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JASON SUDEIKIS (Principal Brown) was born in Fairfax Virginia but grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. After high school, he received a basketball scholarship to a local junior college. As a class clown and a self-admitted procrastinator, he frequently dribbled himself in and out of trouble while in college. He began his path in show business by driving 40 miles every weekend to take classes at the ComedySportz Theater (now Comedy City) in Kansas City. Leaving basketball and college behind, he made his way to Chicago where he performed with The Second City National Touring Company, Improv Olympic, The Annoyance Theater and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. He then moved to Nevada where he became a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas. In 2003, Sudeikis was encouraged by his uncle George Wendt ("Cheers") to send a tape of his work to the producers of SNL. Sudeikis started on the show as a staff writer, and after two years and many auditions, he found himself in front of the camera and never looked back. He recently wrapped on Driven, where he played conman-turned-FBI-informant Jim Hoffman as he and his handler take down the mysterious, wealthy, and drug-embroiled millionaire John DeLorean (played by Lee Pace). Nick Hamm directs the feature, filmed in Puerto Rico, which is produced by Tempo Productions' Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford alongside Pimienta Film Company and Blue Rider Pictures. Sudeikis can be seen opposite Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen in Kodachrome, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released on Netflix in April of 2018. Directed by Mark Raso and produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps, the film follows a father and son who team up to try to reach a special Kansas City photo lab before it closes its doors for good. He can also be seen in Alexander Payne's latest feature, Downsizing, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and hit theaters Christmas 2017. The Paramount film is a social satire about a man who decides to shrink himself in hopes of having a better life. Produced by Jim Burke, Megan Ellison, and Payne, Sudeikis appears opposite Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, and Christoph Waltz. Other recent films include Nacho Vigolando's sci-fi thriller Colossal starring opposite Anne Hathaway for Voltage Pictures. Prior to that, Sudeikis starred in the indie drama The Book of Love, directed by Bill Purple. He played the leading man in Sean Mewshaw's independent drama Tumbledown, opposite Rebecca Hall, which had a limited release February 2016. Also, in 2016, Sudeikis took another dramatic turn in his work by playing a lead in Race for Focus Features. He stars opposite Jeremy Irons as Owens' obsessive coach and mentor Larry Synder. Sudeikis also had turns in Leslye Headland's Sleeping with Other People, produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, as well as 2016's heist comedy Masterminds with Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristin Wiig. Taking his talents to the stage in late 2016, Sudeikis led "Dead Poet's Society" at the acclaimed Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway, where he played the iconic role of Professor John Keating. Adapted by the original scribe of the Academy Award winning film, John Doyle directed the stage adaptation of this beloved tale of a rigorous all-boys prep school whose students are inspired by Keating to defy conformity and live passionately. In 2014, Sudeikis reprised his role opposite Charlie Day and Jason Bateman in the highly anticipated sequel Horrible Bosses 2 for New Line Cinema. Directed by Sean Anders, the film also starred Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz. In 2013, he starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in New Line Cinema's box office smash We're the Millers which grossed over $270,000,000 worldwide at the box office. His other film credits include: Sony's animated feature Angry Birds, where he voices the hero Red, and Twentieth Century Fox's animated feature Epic, which also starred Beyoncé Knowles and Amanda Seyfried; Warner Brothers' The Campaign starring alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis and directed by Jay Roach; Garry Marshall's ensemble Mother's Day alongside Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston; New Line's Hall Pass in which he starred opposite Owen Wilson in the Farrelly Brothers comedy; The Bounty Hunter, with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler; New Line's, Going the Distance, opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long; and What Happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. He also made appearances in The Ten, Watching the Detectives, Bill, Semi-Pro, and The Rocker. In the summer of 2013, Sudeikis completed his eighth and final season as a cast member on NBC's venerable show "Saturday Night Live." Sudeikis worked for two years as a writer on the show before becoming a series regular in 2005. He won over audiences with his impersonations of Vice President Joe Biden, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the hip-hop dancer recurring character in the "What's Up with That" sketch. Sudeikis still enjoys work on the small screen. He appeared in a multi-episode arc on FOX's hit comedy "Last Man on Earth" with his fellow SNL alum Will Forte, and recently reprised the role for the final episodes of the fourth season. He is currently is executive producing the workplace buddy comedy "Detroiters" on Comedy Central with Lorne Michaels. He also lent his voice to the lead animated character in the FOX comedy "Son of Zorn." His past television credits include a multiple episodes of the HBO series "East Bound & Down," and an arc on NBC's Emmy Award- winning show "30 Rock," where he garnered rave reviews. Sudeikis appeared in 12 episodes as Tina Fey's charmingly funny love interest, Floyd. He portrayed the voice of two principle characters on Fox's hit animated comedy series "The Cleveland Show" by creator Seth MacFarlane. Sudeikis also guest starred on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as the forgotten fourth member of the Paddy's gang, Schmitty. In March 2014, Sudeikis presented awards for Best Live Action Short and Best Documentary Short Subject at the 86th Academy Awards alongside Kate Hudson. He also hosted the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Sudeikis is actively involved with The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as well as other charities. He currently resides in New York City.


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