Jason Segel Biography
(Known for His Role as 'Marshall Eriksen' in The CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother')
Birthday: January 18, 1980 (Capricorn)
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Jason Segel is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Prior to achieving fame on the sitcom he had worked with producer Judd Apatow on the television series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and ‘Undeclared’. A talented actor with a goofy smile, Segel is also a screenwriter, author, musician and songwriter whose songs have been featured on several of his acting projects. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up to be a weird and gangly kid with an avid interest in movies. As a teenager, he became interested in acting and even started making his own movies. Tall and good looking, he got noticed by a film casting executive during a performance when he was 18. Judd Apatow cast him in a new television series called ‘Freaks and Geeks’, a high school dramatic comedy. The show ran for only a season but it gave the young actor enough exposure in American television. He appeared in a few other television projects and ventured into films as well. His already flourishing career took a turn for the better when he was offered a part in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ which made him one of the most recognized stars in American television.