Jay Chandrasekhar Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar was born on 9 April 1968, in Hinsdale, Illinois USA, of Indian descent. Jay is a writer, comedian, actor, and director, probably best known for his work with the comedy group Broken Lizard. He has directed and starred in films such as “Club Dread”, “Beerfest”, and “Super Troopers”. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jay Chandrasekhar? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through his work in acting and directing, having worked on numerous feature films and television shows. Apart from Broken Lizard, Jay is known to have directed episodes of various television shows. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Jay Chandrasekhar Net Worth $8 million

Jay attended Lake Forest Academy, and after matriculating would go to Colgate University, graduating with a degree in European history and a minor in philosophy. While in college, he also spent a semester at Loyola University. Jay would then become part of the Film Production program of New York University – Tisch School.

Chandrasekhar started his career when he formed the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. The original members of the group had known each other since Colgate University, although Jay had been inspired to pursue comedy since high school. He did stand-up comedy performances, and later moved to New York. During this time he was working as a freelance editor and also in the post production team of several films. He would then work on projects featuring the Broken Lizard troupe including the film “Puddle Cruiser” which was funded by their own money. The film would make it to the Sundance Film Festival, then in 2001 they would make another independent film entitled “Super Troopers” – the film was originally intended to be developed at Miramax Films but it did not push through.

With numerous films under his belt, Jay directed “The Dukes of Hazzard” – based on the 1970s series of the same name – which starred Jessica Simpson and became a commercial success, despite negative reviews from critics. He then started to direct television episodes, working on series such as “Psych”, “Arrested Development”, “Community”, and “Chuck”, and on “Yogi Bear 2”, “New Girl”, and “Up All Night”.

A few of his latest directing projects include “The Babymakers” and “Blue Mountain State”. He’s done several acting projects too, including an episode of “Psych” which he also directed, plus appearances in “Jackass: Number Two” and “Community”. His net worth continues to grow.

Chandrasekhar is known to do stand-up comedy routines often, and tours with Broken Lizard members, usually performing with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. His stand-up comedy style is usually a mix of stories and jokes, often involving dirty themes.

For his personal life, it is known that Jay has been married to actress Susan Clarke since 2005 and they have three children, including twins. Aside from that, Jay’s cousin is Sendhil Ramamurthy who’s best known for being part of “Heroes” as the character Mohinder Suresh. According to Jay, his last name is pronounced “Chan – Drah – Say – Car”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 9, 1968
Birth place: Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Height:1.82 m
Profession:Film actor
Education:Colgate University, Lake Forest Academy
Nationality:American
Spouse:Susan Clarke
Nominations:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Lives in Mahopac, New York.
2Cousin of actor Sendhil Ramamurthy.
3Attended and graduated from Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Illinois. Famous alumni, of that era, at the school include Melora Walters and Kelly Perine.
4Member of the Broken Lizard comedy team
5Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
6Raised in Chicago, Illinois
7Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Colgate
8Graduated from Colgate University, where he was a part of the comedy troup, Charred Goosebeak.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesCommunity (2009)· Tristram Shapeero
· Joe Russo
· Anthony Russo
· Adam Davidson
· Kyle Newacheck
· Richard Ayoade
· Fred Goss
· Jeff Melman
· Steven Sprung
2001Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalMidnight FilmsSuper Troopers (2001)
1996Golden Starfish AwardHamptons International Film FestivalBest American Independent FilmPuddle Cruiser (1996)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesHappy Endings (2011)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesHappy Endings (2011)· Ron Greenberg
· Jeff Melman
· Joe Russo
· Anthony Russo
· Fred Savage
· Victor Nelli Jr.
· Tristram Shapeero
· Lee Shallat Chemel
· Beth McCarthy-Miller
2012Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalNarrative SpotlightThe Babymakers (2012)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesCommunity (2009)· Anthony Rosano
· Joe Russo
· Tristram Shapeero
· Adam Davidson
· Duke Johnson
2006Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Troopers 22017filming
Shotgun Weddingannounced
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV Series 1 episode
Royal Pains2009-2016TV Series 9 episodes
The Grinder2015-2016TV Series 3 episodes
Angel from Hell2016TV Series 1 episode
New Girl2014-2016TV Series 4 episodes
The Goldbergs2014-2016TV Series 7 episodes
Beerfest2016TV Mini-Series series director
Kevin from Work2015TV Series 1 episode
Community2010-2015TV Series 9 episodes
The Night Shift2015TV Series 1 episode
Marry Me2014TV Series 1 episode
Really2014TV Series 1 episode
Bad Teacher2014TV Series 1 episode
The Rebels2014TV Series 1 episode
Us & Them2014TV Series 1 episode
Welcome to the Family2013TV Series 2 episodes
We Are Men2013TV Series 1 episode
Franklin & Bash2013TV Series 1 episode
Ben and Kate2012-2013TV Series 2 episodes
Happy Endings2011-2012TV Series 4 episodes
Animal Practice2012TV Series 1 episode
Warehouse 132012TV Series 1 episode
Psych2008-2012TV Series 4 episodes
Up All Night2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes
The Babymakers2012
Chuck2008-2012TV Series 5 episodes
Blue Mountain State2010-2011TV Series 5 episodes
Friends with Benefits2011TV Series 1 episode
Broken Lizard Stands Up2010TV Special
Knight Rider2008-2009TV Series 2 episodes
Held Up2008TV Movie
Lipstick Jungle2008TV Series 2 episodes
The Loop2006-2007TV Series 4 episodes
Human Giant2007TV Series 3 episodes
Beerfest2006
The Dukes of Hazzard2005
Oliver Beene2004TV Series 1 episode
Arrested Development2003-2004TV Series 4 episodes
Cracking Up2004TV Series one episode
Club Dread2004
Andy Richter Controls the Universe2003TV Series 1 episode
Undeclared2001-2002TV Series 3 episodes
Super Troopers2001
Puddle Cruiser1996

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Troopers 22017filmingArcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn
Speechless2016TV SeriesCoach
Family Guy2016TV Series
Beerfest2016TV Mini-SeriesBarry
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2015TV SeriesThorny
Community2015TV SeriesGupta Gupti Gupta
Super Troopers Boot Camp2015Short
Really2014TV SeriesJed
Franklin & Bash2013TV SeriesJD
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013TV MovieJoey
Freeloaders2012Porn Producer
Heavy Petting with Mike Weaver2012TV SeriesTerry Johnny Cashmere
Royal Pains2012TV SeriesJake
The Babymakers2012Ron Jon
Psych2009TV SeriesJawaharlal 'Jay' Singh
I Love You, Man2009Barry's Buddy
The Slammin' Salmon2009Nuts
The 2 Bobs2009Spam King
Beerfest2006Barry / Blind Sikh
The Dukes of Hazzard2005Campus Cop #1
Club Dread2004Putman
Super Troopers2001Thorny
Big Helium Dog1999Movie Producer (scenes deleted)
Blue's Birthday Adventure1998Video GamePuppet (voice)
NYPD Blue1997TV SeriesMan
Puddle Cruiser1996Zach

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Troopers 22017filming
Shotgun Weddingwritten by announced
Really2014TV Series written by - 1 episode
Broken Lizard Stands Up2010TV Special written by
The Slammin' Salmon2009written by - as Broken Lizard
Beerfest2006written by - as Broken Lizard
Club Dread2004written by - as Broken Lizard
Super Troopers2001written by - as Broken Lizard
Puddle Cruiser1996written by - as Broken Lizard

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shotgun Weddingproducer announced
Really2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Babymakers2012producer
Puddle Cruiser1996co-producer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dukes of Hazzard2005as Jumbulingham
Super Troopers2001as Jumbulingam
Two Ninas1999as Jumbulingham Chandrasekhar
Puddle Cruiser1996

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing Amy1997additional grip

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Way Back2013special thanks
Driver's Ed2009TV Movie the producers wish to thank
Watching the Detectives2007thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting Doug with High2015TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Funniest Wins2014TV SeriesHimself
3 Thumbs Up2014DocumentaryHimself - Director of 'Super Troopers' - 'The Dukes of Hazard' and 'Beerfest'
The Arrested Development Documentary Project2013DocumentaryHimself
Blue Mountain State: Behind the Scenes Documentary2013Documentary shortHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2012TV SeriesHimself
Broken Lizard Stands Up2010TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Deep Inside2009TV SeriesHimself
Jackass Number Two2006DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Reel Comedy2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2002TV SeriesThorny
Independent's Day1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee

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