Jason Sudeikis reveals why he stopped using his real name and started going by 'Jason'

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Jason Sudeikis reveals why he stopped using his real name and started going by 'Jason'
Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso. Courtesy of AppleTV
  • Jason Sudeikis revealed his first name isn't actually "Jason" on the Today Show.
  • He was born Daniel Jason Sudeikis and shared his first name with his father.

Jason Sudeikis confirmed that his first name isn't actually "Jason."

When "Today" show host Jill Martin questioned his given name, Sudeikis shared that he was actually born Daniel Jason Sudeikis.

"We were Googling you over the weekend," Martin asked on Monday's show. "True or false: Your real name is Daniel."

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"That my real name is Daniel? My first name? That's true," Sudeikis said.

"I was Daniel Jason. [My father was] Daniel Joseph, and my mom decided to call me Jason, so that we knew which one she was yelling at," he explained

The "Ted Lasso" star appeared on "Today" to chat about "Lasso" as well as a new charitable initiative he is kicking off with Abbott and Real Madrid to help end malnutrition in children.

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Sudeikis is set to host "Saturday Night Live" this week on October 23.

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