Dax Shepard Biuography
Dax Shepard (Dax Randall Shepard) is an American actor, writer, director and podcast host. Shepard is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle in 2004, Zathura: A Space Adventure in 2005, Employee of the Month in 2006, Idiocracy in 2006, Let’s Go to Prison in 2006, Hit and Run in 2012, and CHiPs in 2017, the last pair of which he also wrote and directed, the MTV practical joke reality series Punk’d in 2003. In the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood Shepard portrayed Crosby Braverman from 2010 to 2015.
Dax Shepard Age
Dax Shepard is 44 years old as per 2018 born on January 2, 1975 in Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
Dax Shepard Wife | Kristen Bell
Dax Shepard met actress Kristen Bell also a native of Detroit’s northern suburbs, at the birthday party of a mutual friend and in late 2007 they began dating. In January 2010, the couple announced their engagement. However, the two decided to delay marriage until the state of California passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. On June 26, 2013, after section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Bell asked Shepard to marry her through Twitter, which he accepted. On October 17, 2013, they married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office.
Dax Shepard Kids
The couple has two daughters: Lincoln Bell Shepard (born March 28, 2013) and Delta Bell Shepard (born December 19, 2014).
Dax Shepard Net Worth
Dax Shepard has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars.
Dax Shepard Parents
Dax Shepard is the son of Laura LaBo, who worked at General Motors (GM) and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr. (deceased), who was a car salesman. Shepard parents divorced when he was 3 years old.
Dax Shepard Mom
By the time Shepard was in high school, his mother ended up growing a substantial business. She worked car shows with traveling events at race tracks. Laura started as a janitor on the midnight shift at GM, then worked in fleet management at the GM proving grounds in Milford, Michigan, then hosted hospitality days for all the GM family members, eventually moving into public relations at an ad agency. Laura ended up owning four shops that managed publicity events for magazine journalists, after going back to GM. Shepard worked for his mother on the road from the age of 14 to 18, going from racetrack to racetrack. Shepard had a stepfather who was an engineer on the Corvette for about 2 years. Shepard’s mother, Laura has been married four times—Shepard said he’s had three stepfathers.
According to Shepard, his mother named him for the rich playboy Dax (Diogenes Alejandro Xenos), in Harold Robbins’ novel The Adventurers.
Dax Shepard Brother
Dax Shepard has an older brother, David Shepard, who lives in Oregon and a younger half-sister named Carly Hatter, whom he cast in two films: 2012’s Hit and Run and 2017’s CHiPs.
Dax Shepard Education
In 1993 Shepard graduated from Walled Lake Central High School before enrolling in The Groundlings school. After attending Santa Monica College and West Los Angeles College, he transferred to UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology. Shepard had a deal with his mother that if he went to college she would pay his rent.
Dax Shepard Career
After a year in Santa Barbara, California, in 1996 Shepard moved to Los Angeles. Shepard found out about The Groundlings improv troupe from a friend from Santa Barbara, Kareem Elseify, ended up auditioning and took classes while also attending UCLA. After about five years of classes, Shepard got into the Sunday Company of The Groundlings—in a group that included Tate Taylor Melissa, McCarthy and Nat Faxon.
Dax Shepard became known from 2003 onwards, from his work in the improv Candid Camera-type show, Punk’d, with Ashton Kutcher. When the show had its 2012 revival, Shepard continued to appear. Shepard said he auditioned for Punk’d and while doing the pilot became friendly with Kutcher, who arranged for him to get an agent. Shepard auditioned unsuccessfully for 10 years before he landed the role.
Dax Shepard starred in the comedy Without a Paddle in 2004, alongside Seth Green and Matthew Lillard. The film received negative reviews but it was a commercial success that as of 2009 had grossed more than 65 million USD worldwide. Shepard starred as The Astronaut in 2005 in Zathura: A Space Adventure, a science fiction adventure fantasy film. Shepard appeared in 2006 with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month and in Mike Judge’s film Idiocracy.
During the same time, he began appearing in more films and landed his first main character role in Let’s Go to Prison in 2006, alongside Will Arnett and Chi McBride. In the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, Shepard also had a main role starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get ‘Em Wet, in which he again appeared with Arnett. Shepard wrote, directed and starred in the low-budget satirical mockumentary feature Brother’s Justice in 2010, the film won an Audience Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival. In the 2010 romantic comedy film When in Rome, Shepard also had a supporting role which also starred his future wife Kristen Bell. Shepard was part of the main cast of the NBC drama Parenthood, from 2010 to 2015, playing Crosby Braverman.
In the 2012 low-budget film Hit and Run, Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed and starred alongside Bell and his close friend Bradley Cooper. Dax Shepardsaid the movie, which includes numerous car chases and fast driving scenes, allowed him to live out his Smokey and the Bandit fantasy. In the 2014 film The Judge, Shepard also had a supporting role which starred Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga.
Dax starred with his wife, Kristen Bell, in a commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S in September 2014. It was so popular (with over 20 million YouTube views) that the two did another commercial for the holiday season. The ad agency McKinney was behind both. Shepard wrote and directed a big-screen version of CHiPs and starred as Officer Jon Baker alongside Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. On March 24, 2017, the project was released by Warner Bros. to negative reviews.
Shepard launched the podcast Armchair Expert on February 14, 2018 with cohost Monica Padman. The show explores their well-known guests’ stories. Featured guests on the show have included Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Bell and Joy Bryant. The show released their first episode of “Experts on Expert”, on June 07, 2018 in which Shepard and Padman interview experts in their fields. Featured experts on the show have included David Sedaris, Wendy Mogel and Jon Favreau. In 2018, the show was the most popular new podcast on iTunes.
Dax Shepard Movies
Guy Vomiting at Party
Credited as Dax Sheppard
Cheaper by the Dozen
Camera Crew Member
Without a Paddle
Sledge: The Untold Story
Zathura: A Space Adventure
Walter the Astronaut
Employee of the Month
Let’s Go to Prison
Confessions of an Action Star
When in Rome
Also writer, director, stunt coordinator
Hit and Run
Charlie Bronson/Yul Perrkins
Also writer, director, editor
Overconfident Club Boy
This Is Where I Leave You
Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 4
Also writer, director and producer
El Camino Christmas
Deputy Billy Calhoun
Dax Shepard Television Shows
King of the Hill
My Name Is Earl
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show
The Goode Family
Main role, 90 episodes
Jag Knullerbrod (voice)
Smilin’ Mike (voice)
Hollywood Game Night
About A Boy
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Titanium Dax (voice)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
The Good Place
The Ranch (TV series)
Dax Shepard Awards and nominations
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Male
People’s Choice Award
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Dax Shepard Twitter