Just when you thought that no one could possibly challenge Michael Cera as Canada's on-screen nerd favourite, Jay Baruchel has stepped up his game. He recently starred in loser-going-for-babe romantic comedy 'She's Out of My League,' and is set to appear across from Nicolas Cage in 'The Sorceror's Apprentice'. This is quite a leap for the man from Ottawa, who used to live with director Judd Apatow. Baruchel is set to amass legions of fans as his star power rises. Just when you thought that no one could possibly challenge Michael Cera as Canada's on-screen nerd favourite, Jay Baruchel has stepped up his game. He recently starred in loser-going-for-babe romantic comedy 'She's Out of My League,' and is set to appear across from Nicolas Cage in 'The Sorceror's Apprentice'. This is quite a leap for the man from Ottawa, who used to live with director Judd Apatow. Baruchel is set to amass legions of fans as his star power rises.

Birthdate: April 9, 1982
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Claim to Fame: This is debatable. Maybe you loved Baruchel on Canadian classic 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?', or perhaps you got to know him in 'Almost Famous.' Most people will say they were exposed to him when he starred in 'Tropic Thunder.'
Trivia: - Is fluent in French
- Has a tattoo of the maple leaf over his heart
- Attended the same high school as Christopher Plummer and William Shatner
- Is an avid Montreal Canadiens fan
Why You Should Care: The young actor is set to appear in Disney's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' in July 2010, and it will send his stock a-rising, at least among the kiddies. Baruchel received a decent amount of critical kudos for his performance in 'She's Out of My League.' We'll see how audiences react to this slightly-more-serious role.
Canuck-o-Meter (1: American, 10: Maple Leaf): 10. The tattoo seals his fate.

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