Dax Shepard

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Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard Paleyfest 2013.jpg
Shepard at the Paleyfest 2013
Born Dax Randall Shepard
(1975-01-02) January 2, 1975 (age 39)
Milford, Michigan, US
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Kristen Bell (m. 2013)
Children 1

Dax Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975)[1] is an American actor, comedian, writer and director. His work includes his current role as Crosby Braverman in the NBC series Parenthood.

Early life[edit]

Shepard was raised in Walled Lake and Milford, Michigan.[2] His mother worked for General Motors, and his father, Dave Robert Shepard, Sr. (deceased),[3] was a car salesman.[4][5] According to Shepard, his mother named him for the protagonist in Harold Robbins' novel The Adventurers.[6] He has a younger sister, Carly Hatter, whom he cast in his 2012 film Hit and Run.[7][8] Shepard attended Walled Lake Central High School,[9] before enrolling in The Groundlings school.[10][11] He later received a degree in anthropology at UCLA.[12]


Shepard appeared in Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher as early as 2003, recurring into the program's 2012 revival. In 2006, he appeared with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month and in Mike Judge's 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 with future wife Kristen Bell. Since 2010, Shepard has been part of the main cast of the NBC series Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman.[13] Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget action comedy film, Hit and Run alongside Bell and his close friend Bradley Cooper.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Shepard began dating actress Kristen Bell in late 2007. They married on October 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Clerk's office in Beverly Hills.[15][16] The couple have a daughter, Lincoln Bell, born in March 2013.[17] As of January 2012, both were vegan.[18] In June 2013, they were both named Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2013 by PETA. Shortly after, Shepard told he had been a vegan for a year and then started eating meat again.[19]

Shepard races motorcycles at Buttonwillow Raceway, including his Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and Suzuki GSX-R1000.[20] 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.[21][22][23]


Shepard at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City
Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
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 Idiocracy Frito Pendejo
2006 Let's Go to Prison John Lyshitski
2008 Baby Mama Carl
2008 Smother Noah Cooper
2008 Confessions of an Action Star Bucky
2009 Old Dogs Gary Uncredited
2010 When in Rome Gale
2010 Freebie, TheThe Freebie Darren
2010 Brother's Justice Himself
2012 Hit and Run Charlie Bronson/Yul Perrkins Also writer, director, editor
2014 Veronica Mars Overconfident Club Boy
2014 The Judge Filming
Television shows
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Punk'd Himself
2005 My Name Is Earl Dirk
2006 King of the Hill Asa (voice)
2008 Robot Chicken Various voices 2 episodes
2010–present Parenthood Crosby Braverman Main Cast
90 Episodes
2012 Punk'd Himself Guest host
2013 Hollywood Game Night Himself
2014 About A Boy Crosby Braverman 1 episode


  1. ^ "Dax Shepard". TVGuide.com. June 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ellentv.com (2012-01-31). "Viral video alert: Kristen Bell's sloth meltdown on 'Ellen'". MLive.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Dax Shepard Writes Emotional Post About His Late Father And Kristen Bell (PHOTO)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Dax Shepard: Motor City hit and run man". The New Zealand Herald. September 6, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Shepard, Dax (March 20, 2013). "My Father’s Horniness". Tumblr.com. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Gabrielle Olya (July 28, 2013). "Dax Shepard: Being a Father Is Like Falling in Love for the First Time". People.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Gregory Ellwood (August 21, 2012). "Dax Shepard gives his friends a career showcase in 'Hit and Run'". HitFix. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dax Shepard pays tribute to FOX 2 anchor in new movie". Myfoxdetroit.com. July 9, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Dax Shepard Discusses "Zathura"". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Performers - Dax Shepard". Groundlings.com. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ Spence D. (August 19, 2004). "Dax Shepard and Matthew Lillard". IGN. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dax Shepard Biography". Starpulse.com. 1975-01-02. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  14. ^ Caligiuri, Courtney (August 21, 2012). "Actors Dax and Kristen talk 'Hit & Run'". WPRI-TV. Retrieved August 21, 2012. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Marry". TMZ. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  16. ^ Mandell, Andrea (August 21, 2012). "Shepard, Bell do a film-production tango for 'Hit and Run'". USA Today. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Welcome Daughter Lincoln". People. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  18. ^ "Kristen in the Kitchen". Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ Lewis, Hilary (June 28, 2013). "Dax Shepard 'Can't Accept' PETA's 'Sexiest Vegetarian' Title Because He Eats Chicken". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  20. ^ Adam Carolla CarCast, August 15, 2009
  21. ^ [1][dead link]
  22. ^ "Picture - Tom Arnold and Dax Shepard | Photo 586706". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  23. ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger website" [2][dead link]

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