Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis is an award-winning American actor, comedian, and screenwriter, known for his versatile roles in both television and film. Beginning his career as a sketch comedy performer at the famed Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago, he found national recognition as a cast member on the long-running sketch comedy show, "Saturday Night Live," from 2005 to 2013. Browse more of his credits below.

Jason Sudeikis in a blue sweater
"I grew up wanting to make people laugh, and wanting to get laughs. It's very therapeutic for me."

Jason Sudeikis, born Daniel Jason Sudeikis on September 18, 1975, is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter who has made significant contributions to both television and film. Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Sudeikis was bitten by the performance bug early in life, leading him to begin his career as a sketch comedy performer in Kansas City before moving to Chicago to further hone his craft at renowned institutions like the Second City and Improv Olympic.

In 2003, he joined the writing staff of NBC's iconic sketch comedy show, "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), later becoming a featured player in 2005 and a full cast member from 2006 to 2013. During his time at SNL, Sudeikis played a variety of characters and performed spot-on impressions of various public figures, becoming a fan favorite and earning a reputation for his comedic brilliance.

Simultaneously, Sudeikis established a presence in film, landing roles in a series of successful comedy films such as "Hall Pass" (2011), "Horrible Bosses" (2011), and its sequel "Horrible Bosses 2" (2014), as well as "We're the Millers" (2013). His performances showcased his comedic timing and versatility, proving his ability to be a leading man in Hollywood. He also demonstrated his talent in voice acting with roles in "The Angry Birds Movie" (2016) and its sequel "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (2019).

Sudeikis' breakthrough dramatic role came in 2020, when he began playing Ted Lasso in the eponymous Apple TV+ series, a character originally conceived for promotional videos for NBC Sports. His portrayal of the relentlessly optimistic and kind-hearted American football coach turned British soccer coach resonated with audiences around the world, leading to critical acclaim and a slew of awards, including a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Beyond his acting career, Sudeikis is known for his philanthropy, particularly his support of The Innocence Project and Stand Up to Cancer. His journey from the stages of improv theatres to the spotlight of Hollywood demonstrates his undeniable talent and passion for his craft. As his career continues, Sudeikis remains a compelling figure in the world of entertainment.