Jay Chandrasekhar

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Jay Chandrasekhar
Born Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar
(1968-04-09) April 9, 1968 (age 46)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, director
Years active 1996–present

Jayanth Jambulingam "Jay" Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director best known for his work with the comedy team Broken Lizard.

Early life and education[edit]

Chandrasekhar was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, the son of physicians,[1] who are both of Hindu Indian origin and originally from India. Jay is the cousin of actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, who played the role of Mohinder Suresh in the NBC superpower drama Heroes.

Chandrasekhar attended high school at Lake Forest Academy. He graduated from Colgate University in New York, where he was a part of the comedy troupe Charred Goosebeak and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.


Chandrasekhar formed the troupe Broken Lizard with other former members of Charred Goosebeak and Beta Theta Pi, people he met during college at Colgate University. He is best known for directing and starring in Broken Lizard's films Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest. He also directed The Dukes of Hazzard. He appeared as the cab driver in the "Terror Taxi" skit from Jackass: Number Two.

Chandrasekhar guest starred alongside his cousin Sendhil Ramamurthy in a 2009 episode of Psych which Chandrasekhar also directed. Ramamurthy was also cast in Broken Lizard's newest film, The Slammin' Salmon.

Chandrasekhar directed several episodes of Blue Mountain State. On May 12, 2014 it was announced he would be directing the series' feature film.[2]



Television (as guest director)[edit]

  • Undeclared (2001–2002) – ("Hal and Hillary", "Hell Week", "Rush and Pledge")
  • Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2003) ("Saturday Early Evening Fever")
  • Oliver Beene (2004) (episode: "Kissing Babies")
  • Cracking Up (2004) ("Grudge Match")
  • Arrested Development (2003–2004) ("Justice is Blind", "Altar Egos", "Beef Consomme", "My Mother The Car")
  • Human Giant (2007) ("Ta Da", "Lil 9-11", "Let's Go")
  • The Loop (2006–2007) ("The Dutch", "CSI: Donut Idol Bowl", "The Rusty Trombone", "The Tiger Express")
  • Lipstick Jungle (2008) ("Chapter 4: Bombay Highway", "Chapter 17: Bye, Bye Baby")
  • Knight Rider (2008–2009) (2008 TV series; "Knight of the Hunter" and "Fly by Knight")
  • Blue Mountain State (2010–2011) ("Superstition", "The Peak", "Riot", "Drunk Tank", "Marathon Monday")
  • Psych (2008–2012) ("Let's Doo-Wop It Again", "Chivalry Is Not Dead... But Someone Is", "Bollywood Homicide", "The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable")
  • Chuck (2008–2012) ("Chuck Versus the Ex", "Chuck Versus the Suburbs", "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", "Chuck Versus the Balcony", "Chuck Versus Sarah")
  • Royal Pains (2009–2012) ("The Hankover", "A Guest House Divided", "Hank and the Deep Blue Sea", "Am I Blue?")
  • Community (2010–2014) ("Mixology Certification", "Intro to Political Science", "Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts", "The First Chang Dynasty", "Advanced Documentary Filmmaking", "Introduction to Teaching")
  • Happy Endings (2011–2012) ("The Girl with the David Tattoo", "Meet the Parrots", "You Snooze, You Bruise", "More Like Stanksgiving")
  • Up All Night (2011–2012) ("First Night Away", "Baby Fever")
  • Warehouse 13 (2012) ("No Pain, No Gain")
  • Animal Practice (2012) ("Dr. Yamamazing")
  • Ben & Kate (2012) ("Career Day")
  • New Girl (2014) ("Sister III")

Television (as co-host)[edit]

Television appearances[edit]


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