Dax Shepard

Highest Rated: 79% Veronica Mars (2014)
Birthday: Jan 2, 1975
Birthplace: Milford, Michigan, USA
With a background in improvisational comedy and a reputation as a class clown, Dax Shepard seemed the obvious choice for the role of a Punk'd field agent -- and the opportunity to put one over on some of the biggest names in show business must have been impossible to resist. Though it wasn't his first onscreen role, Punk'd provided Shepard with the recognition needed to further his onscreen career, and just a year after debuting with Ashton Kutcher's merry band of pranksters, the up-and-coming comic actor was scheduled to appear in no less than three major film releases. A native of Milford, MI, Shepard studied improv with the famed Groundlings troupe before moving to Los Angeles to study anthropology at UCLA. A minor part as a partygoer who couldn't hold his liquor in the 1998 romantic comedy Hair Shirt offered Shepard his first film role, and though there would be a five-year gap between that role and a minor supporting role in the 2003 comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, the exposure that he would subsequently gain from Punk'd more than made up for any lost time before the cameras. In 2004, Shepard appeared opposite Seth Green and Matthew Lillard in the wide-release comedy Without a Paddle, with supporting roles in Sledge: The Untold Story and Mike Judge's long-delayed sci-fi comedy Idiocracy following soon thereafter. Small-screen work on My Name Is Earl and Robot Chicken served well to keep the bills paid as Shepard climbed into astronaut gear for Jon Favreau's enjoyable 2005 fantasy Zathura. As 2006 dawned, Shepard continued to stick with his genre roots for several screen comedies. The typically placid and low-key actor donned a sav-mart clerk's uniform and waged war on Dane Cook to vie for the affections of bombshell Jessica Simpson in the madcap comedy Employee of the Month, produced by The Cosby Show's Carsey-Werner Entertainment and released in November 2006. At about the same time, Shepard geared up for a quartet of roles throughout 2007 and 2008. He would appear in Let's Go to Prison!, a kind of scaled-down comic update of the 1940 Millionaires in Prison, about a career criminal (Shepard) and a rich man (Will Arnett) thrown into the same prison cell (Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk directs). He had a fine supporting turn in the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Baby Mama, and in 2010 he became a regular on the television series Parenthood. Two years later he directed the action comedy Hit & Run, co-starring his then girlfriend Kristen Bell, who he married in 2013. He had supporting rolex in the ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave You and the drama The Judge in 2014, before wrapping up his run as Crosby Braverman on Parenthood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Buddy Games Actor 2019
17% CHIPS Screenwriter Jon Baker Producer Director $18.6M 2017
40% El Camino Christmas Deputy Billy Calhoun 2017
48% The Judge C.P. Kennedy $35.7M 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You Wade Beaufort $26.8M 2014
79% Veronica Mars Overconfident Club Boy $2.7M 2014
49% Hit & Run Screenwriter Charlie Bronson/Yul Perkins Director $13.7M 2012
0% Brother's Justice Director 2011
57% The Freebie Darren $5K 2010
16% When in Rome Gale $32.6M 2010
64% Baby Mama Carl Loomis $60.3M 2008
38% Smother Noah Cooper 2007
9% The Comebacks Sheriff $13.4M 2007
12% Let's Go to Prison John Lyshitski $5.6M 2006
20% Employee of the Month Vince $28.4M 2006
76% Idiocracy Frito $0.4M 2006
75% Zathura Astronaut $28.1M 2005
14% Without a Paddle Tom Marshall $58.2M 2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen Camera Crew Member $138.6M 2003

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
83% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
63% The Ranch
2016
Luke Matthews
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
  • 2017
No Score Yet SuperMansion
2015-2018
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2015
88% Parenthood
2010-2015
Director Crosby Braverman
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
74% About a Boy
2014-2015
Crosby
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Host Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Host Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Goode Family
2009
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Dirk
  • 2005
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2018
Voice
  • 2005
82% Bless This Mess
2019
Executive Producer Mike
No Score Yet Spin the Wheel
2019
Host

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