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Jake Johnson

Biography

Tv and film acting professional most widely known for performing the part of Nick Miller on Fox’s New Woman. He also starred in the feature film Consuming Buddies and made an appearance in the movies 21 Jump Road and Jurassic Globe. He was accepted towards the dramatic composing program at NY University’s Tisch College from the Arts. He starred inside a Sundance Film Event hit called Protection Not Assured. He grew up by an individual mother. He later on wedded Erin Payne. He starred opposing Zooey Deschanel on the tv screen series New Woman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jake Johnson
Date Of Birth May 28, 1978
Place Of Birth Evanston, IL
Height 1.78 m
Profession TV Actor
Education New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Nationality American
Spouse Erin Payne
Parents Ken Weinberger, Eve Johnson
Siblings Dan Johnson, Rachel Johnson
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Movies Let's Be Cops, The Mummy, Drinking Buddies, Jurassic World, Digging for Fire, Safety Not Guaranteed, 21 Jump Street, The Pretty One, Neighbors, Paper Heart, No Strings Attached, Get Him to the Greek, Redbelt, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Joshy, Spilt Milk, Win It All, Ceremony, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Lego Movie, Tag
TV Shows Allen Gregory, Derek and Simon, New Girl, Easy, LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Chicago native.
2 Fan of NFL's Chicago Bears.
3 Named after his uncle Mark Johnson, who died at the age of 26 in a motorcycle accident, in 1977.
4 Dropped out of high school during his sophomore year, returned the following year.
5 Mother Eve Johnson. Father Ken Weinberger. Brother Dan Johnson. Sister Rachel Johnson. Raised by a single mother and took her last name during high school.
6 Jake's father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Hungary, Poland, and Russia). Jake's maternal grandmother was from a Polish (Catholic) family, while Jake's maternal grandfather had English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry.
7 Member of The Interstate 5 Tennis Association.
8 Member of the Sunday Men's Basketball League.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mummy 2017 post-production Sgt. Vail
New Girl 2011-2017 TV Series Nick Miller
Smurfs: The Lost Village 2017 Grouchy Smurf (voice)
Becoming Bond 2017 Peregrine Carruthers
Win It All 2017 Eddie
LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape 2016 TV Series Lowery (2016) (voice)
Easy 2016 TV Series Drew
We Bare Bears 2016 TV Series Dave
BoJack Horseman 2015-2016 TV Series Oxnard
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 2016 Ronnie
Idiotsitter 2016 TV Series
Joshy 2016 Reggie
CollegeHumor Originals 2015 TV Series Brad
No Activity 2015 TV Series Cutler
Drunk History 2013-2015 TV Series Boris Spassky / William B. Travis
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Lowery Cruthers (voice)
Lego Jurassic World 2015 Video Game Lowery (voice)
Jurassic World 2015 Lowery
High School USA! 2013-2015 TV Series Mr. Structor
Digging for Fire 2015 Tim
Let's Be Cops 2014 Ryan
Neighbors 2014/I Sebastian Cremmington
The Lego Movie 2014 Barry (voice)
Ghost Ghirls 2013 TV Series Eddie Hanson
Coffee Town 2013 Roommate
The Pretty One 2013 Basel
Drinking Buddies 2013 Luke
Coogan Auto 2013 TV Series Derek Guthrie
Junk 2012/II Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel 2012 Video short Jake Johnson
NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 TV Series Jorgen
21 Jump Street 2012 Principal Dadier
Safety Not Guaranteed 2012 Jeff
Allen Gregory 2011 TV Series Joel Zadak
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 2011 Jesus
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Video short Interviewee
Happy Endings Auditions 2011 Short Casting Director (voice)
No Strings Attached 2011/I Eli
Spilt Milk 2010/I Todd (as Jake M. Johnson)
Ceremony 2010 Teddy
Drunk History 2010 TV Series Aaron Burr
Get Him to the Greek 2010 Jazz Man
Flashforward 2010 TV Series Powell
Funny or Die Presents... 2010 TV Series Shirtless Man
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series Howard Crease
Paper Heart 2009 Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
Redbelt 2008 Guayabera Shirt Man
This Is My Friend 2007 TV Short Jake (as Jake M. Johnson)
UCB Comedy Originals 2007 TV Series
The Unit 2007 TV Series Martin
Cautionary Tales of Swords 2007 TV Series short Fred
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 TV Series Man on Cell Phone
Derek and Simon: The Show 2007 TV Series short Jake
Your Magic Touched Me 2007 TV Series short The Devil
Clark and Michael 2007 TV Series Audition Director (as Jake M. Johnson)
Bunny Whipped 2007 Basketball Player
Best Men 2006 Video short Danny (as Jake M. Johnson)
The Great Sketch Experiment 2006 Short Janitor (as Jake M. Johnson)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Win It All 2017 producer
Digging for Fire 2015 producer
The Winklers 2014 TV Movie executive producer
This Is My Friend 2007 TV Short executive producer - as Jake M. Johnson

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Win It All 2017 written by
Digging for Fire 2015 written by
This Is My Friend 2007 TV Short as Jake M. Johnson
Best Men 2006 Video short screenwriter - as Jake M. Johnson

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl 2016 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ass Backwards 2013 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WGN Morning News 2017 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2017 TV Series Himself
The Earliest Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The IMDb Studio 2015 TV Series short Himself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 TV Series Himself
Welcome to 'Jurassic World' 2015 Video documentary Himself
Let's Go, DFW! 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2015 TV Series documentary short Himself
Reel Junkie 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Writers' Room 2013 TV Series Himself / Nick Miller
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins 2013 TV Series Himself
2012 Do Something Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Host (as Jake M. Johnson)
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2012 TV Series Himself
Vacation Sex 2012 Short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Nick Miller
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Nick Miller

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor New Girl (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy New Girl (2011)
2013 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy New Girl (2011)
2012 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) · Aubrey Plaza
· Mark Duplass
· Karan Soni
· Jenica Bergere
· Kristen Bell
· Jeff Garlin
· Mary Lynn Rajskub
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male New Girl (2011)


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#Quote
1 You know, what 'New Girl' is doing is they're bringing in really cool people. These are home-run people who aren't your typical guest-star-type people.
2 I feel like L.A. is more of a showcase, and Chicago is a pure comedy scene where you're doing comedy for comedy. You're doing comedy actually for the audience that's there.
3 I prefer to work with first-time directors.
4 I'll be honest, I like shooting 'New Girl.' I like the people. The show is still new to me. I've never done TV like this before.
5 I did about 10-12 national commercials and then got one line parts in things like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and the show 'The Unit.' Got a little part in the movie 'Redbelt' by David Mamet and kept slowly grinding up and then started getting bigger parts in independents and getting noticed by Liz Meriwether.
6 I was really into classifieds for awhile. I'm a big negotiator. My father owned a car dealership when I was younger... it's just in my blood.
7 I had a lot of bad jobs but the one big internship I had is I interned for 'SNL' when I was 21 years old and that was the joke. You intern there and you think man, I'm going to be with the writers and the great comedians. Then you're getting everybody sandwiches and then the doors close and then all the great creatives are doing the work.
8 I love when people on Twitter give advice.
9 I would want to go to the future, 25 years in the future, and see if the Cubs ever win a World Series.
10 First, I wanted to be Chris Farley. When I was growing up, Chris Farley was still on the stages and fun to us. In my house, John Belushi was king. I didn't grow up when he was - I was born in '78 - the reruns of Belushi in 'Animal House,' and knowing he was at Second City, he was viewed as a king in my house.
11 I'm a grinding actor. That's how I've always viewed myself. You go from one job to the next.
12 I always thought, if you're gonna do TV, you want to play a straight, solid, pillar-of-the-show kind of guy.
13 My dream career would be to be in things that have real heart and are telling real stories but while doing that, you're getting really big laughs. I don't necessarily love the straight crazy comedies. 'Caddyshack' is amazing, but there's not a lot of new 'Caddyshack's.
14 My brother was an improviser. He's now a lobbyist, but he used to perform improv in the city when he was in high school, and one of the funniest guys I know to this day.
15 You know, I'll tell you, nothing changed after 'No Strings' for me. A lot of people said, like, 'Your game will be different,' but it wasn't. It really wasn't.
16 I like pizza and I like cheeseburgers a lot and I like Chicago food a lot.
17 Sometimes, when you work with directors who have done it a lot and are established in the business and know the game, there are all these rules that they have. First-time directors will allow you to come in with choices. They're not so jaded by actors that they're like, 'Ugh, just do your job, man.'
18 In L.A., if you're in improv, and you're on those stages, all the big agents and managers and producers are watching those shows. They're not flying to Chicago to see the show. People are booking jobs off the stages in L.A. who aren't more talented than the guys in Chicago. But the most guys book out of L.A., and the second is New York.
19 My big break was really Liz Meriwether saw me in a movie called 'Paper Heart' and really liked it, and then saw me in a movie called 'Ceremony' because she knew Max Winkler and said, 'I want you to be in 'No Strings Attached,' but you gotta audition for it.' From that it was easier for her to get me in 'New Girl.'
20 I knew I wanted to be an actor for a long time, but I was based out of Chicago and then I went to New York and I did 'The Upright Citizens Brigade' out there. I had a two-man show with a guy named Oliver Ralli who's now in the band Pass Kontrol, which is a big band out of New York.
21 If I took over the 'Glamour' offices for a day, I would put Joe Pesci on the cover. I would say 'We've got to change all these magazines a little bit. We have to bring out a different version of what is, like, cool. You know, what's winning. Joe Pesci, Burt Reynolds.'


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