Seth Rogen: The man, the myth, the startup cofounder

Seth Rogen is a man of many talents with plenty of new projects to keep him busy.
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Seth Rogen carved out a path for himself early on in his career and remains as one of the hardest working people in show business today. We watched him go from stand-up comedian to landing a role in Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks,” to superstardom.

Over the years, we’ve seen him take on many roles. Sometimes it’s as an actor and other times it’s behind the scenes as a producer. Recently, he added entrepreneur to the list. In March, he and Evan Goldberg launched their own cannabis company. No matter what he’s working on, Rogen seems determined to put a smile on everyone’s face.

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2019 has been a pretty good year for Seth Rogen. While his AMC show “Preacher” might be concluding with its fourth season and Hulu’s “Future Man” is wrapping up after season 3, there are still many Rogen-based projects to be excited about. Plus, there are plenty more on the horizon.

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Rogen’s long list of credits is pretty remarkable. One glance at his IMDB page is a reminder of how much he has done. Setting all of that aside, and just taking a look at the past couple of months, it’s not hard to see what a successful run Rogen has had.

In May, he released the feature film, “Long Shot.” The political rom-com, also starring Charlize Theron, cast the two not only in front of the camera but also as producers. “The Boys,” while not starring Rogen, was produced by him.

Funny People

As if his creative endeavors aren’t enough, Rogen continues to make headlines in other areas as well. His good friend (and another longtime collaborator) Jonah Hill, recently brought Rogen into a new topic of conversation when he announced his engagement to girlfriend/fashion stylist, Gianna Santos. Rogen and Hill go back many years. As news broke that Hill had popped the question to his girlfriend people immediately began taking bets on who would be the best man.

Channing Tatum is in the running along with Adam Levine, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt. However, it’s Rogen who seems like the natural choice. The two have appeared together in some of their greatest hits. They were seen together in movies like “Knocked Up” and “Funny People.” When Rogen ventured more into writing and producing, he included his friend in films such as “Superbad.”

There is no date for the coming nuptials, which gives fans time to make their voices heard. As in so many other areas, Rogen is the clear favorite to win the coveted title.


In March, Rogen and Goldberg announced their new cannabis company. Together, the film collaborators founded Houseplant: a company that will supply cannabis in Canada. The weed supplier aims “to make it easier for people to learn to love cannabis.” In very fitting fashion for the pair, this may turn out to be their most successful collaboration of all time.

It seems like a natural move for Rogen and Goldberg on all fronts. Not only do they both call Canada their home, but as seen in some of their films, they also share a love for cannabis. The two join a list of other celebrities who have already ventured down this path. Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong, and David Crosby (even Martha Stewart) are working on their own hemp-based products.

Most recently, Rogen’s upcoming charity carnival in support of Alzheimer’s research was slated to be a “marijuana-fueled charity.” Rogen is well known for his Alzheimer’s organization “Hilarity for Charity,” which he founded in 2012.

The adults-only event will be donating its proceeds to organizations looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Adam Devine, Ike Barinholtz, Jeff Ross, Andrew Rannells, Ben Feldman, Casey Wilson, Josh Gad, and Ilana Glazer are among those on the schedule to appear. Skateboarder Tony Hawk will also be there to show off some of his moves. Anderson .Paak will be on-site for a performance.

As reported, the event will also feature plenty of marijuana.

Observe and Report

Of course, when he’s not testifying before a Senate committee hearing on Alzheimer’s research and the benefits of marijuana, Rogen is plugging away at his other projects. The entrepreneur has a slate of exciting productions on deck.

“Zeroville,” comes from the director’s chair of his good friend and fellow “Freaks and Geeks” alum James Franco. It stars Rogen, as well as friend and longtime collaborator, Danny McBride. “An American Pickle,” a comedy about an immigrant worker at a pickle factory from 100 years in the past who wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn is in post-production. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “King of the Jungle” are both in pre-production. The animated action/drama “Invincible” has just been announced as well.

Rogen and Goldberg are also working on bringing the popular Blake J. Harris novel “Console Wars” to life. The documentary behind the Nintendo vs. Sega race in the 1990s was just picked up by CBS All Access.