Seth Rogen (; born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a small role in the television series Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after Rogen moved to Los Angeles for his role, Freaks and Geeks was officially cancelled after one season due to low viewership. Rogen later got a part on the equally short-lived TV sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a staff writer.