Daniel Jason Sudeikis is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He began his career in improv comedy. In 2003, he was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live and was a cast member from 2005 to 2013. He has appeared on television in 30 Rock, The Cleveland Show, Eastbound & Down, The Last Man On Earth, and other shows. He is also known for his roles in the films Hall Pass (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Epic (2013), We're the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), the voice of Red in The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and delved into dramatic territory with Race (2016).
Sudeikis began performing at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City. After moving to Chicago, Sudeikis studied at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic, where he was one of the founding members of the long-form team J.T.S. Brown.
He was later cast in The Second City's National Touring Company, and also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of Second City Las Vegas. He continues to frequently perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's weekly improv show ASSSCAT 3000 in New York City.
In 2003, while a regular performer at Second City Las Vegas, Sudeikis was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live, and would occasionally make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player on the show, and was upgraded to repertory status at the beginning of the show's 32nd season on September 30, 2006. In July 2013, Sudeikis announced that he was leaving Saturday Night Live.
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