Jason Sudeikis returns for his eighth 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. He has won over audiences with his impersonations of Vice President Joe Biden, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, "The Essentials" host Robert Osbourne, and for his recurring hip-hop dancer character in the "What Up with That" sketch.
Sudeikis can be seen in the Warner Brothers summer comedy "The Campaign" starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and alongside Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming New Line/Warner Brothers film "We're the Millers."
Sudeikis' other film credits include "Horrible Bosses" opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day, "Hall Pass" with Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer, "The Bounty Hunter" alongside 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. Additional film credits include "A Good Old Fashion Orgy," "The Ten," "Watching the Detectives," "Bill," "Semi-Pro," and "The Rocker."
Sudeikis has received rave reviews for his arc on NBC's Emmy Award-winning show "30 Rock" as Tina Fey's charmingly funny love interest, "Floyd." He can also be heard portraying the voice of two principal characters on Fox's hit animated comedy series "The Cleveland Show," by creator Seth MacFarlane. Sudeikis has also had memorable guest starring roles on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Portlandia," and the third season of HBO's hit series "East Bound & Down."
Sudeikis 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. 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. At that point, he left basketball and college and 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, while still in Vegas, 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 on camera and never looked back.
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. His birthday is September 18.
1976 - John Belushi, Dan Akyroyd, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner
1980 - Eddie Murphy, Al Franken