‘Ted Lasso’ star also said ‘Cheers’ star George Wendt is his uncle
Jason Sudeikis is among the many celebrities to use a name other than the one he was born with.
The “Ted Lasso” star, 46, has been known as Jason — and credited with — in both film and television appearances for many years now.
However, during Monday’s episode “Today” show, the actor revealed that “True or false?” His birth name is Daniel Jason Sudeikis while playing the game. With third hour hosts Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Jill Martin.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum confirmed that his “first name” is Daniel.
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“I was Danielle Jason,” he shared. he is [my father] Daniel Joseph and my mom decided to call me Jason, so we knew what she was yelling at.”
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Sudeikis isn’t the only actor in his family, as “Cheers” star George Wendt is his uncle.
“He’s my mom’s younger brother,” he explained.
The love of awards runs in the family, too, as Sudeikis recently won two Emmys for his work on “Ted Lasso” and was nominated for two others, while Wendt, 73, got the role of Norm Peterson on the iconic sitcom Was nominated for six Emmys. .
Martin also pressured Sudeikis for information about the upcoming third season of Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso”, which ended its second season airing on October 8.
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The comedian remained silent about the show — as well as when it would end.
“This is one that even Wikipedia doesn’t know,” he said.
Furthermore, the actor said that he feels “a lot” of pressure to go into season three after the overwhelmingly positive response to the show’s first two turns.
Sudeikis wasn’t the only one taking home an Emmy for the series. Actors Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein also won awards for their performances. Additionally, the casting, picture editing and sound mixing of the show also took home trophies.
Best Comedy-winning series was also nominated for an additional 13 Emmys, for performances by actors Jeremy Swift, Nick Mohammed, Brendan Hunt and Juno Temple.