Dax Revs Up
Dax Shepard, 42, is best known as Crosby Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood and for his Samsung commercials with his wife, actress Kristen Bell. He revs up for the big screen March 24 as the star, writer and director of CHIPS, the comedic remake of the 1977–83 motorcycle-cop TV series. Here are five fun facts about the native of Milford, Mich. 1. He was named after rich playboy Dax (Diogenes Alejandro Xenos) in Harold Robbins’
1966 novel, The Adventurers.
2. Growing up just outside of Detroit, Shepard has always loved cars. His first was a 1984 Mustang GT.
3. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in anthropology.
4. His first paying job as an actor was on Ashton Kutcher’s hidden-camera show, Punk’d.
5. Instead of a wedding ring, he has a tattoo of a bell on his ring finger—because he doesn’t like to wear jewelry.