Jake M. Johnson


Jake M. Johnson (born May 28th 1978)
Jake Johnson is an American actor and comedian. Fans will mostly recognise Jake from Fox's comedy show 'New Girl' in which he stars opposite Zooey Deschanel. He has also starred in '21 Jump Street' and 'Get Him To The Greek'.

Jake Johnson: Childhood
Jake Johnson was born in Evanston, Chicago. His parents divorced when he was very young, and he was raised by his mother, a stained glass artist; his father was a car dealer.
He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka and then followed on to study at the University of Iowa where he wrote his first play which allowed for him to be accepted into the Dramatic Writing Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He then went on to win the 2002 John Golden Playwriting Prize and the Sloan Fellowship for Screenwriting.

Jake Johnson: Career
Jake moved to Los Angeles and became a waiter as well as a production assistant whilst getting small amounts of work. In 2007, he got a more constant flow of work on TBS' show 'Derek and Simon: The Show'.
In 2010, Jake landed a small role in 'Get Him To The Greek' starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. He played Jazz Man, one of Aaron's (Jonah Hill) co-workers. The movie's budget was $40,000,000; the box-office numbers were $91,261,479.
2012 saw the star play Principal Dadier in '21 Jump Street' opposite Channing Tatum and, again, Jonah Hill. The MGM film had a $42,000,000 budget and reaped a staggering $201,585,328 in Box-office returns. A sequel, '22 Jump Street' will be released in June 2014.
Since 2011, he has been a fan favourite in comedy-drama 'New Girl' opposite Zooey Deschanel ('500 Days of Summer'). Jake plays Nick Miller, whose character is a law school-dropout and supports himself by bar-tending. His character is notoriously grumpy and still pines for his ex-girlfriend. The show's writers have recently filed a law-suit against Fox claiming plagiarism.
2013 saw the introduction of TV series 'Drunk History'. The idea for the series was taken from a conversation with Derek Waters in 2007 when both were slightly intoxicated and tried to describe Otis Redding's death to Waters. Johnson starred in the first episode of the web series, and the eight episode of the first series on the television series.
Jake is set to appear in the upcoming fourth instalment on the 'Jurassic Park' franchise, 'Jurassic World'. He will star alongside lead actor Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Jake Johnson: Personal Life:
Jake is married to Erin Payne, who is an accredited artist; both live in Los Angeles. He is a member of a men's basketball team and a tennis association.

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Chris Pratt And Dinosaur Hybrids: It Can Only Be 'Jurassic World' [Trailer]

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th November 2014

It's finally here! A new dinosaur movie is going to come crashing into a cinema near you by Summer 2015, but you can now get a glimpse of what's to come with the exhilarating first...

Tags: Chris Pratt - Bryce Dallas Howard - Jake M. Johnson - Judy Greer - Steven Spielberg

Jurassic World - Teaser Trailer

Video | 25th November 2014

Taking into account the lessons learnt on the islands Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, the creators of Jurassic Park have created a new dinosaur amusement park named Jurassic Park. Millions flock to the island resort...

Tags: Chris Pratt - Bryce Dallas Howard - Ty Simpkins - Nick Robinson - Irrfan Khan - Vincent D'Onofrio

Jessica Biel To Guest Star on 'New Girl', Later This Year

by Ed Biggs | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th July 2014

Film actress Jessica Biel is set to make a guest turn in the hit US comedy series 'New Girl' later this year.The show, which stars Zooey Deschanel – The Queen Of All Things Quirky TM...

Tags: Jessica Biel - Zooey Deschanel - Jake M. Johnson

Finally, We Know The Plot For Colin Trevorrow's 'Jurassic World'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 29th May 2014

We were a little sceptical about last week's plot leak regarding Jurassic World, not least because Universal had done a pretty great job of keeping a lid on things so far. However, it's with a...

Tags: Chris Pratt - Jake M. Johnson - Bryce Dallas Howard

'New Girl' Stars Hit The Blue Carpet At FOX Upfronts - Part 7

Footage | 14th May 2014

The cast of American sitcom 'New Girl' including Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson hit the blue carpet at 2014 FOX Network Upfront presentation which took place at The Beacon Theater...

Tags: Hannah Simone - Damon Wayans Jr. - Nolan Sotillo - Lyndie Greenwood - Chelsea Peretti - Jake M. Johnson

Lea Michele Turned Heads With Plunging Neckline At FOX Upfronts - Part 8

Footage | 14th May 2014

'Glee' star Lea Michele turned heads in a very short, green, silky dress with an extremely daring plunging neckline at the FOX Upfronts presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York.The actress was joined at...

Tags: Lea Michele - Damon Wayans Jr. - Jake M. Johnson - Hannah Simone - Katia Winter - Lyndie Greenwood

'New Girl' Co-Stars, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr, Feature In Hilarious Trailer For 'Let's Be Cops'

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 29th April 2014

'Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr are already very familiar with each other from their time starring on Fox's hit sitcom 'New Girl,' but will their hilarious partnership translate onto the big-screen in the new...

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Let's Be Cops

Video | 28th April 2014

A pair of best pals are at the point where they are contemplating why nothing in their lives seems to have turned out right so far. To take their mind off their money issues, however,...

Tags: Jake M. Johnson - Damon Wayans Jr. - Nina Dobrev - Andy Garcia - James D'Arcy - King

How 'New Girl' Became One Of The Best Shows On Television

by Sophie Miskiw | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 19th March 2014

New Girl has gained such an enthusiastic and loyal fan base since it began back in 2011 that it is now considered one of the best shows on television. The series, which follows the antics...

Tags: Zooey Deschanel - Max Greenfield - Jake M. Johnson

Prince Releases Full Length 'FALLINLOVE2NIGHT' New Girl Duet With Zooey Deschanel

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Music / Festivals | 16th March 2014

Prince and Zooey Deschanel - in the guise of New Girl's Jess - have released their full duet 'FALLINLOVE2NIGHT' from a February episode of the hit comedy.Prince performing in Kent at the Hop Farm Festival...

Tags: Prince - Zooey Deschanel - Jake M. Johnson - Hannah Simone

Prince's 'New Girl' Shoot Snap Ramps Up Excitement Ahead of Super Bowl Episode: Check It Out

by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 16th January 2014

Not long after we first heard Prince would be making his debut cameo in an episode of Fox comedy New Girl, we've already been gifted with the first on-set snap showing The Purple One looking...

Tags: Zooey Deschanel - Prince - Jake M. Johnson - Hannah Simone

'New Girl's' Jake Johnson, Who Plays 'Nick', Comments On Prince Appearing In Super Bowl Episode

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 16th January 2014

The Fox sitcom 'New Girl' welcomed a new cast member on set for their upcoming Super Bowl episode.Music icon Prince makes a guest appearance on the show and is expected to interfere with 'New Girl's'...

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Bad Neighbors

Video | 2nd January 2014

Kelly and Mac Radner are a young married couple with a baby daughter who are starting to feel a little claustrophobic inside their family home and are desperate to get back into the party spirit....

Tags: Seth Rogen - Rose Byrne - Zac Efron - Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Dave Franco - Lisa Kudrow

Drinking Buddies

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 31st October 2013

Small and earthy, this low-key drama simply follows a group of 30-ish characters as they use their friends to sort out their own issues. It's nicely played with a raw openness, although filmmaker Swanberg has...

Tags: Olivia Wilde - Jake M. Johnson - Anna Kendrick - Ron Livingston - Jason Sudeikis - Ti West

Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 Movies of 2013 (So Far)

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 8th October 2013

Movie buffs have begun to anticipate Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 movies lists in recent years. The legendary director's run-down of his favorite movies of the year has made for interesting reading in recent years and...

Tags: Quentin Tarantino - Woody Allen - Kathryn Hahn - Juno Temple - Richard Linklater - Cate Blanchett


Video | 4th September 2013

Mac and Kelly Radner are filled with enthusiasm when they learn that the house next door is up for sale and can't wait to welcome their new neighbours into the area. However, watching the arrival...

Tags: Seth Rogen - Rose Byrne - Zac Efron - Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Dave Franco - Lisa Kudrow

Did The 'Drinking Buddies' Cast All Get Hammered While Making The Movie?

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd August 2013

When you’re making a movie about murderers, no one really gets killed. When you’re making a movie about magic, no one’s really casting spells. And when you’re making a movie about alcohol, no one gets...

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Olivia Wilde's 'Drinking Buddies,' The Smartest Comedy of the Year

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 20th August 2013

Joe Swanberg's new comedy Drinking Buddies is set in a craft brewery, in Chicago. It's not your typical setting or the likes of Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Jason Sudeikis to 'do their...

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Dennis Farina Remembered by 'New Girl' stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th July 2013

Dennis Farina, the best-loved American actor best known as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order, is being remembered in the television and movie world following his death at the age of 69 this week....

Tags: Dennis Farina - Zooey Deschanel - Jake M. Johnson - Dustin Hoffman

Olivia Wilde And Jake Johnson Get Flirty in 'Drinking Buddies' [Trailer & Pictures]

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 15th July 2013

Drinking Buddies comes out on July 25th in America after some pretty serious festivals over the spring. In this trailer, we can see the film’s stars Olivia Wilde (Kate)and Jake Johnson (Luke) getting pretty cute...

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Drinking Buddies

Video | 15th July 2013

Kate and Luke are co-workers at a craft brewery who have a remarkably close friendship where they never fail to make each other laugh and always have time for each other. There's definitely a spark,...

Tags: Olivia Wilde - Anna Kendrick - Jake M. Johnson - Ron Livingston - Joe Swanberg - Ti West

Changes In The Planning Of The Ultimate New Girl Jess And Nick Spoiler

by Contributor | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 30th January 2013

They had three more seasons in which they could’ve dragged out the sexual tension between Nick and Jess, but instead the creators of New Girl have opted to get it over and done with –...

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Cats Entertainment! Zooey Deschanel Celebrates Birthday On Set Of New Girl (Pictures)

by Contributor | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th January 2013

Looks like a real cat-astrophe unfolding on the set of New GirlCats, cars and bins; that seems to be what's going down on a forthcoming episode of New Girl if the pictures we have of...

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Safety Not Guaranteed

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 21st December 2012

With a low budget but a lot of imagination and talent, director Trevorrow and writer Connolly create a deceptively simple comedy that's one of the most entertaining films of the year. It's so cleverly written...

Tags: Aubrey Plaza - Mark Duplass - Jake M. Johnson - Mary Lynn Rajskub - Kristen Bell - Jeff Garlin

21 Jump Street

Video | 12th March 2012

Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko were enemies in high school. Schmidt was a nerd who looked like Eminem in an attempt to be cool. Jenko was a jock who took particular delight in bullying Schmidt....

Tags: Jonah Hill - Channing Tatum - Brie Larson - Dave Franco - Rob Riggle - DeRay Davis


Video | 5th August 2011

Sam Davis is an unsuccessful children's book author, who persuades his estranged best friend Marshall to accompany him on a weekend away from Brooklyn. Marshall is all too eager to go, believing this will be...

Tags: Michael Angarano - Uma Thurman - Reece Thompson - Lee Pace - Jake M. Johnson

Paper Heart

Video | 3rd November 2009

Watch the trailer for Paper Heart So far the relationships in Charlyne's life have been pretty shallow. The idea of 'one true love' and the mythology created by Hollywood love stories is nonexistent. When her...

Tags: Michael Cera - Charlyne Yi - Jake M. Johnson - Nicholas Jasenovec

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