Dax Shepard

Movie Actor

Dax Shepard was born in Milford, Michigan, United States on January 2nd, 1975 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 49, Dax Shepard biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Dax Randall Shepard, Dax
Date of Birth
January 2, 1975
United States
Place of Birth
Milford, Michigan, United States
49 years old
Zodiac Sign
$10 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Editor, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Television Presenter, Voice Actor
Social Media
Dax Shepard Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 49 years old, Dax Shepard has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Dax Shepard Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Walled Lake Central High School, The Groundlings School
Dax Shepard Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Kristen Bell
Dating / Affair
Kayti Edwards, Briegh Morrison (2003-2006), Melissa Roos (2006), Ione Skye (2006), Shauna Robertson (2006), Miss Saigon (2006), Tara Lipinski (2007), Kate Hudson (2007), Kristen Bell (2007-Present)
Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., Laura LaBo
Carly Hatter (Younger Half-Sister) (Actor), David Shepard (Older Brother)
Other Family
Robert Lansing Shepard (Paternal Grandfather), Eulice J. Honchel (Paternal Grandmother), Joel Fredrick/Frederick LaBo (Maternal Grandfather), Madeline J. “Midge” Bultinck (Maternal Grandmother)
Dax Shepard Life

Dax Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975) is an American actor, writer, director and podcast host.

He is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Employee of the Month (2006), Idiocracy (2006), Let's Go to Prison (2006), Hit and Run (2012), and CHiPs (2017), the last pair of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd (2003).

He portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.

Since 2018, he has hosted the popular podcast Armchair Expert.

He plays Luke Matthews in the Netflix show The Ranch and co-stars in ABC's Bless This Mess.

Early life and education

Shepard was born in Highland Township, Michigan, in suburban Detroit. He is the son of Laura LaBo, who worked at General Motors (GM), and David Robert "Dave" Shepard, Sr., who was a car salesman. His parents divorced when he was 3 years old.

Shepard's mother developed a substantial business by the time he was in high school. She worked car shows with traveling events at race tracks. She 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. She went back to GM, becoming the owner of four shops that managed publicity events for magazine journalists. From the age of 14 to 18, Shepard worked for his mother on the road, going from racetrack to racetrack. For about two years, Shepard had a stepfather who was an engineer on the Corvette. Shepard's mother 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. He has an older brother, David Shepard Jr., who lives in Oregon, and a younger half-sister, Carly Hatter, whom he cast in two films: 2012's Hit and Run and 2017's CHiPs. He is also distantly related to George Washington, through marriage, on his mother's side.

Shepard has said that he was raised in Milford, although he lived in a lot of places in suburban Detroit, growing up primarily in Walled Lake, Michigan. He graduated from Walled Lake Central High School in 1993 before enrolling in The Groundlings school. After attending Santa Monica College and West Los Angeles College, Shepard transferred to UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology. He 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, Shepard moved to Los Angeles in 1996. He found out about The Groundlings improv troupe from a friend from Santa Barbara, Kareem Elseify, ended up auditioning (the first time he acted), and took classes while also attending UCLA. After about five years of classes, he got into the Sunday Company of The Groundlings—in a group that included Melissa McCarthy, Fortune Feimster, Tate Taylor and Nat Faxon.

From 2003 onwards, Shepard became known from his work in the improv Candid Camera-type show, Punk'd, with Ashton Kutcher. When the show had its 2012 revival, he 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. He had auditioned unsuccessfully for 10 years before landing the role in Punk'd, his first.

In 2004, Shepard starred in the comedy Without a Paddle, alongside Seth Green and Matthew Lillard. Although the film received negative reviews, it was a commercial success that as of 2009 had grossed more than US$65 million worldwide. In 2005, he starred as The Astronaut in Zathura: A Space Adventure, a science fiction adventure fantasy film. In 2006, he appeared with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month and in Mike Judge's film Idiocracy as the character Frito.

During the same time, Shepard began appearing in more films and landed his first main character role in Let's Go to Prison (2006), alongside Will Arnett and Chi McBride. He also had a main role in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Shepard wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get 'Em Wet, in which he again appeared with Arnett. In 2010, he wrote, directed and starred in the low-budget satirical mockumentary feature Brother's Justice; the film won an Audience Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival. He also had a supporting role in the 2010 romantic comedy film When in Rome, which also starred his future wife Kristen Bell.

From 2010 to 2015, Shepard was part of the main cast of the NBC drama Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman.

Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget film Hit and Run alongside Bell and his close friend Bradley Cooper. He said the movie, which includes numerous car chases and fast driving scenes, allowed him to live out his Smokey and the Bandit fantasy.

Shepard had a supporting role in the 2014 film The Judge, which starred Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga.

In September 2014, Dax starred with his wife, Kristen Bell, in a commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It was so popular (with over 20 million YouTube views) that they did another commercial for the holiday season. The ad agency McKinney was behind both.

Shepard wrote and directed a feature-length film called CHiPs, based on the 1977 to 1983 American crime drama of the same name, where he starred as Officer Jon Baker alongside Michael Peña as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello. The project was released by Warner Bros. on March 24, 2017 to negative reviews.

On February 14, 2018, Shepard launched the podcast Armchair Expert with cohost Monica Padman. The show explores the stories of their well-known guests. Featured guests on the show have included Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. On June 7, 2018, the show released their first episode of "Experts on Expert", in which Shepard and Padman interview experts in their fields. Featured experts on the show have included psychologist Wendy Mogel, comedian and author David Sedaris, and speechwriter Jon Favreau. The show was the most popular new podcast on iTunes in 2018. On December 3, 2019, it was revealed that Shepard will be a host of the revived Top Gear America, which premiered on Motor Trend in January 2021.


In the aftermath of MS's wrangle with Christina Applegate, she reports she now has '30 lesions on her brain.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 27, 2024
This week, Christina Applegate appeared on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, giving an update on her multiple sclerosis (MS) battle. "I have 30 lesions on my brain," the 52-year-old Dead to Me actress, who claims she uses her humor to cope. My right eye is behind my right eye, so my right eye hurts a lot.' The long-serving performer, who was diagnosed with MS in 2021, described the condition as the "worst thing that's happened" in her 'entire life.'

Jake Gyllenhaal says his 'whole arm swelled up' after he contracted a staph infection while filming a fight scene on the set of Road House

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 19, 2024
During a discussion with Conor McGregor about a recent episode of the Armchair Expert podcast that was released on Monday, Jake Gyllenhaal reported that he had developed a staph infection after filming a fight scene for Road House. Since accidentally cutting his hand on a piece of glass, the 43-year-old performer said he may have contracted the potentially lethal disease, which is caused by bacteria coming into contact with open wounds. The actor, who was recently caught on camera with his girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu, told the podcast that the Road House crew treated his injuries while he was on film.

Is it EVER appropriate to shower with your kids? After Bradley Cooper fessing up to naked showering with his father, a psychologist reveals the TRUTH of bathing with children

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 9, 2024
During a recent appearance on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert Podcast, the actor, 49, said he was 'always nude' and would'take showers with him' as a child, resulting in him being 'completely comfortable' being in his birthday suit based on his own child. While he's using the toilet and she's in the bathtub, he admitted to talking to the boy, who shares with ex Irina Shayk, and his admissions have reignited a tense discussion about when it's inappropriate to be naked around your children at any age. During a live chat with Today, a psychiatrist (right) addressed the burning issue, and she advised parents that starting stripping down in front of their children by age five, one year younger than Bradley's daughter.

Dax Shepard Admits He'll Control THIS Aspect Of His Daughters' Future Sex Lives!

perezhilton.com, August 22, 2023
Dax Shepard is already laying down the rules… for his daughters’ future sex lives! In a new episode of Armchair Expert out on Thursday, the Parenthood alum sat down with Wendy Mogel, a clinical psychologist who specializes in parenting, and, naturally, the actor didn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts on how he’s raising his little ones — including how he plans to deal with their eventual sex lives!

John Stamos Admits To Dax Shepard That He Was Almost Set Up With Kristen Bell!!

perezhilton.com, November 15, 2022
What could have been! Kristen Bell almost didn't end up with Dax Shepard. It turns out she had her eyes on Uncle Jesse first! John Stamos, Armchair Expert, admitted that his friend tried to set him up with the Good Place actress after his divorce from Rebecca Romijn in 2005, but it didn't turn into a love story. The Full House alum dished:

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Debuted On Instagram, They appeared in a BOLD Matching Hairstyle!

perezhilton.com, July 8, 2022
The couple that goes purple together… OK, damn, nothing rhymes with purple, does it? Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell continue to be one of the cutest, most unique couples in Hollywood — even when they’re not in Hollywood! The two couples are currently on holiday in Europe, and on Wednesday they posted a super cute touristy snapshot from Salzburg, Austria.