More Dax Shepard Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Let's Go To Prison)Hailing from a small town outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dax Shepard honed his skills as an actor and comedian with the feted improv troupe The Groundlings while earning an anthropology degree from UCLA. Shortly thereafter, he found himself in the spotlight when he landed a role as himself on the inaugural season of MTV's wildly popular celebrity-prank series Punk'd. As the show's original master of disguise, he created a barrage of characters in an effort to disguise himself to the audience—and the show's increasingly savvy celebrity targets.
This fall, he was seen in two other films. In September, he starred in Mike Judge's Idiocracy, opposite Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph. He followed it up alongside Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the Lionsgate comedy Employee of the Month. In order to win the heart of beautiful new cashier Amy (Simpson), the unmotivated slacker Zack (Cook) realizes that he must win the title of Costclub's Employee of the Month away from his nemesis, the overzealous company-brown-nosing Vince (Shepard).
In January 2007, he will begin production on the dark comedy Smother, with Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton. Most recently, Shepard starred in Sony's fantasy family feature Zathura, for director Jon Favreau. Shepard was previously seen in Paramount's Without a Paddle, opposite Seth Green and Matthew Lillard.
Biography #3 (for Without A Paddle)Dax Shepard found himself in the spotlight in the wake of MTV's wildly popular celebrity-prank series Punk'd, which was created by Ashton Kutcher and quickly became the highest-rated program on cable. Upcoming, he will star in Fox's untitled Mike Judge film with Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph, and he has a role in Sledge: The Story of Frank Sledge, currently in pre-production.
In the breakout role as himself on Punk'd, Shepard enjoyed showcasing his acting skills and comedic training, which were honed during the time he spent studying improvisation at The Groundlings. After moving to Los Angeles from his native Michigan in 1995, Shepard began studying anthropology at UCLA. Upon receiving a degree, he decided to further pursue his passion for comedy.
Shepard's previous film credits include Fox's Cheaper by the Dozen and Lions Gate's Hairshirt, as well as two independent films entitled Boyz-N-the-Burbs and Peruse.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Without A Paddle" (25-Aug-2004)