While many actors who have broken into Hollywood spend their earnings lavishly on fancy homes, luxury cars and designer clothes, Jay seems to be straying from the behaviour of his contemporaries.
Baruchel has starred alongside great actors in big-budget films, from his good friend Seth Rogen in Knocked Up and again recently in This is the End, to Alfred Molina and Nicholas Cage in Disney's the Sorcerer's Apprentice, and let's not forget Million Dollar Baby with Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank.
In the recently released Robocop, a reboot of the 1987 cult classic, Baruchel plays Tom Pope. Baruchel was just five years old when the original film hit the big screen. Pope, a well-dressed marketing executive for the Omni Consumer Products corporation, is a departure from Baruchel's real-life persona, as is his character's slick attitude.
The film has performed modestly at the box office, struggling against the originality of the Lego Movie. While the original Robocop film looked to the future of law enforcement and stamping out crime in a downtrodden Detroit, the new film focusses on the advancements in modern weaponry and drone warfare. Here's a look at how far we've come technologically in the 27 years since the original film.