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'.
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.
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.
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.
With studios afraid of anything new or original, it's not surprising that the dinosaurs are back on-screen nearly 15 years after the rather disappointing Jurassic Park III. The good news is that this film has a clever script and solid characters to go along with the first-rate digital work. So even if the effects kind of take over the movie in the final act, it's still a great ride.
The massive island resort Jurassic World has been running safely for a decade off the Costa Rica coast, so it needs ever-scarier attractions to bring in visitors. The owner Masrani (Irrfan Khan) has been instructing his top scientist (BD Wong) to genetically engineer a bigger, scarier species, and he's come up with a beast called Indominus rex. Park manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) has her doubts, but her velociraptor trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) is downright furious when he finds out. Sure enough, just as Claire's nephews (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) arrive for a visit, the I-rex escapes and threatens the 20,000 visitors on the island.
The screenplay sets everything up in fine disaster movie style, with quickly explained back-stories to add some emotional undercurrents to the big-scale chaos. There's also, of course, a requisite villain in the form of the meathead Hoskins (Vincent D'Onofrio), who thinks dinosaurs could be used by the military and welcomes this catastrophe as a chance to prove his point. Thankfully, the cast dives in with gusto, adding hilarious personality touches to every scene. Pratt is terrific as the swashbuckling action-man, nicely set against the feisty Howard, who trumps him by doing all her action scenes in heels. Simpkins and Robinson have a lively adventure all their own that adds to the film's overall appeal. And there are superb side roles for the talented likes of Omar Sy, Judy Greer and Jake Johnson that add both humour and emotion.
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Jake Johnson - Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World' at Dolby Theatre - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th June 2015
When John Hammond first created InGen and prepared Jurassic Park, it was a colossal failure. When Jurassic World was later opened for the public, a lot had been learnt from Hammond's mistakes, and the new amusement park opened without any problems. But when visitors began to dwindle, something drastic had to be done. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park operations manager has organised to have a hybrid dinosaur created, and needs the dependable and knowledgeable Velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to ensure the enclosure is safe for the new dinosaur. But when it eats its twin, and Grady arrives to inspect it, the Indominus rex breaks free, bringing havoc and destruction in its wake.
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Chris Pratt raved about his wife, Anna Faris, in a recent Reddit AMA. Pratt described his wife as "great", "patient and understanding" and "kind and genuine".
Chris Pratt couldn't help but tell the world how wonderful his relationship with his wife, actress Anna Faris, is and said they "are meant to be together". The couple have been together since 2007 and married two years later. Pratt was being questioned by fans on Reddit when he was asked how he met Faris and what she is like as a wife and mother - the couple have a son together, Jack, born in 2012.
Chris Pratt raved about his wife, Anna Faris, in a recent AMA.
The park is officially open! Twenty two years after the disastrous attempt to bread dinosaurs for an amusement park, another attempt was made and saw great success. The problem is, due to dwindling visitors, the management have had to try something new with the exhibits. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park operations manager, heads out to speak to Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), the velociraptor trainer. Due to his successful handling of the animals, she believes that he is the perfect person to check the new enclosure, and ensure that it is up to standard. But when someone has dedicated their life to earning the respect of the raptors, they have no idea what needs to be done with the Indominus rex. No one does.
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The park is officially open! After several years and multiple (disastrous) attempts, Jurassic Park as finally opened for the public. Now named Jurassic World, thousands of people flock to the park every day to see prehistoric creatures in a safe and sanctioned environment. But, as with all things, people have steadily lost interest. Pioneering science at the park has led to the creation of the first hybrid dinosaur being created, designed to entice and scare the visitors, yet unfortunately, it gets lose. Now, a brand new dinosaur is hunting the previously known creatures on the island for sport, and 20,000 people are trapped in its new hunting ground.
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Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr - Zooey Deschanel filming a new episode of the hit FOX tv show 'New Girl' on a rainy day in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014
How close do you think Chris Pratt will get to being eaten?
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 trailer for 'Jurassic World'.
Chris Pratt braves the dinos in 'Jurassic World'
Chris Pratt has quickly become one of the most talked about Hollywood actors of the moment, after his spectacular appearances in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Lego Movie' - and it doesn't look like his popularity is going to be on the wane for quite a while if the first look of 'Jurassic World' is anything to go by. We're already praying he doesn't get eaten.
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 to see the prehistoric animals in their enclosures, but to keep up with demand for new and interesting attractions, the scientists behind the park have created their first hybrid - a unique dinosaur which never originally existed. But after creating a fantastic creature from the best parts of other dinosaurs, the highly intelligent creature escapes - jeopardising the lives of every person on the island.
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Fourth season of 'New Girl' set to feature Jessica Biel as Jess's love rival.
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 - is set to return for its fourth season in September. Biel will play “the hottest scientist in the world”, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and will apparently obstruct Deschanel’s character Jess’s attempts to hook up with a guy at a wedding.
Jessica Biel is headed for 'New Girl'
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Jurassic World is shaping up to be really, really, good.
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 heavy heart that director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that the rumors leaking online were in fact accurate.
In an exclusive interview with /Film, a downbeat Trevorrow said: "When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we're doing. Because if they're trying to help, they're doing it wrong."
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'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.