Real name: Jason Biggs
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
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Jason Matthew Biggs (born May 12, 1978) is an American actor who obtained wide fame in 1999 for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie series of teen films.
Biggs was born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to Angela, a nurse, and Gary Biggs, a shipping company manager. He grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and attended high school there.
Biggs began acting at the age of five. In 1991, he made his television debut in the short lived Fox network series Drexell's Class. He also made a one-off HBO special, The Fotis Sevastakis Story, but due to licencing arguments, it was never aired. That same year, Biggs debuted on Broadway in Conversations with My Father, which helped pave the way for Biggs to participate in the daytime soap opera, As the World Turns. He was nominated for the award of Best Younger Actor at the daytime Emmy awards for his role in that soap.
Biggs attended New York University briefly from 1996-1997, but soon afterwards, he returned to pursue his acting. And so he would be seen again in another short lived television series, 1997's Camp Stories. He went on to make American Pie, which went on to become an international hit that has spawned two sequels. After that, Biggs accepted starring roles in movies such as Loser in 2000, and others. In 2004-2005 season Biggs portrayed an Orthodox Jew in Daniel Goldfarb's comedy, Modern Orthodox, staged at Dodger Stages theater in New York City. In 2006, Biggs was seen in the MTV reality show Blowin' Up with Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone and was for the most part viewed as the antagonist, creating a beef of sorts with Kennedy and Stone. However, when Kennedy and Stone had a minor feud, Stone befriended Biggs, leading Stone to record a hip-hop diss record against Kennedy entitled "Fuck Jamie Kennedy". The song featured Bay Area rap artist E-40 and Biggs himself.
Biggs has joked in interviews about the fact that he is often cast as an explicitly or implicitly Jewish character, as he was in American Pie (other examples include Darren Silverman or Jerry Falk), although he is of Italian Catholic background.
On a recent interview with UK youth programme T4 (Channel 4), Biggs stated that he was "recently single".