Dax Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975) is an American actor.
Shepard was born in Milford, Michigan, and attended Milford Middle School and Walled Lake Central High School, before enrolling in The Groundlings school. He later received a degree in anthropology at UCLA.
In 2006, Shepard appeared opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy Employee of the Month. During the same time, Shepard began appearing in more film roles, and starred his first main character role in Let's Go to Prison. He also had a major role in Baby Mama. Shepard wrote the script for the Paramount venture Get 'em Wet, in which he again appeared opposite Arnett. He is now one of the main characters in the NBC show, Parenthood, playing Crosby Braverman.