Jake Johnson is an American comedian and actor known for his role in the Fox comedy sitcom “New Girl”. Jake was named after his late maternal uncle, Mark Johnson, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1977 just one year before he was born. Today Jake Johnson has his own comedy show and has been nominated for a number of coveted awards.
Who is Jake Johnson, How Old is He?
Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger was born on May 28, 1978, in Evanston, Illinois, in Chicago. Jake’s father Ken Weinberger was a car dealer from a Jewish Ashkenazi family, while his maternal lineage is Irish, English, and Polish Catholic. He was raised with his older siblings Dan and Rachel by their single mother after their parents divorced when he was just 2 years old.
He attended New Trier High School, after which he studied at the University of Iowa. Johnson was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York’s drama writing department, thanks to a play he wrote while in Iowa. In 2002 he received the John Golden Playwriting Prize and then the Sloan Fellowship for Screenwriters.
Johnson took a model from HBO’s sketch comedy, Mr. Show, with Bob and David and formed the sketch-comedy troupe The Midwesterners while still in New York. He worked as a production assistant and waiter to make a living after moving to Los Angeles. Johnson then got a more permanent job working on the Bob Odenkirk-produced minishow Derek and Simon.
In 2009 he appeared in Paper Heart, a mockumentary film, and was later cast for a small role in the Russell Brand comedy Get Him to the Greek in 2010. As a friend of Ashton Kutcher, he appeared in No Strings Attached.
In 2011 he could be seen in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, where he played the character, Jesus. In 2012, he appeared at the Sundance Festival as the lead actor in Safety Not Guaranteed and also starred in the movie version of 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.
Since 2011 Johnson has been starring in New Girl as Nick Miller alongside Zooey Deschanel. He was featured in a music video entitled Rouse Yourself by indie-soul band JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound with his co-star Aubrey Plaza in Safety Is Not Guaranteed. The talented actor also played the lead role in Jurassic World, where he played park computer scientist Lowery in 2015.
He also starred in Dodge Dart commercials with Craig Robinson, where he played a fictional version of himself.
In 2007, while in a drunken state, Johnson gave Derek Waters a description of the story behind Otis Redding’s death, which later inspired the creation of the web series Drunk History. A series built around the story told by drunk people, which later became a television series in 2013. Johnson played Aaron Burr in the first episode of the web series and also played William B. Travis in episode 8 of the first season of the TV series and Boris Spassky in episode 9 of the third season.
Other movies that Jake has starred in include The Lego Movie, Let’s Be Cops, Digging for fire, Redbelt, Joshy, Drinking Buddies, The Mummy, etc. Jake has also starred in a number of television series such as Alien Gregory, No Activity, Ghost Girls, Lie to me, Comedy Bang Bang, FlashForward, The Unit, Curb your enthusiasm, Beware, and more.
The actor has received many nominations, including the Teen Choice Award for individual achievement in comedy and for Best Television Actor, the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, the Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, the OFTA Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and more. In 2012 he won the Golden Derby Award for the leading actor in a comedy.
Facts About His Family (Wife and Kids)
Johnson’s wife is Erin Payne. According to unconfirmed online reports, they were married in 2006, but in a 2013 interview with Glamour Magazine when asked how long Jake had been married, he simply said “a while. And when asked how long he’d been married, he replied, “My business is personal!
Obviously he is not someone who shares what happens in his personal life. However, a few times he has been fortunate enough to tell the media that he has children. One example was his interview with Vulture, which was published in April 2017. According to his IMDB page, Jake has twins who are due to be born in 2014. Johnson’s wife is a painter. She won the 2012 New American Paintings Reader’s Choice. Her private husband even posted on Twitter to congratulate her on this award.
How Tall is He?
Jake Johnson is a fairly tall man, he is said to stand at a height of 5 ft 9¼ inches or about 5’8″. For this height, the celebrity keeps his weight at 77 kg or 169 pounds, while he has been rewarded for his regular training with a chest measurement of 40 inches, a waist of 32 inches and biceps of 14 inches.