Jason Sudeikis

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Date of Birth: September 18th 1975

American actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis was born in Fairfax, Virginia on September 18, 1975. At a young age, he and his family moved to Overland Park. There he attended Brookridge Elementary School, and later transferred to Holy Cross Catholic School. He continued his education at Rockhurst High School in 1991, then graduated in 1994 from Shawnee Mission West High School.

Sudeikis performed at ComedySportz in Kansas City before getting his big break in show business. It was there that he founded the sketch comedy troupe called Der Monkenpickle. He moved to Chicago and studied at iO, becoming one of the founding members of the legendary JTS Brown. Later on, he was cast The Second City's National Touring Company and has performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. He also co-founded Second City Las Vegas, studied at ImprovOlympic and the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, and frequently performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

The nephew of actor and frequent 1990s SNL guest star George Wendt, Sudeikis took on a career in the performing arts. However, he was initially hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live, thanks to the recommendation of Jeff Richmond. That occurred in 2003, while Sudeikis was still with The Second City troupe in Las Vegas. Two years later, he became a featured player on the show.

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