Before They Were Stars: 13-Year Old Jay Baruchel on “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

For young Canadian actors who made it in Hollywood, it almost seems like a rite of passage that they had an early childhood role on the Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Notable examples include Ryan Gosling, Hayden Christensen and Neve Campbell, among others. And then there was Jay Baruchel, who guest starred on four separate episodes Are You Afraid of the Dark?, playing four different characters. In fact, his very first role was in this 1995 episode at the age of 13, playing a kid who finds a haunted swimming pool which was built over a graveyard. His first appearance comes at the 2:25 mark.

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