Jason Matthew Biggs (born May 12, 1978) is an American actor best known for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie series of teen comedy films. Biggs was born in the Pompton Plains section of Pequannock Township, New Jersey. His mother, Angela (ne Zocco), is a nurse, and his father, Gary Louis Biggs, is a shipping company manager. He grew up in nearby Hasbrouck Heights and attended Hasbrouck Heights High School there. Biggs had success in tennis while in high school. Biggs' father is of English and Italian descent and Biggs' mother is of Sicilian descent; his surname comes from his English ancestry. He was raised Roman Catholic. Biggs has stated in interviews that he is sometimes cast as an explicitly or implicitly Jewish character, as he was in American Pie (other examples include his roles in Saving Silverman and Anything Else), though he is not Jewish himself.
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