Dax Shepard

January 2, 1975 • 48 y.o.

Full Name Dax Randall Shepard
Place of Birth Milford, Michigan, United States
Citizenship United States
Career 1998 — ...
Genres Comedy, Drama, Animation
Height 1.90 m

Facts

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.

TV Shows

Filmography chart

Title Ratings: 6.29
My Ratings:
  • Comedy 37%
  • Drama 11%
  • Crime 7%
  • Animation 6%
  • Adventure 6%
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                                Actor — 56

                                2023
                                1
                                2023

                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action
                                Canada, United States • Callan Brunker

                                  2021
                                  2
                                  2021 — Ruben, voice

                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 26 min
                                  Canada, United States, Spain • Callan Brunker

                                    3
                                    2021 — ... — Chad

                                    Animation, Comedy, 5 min
                                    United States • Ash Brannon...

                                      4
                                      2021 — Congressman Chris Pecker, voice

                                      Animation, Comedy, Crime, 18 min
                                      United States • David H. Brooks...

                                        5
                                        2021 — ... — Rutabaga

                                        Animation, Comedy, 20 min
                                        United States • Mark Kirkland...

                                          2019
                                          6
                                          2019 — Durfy

                                          Comedy, 1 hr 36 min
                                          United States • Josh Duhamel

                                            7
                                            2019 — 2020 — Mike

                                            Comedy, 30 min
                                            United States • Molly McGlynn...

                                              2017
                                              8
                                              2017 — Deputy Billy Calhoun

                                              Comedy, Crime, Western, 1 hr 29 min
                                              United States • David E. Talbert

                                                9
                                                2017 — Sam

                                                Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, 30 min
                                                United States • Rob Schrab...

                                                  10
                                                  2017 — 2019 — Dax Shepard

                                                  Action, Comedy, Crime, 30 min
                                                  United States • Tristram Shapeero...

                                                    11
                                                    2017 — Mikey

                                                    Comedy, 30 min
                                                    United States • David Wain

                                                      12
                                                      2017 — Jon

                                                      Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 40 min
                                                      United States • Dax Shepard

                                                        2016
                                                        13
                                                        2016 — 2020 — Chet

                                                        Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, 22 min
                                                        United States • Dean Holland...

                                                          14
                                                          2016 — 2020 — Luke Matthews

                                                          Comedy, Drama, 30 min
                                                          United States • David Trainer

                                                            15
                                                            2016 — Kyle

                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 39 min (in credits: Dax Shephard)
                                                            United States • Ben Falcone

                                                              16
                                                              2016 — Digby and Trench

                                                              Animation, Family, 22 min
                                                              United States • Richard Rotter

                                                                2015
                                                                17
                                                                2015 — 2019 — Titanium Dax

                                                                Animation, Comedy, 30 min
                                                                United States • Nick Simotas...

                                                                  18
                                                                  2015 — White Fang

                                                                  Short, Action, 13 min
                                                                  United States

                                                                    2014
                                                                    19
                                                                    2014 — C.P. Kennedy

                                                                    Crime, Drama, 2 hr 22 min
                                                                    United States • David Dobkin

                                                                      20
                                                                      2014 — Wade Beaufort

                                                                      Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                      United States • Shawn Levy

                                                                        21
                                                                        2014 — Overconfident Club Boy

                                                                        Mystery, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 47 min
                                                                        United States, United Kingdom, France • Rob Thomas

                                                                          22
                                                                          2014 — 2015 — Crosby

                                                                          Comedy, Drama, Romance, 22 min
                                                                          United States • Michael Weaver...

                                                                            2013
                                                                            23
                                                                            2013

                                                                            Comedy, 2 hours
                                                                            France • Renaud Le Van Kim...

                                                                              2012
                                                                              24
                                                                              2012 — Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson

                                                                              Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                              United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                2011
                                                                                25
                                                                                2011 — Jag Knullerbrod

                                                                                Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                United States • Brad Ableson...

                                                                                  26
                                                                                  2011 — 2015 — Abel Jans

                                                                                  Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                  United States • Don Roos...

                                                                                    2010
                                                                                    27
                                                                                    2010 — Darren

                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                                    United States • Katie Aselton

                                                                                      28
                                                                                      2010 — Hugh Patterson

                                                                                      Short, 27 min
                                                                                      United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                        29
                                                                                        2010 — 2015 — Crosby Braverman

                                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                        United States • Lawrence Trilling...

                                                                                          30
                                                                                          2010

                                                                                          Short, Drama
                                                                                          United States • Kevin Donovan

                                                                                            2009
                                                                                            31
                                                                                            2009 — Gale

                                                                                            Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 31 min
                                                                                            United States • Mark Steven Johnson

                                                                                              32
                                                                                              2009 — Gary - Child Proofer #1, uncredited

                                                                                              Comedy, Family, 1 hr 28 min
                                                                                              United States • Walt Becker

                                                                                                33
                                                                                                2009 — Steve

                                                                                                Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                                United States • Wesley Archer...

                                                                                                  34
                                                                                                  2009 — 2015 — Hank Muntak

                                                                                                  Comedy, 21 min
                                                                                                  United States • Dean Holland...

                                                                                                    2008
                                                                                                    35
                                                                                                    2008 — 2014

                                                                                                    Comedy
                                                                                                    United States • Peter Atencio...

                                                                                                      36
                                                                                                      2008 — 2014 — Abel Jans

                                                                                                      Comedy, 5 min
                                                                                                      United States • Don Roos...

                                                                                                        37
                                                                                                        2008 — Noah Cooper

                                                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 32 min
                                                                                                        United States • Vince Di Meglio

                                                                                                          38
                                                                                                          2008 — Carl

                                                                                                          Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                          United States • Michael McCullers

                                                                                                            2007
                                                                                                            39
                                                                                                            2007 — Carl

                                                                                                            Comedy
                                                                                                            United States • Jim Santangeli...

                                                                                                              40
                                                                                                              2007 — Sheriff

                                                                                                              Comedy, Sport, 1 hr 47 min
                                                                                                              United States • Tom Brady

                                                                                                                41
                                                                                                                2007 — Backround Extra #1

                                                                                                                Short, Comedy, Drama, 16 min
                                                                                                                United States • Kate Hudson

                                                                                                                  42
                                                                                                                  2007 — Ben

                                                                                                                  Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Damon Jones...

                                                                                                                    43
                                                                                                                    2007 — Joe Sands, Spiritual Guide

                                                                                                                    Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                                                    United States • Jay Karas...

                                                                                                                      2006
                                                                                                                      44
                                                                                                                      2006 — John Lyshitski

                                                                                                                      Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 26 min
                                                                                                                      United States • Bob Odenkirk

                                                                                                                        45
                                                                                                                        2006 — Vince

                                                                                                                        Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                                                                        United States • Greg Coolidge

                                                                                                                          2005
                                                                                                                          46
                                                                                                                          2005 — Frito

                                                                                                                          Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 24 min
                                                                                                                          United States • Mike Judge

                                                                                                                            47
                                                                                                                            2005 — Astronaut

                                                                                                                            Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action, 1 hr 41 min
                                                                                                                            United States • Jon Favreau

                                                                                                                              48
                                                                                                                              2005 — 2009 — Dirk

                                                                                                                              Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                                                              United States • Marc Buckland...

                                                                                                                                49
                                                                                                                                2005 — ... — Jojo

                                                                                                                                Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                                                                United States • Matt Shakman...

                                                                                                                                  50
                                                                                                                                  Sledge: The Untold Story, 2005 — SFX Coordinator

                                                                                                                                  Musical, Action, Comedy, 1 hr 23 min
                                                                                                                                  Austria, United States • Brad Martin

                                                                                                                                    51
                                                                                                                                    2005 — ... — Blitzen, voice

                                                                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure, 12 min
                                                                                                                                    United States • Tom Sheppard...

                                                                                                                                      2004
                                                                                                                                      52
                                                                                                                                      2004 — Tom Marshall

                                                                                                                                      Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                      United States, New Zealand • Steven Brill

                                                                                                                                        2003
                                                                                                                                        53
                                                                                                                                        2003 — Camera Crew Member

                                                                                                                                        Comedy, Family, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Shawn Levy

                                                                                                                                          2002
                                                                                                                                          54
                                                                                                                                          2002 — 2004 — Dr. Iskarr

                                                                                                                                          Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                                                                          United States • Bonnie Hunt...

                                                                                                                                            1998
                                                                                                                                            55
                                                                                                                                            1998 — Vomiter at Party

                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 29 min (in credits: Dax Sheppard)
                                                                                                                                            United States • Dean Paraskevopoulos

                                                                                                                                              1997
                                                                                                                                              56
                                                                                                                                              1997 — 2010 — Asa

                                                                                                                                              Animation, Comedy, Drama, 22 min
                                                                                                                                              United States • Wesley Archer...

                                                                                                                                                Director — 6

                                                                                                                                                2017
                                                                                                                                                1
                                                                                                                                                2017

                                                                                                                                                Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                United States • Dax Shepard

                                                                                                                                                  2014
                                                                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                                                                  2014 — 2015

                                                                                                                                                  Comedy, Drama, Romance, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                  United States • Michael Weaver...

                                                                                                                                                    2012
                                                                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                                                                    2012

                                                                                                                                                    Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                    United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                      2010
                                                                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                                                                      2010

                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                      United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                        5
                                                                                                                                                        2010

                                                                                                                                                        Short, 27 min
                                                                                                                                                        United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                          6
                                                                                                                                                          2010 — 2015

                                                                                                                                                          Comedy, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                          United States • Lawrence Trilling...

                                                                                                                                                            Writer — 4

                                                                                                                                                            2021
                                                                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                                                                            2021 — 2022 — (created by)

                                                                                                                                                            Game Show, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                            United States • Rich Kim

                                                                                                                                                              2017
                                                                                                                                                              2
                                                                                                                                                              2017

                                                                                                                                                              Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                              United States • Dax Shepard

                                                                                                                                                                2012
                                                                                                                                                                3
                                                                                                                                                                2012

                                                                                                                                                                Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                                United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                                  2010
                                                                                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                  2010

                                                                                                                                                                  Comedy, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                  United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                                    Editor — 1

                                                                                                                                                                    2012
                                                                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                                                    2012

                                                                                                                                                                    Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                                    United States • David Palmer...

                                                                                                                                                                      Producer — 3

                                                                                                                                                                      2021
                                                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                      2021 — 2022 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                      Game Show, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Rich Kim

                                                                                                                                                                        2019
                                                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                                                        2019 — 2020 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                        Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Molly McGlynn...

                                                                                                                                                                          2017
                                                                                                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                                                                          2017 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                          Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Dax Shepard

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