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Shepard at the Paleyfest 2013
|Born||Dax Randall Shepard
January 2, 1975
Milford, Michigan, US
|Partner(s)||Kristen Bell (2007–present)|
Dax Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, writer and director.
Early life 
Shepard was born in Milford, Michigan. According to Shepard, his mother named him for the protagonist in Harold Robbins' novel The Adventurers. He attended Muir Junior High and Walled Lake Central High School, before enrolling in The Groundlings school. He later received a degree in anthropology at UCLA.
Shepard was an actor on Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher. In 2006, Shepard appeared opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month as well as the Mike Judge film Idiocracy. During the same time, Shepard began appearing in more films and landed his first main character role in Let's Go to Prison, alongside Will Arnett. He also had a major role in Baby Mama. Shepard wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get 'Em Wet, in which he again appeared with Arnett. He was also in the 2010 movie When in Rome. He is now one of the main characters in the NBC show Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman. Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget action comedy film, Hit and Run. His fiancée Kristen Bell and close friend Bradley Cooper were among the cast.
Personal life 
Shepard began dating actress Kristen Bell in late 2007. The couple announced their engagement in January 2010. However, they have stated that they will not marry until gay marriage becomes legal in California. Shepard and Bell have a daughter, Lincoln Bell, born in March 2013.
Shepard races motorcycles at Buttonwillow Raceway, including his Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and Suzuki GSX-R1000. He donates much of his time to the Hollenbeck Youth Center, an after-school program that provides opportunity to at-risk inner-city youth. He has served as their official Master of Ceremonies, along with his friend Tom Arnold, for the Inner-City Games and Hollenbeck Youth Center's Miracle on 1st Street Toy Giveaway Program in East Los Angeles.
|1998||Hairshirt||Guy vomiting at party||Credited as Dax Sheppard|
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Camera crew member|
|2004||Without a Paddle||Tom Marshall|
|2005||Sledge: The Untold Story||SFX coordinator|
|2005||Zathura||Walter the astronaut|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Vince Downey|
|2006||Let's Go to Prison||John Lyshitski|
|2008||Confessions of an Action Star||Bucky|
|2010||When in Rome||Gale|
|2012||Hit and Run||Charlie Bronson||Writer
Ashton Kutcher's minion
|2005||My Name Is Earl||Dirk|
|2006||King of the Hill||Asa||Television program
|2010–present||Parenthood||Crosby Braverman||Television program|
- "Comedy Death Ray Radio with Scott Aukerman - Episode 9 - Chip Pope, Dax Shepard, Neil Hamburger, Paul F. Tompkins". Earwolf. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
-  Starpulse.com
- Caligiuri, Courtney (August 21, 2012). "Actors Dax and Kristen talk 'Hit & Run'". WPRI-TV. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "Exclusive: Kristen Bell Is Engaged To Dax Shepard!". US Magazine. 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
- Mandell, Andrea (August 21, 2012). "Shepard, Bell do a film-production tango for 'Hit and Run'". USA Today. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Welcome Daughter Lincoln". People. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
- Adam Carolla CarCast, August 15, 2009
- http://www.myboxingfans.com/2008/12/hollenbeck-gym-hosts-toy-giveaway/ http://www.contactmusic.com/photos.nsf/main/tom_arnold_5068275
- "Governor Schwarzenegger website" http://gov.ca.gov/speech/8294/
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