Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He is best known for his work in the feature films Employee of the Month , Without a Paddle , Lets Go to Prison , and Hit and Run , the last of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punkd . He portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedydrama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.
Shepard was born in Milford, Michigan, in suburban Detroit. He is the son of Laura LaBo, who worked at General Motors, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr. , who was a car salesman. His parents divorced when he wasyears old.