About Jason Sudeikis
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on Sept.18, 1975 in Fairfax, VA, and spent his formative years in Overland Park, KS. He attended college on a basketball scholarship, but started acting in plays as well. Due to poor grades, Sudeikis was dropped from the basketball team before he eventually left school to concentrate solely on acting as a possible career. Sudeikis began his comedic journey in Kansas City, where he co-founded a comedy troupe called Der Monkenpickle. He then moved to Chicago where he sharpened his wit in the Second City National Touring Company, the same company where his uncle, George Wendt of the award-winning TV series "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), also performed. Sudeikis also appeared at the Improv Olympic and The Annoyance Theater, which produced "SNL" alums like Tina Fey, Horatio Sanz, Amy P hler and Rachel Dratch. Sudeikis next acted with the comedy group Boom Chicago based in Amsterdam and became a founding member of Second City Las Vegas but wanted to move on to the big time. With the encouragement of Wendt and actor Larry Campbell, Sudeikis sent in an audition tape for "SNL." Suitably impressed, executive producer Lorne Michaels hired him; first as a staff writer in 2003 before making Sudeikis a featured player in 2005.
Sudeikis quickly became one of the show's most popular cast members with his pitch-perfect portrayals of Vice-President J Biden and, in particular, two reality TV stars: "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell and Poison lead singer Brett Michaels. Sudeikis also garnered attention as one-half of the recurring characters, "The Two A-Holes," in which he and Kristen Wiig played a self-absorbed couple who love to drop pop culture references but ignore everyone around them and refer to one another annoyingly as "babe," much to the irritation of passersby. One of his best recurring skits was "ESPN Classics," wherein he and Will Forte portrayed sports commentators Pete Twinkle and Greg Stink. Laughs ensued when the stone-faced pair provided their play-by-play recap of women's sporting events sponsored by a feminine product.
The ever-busy Sudeikis also found a major fan in head "SNL" writer, Tina Fey; enough so that when she left the comfort of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to create a fictional primetime sitcom about the same job she had just vacated, she brought along several of her "SNL" buddies. Sudeikis earned a recurring role on the brilliant "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ) as Floyd, former flame to Fey's fictional counterpart, Liz Lemon, who ends up breaking her heart by moving to Cleveland. At the same time, he provided the voice of Holt Richter, the hipster wanna-be neighbor on the animated series, "The Cleveland Show" (Fox, 2009- ). The talented comic also had supporting roles in feature films such as "The Ten" (2007), "What Happens in Vegas" (2008), "Semi-Pro" opposite Will Ferrell (2008), the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy "Going the Distance" (2010), and "The Bounty Hunter" (2010), in which he portrayed a man who falls in love with Jennifer Aniston's character and mistakenly assumes that they are dating. Sudeikis appeared again alongside Aniston - causing Internet rumors of a possible Aniston-Sudeikis off-screen love match - as well as Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, in the 2011 comedy, "Horrible Bosses," as one of a group of friends who conspire to murder their superiors.
|Kay Cannon. Worked as a writer and co-producer for the NBC series "30 Rock"; married on June 26, 2004; divorced on March 4, 2010|
|January Jones. Dated for several months in 2010; no longer together|
|Olivia Wilde. Began dating November 2011; engagement reported January 2013|
|Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park , Kansas|
|Joined the third season of "Eastbound & Down" in recurring role as a friend of ex-Major League Baseball player Powers (Danny McBride)|
|Co-starred with Jason Bateman and Colin Farrell in the comedy, "Horrible Bosses"|
|Co-starred with Owen Wilson in the Farrelly brothers' "Hall Pass"|
|Cast opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in "Going the Distance," a romantic comedy about long-distance relationships|
|Appeared in the "The Bounty Hunter," alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler|
|Lent his voice to Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy series, "The Cleveland Show" (Fox)|
|Had a small role in the comedy, "What Happens in Vegas," as Cameron Diaz's character's ex-fiancé|
|Had a recurring role on NBC's "30 Rock" as Floyd, a love interest of Tina Fey's character Liz Lemon|
|Became a featured player on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"|
|First joined "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) as a sketch writer|
|Was a founding member of Second City Las Vegas|
|His small screen debut was a bit part in Roger Corman's TV movie, "Alien Avenger II"; also co-starred his uncle|
|Moved to Chicago and joined the Second City National Touring Company|
|Co-founded a sketch comedy troupe called Der Monkenpickle|
|Began performing at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City|