Dax Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, writer and director.
Shepard was born in Milford, Michigan. According to Shepard, his mother named him for the protagonist in Harold Robbins' novel The Adventurers. He has a younger sister, Carly Hatter, whom he cast in his 2012 film Hit and Run.
Shepard was an actor on Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher. In 2006, Shepard appeared opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month as well as the Mike Judge film Idiocracy. During the same time, Shepard began appearing in more films and landed his first main character role in Let's Go to Prison, alongside Will Arnett. He also had a major role in Baby Mama. Shepard wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get 'Em Wet, in which he again appeared with Arnett. He was also in the 2010 movie When in Rome. He is now one of the main characters in the NBC show Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman. Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget action comedy film, Hit and Run. His fiancée Kristen Bell and close friend Bradley Cooper were among the cast.
Shepard began dating actress Kristen Bell in late 2007. The couple announced their engagement in January 2010. However, they have stated that they will not marry until gay marriage becomes legal in California. Shepard and Bell have a daughter, Lincoln Bell, born in March 2013. As of January 2012, Shepard and Bell are vegan. They were both recently named Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2013 by PETA.
Shepard races motorcycles at Buttonwillow Raceway, including his Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and Suzuki GSX-R1000. He donates much of his time to the Hollenbeck Youth Center, an after-school program that provides opportunity to at-risk inner-city youth. He has served as their official Master of Ceremonies, along with his friend Tom Arnold, for the Inner-City Games and Hollenbeck Youth Center's Miracle on 1st Street Toy Giveaway Program in East Los Angeles.
Full Name at Birth
Dax Randall Shepard
Date of Birth
Actor, comedian, writer and director.
Claim to Fame
Punked, Without A Paddle
Mosaic (Talent Management Company)
TV commercial for Miller Lite. (2003)