Segel was born in Los Angeles, the son of Jillian (née Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin G. Segel, a lawyer, and grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian. He has stated that he was raised Jewish, as well as "a little bit of everything". He went to Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah, and also attended St. Matthew's Parish School, a private Episcopal school. He has an older half-brother, Adam, and a younger sister, Alison.
Following elementary school and middle school, Segel completed his high school studies at Harvard-Westlake School where his 6 ft 4 in frame helped him as an active member of the 1996 and 1997 CIF state champion boys' basketball team. His size was great for basketball but made him a target for bullies. By age 12 Segel was already 6 ft 4 in and was taunted by bullies for it. Segel explains how he still has flashbacks of a certain incident when he is feeling insecure of a group of bullies surrounding him and jumping on his back while chanting “Ride the oaf, Ride the oaf”. It wasn’t until high school when his height begin to work in his favor and the rest is history.
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Posted By: BillyBlass786 |
3/01/13 11:30 AM
Wow, I didn't know he was a baller, hoop-ster! I liked him in the movie where he was singing that Dracula song, It was hilarious!
Posted By: Mania777 |
3/04/13 2:45 PM
He is too funny. I watch him on How I met your Mother and he makes me laugh so hard. Its sad to read about anyone that you are a fan of getting bullied
Posted By: pray4them |
3/05/13 3:31 PM
Such a clown and I love him! He seems so shy when he isn't talking but once he gets started you find out what a sweet charming guy he is!