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JASON SEGEL (Vector) most recently starred opposite Paul Rudd as a quirky, alpha-male stockbroker named Sydney Fife in the box-office hit I Love You, Man, for Paramount Pictures. With John Hamburg (Meet the Parents) as writer/ director/producer and Donald De Line (The Italian Job) also producing, the team produced a film full of laughout- loud awkwardness, managing to turn Segel and Rudd into a memorable comedic duo. The film grossed more than $71 million at the domestic box office.

Segel landed his first major motion picture starring role as Peter in Universal Pictures' Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which he also wrote. Released in April 2008, produced by Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson, and directed by Nicholas Stoller, the film went on to make more than $100 million worldwide and led Segel's writing skills to be desired by many studios. Segel, along with Stoller, signed with Disney to write and direct the next Muppets film. Segel wrote a Dracula musical performed by puppets, which was a personal idea and passion he incorporated into Forgetting Sarah Marshall that emboldened him to pitch his concept for a Muppets movie.

As another result of the film's success, Segel was asked to co-produce a spin-off titled Get Him to the Greek, in which Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunited as co-stars. The film, written and directed by Nicholas Stoller, was released in June 2010.

In June 2007, Segel was summoned by Apatow to share the great success of the comedy Knocked Up, with stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. The film grossed more than $140 million domestically and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy. Segel's feature film credits also include Slackers, New Jersey Turnpikes, SLC Punk!, Can't Hardly Wait and Dead Man on Campus.

On the television front, Segel is in his fifth year starring as Marshall, opposite Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris, in the CBS hit comedy series How I Met Your Mother. TV Guide recently pegged it as a "returning favorite” and it was touted by Time magazine as one of the "Ten Best Shows of 2005.” However, it was his recurring role as Eric on Undeclared, the FOX series about college freshmen that was named one of Time magazine's "Ten Best Shows of 2001,” that first put him in the minds and hearts of television viewers.

In 1999, Segel portrayed Nick on Freaks and Geeks, Judd Apatow's Emmy Award-nominated television series for NBC. Segel played a lanky, fun-loving freak dreaming of stardom as a rock-and-roll drummer like his idol, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, and won the eye of Apatow. Segel just wrapped the highly anticipated remake of Gulliver's Travels, starring alongside Jack Black and opposite Emily Blunt. The film is scheduled to be released in December 2010.

Segel was born and raised in Los Angeles and continues to reside there.

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