The comic actor Jason Segel is popularly known as Marshall from his famous Television series How I Met Your Mother. Jason attracted a huge fan following after he starred in How I Met Your Mother. He later worked with everyone’s favorite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher. Though known for his comic roles Jason is a versatile actor. Here are a few surprising Jason Segel facts- Marshall Eriksen from How I Met Your Mother which you probably didn’t know.
- Jason was born on January 18, 1980, and grew up in an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles.
- Jason’s father is a lawyer.
- He was very often picked on by his classmates for his religion as He was a Jewish, but he attended a Christian elementary school.
- In his teenage Segel used to make movies of his own in which he used to star puppets.
- By the time he was 12 he was taller than all his classmates standing over 6ft 4in tall.
- He used to play basketball for his high school team.
- He attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake School.
- How I Met Your Mother was Jason’s third television series. The first two series failed to gather much appreciation.
- Jason got his first role when he was just 18 years old.
- His first role was in Apatow’s television series called Freaks and Geeks, a 1980s high school dramatic comedy.
- Apart from How I Met Your Mother Jason also worked in Television series like Undeclared.
- Furthermore, Jason also acted in famous movies like Bad Teacher and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
- He wrote and starred in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
- Segel does not believe in body doubles. Hence he himself gave a completely naked shot in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This is one of the most shocking Jason Segel facts!
- Segel dubbed for a supervillain in the hit animated movie Despicable Me.
- He starred with Cameron Diaz twice. Once in Bad Teacher 2011 and again in the raunchy comedy movie the Sex Tape.
- He dated his former Freaks and Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini for five years.
So which one of these 17 surprising Jason Segel facts shocked you the most? Did you know some of these already? Do let us know in the comments below.