Daniel Jason Sudeikis
September 18, 1975
|Alma mater||Fort Scott Community College|
(m. 2004; div. 2010)
|Partner(s)||Olivia Wilde (2011–2020)|
Daniel Jason Sudeikis (// suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. In the 1990s, he began his career in improv comedy and performed with ComedySportz, iO Chicago (Improv Olympic), and The Second City. In 2003, Sudeikis was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live and starred as a cast member from 2005 to 2013, playing Mitt Romney, among others.
In 2020, he co-created and began starring as the lead in the Apple TV+ sports comedy series Ted Lasso, which earned him four nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including a win for Best Actor and wins for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy Series and for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Sudeikis has also acted in recurring roles in the comedy series 30 Rock (2007–2010), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2010–2011), Portlandia (2011–2014), and The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018).
He is also known for his leading film roles in the comedies Horrible Bosses (2011) and its 2014 sequel, Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and We're the Millers (2013), as well as the acclaimed independent films Drinking Buddies (2013), Sleeping with Other People (2015), and Colossal (2016). He is known for his supporting roles in Alexander Payne's Downsizing (2017) and Olivia Wilde's Booksmart (2019). He has also provided voice-work for Epic (2013), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), its 2019 sequel, and Next Gen (2018).
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia to Dan and Kathryn Sudeikis (née Wendt), a travel agent at Brennco and President of the American Society of Travel Agents. His father is of Irish and Lithuanian descent, while his mother has German and Irish ancestry. His maternal uncle is actor George Wendt, known for his role as Norm Peterson on Cheers, and his maternal great-grandfather was photographer Tom Howard.
Sudeikis moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas, which he has described as his hometown. He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School and attended Fort Scott Community College on a basketball scholarship, but left before finishing.
In the 1990s, Sudeikis began his career in improv comedy. He began performing at ComedySportz (now called Comedy City) in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and IO Theater (formerly known as ImprovOlympic) and was one of the founding members of the long form team, J.T.S. Brown. He also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In 2003, while a regular performer at The Second City Las Vegas, Sudeikis was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live (SNL), and would occasionally make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player on the show, and was upgraded to repertory status at the beginning of the show's 32nd season on September 30, 2006. In July 2013, Sudeikis announced that he was leaving SNL. In 2015, 2016, and 2019 he made occasional appearances on the show.
Sudeikis had a recurring role on the series 30 Rock (2007–2010), appearing in a total of 12 episodes. He played Floyd DeBarber, a love interest of Tina Fey's character Liz Lemon. Sudeikis last appeared in four episodes towards the end of the show's fourth season in 2010.
He began his film career with supporting roles in Watching the Detectives (2007), The Ten (2007), Meet Bill (2007), What Happens in Vegas (2008) and The Rocker (2008). He did voice work for the videogame Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), playing the role of right-wing radio host Richard Bastion.
He had supporting roles in the movies The Bounty Hunter (2010) and Going the Distance (2010). On August 16, 2010, Sudeikis co-hosted WWE Raw with Going the Distance co-stars Charlie Day and Justin Long at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Sudeikis was a voice actor on the animated-comedy series The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He provided the voices for Holt Richter, Cleveland's wannabe hipster neighbor, and Terry Kimple, Cleveland's hard-partying high school buddy, who now works with Cleveland at the cable company. After being credited as a recurring guest in season one, Sudeikis was bumped up to a series regular beginning in season two.
In May 2010, Sudeikis joined the cast of the Seth Gordon comedy film Horrible Bosses (2011). He had worked with Day when he played the role of Schmitty on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and reprised the role on that show's 7th-season finale. Sudeikis also played his first lead film role in the Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass (2011).
Sudeikis became the voice for a line of advertisements of Applebee's that began running in 2012. Sudeikis made appearances in six episodes on the series Eastbound & Down (2012–2013). He starred as David Clark, a drug dealer, in We're the Millers (2013), alongside Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter. He reprised his role of Kurt Buckman in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).
Sudeikis voices the character of Red in the animated-comedy film The Angry Birds Movie (2016), based on the video game series of the same name. He starred alongside Anne Hathaway in Colossal (2016). He starred in Masterminds (2016). He portrayed Larry Snyder in Race (2016), Henry in The Book of Love (2016), and Bradley in Mother's Day (2016).
In 2017, Sudeikis executive produced the comedy series Detroiters. He also appeared in two episodes.
Sudeikis starred as a side-role/reference in the Derren Brown shows Derren Brown: Secret and Derren Brown Underground, where he performed on a screen during the credits, and his name was used as a reference during the show in 2017 and 2018.
Sudeikis starred in the thriller Driven. Sudeikis voices the character of Justin Pin in the animated action comedy film Next Gen. He also plays Red again in the 2019 animated-comedy The Angry Birds Movie 2.
Sudeikis had portrayed Ted Lasso, a hapless American football coach brought to England to coach Tottenham as part of two promotional videos for NBC Sports in 2013 and 2014. In late 2019, Sudeikis co-wrote and starred in Ted Lasso about an American football coach that gets hired to coach an English football club. The series was released in August 2020 to a positive reception. It has earned him a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. At the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, he was nominated for and won Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Sudeikis played on basketball teams at the 2011 and 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. He and other Kansas City celebrities have hosted the Big Slick for 10 years. The event raises money for the Cancer Center at Children's Mercy Hospital. So far, the event has raised more than $6 million for the cause.
He hosted the benefit concert Thundergong! at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on November 3, 2018 for the charity foundation Steps of Faith which helps provide prosthetic legs and arms.
In June 2004, he married American screenwriter Kay Cannon after five years together. The two were on The Second City Las Vegas cast together. They separated in 2008 and divorced in February 2010.
In 2011, Sudeikis began dating American actress Olivia Wilde. They became engaged in January 2013. They have a son, Otis, born in April 2014, and a daughter, Daisy, born in October 2016. Sudeikis and Wilde's relationship ended in November 2020, as Sudeikis told GQ magazine in a feature published the following July.
|2007||The Ten||Tony Contiella|
|Watching the Detectives||Jonathan|
|Meet Bill||Jim Whittman|
|2008||The Rocker||David Marshall|
|What Happens in Vegas||Mason|
|2010||The Bounty Hunter||Stewart|
|Going the Distance||Box Saunders|
|2011||Hall Pass||Fred Searing|
|A Good Old Fashioned Orgy||Eric Keppler|
|Horrible Bosses||Kurt Buckman|
|2012||The Campaign||Mitch Wilson|
|2013||Movie 43||Fake Batman|
|Drinking Buddies||Gene Dentler|
|We're the Millers||David Clark / David Miller|
|2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Kurt Buckman|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Jake|
|Mother's Day||Bradley Barton|
|The Angry Birds Movie||Red||Voice|
|Masterminds||Michael Aaron Mike McKinney|
|The Book of Love||Henry|
|Next Gen||Justin Pin/Ares||Voice|
|2019||Booksmart||Principal Jordan Brown|
|The Angry Birds Movie 2||Red||Voice|
|2021||South of Heaven||Jimmy||Post-production|
|1997||Alien Avengers II||Chester||Television movie|
|2003–2013||Saturday Night Live||Various||174 episodes; also writer|
|2007||Wainy Days||Handsome David||Episode: "Plugged"|
|2007–2010||30 Rock||Floyd DeBarber||12 episodes|
|2008||Childrens Hospital||Dr. Robert "Bobby" Fiscus||2 episodes|
|2008–2012||Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday||Various||6 episodes|
|2009–2013||The Cleveland Show||Holt Ritcher, Terry Kimple (voices)||Main role|
|2010–2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Peter "Schmitty" Schmidt||2 episodes|
|2011, 2014||Portlandia||Aliki, Kim||2 episodes|
|2011||2011 MTV Movie Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|2012–2013||Eastbound & Down||Shane Gerald, Cole Gerald||6 episodes|
|2013||Robot Chicken||Badtz-Maru, Farmer Smurf (voices)||Episode: "Papercut to Aorta"|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||N/A||Writer: "Third Member"|
|2015–2018||The Last Man on Earth||Mike Miller||Recurring role|
|2016||Great Minds with Dan Harmon||Thomas Edison||Episode: "Thomas Edison"|
|2016–2017||Son of Zorn||Zorn (voice)||Main role|
|2017–2018||Detroiters||Carter Grant||2 episodes; also executive producer|
|2018||Sideswiped||Dr. David Bennett||Episode: "Matching Up"|
|2019||Double Dare||Himself||2 episodes|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Episode: "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"|
|Ask the StoryBots||Roger the Plumber||Episode S0306: "What Happens When You Flush the Toilet?"|
|The Mandalorian||Biker Scout Trooper #1||Episode: "Chapter 8: Redemption"|
|2020||Tournament of Laughs||Himself||Host|
|At Home with Amy Sedaris||Himself||Episode: "Travel"|
|Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?||Himself (voice)||Episode: "Lost Soles of Jungle River!"|
|2020–present||Ted Lasso||Ted Lasso||also co-creator, writer and executive producer|
|2021||Hit Monkey||Bryce (voice)||Main role|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Jason Sudeikis/Brandi Carlile"|
|2016||Dead Poets Society||John Keating||Classic Stage Company|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Richard Bastion|
|2013||"Hopeless Wanderer"||Mumford & Sons|||
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Screen Combo (shared with the entire cast)||Movie 43||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Comedic Performance||We're the Millers||Nominated|||
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Duo (with Jennifer Aniston)||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Hissy Fit||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie Awards||#WTF Moment (with Charlie Day)||Horrible Bosses 2||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Hissy Fit||The Angry Birds Movie||Nominated|||
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Most Wanted Pet||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||Ted Lasso||Won|||
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Won|||
|Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Won|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Comedic Performance||Nominated|||
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Won|||
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Won|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Ted Lasso (episode: "Pilot")||Nominated|
|Ted Lasso (episode: "Make Rebecca Great Again")||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series||Ted Lasso||Nominated|||
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Won|||
|Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Writers Guild of America Awards||Television: Comedy Series||Won|||
|Television: New Series||Won|
|Television: Episodic Comedy||Ted Lasso (episode: "Pilot")||Nominated|
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