Am I the only one who misses How I Met Your Mother? I can’t be, right? That show was so funny and I honestly can’t remember a time when that show wasn’t in my life. I miss seeing those five characters on my TV all the time! But all those actors are huge stars now. And Jason Segel is no exception! He’s gone on to star in Judd Apatow movies, and Jason is so talented that he writes his own movies too! Everybody knows Jason as Marshall Eriksen, but who is Jason really? Keep reading to find out more about the hilarious actor!
Ladies, he’ll play the piano and steal your heart!
Forgetting Sarah Marshall had a pretty unforgettable scene in which Jason’s character, Peter, is dumped by his girlfriend while he’s naked. It would be pretty awful if that happened to someone in real life, right? Well, it turns out it did happen to Jason IRL!
“The whole time I’m thinking this is really, really funny. I’m going to use this in a movie someday. And slowly her voice became like the teacher from Charlie Brown, you know, just wha-wha-wha, wha-wha-wha, while I was slowly constructing the scene in my mind.”
Jason has cited Peter Sellers as his inspiration and has found a great way to honor his idol. He is so inspired by him that he carries a photo of Peter with him on set!
Here’s more evidence of how amazing Jason is. His love interest on How I Met Your Mother was played by Alyson Hannigan, who refused to kiss Jason due to his constant smoking. So they made a deal and Jason promised to pay her $10 for every cigarette he smoked, because she said kissing him was like “kissing an ashtray.”
He came through on his end of the deal and ended up quitting completely after he had to pay up a great debt to Alyson. So, even though he had a bad habit, he quit it for good!
What little boy doesn’t love Superman? Jason was just as obsessed and used to run around with a cape under his clothes.
Can you imagine Jason in The 40-Year-Old Virgin? The director Judd Apatow even wrote him a part, but Jason was not famous enough for the studio to sign off on Jason being in the movie.
Given his height, it’s no surprise that Jason played basketball in high school. He was pretty good at it too and was known by the nickname “Dr. Dunk”.
Jason is also an ordained minister! In 2010, he married a couple on The Tonight Show.
This was the second marriage ever performed on the show.
Working on Freaks and Geeks brought Jason and Judd Apatow closer. The director even helped Jason to start writing his own material.
Linda Cardellini, his costar on Freaks and Geeks broke up with him, inspiring him to write Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
She’s not the one who dumped Jason while he was naked, though!
The Muppets was a special movie for Jason because after filming ended, Jason got a Muppet version of himself from the filmmakers!
A Muppet Jason sounds pretty cool!
Freaks and Geeks turned out to be pretty lucky for Jason Segel as it landed him his role on How I Met Your Mother; the creators absolutely loved the movie.
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