Jason Sudeikis was born in Fairfax, VA, but grew up in Overland Park, KS. He began his path in show business 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, ImprovOlympic, The Annoyance Theatre 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 “Saturday Night Live.” He 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.
In 2016, Sudeikis starred in the films “Race,” “Mother’s Day” and as the voice of the lead character, “Red,” in the animated feature “Angry Birds.” Prior film credits include “Horrible Bosses,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” “We’re The Millers,” “Epic,” “The Campaign,” “Hall Pass,” “Going The Distance,” “What Happens in Vegas” and many more. He recently wrapped Nacho Vigolando’s sci-fi thriller, “Colossal,” starring opposite Anne Hathaway. Prior to that, he filmed the indie drama “The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.” He will next be seen in the independent drama “Tumbledown.”
In the summer of 2013, Sudeikis completed his eighth and final season as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” He worked for two years as a writer on the show before becoming a series regular in 2005. He won over audiences with impersonations of Vice President Joe Biden and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, not to mention his recurring role as a hip-hop dancer in the “What’s Up With That” sketch.
Throughout the second season of FOX’s hit comedy, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, Sudeikis guest-starred as “Phil Miller’s” (Will Forte) brother, “Mike.” Additional TV credits include multiple episodes of “East Bound & Down,” and an arc on “30 Rock.” He also voiced two principle characters on FOX’s “The Cleveland Show.”
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.