Jay Baruchel To Receive 2019 ACTRA Award Of Excellence

Canadian actors will honour Jay Baruchel with the 2019 ACTRA National Award Of Excellence.

Recognized by his peers for his career achievements and contribution to the Canadian film industry, the Montreal-born actor is set to receive the award in a ceremony in Los Angeles on March 16.

“I’m truly honoured to receive this award from ACTRA,” Baruchel says via statement. “I decided to make a go of acting when I was 12 years old and young performers need many things to happen in order to succeed. First on that list is a vigilant parent who is well-versed in every aspect of ACTRA.”

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Baruchel got his acting start in 1998, later appearing in the TV series “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” and “Undeclared” and movies like “This Is The End”, “Million Dollar Baby”, and “Tropic Thunder”. The 36-year-old also wrote, directed, and starred in the hockey comedy “Goon” and its sequel, “Goon: Last Of The Enforcers”.

He’ll next reprise his role as the voice of Hiccup in “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”.

The actor is the latest Canadian to be honoured by ACTRA. He joins previous Award of Excellence winners Jason Priestley, Molly Parker, Neve Campbell, and Kim Coates.

 

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