Funny man Jason Sudeikis grew up in Kansas. The athletic youngster was offered a basketball scholarship to attend college, but after just one semester was kicked off the team for bad grades. So he fell back on his other love: cracking jokes. Luckily for the future star, his uncle is actor George Wendt, who encouraged Sudeikis to follow his dream of performing. Jason says that having someone in the family who'd already found success in show business made it easier for his parents to support his new career choice.