Jason Biggs

Jason Biggs

Highest Rated: 96% Who We Are Now (2017)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 12, 1978

Birthplace: Pompton Plains, New Jersey, USA

Actor Jason Biggs displayed a solid comic timing and likable underdog presence with his 1999 breakthrough role in the teen summer comedy "American Pie" that led to comparisons with offbeat comic turned box office draw Adam Sandler, his short dark hair and vaguely startled expression making the likeness all the more apparent. Starting out as a child actor at age five, the New Jersey native appeared in the 1991 Seattle run and early Broadway previews of Herb Gardner's award-winning "Conversations With My Father" before scoring a regular role as difficult student Willie Trancus for a partial season of the Dabney Coleman vehicle "Drexell's Class" (Fox, 1991) at age 13. That same year he made his film debut with a small role in the psychodrama "The Boy Who Cried Bitch." In 1994, Biggs took on the role of troubled teen Pete Wendall on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns," his performance earning him a Daytime Emmy nomination. A recurring role on the short-lived "Total Security" (ABC, 1997) followed, but despite his healthy number of credits, the actor was still a virtual unknown when cast in "American Pie." Biggs would gain notice for his portrayal of one of four friends desperate to lose their virginity before graduation in the Weitz brothers' modern retread of a 1980s favorite, the teen sex comedy. His questionable treatment of dessert food inspired the cheeky title, with the memorable scene featured in a racy trailer that grabbed the attention of many a wily teenager, insuring a good bit of summer business. The film was a rousing box office success, and more surprisingly, the equal parts raunchy and heartfelt film was generally praised by critics. Biggs gave an impressive performance, realistically and humorously evincing adolescent awkwardness. Biggs became recognizable to moviegoers due to his turn as Jim in "American Pie," but slimming down and taking on several other projects would keep him from getting stuck in the typecasting rut. The actor next hit the big screen as Hunter, a confident but goofy, sex-obsessed student in the college-set comedy "Boys and Girls" (2000) Co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr and Claire Forlani, the film didn't receive the business or acclaim that Biggs' previous outing had, but it was a minor hit with the target teen audience and helped the actor (here outfitted in trendy clothes and sporting ever-changing dyed hair) prove his versatility. Later that summer he could be seen with a starring turn in Amy Heckerling's "Loser," another college comedy featuring Biggs as Paul, a sheltered Midwesterner who arrives at New York University only to be saddled with the loser label by his nasty roommates. Paul finds companionship and sympathy in "American Pie" co-star Mena Suvari's Dora in this charming film that celebrated the underdog. That same year, Biggs lensed his first co-starring role in a drama feature, playing a love interest to Christina Ricci's Elizabeth Wurtzel in the long-delated "Prozac Nation," a film adaptation of the popular memoir about one young woman's struggle with chronic depression. On a lighter note, he would star alongside proven funnymen Steve Zahn and Jack Black in Dennis Dugan's comedy "Saving Silverman" (also lensed in 2000), reportedly earning $1.75 million for his work. Biggs reprised the character of Jim Levinstein for "American Pie 2" (2001), rejoining his castmates for a second helping of pastry, this time centered around Jim's relationship with freaky band camp girl Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and following a stint on Broadway opposite Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner in a well-received stage production of the 1960s film classic "The Graduate," Biggs returned for a third and supposedly final outing as Jim in sequel "American Wedding" (2003), in which his character finally heads to the altar with his flute playing bride. Biggs also assumed the Woody Allen-esque lead role in the Allen film "Anything Else" (2003), stammering and fretting his way Allen-style as a young writer caught in a torturous relationship with a neurotic actress (Christina Ricci). After co-starring in Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl" (2004), Biggs had the lead in dark war comedy "Guy X" (2005) and romantic comedy "Wedding Daze" (2006), and appeared in survival drama "Eight Below" (2008) and Eva Longoria-starring romantic comedy "Over Her Dead Body" (2008). Another romantic comedy starring role, in "My Best Friend's Girl" (2008), following, as well as a reunion with Longoria in the school teacher comedy "Lower Learning" (2008). After starring in political comedy "Grassroots" (2011), Biggs returned to the franchise that made him a star by starring in "American Reunion" (2012). Biggs then moved to television as Larry Bloom, fiancé of main character Piper Chapman in the comedy-drama "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix 2013- ). On the big screen, Biggs starred in Hollywood satire "Amateur Night" (2016) and appeared in indie drama "Who We Are Now" (2017) and political satire "Dear Dictator" (2018).

Highest rated movies

Who We Are Now
Eight Below
American Pie
The Subject
American Wedding American Pie 2
Grassroots
American Reunion

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% No Score Yet The Subject Phil Waterhouse (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
64% 93% Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Self $2.8M 2019
No Score Yet 83% Angry Angel Unknown (Character) - 2017
96% 69% Who We Are Now Vince (Character) $18.3K 2017
16% 42% Dear Dictator Mr. Spines (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 45% All at Once Marcus (Character) - 2016
0% 25% Amateur Night Guy Carter (Character) - 2016
50% 44% Grassroots Phil Campbell (Character) $6.5K 2012
45% 63% American Reunion Jim (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.1M 2012
26% 30% Life Happens Sergei (Character) $20.2K 2011
No Score Yet 18% Lower Learning Tom (Character) $2.5K 2008
14% 46% My Best Friend's Girl Dustin (Character) $19.2M 2008
14% 42% Over Her Dead Body Dan (Character) $7.6M 2008
33% 38% Wedding Daze Anderson (Character) - 2006
73% 79% Eight Below Charlie Cooper (Character) $81.6M 2006
42% 22% Guy X Rudy Spruance (Character) - 2005
43% 48% Jersey Girl Arthur Brickman (Character) $25.3M 2004
40% 44% Anything Else Jerry Falk (Character) $3.2M 2003
53% 63% American Wedding Jim (Character) $104.4M 2003
28% 58% Prozac Nation Rafe (Character) - 2001
53% 75% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Self $30.1M 2001
52% 68% American Pie 2 Jim (Character) $145.1M 2001
19% 51% Saving Silverman Darren Silverman (Character) $19.4M 2001
24% 35% Loser Paul Tannek (Character) $15.5M 2000
11% 50% Boys and Girls Hunter (Steve) (Character) $20.8M 2000
61% 61% American Pie Jim (Character) $101.7M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camp Stories Abby (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Det. Andy Parlato-Goldstein (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jason Biggs' Cash at Your Door Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherries Wild Host 2021
22% 68% Outmatched Mike (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 49% The Masked Singer Guest 2020
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2018-2019
62% 44% The Bachelorette Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Partner Knows Best Executive Producer,
Host
2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Place to Be Host 2017
95% 70% The Good Fight Dylan Stack (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 72% Nightcap Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Join or Die With Craig Ferguson Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet 61% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo (Voice) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fashion Police Guest 2014
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Character) 2013-2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Dylan Stack (Guest Star) 2012-2013
43% 0% Mad Love Ben Parr (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Baby Glenn (Guest Star) 2005
95% 94% Frasier Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 2004
10% No Score Yet Off Centre Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
14% No Score Yet Drexell's Class Willie Trancas (Character) 1991-1992