"It was like, click," says Jason Biggs, miming his child hanging up the phone on him

By Jen Juneau
February 12, 2020 01:05 PM
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Jason Biggs‘ kids have a bone to pick with him about his new gig.

The 41-year-old actor is currently starring as a father of four in Fox’s new comedy series Outmatched, which has him away from wife Jenny Mollen and their two sons Lazlo, 2, and Sid, 6 on Saturday, during most days of the week, while he films in Los Angeles. (The family resides in New York City.)

“I’m currently seeing this family five days a week and my boys only two days a week, so it’s very hard,” Biggs says during an upcoming Thursday appearance on The Rachael Ray Show.

“But I get to come home every weekend and it’s great, and it’s only for a relatively short amount of time,” he adds of his filming schedule.

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In the meantime, the American Pie actor leverages the use of video chat to keep in touch with his actress and author wife, 40, and their boys — but admittedly, that has backfired on him.

“I FaceTimed them from set once, thinking my boys would be excited to see where I work and the cameras … and all they zeroed in on, they were like, ‘Who’s that kid in the background? Who is that?’ ” Biggs recalls.

“I was like, ‘Oh, you know, that’s Connor, he’s my fake son.’ And it was like, click,” he continues, miming his child hanging up the phone on him.

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Biggs also opens up about how he and Mollen try to take family vacations to Germany or Austria “once or twice a year,” since his wife and their sons speak German.

“It’s weird, also, ’cause I don’t speak it at all,” says the Orange Is the New Black alum. “You know how Charlie Brown, when he goes to school, he hears, ‘Waa waa waa waa’ [from the teacher]? That’s what my house sounds like, to me.”

“I am outmatched, literally!” Biggs adds.