Jake M. Johnson

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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.



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Megan Fox 'Rethinks' Divorce Plans


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The actors wed in 2010, and went on to have sons Noah, three and Bodhi, two, together.

After announcing the end of their marriage in August (15), Megan surprised fans when she debuted a baby bump earlier this year (16), and confirmed Brian as the father.

They’ve since been spotted out together, and recently holidayed in Hualalai, Hawaii, the location of their wedding six years ago.

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FOX Winter TCA 2016 Party

Jake Johnson , Guest - FOX Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena at Langham Huntington Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 15th January 2016

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Jake Johnson

Megan Fox Filming 'New Girl'

Megan Fox , Jake Johnson - Megan Fox leans in for a kiss with co-star Jake Johnson whilst filming a late scene in 'New Girl'. Jake looked shock as Megan leaves him on the curb after their romantic onscreen kiss. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th November 2015

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Megan Fox and Jake Johnson
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Megan Fox and Jake Johnson
Megan Fox and Jake Johnson
Megan Fox and Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson Campaigns Against College Sex Assaults


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The Jurassic World star is backing the drive by the White House by appearing in a new public service announcement (PSA) to highlight the number of attacks on women at universities across America.

The comedy skit focuses on the statistic that suggests one in five female students will suffer a sex attack by the time they finish college, and changes it to what would happen if one in five were eaten by a bear.

Johnson is seen drinking with a group of buddies when a hungry bear arrives at the door, and he placates his terrified friends by insisting that only one of the five of them will be savaged by the beast.

Film Premiere Of 'Digging For Fire'

Jake Johnson - Film Premiere of 'Digging For Fire' at The ArcLight Cinemas - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinemas - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th August 2015

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Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson

Jurassic World Review

Very Good

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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Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World'

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

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Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson

Jurassic World - Clips


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 Gushes Over His Wife Anna Faris: "We Are Meant To Be Together"


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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 PrattChris Pratt raved about his wife, Anna Faris, in a recent AMA.

Read More: "They're Dinosaurs; Wow Enough": Second Jurassic World Trailer Revealed.

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Jurassic World - Clip And Trailer


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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Jurassic World - Super Bowl TV Spot


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 Filming A New Episode Of 'New Girl'

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

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Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone
Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone
Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone and Damon Wayans Jr

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


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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 in 'Jurassic World' still 1Chris 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.

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Jurassic World - Teaser Trailer


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


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 in New York. Main star Zooey Deschanel was also present at the event.

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Jake M. Johnson

Date of birth

28th May, 1978

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78




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Jake M. Johnson Movies

Jurassic World Movie Review

Jurassic World Movie Review

With studios afraid of anything new or original, it's not surprising that the dinosaurs are...

Jurassic World - Clips Trailer

Jurassic World - Clips Trailer

When John Hammond first created InGen and prepared Jurassic Park, it was a colossal failure....

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Jurassic World - Clip And Trailer

Jurassic World - Clip And Trailer

The park is officially open! Twenty two years after the disastrous attempt to bread dinosaurs...

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Jurassic World - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

Jurassic World - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

The park is officially open! After several years and multiple (disastrous) attempts, Jurassic Park as...

Jurassic World - Teaser Trailer Trailer

Jurassic World - Teaser Trailer Trailer

Taking into account the lessons learnt on the islands Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, the...

Let's Be Cops Trailer

Let's Be Cops Trailer

A pair of best pals are at the point where they are contemplating why nothing...

Bad Neighbors Trailer

Bad Neighbors Trailer

Kelly and Mac Radner are a young married couple with a baby daughter who are...

Drinking Buddies Movie Review

Drinking Buddies Movie Review

Small and earthy, this low-key drama simply follows a group of 30-ish characters as they...

Neighbors Trailer

Neighbors Trailer

Mac and Kelly Radner are filled with enthusiasm when they learn that the house next...

Drinking Buddies Trailer

Drinking Buddies Trailer

Kate and Luke are co-workers at a craft brewery who have a remarkably close friendship...

Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review

Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review

With a low budget but a lot of imagination and talent, director Trevorrow and writer...

21 Jump Street Trailer

21 Jump Street Trailer

Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko were enemies in high school. Schmidt was a nerd who...

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