Jared Keeso is a Canadian actor, screenwriter and producer. He is the creator and writer of the TV series ‘Letterkenny’, in which he also has the lead role. The series began airing in 2016, and has been met with hugely positive reviews. In 2017, the series also won the Canadian Screen Award for ‘Best Comedy Series’. Jared Keeso has also appeared in a few movies such as ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’ and ‘Godzilla’. Keeso has won quite a few awards for his works; these include Canadian Screen Award and Leo Award for his performance in the police procedural drama series ‘19-2’. For his work in ‘Letterkenny’, he won the Canadian Screen Award twice and also won the Leo Award.
Jared Keeso began his career with small roles in several television films such as ‘Eve’s Christmas’ (2004), ‘Shock to the System’, (2006) and ‘The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker’ (2007). He also appeared in few TV shows such as ‘Smallville’ and ‘Supernatural’ in guest roles. In 2006 and 2007, he played a main role in the Canadian TV series ‘Monster Warriors’. His first feature film was ‘White Noise: The Light’, a supernatural horror-thriller, which was directed by Patrick Lussier. The film was a commercial failure, earning less than $ 9 million, on a budget of $ 10 million.
In 2009, he was seen in the comedy film ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’, in a supporting role. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film was a commercial failure, earning only $ 16.4 million on a budget of $ 18 million. In 2008, and 2009, he was also seen in the TV series ‘The Guard’. He next played FBI Special Agent Nicholas, in the action thriller comedy film ‘Smoking’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Balls’, which released in 2010.
He had a small role in the 2013 sci-fi action film ‘Elysium’, which was directed by Neill Blomkamp. The film was a success at the box office, earning over $ 280 million on a $ 115 million budget. He was also seen in the 2014 monster film ‘Godzilla’, in a minor role. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film was a commercial success, earning over $ 500 million on a budget of $ 160 million. The same year, he was also seen in the comedy film ‘Preggoland’.
Between 2014 and 2017, he was also seen in the role of Ben Chartier, a major character, in the police procedural drama series ‘19-2’. The series was about the professional and personal lives of patrol officers of the Montreal Police Department’s Station 19. In 2016, he created and wrote the sitcom ‘Letterkenny’, in which he also played the lead role. The show became a huge success, and also won a few awards, such as the Canadian Screen Award for ‘Best Comedy Series’. It was also met with positive reviews.
In 2018, he was seen in the film ‘The Death & Life of John F Donovan’, a Canadian drama, where he played the supporting role of James Donovan.
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Jared Keeso was born on 1st July 1984, in Listowel, Ontario, Canada, to Richard and Anne Keeso. His family owned the Keeso Sawmill Company, which they also operated. During his early years, he used to play junior hockey.
In 2018, he married Magali Brunelle, his long-time girlfriend.