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Judd Apatow’s ‘Undeclared’: Meet the Cast

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Tonight on IFC we are bringing you the finest in Judd Apatow entertainment. Well, the finest after previously declared, at 11 p.m. ET we are showing Undeclared, Apatow’s brilliant yet brutal look at the college years.

The series opens on the first day of school at the University of North Eastern California. Steven Karp finds himself bunking down with Charlie Hunnam, Seth Rogen, Timm Sharp, and, well, his dad. Filled with gawky characters, quick wits, and uncomfortable moments, It feels like a natural successor to Freaks and Geeks, even if it is set in the early 2000s in California and not the 80s in Michigan. The show is funny, biting, and cringe-worthy, but ultimately fun to watch, so long as you can stomach reliving your awkward college days. Beer pong!

As with any great show, it really works because of the talented cast. The stars of Undeclared have gone on to brilliant careers that eclipse their early college daze. But that’s true for most people anyway.

Meet the Cast of ‘Undeclared’

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Jay Baruchel is Steven Karp, college freshman. Our hero. Since Undeclared left the air, he has struggled to find a break out role. But he makes a living having parts in Tropic Thunder, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist , The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up.

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Carla Gallo is Lizzie Exley, the college hottie. You may recognize her from roles in such hit television shows as Carnivale, House (it wasn’t lupus), Californication, Mad Men and, well, Bones.

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Steven’s sexy British theater major roommate, Lloyd, is played by Charlie Hunnam. Charlie is now almost unrecognizable as motorcycle badass with a heart of (tarnished) gold, Jax Teller, in FX’s tv show Sons of Anarchy.

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Under Judd Apatow’s guidance, Seth Rogen‘s post-Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared career has far out shone his role as Ron Garner, roommate extraordinaire. We’re talking Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Anchorman, and even the true pinnacle of success: The Simpsons.

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Lizzie’s roommate Monica Keena hasn’t found the success of some of her Undeclared cohorts, but she did have to choose between her baby and her life on Private Practice, which is definitely something and did a stint on Entourage.

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Yes, Amy Poehler was in Undeclared. She is the head R.A. with an eye for fresh(men) meat. If you don’t know who she is, you don’t watch nearly enough television.

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Timm Sharp plays Marshall Nesbitt, the fourth man in Steve’s dorm room. He has gone on to a career in television that most notably includes the sitcom Til Death.

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When Steven goes to college, his dad, Loudon Wainwright III, goes with him. This is much more entertaining for everyone else than it is for Steven. Loudon Wainwright III is a wildly successful musician and the sire of wildly successful musicians Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. Go download all of their stuff already!

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Jason Segel is Eric, Lizzie’s on-again off-again on-again off-again boyfriend. After Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, Segal went on to major success on both the small screen (as Marshall in How I Met Your Mother) and in the movies with Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Knocked Up, and I Love You, Man.

Undeclared starts tonight on IFC at 11 p.m. ET

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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