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Jason Biggs — who has played Jewish characters for nearly his entire career — jokingly hopes that producers don’t realize he’s not Jewish in real life.
“I’m almost afraid that if Hollywood gets wind, I won’t get any more work,” he joked to Page Six. “Especially now that it’s a very sensitive time with cultural appropriation — like, ‘You can’t hire him, he’s not really Jewish.’”
And that may complicate things if his pandemic situation with his wife, author Jenny Mollen, worsens.
Biggs, 42, kidded that he was “livid” with Mollen recently for serving their 3-year-old son milk in a wineglass that, naturally, was soon shattered.
“I was like, ‘Are you serious?’” he told us.
But, he said, “What am I going to do? It’s a pandemic. Break up with her and go on J-Date? I’m not even Jewish!”
Biggs’ latest gig is hosting “Cherries Wild,” a new game show that tests contestants’ pop culture trivia knowledge. The “American Pie” star isn’t shy about his qualifications.
“Of all the questions asked on the show, I think I was stumped once and a second time I took an educated guess,” he said. “I would rate myself pretty highly. I’m a pretty big pop culture guy. Mostly via Twitter. I’m just hyper-aware. It’s funny: With me and Jenny, I’m always the one saying, ‘Oh, did you hear so-and-so is getting divorced?’”
“Cherries Wild” premieres on Fox on February 14 at 7 p.m.
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