Jayanth Jambulingam "Jay" Chandrasekhar (Tamil: ஜெய் சந்திரசேகர்; born April 9, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film director with the comedy team Broken Lizard.
Chandrasekhar was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of physicians, who are both of Indian origin, originally from India.
He attended high school at Lake Forest Academy. He graduated from Colgate University in New York, where he was a part of the comedy troupe Charred Goosebeak with the other Lizards and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Chandrasekhar is best known for directing and starring in Broken Lizard's films Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest as well as the film version of The Dukes of Hazzard. He also starred as the cab driver in the "Terror Taxi" skit from Jackass: Number Two.
Jay is also the cousin of actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, who played the role of Mohinder Suresh in the NBC drama Heroes. Chandrasekhar and Ramamurthy both guest starred in a 2009 episode of Psych which Chandrasekhar also directed. Ramamurthy was also cast in Broken Lizard's newest film, The Slammin' Salmon.
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