I grew up in a house where we revered tough guys.