01/18/2012 08:16 am ET

Happy Birthday, Jason Segel: 'Muppets' Actor Turns 32 (PHOTOS)

Happy birthday, Jason Segel!

The man behind the "Muppets" revival turns 32 on Jan. 18, and after such a busy 2011, we think he deserves a nice, long vacation -- far away from press junkets and red carpets.

Don't get us wrong, we love us some Segel, but the guy has to be exhausted after the whirlwind year he's had. From appearing in "Bad Teacher" and indie flick "Jeff Who Lives At Home," to bringing his passion project to life with "The Muppets," it was hard to miss Segel last year.

And let's not forget his role as Marshall Eriksen on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." Though usually an upbeat, happy-go-lucky guy on the show, Segel dug deep with his character as he mourned his on-screen father last season.

Movies and TV shows aside, Segel also showed off his comedic skills hosting "Saturday Night Live," joined Twitter and, following what seemed to be a 2011 trend, accepted a date over YouTube.

Next up for Segel is "The Long Engagement" with Emily Blunt, and he'll also appear in the "Knocked Up" follow-up "This Is 40," so get ready for more Segel in theaters this year.

Check out some flashback photos of Jason Segel below:

Jason Segel