Seth Rogen


Seth Aaron Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Originally a stand-up comedian in Vancouver, he moved to Los Angeles for a part in Paul Feig’s short lived series Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), with Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, and Busy Philipps. This was his first collaboration with many of the cast members, as well as executive producer Judd Apatow. He then got a part on Apatow’s sitcom Undeclared (2001-2002), with Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena, Timm Sharp, and Loudon Wainwright; which also hired him as a writer. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G Show, Apatow guided Rogen toward a film career. As a staff writer, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

His first couple movie roles were small parts in Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko (2001), with Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Stu Stone, Daveigh Chase, and James Duval; and Adam McKay’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard.

He had his first major supporting role in Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), with Carell, Catherine Keener, Rudd, Romany Malco, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, and Kat Dennings. He would also star in the Apatow directed Knocked Up (2007), with Katherine Heigl, Ridd, Mann, and Harold Ramis; and Funny People (2012), with Adam Sandler, Mann. Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, and Aubrey Plaza.

Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, co-wrote Greg Mottola’s Superbad (2007), with Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Emma Stone, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; David Gordon Green’s Pineapple Express (2008), with Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, and Ed Begley Jr.; and Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet (2011), with Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Cameron Diaz. With Goldberg he co-directed This Is the End (2013), with Rogen and several previous co-stars playing versions of themselves; and The Interview (2014), with Franco, Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park.

Other films in the 2000s include Anthony & Joe Russo’s You, Me and Dupree (2006), with Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Amanda Detmer, Todd Stashwick, and Michael Douglas; Kevin Smith’s Zack Miri Make a Porno (2008), with Banks, Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Katie Morgan, and Ricky Mabe; Jodie Hill’s Observe and Report (2009), with Anna Farris, Michael Peña, Collette Wolfe, and Ray Liotta; Jonathan Levine’s 50/50 (2011), with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Matt Frewer, and Philip Baker Hall; The Guilt Trip (2012), with Barbara Streisand; and Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors (2014), its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Row (2016), collectively with Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Mintz-Plasse, Jerrod Carmichael, Ike Barinholtz, Gallo, Hannibal Buress, Lisa Kudrow, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons; Beanie Feldstein, Clara Mamet, and Awkwafina.

Films in the mid to late 2010s include Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs (2015), with Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jeff Daniels; The Night Before (2015), with Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Caplan, Jillian Bell, Mindy Kaling, and Michael Shannon; The Disaster Artist (2017), James Franco (who also directed), Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, and Jacki Weaver; Lauren Miller’s Like Father (2018), with Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar; Long Shot (2019), with Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård; and Zeroville (2019), with James Franco (who also directed), Franco, Megan Fox, Joey King, McBride, Robinson, and Weaver.

Films in the 2020s include An American Pickle (2020), with Sarah Snook; Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans (2022), with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Gabriel LaBelle, Jeanie Berlin, David Lynch, Judd Hirsch.

Rogen is also known for his voice roles in Shrek the Third (2007), with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake, and Eric Idle; Horton Hears a Who! (2008), with Jim Carrey, Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Hill, and Amy Poehler; the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008, 2011), 2016), collectively with Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Fogler, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, and Hudson; The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), with Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker and Sarah Bolger, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn; Nick Nolte, and Martin Short; Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Rudd, and Stephen Colbert; Paul (2011), with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Hader, Blythe Danner, John Carroll Lynch, and Sigourney Weaver; Sausage Party (2016), with Cera, Salma Hayek, Hill, McBride, Edward Norton, Rudd, and Wiig; Jon Favereau’s The Lion King (2019), with Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones; and The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), with Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Sebastian Maniscalco, Charles Martinet, and Kevin Michael Richardson.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Donnie Darko (2001) – directed by Richard Kelly
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) – directed by Adam McKay
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)* – directed by Judd Apatow – also co-producer
  • You, Me and Dupree (2006) – directed by Anthony & Joe Russo
  • Shrek the Third (2007)* – directed by Chris Miller & Raman Hui
  • Knocked Up (2007)* – directed by Judd Apatow – also executive producer
  • Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse (2007) – directed by Jason Stone – also co-writer – short
  • Superbad (2007)* – directed by Greg Mottola – also co-writer, executive producer
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) – directed by Mark Waters
  • Horton Hears a Who (2008)* – directed by Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino
  • Drillbit Taylor (2008)* – directed by Steven Brill – co-writer only
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)* – directed by John Stevenson & Mark Osborne
  • Step Brothers (2008) – directed by Adam McKay – cameo
  • Pineapple Express (2008)* – directed by David Gordon Green – also co-writer, executive producer
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)* – directed by Kevin Smith
  • Fanboys (2009) – directed by Kyle Newman
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)* – directed by Conrad Vernon & Rob Letterman
  • Observe and Report (2009)* – directed by Jody Hill
  • B.O.B.’s Big Break (2009) – directed by Robert Porter – short
  • Paper Heart (2009) – directed by Nicholas Jasenovec – cameo as himself
  • Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) – directed by Peter Ramsey – short
  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) – directed by Tim Johnson – short
  • The Green Hornet (2011)* – directed by Michel Gondry – also co-writer, executive producer
  • Paul (2011)* – directed by Greg Mottola
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)* – by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • 50/50 (2011)* – directed by Jonathan Levine
  • Take This Waltz (2011) – directed by Sarah Polley
  • Night of the Living Carrots (2011) – directed by Robert Porter – short
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011) – directed by Tony Leondis – short
  • For a Good Time, Call… (2012) – directed by Jamie Travis – cameo
  • The Watch (2012) – directed by Akiva Schaffer – co-writer only
  • The Guilt Trip (2012) – directed by Anne Fletcher – also executive producer
  • This Is the End (2013) – co-directed with Evan Goldberg – also co-writer, producer
  • Neighbors (2014) – directed by Nicholas Stoller
  • 22 Jump Street (2014) – directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – uncredited cameo
  • The Sound and the Fury (2014) – directed by James Franco – cameo
  • Cops, Cum, Dicks, and Flying (2014) – directed by Rob Schrab – also co-writer – short
  • The Interview (2014) – co-directed with Evan Goldberg – also co-story, producer
  • Being Canadian (2015) – directed by Robert Cohen – himself – documentary
  • Steve Jobs (2015) – directed by Danny Boyle
  • The Night Before (2015) – directed by Jonathan Levine – also producer
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2015) – directed by Rodolphe Guenoden – short
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)* – directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) – directed by Nicholas Stoller – also co-writer, producer
  • Sausage Party (2016)* – directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan – also co-writer, co-story, producer
  • The Disaster Artist (2017)* – directed by James Franco – also co-producer
  • Arizona (2018) – directed by Jonathan Watson – uncredited cameo
  • Like Father (2018) – directed by Lauren Miller
  • Long Shot (2019) – directed by Jonathan Levine – also producer
  • The Lion King (2019) – directed by Jon Favreau
  • Zeroville (2019) – directed by James Franco
  • An American Pickle (2020) – directed by Brandon Trost – also producer
  • Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) – by Akiva Schaffer – voice cameo
  • The Fabelmans (2022)* – directed by Steven Spielberg
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)* – directed by Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic
  • Dumb Money (202-) – directed by Craig Gillespie