Jay Johnston

Actor, Writer, Producer

Actor, Writer, Producer


From Chicago, Illinois, where he spent several years in improvisational theater at The Annoyance Theater and Second City before coming to Los Angeles in 1994. Has performed several live stage shows in Los Angeles with sometime collaborator Paul F. Tompkins.
Birth date
1968-10-22
Awards
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys.
Height
6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Known For


Mr. Show with Bob and David
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Various / Josh Thomas (1995-1998)
Men In Black II
Men In Black II
Agent (2002)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Eyewitness News Member (2004)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorWing Dad
(post-production) Allen
ActorSomething About Her
(post-production) George
2021
ActorBob's Burgers
(TV Series) Jimmy Pesto / Foodie - Romancing the Beef (2021) ... Jimmy Pesto (voice) - Yachty or Nice (2020) ... Jimmy Pesto (voice) - Bob Belcher and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Kids (2020) ... Jimmy Pesto (voice) - Prank You for Being a Friend (2020) ... Jimmy Pesto (voice) - The Handyman Can (2020) ... Jimmy Pesto (voice) Show all 41 episodes
2011-2021
ActorBetter Call Saul
(TV Series) Don Wachtell - Wexler v. Goodman (2020) ... Don Wachtell
2020
ActorMomma Named Me Sheriff
(TV Series) Mr. Goodman / Buff Swede - Finale (2019) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Chili Snakes (2019) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Sunday Man (2019) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Television (2019) ... Mr. Goodman / Buff Swede (voice) - Bald Boyz (2019) ... Mr. Goodman Show all 9 episodes
2019
ActorMr. Pickles
(TV Series) Mr. Goodman / Astronaut #2 / Alen Butler / ... - The Tree of Flesh (2019) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Finale (2018) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Tommy's Cartoon (2018) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Bullies (2018) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) - Sheriffs (2018) ... Mr. Goodman (voice) Show all 30 episodes
2013-2019
ActorDope State
(TV Movie) Paul Standinghpin
2019
ActorKevin Hart's Guide to Black History
(TV Movie) Postal Worker 2 / Audience Member 2
2019
ActorThe Scrap County Murders
(Short) Mac
2019
ActorThe 5th Quarter
(TV Series) James Naismith - Hashbrowns & Potaters (2018) ... James Naismith
2018
ActorTake My Wife
(TV Series) Guy - Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Guy
2018
ActorMary Shelley's Frankenhole
(TV Series) Stewart Lawrence / Tom Hanks / Andy Griffith / ... - Mother to Be-Sa (2017) ... (voice) - Gaston Leroux's Je Ne Sais Quoi (2012) - Franz Kafka's Jealousy! (2012) - Edgar Allan Poe's Jesus (2012) - Victor Hugo's Identity! (2012) Show all 11 episodes
2010-2017
ActorAnimals.
(TV Series) Ad Man 4 - Humans (2017) ... Ad Man 4
2017
ActorLove
(TV Series) Pastor Lewis - Housesitting (2017) ... Pastor Lewis - Forced Hiatus (2017) ... Pastor Lewis - While You Were Sleeping (2017) ... Pastor Lewis - The Table Read (2016) ... Pastor Lewis
2016-2017
ActorHidden America with Jonah Ray
(TV Series) John - Los Angeles: All That Glitters Is Not Gold (2016) ... John
2016
ActorModern Family
(TV Series) Carl - Crazy Train (2016) ... Carl
2016
ActorW/Bob and David
(TV Series) Grand Kleagle Wizard / Salesman / Announcer / ... - Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Grand Kleagle Wizard / Salesman - Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Announcer / Cop #2 / 'Great Big World of Sports' Host - Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Criminal - Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Jay / George Jackson / Greeb
2015
ActorHell and Back
Rick the Lost Soul (voice)
2015
ActorRick and Morty
(TV Series) Coldstone Creamery Employee - A Rickle in Time (2015) ... Coldstone Creamery Employee (voice)
2015
ActorVery Vérité
(Short) David
2014
ActorComedy Bang! Bang!
(TV Series) Repairman - Ellie Kemper Wears a Purple Ruffled Sleeveless Top & Lavender Flats (2014) ... Repairman
2014
ActorHigh School USA!
(TV Series) Officer Dumphy - Sweet 16 (2013) ... Officer Dumphy (voice) - Gun Control (2013) ... Officer Dumphy (voice) - The Early 90s (2013) ... Officer Dumphy (voice) - Choices (2013) ... Officer Dumphy (voice) - Adderall (2013) ... Officer Dumphy (voice)
2013
ActorChildrens Hospital
(TV Series) Capt. Beach-House - Imaginary Friends (2013) ... Capt. Beach-House
2013
ActorArrested Development
(TV Series) Officer Taylor - Blockheads (2013) ... Officer Taylor - Señoritis (2013) ... Officer Taylor - A New Attitude (2013) ... Officer Taylor - Smashed (2013) ... Officer Taylor - A New Start (2013) ... Officer Taylor Show all 10 episodes
2004-2013
ActorBeforel Orel: Trust
(Short) Coach Daniel Stopframe / Francis Clara Censordoll / Officer Roger Papermouth (voice)
2012
ActorNTSF:SD:SUV
(TV Series) The Letterer - Wasilla Hills Cop (2012) ... The Letterer
2012
ActorAnger Management
(TV Series) Rodney - Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy Is Legit (2012) ... Rodney
2012
ActorGuy Suave: Homicidal Spy
(TV Movie) Guy Suave
2011
ActorPretend Time
(TV Series) Jim Chance / Tom Greer / Martin Franks / ... - Legalize Meth (2011) ... Jim Chance - The Mis-Education of Garry Gaga (2011) ... Jim Chance - Full Blown Eggs (2011) ... Tom Greer - PETA Not on Set (2011) ... Martin Franks - Show Me on the Doll (2011) ... Teddy Bear Lawyer
2011
ActorJon Benjamin Has a Van
(TV Series) Greg Devlin - Little Little Italy (2011) ... Greg Devlin
2011
ActorTime Line Inc.
(Short) Dr. Santelli
2011
ActorDemoted
Kline
2011
ActorAmerican Heroine
(TV Series) Leslie
2011
ActorLe Typewriter
(TV Series short) Uncle Aldric - Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Uncle Aldric
2010
ActorThe Sarah Silverman Program.
(TV Series) Officer Jay McPherson - Wowschwitz (2010) ... Officer Jay McPherson - A Good Van Is Hard to Find (2010) ... Officer Jay McPherson - Just Breve (2010) ... Officer Jay McPherson - Songs in the Key of Yuck (2010) ... Officer Jay McPherson - A Fairly Attractive Mind (2010) ... Officer Jay McPherson Show all 32 episodes
2007-2010
ActorCommunity
(TV Series) Police Officer #2 - The Science of Illusion (2010) ... Police Officer #2
2010
ActorIn Loving Memory of Chad
(Short) The Neighbor
2009
ActorSecret at Arrow Lake
Dr. William Hardin
2009
ActorParks and Recreation
(TV Series) Ranger - Hunting Trip (2009) ... Ranger
2009
ActorCrappy Holidays Presents...
(TV Series) - Crappy Veterans Day (2009) - Crappy St. Patrick's Day (2009)
2009
ActorReno 911!
(TV Series) FBI Agent - Viacom Grinch (2009) ... FBI Agent
2009
ActorMoral Orel
(TV Series) Coach Stopframe / Various / Miss Censordall / ... - Closeface (2008) ... Principle Fakey / Carl Latchkey (voice) - Dumb (2008) ... Coach Stopframe / Joe (voice) - Trigger (2008) ... Carl Latchkey (voice) - Grounded (2008) ... Coach Stopframe / Sal Figurelli (voice) - Numb (2008) ... Coach Stopframe / Sal Figurelli (voice) Show all 30 episodes
2005-2008
ActorThe Sarah Silverman Program: Animated Webisodes
(TV Series short) Officer Jay McPherson / Chocolate Paul / Jehosephat Robbins - Magic Purse (2008) ... Officer Jay McPherson / Chocolate Paul (voice) - Sarah's Dream (2007) ... Jehosephat Robbins (voice)
2007-2008
ActorThe Wayside
Dad
2008
ActorGirls Will Be Girls: The Jizz Party
(Short) Bill
2008
ActorAnisometropia
(Short) Nolan
2007
ActorThe Red Sandwich Christmas Hour2007
ActorLarry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular
(TV Movie) Mormon Guy
2007
ActorThe Sarah Silverman Program: Nuggets
(Video short) Jay
2007
ActorProject Clear Visions: The Anthrax Conspiracy
Michael Patrick
2007
ActorBad Dad
(TV Series) Drunk Bad Dad - Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Drunk Bad Dad
2007
ActorHuman Giant
(TV Series) Whale Trainer - Let's Go (2007) ... Whale Trainer
2007
ActorPowerloafing
(TV Series) Manager (2007)
2007
ActorLast Laugh '06
(TV Movie) Officer 'Shuggatitz'
2006
ActorTenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Gang Member
2006
ActorLovespring International
(TV Series) Carl Jason - The Psychic (2006) ... Carl Jason - A Rear Window (2006) ... Carl Jason
2006
ActorAmerican Misfits
(TV Series) The Boss / The boss - Feminism (2006) ... The Boss - Pink Tights (2006) ... The Boss - New Boss ... The boss
2006
ActorWeekends at the DL
(TV Series) Bill Combs / Darnell Dickerson - Episode #1.26 (2005) ... Bill Combs - Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Darnell Dickerson
2005
ActorDirty Love
Waiter
2005
ActorChannel Surfing
(TV Movie) (voice)
2004
ActorSunday Detective Film Theatre
(TV Movie)
2004
ActorWake Up, Ron Burgundy
(Video) Eyewitness News Member
2004
ActorLast Laugh '04
(TV Movie) Pervert
2004
ActorSweetwater Tides
(TV Movie) Abbott Lewison
2004
ActorNerd Hunter 3004
(Short) Computer Nerd
2004
ActorAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Eyewitness News Member
2004
ActorBrainwarp
(Video) Guy Suave
2003
ActorNext!
(TV Movie) Various
2002
ActorCedric the Entertainer Presents
(TV Series) Occasional Performer
2002
ActorThe Master of Disguise
Rex
2002
ActorMen In Black II
Agent
2002
ActorMalcolm In The Middle
(TV Series) Ed - Reese Drives (2002) ... Ed
2002
ActorAgent 15
(Short) Dr. Siletsky
2001
ActorHitclown
(Short) Hitman
2001
ActorHollywood Palms
Young Cop
2001
ActorNot Another Teen Movie
Roadie
2001
ActorCurb Your Enthusiasm
(TV Series) Jeremy - Shaq (2001) ... Jeremy
2001
ActorSpring Break Lawyer
(TV Movie) Fantasy Sequence Reporter
2001
ActorTwo Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
(TV Series) Cab Driver - An Eye for a Finger (2001) ... Cab Driver
2001
ActorDAG
(TV Series) Chainsaw - Prom (2001) ... Chainsaw
2001
ActorTenacious D
(TV Series) FBI Agent - Road Gig (2000) ... FBI Agent
2000
ActorDesperate But Not Serious
Mustachioed Cop
2000
ActorThe Independent
Soldier
2000
ActorBicentennial Man
Charles
1999
ActorUltimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments
(TV Movie) Spock
1999
ActorMr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report
(TV Movie) Various Characters
1998
ActorMr. Show with Bob and David
(TV Series) Various / Josh Thomas - Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism (1998) ... Various - Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions (1998) ... Various - Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens (1998) ... Josh Thomas / Various - Eat Rotten Fruit from a Shitty Tree (1998) ... Various - It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) ... Various Show all 28 episodes
1995-1998
ActorJack Frost
TV Weatherman
1998
ActorSkins
(Short) Big John
1997
ActorAlright Already
(TV Series) Overnight Parcel Guy - Again with the Porno Video (1997) ... Overnight Parcel Guy
1997
ActorJust Shoot Me!
(TV Series) Exterminator - Lemon Wacky Hello (1997) ... Exterminator
1997
ActorDesert
(Short) The Great Angel
1996
ActorMr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness
(TV Movie) Various Characters
1996
ActorSham
(Short) Roman
1996
ActorBatman: The Enemy Within
(Short)
1995
ActorEllen
(TV Series) Transition Guy - Hello, I Must Be Going (1995) ... Transition Guy
1995
ActorBest of Bean Can Tour
(Short) Chilli
1992
RoleTitleYear
WriterW/Bob and David
(TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes) - Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (writer) - Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (writer) - Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (writer) - Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (writer)
2015
WriterGuy Suave: Homicidal Spy
(TV Movie) (creator) / (writer)
2011
WriterHuman Giant
(TV Series) (consultant writer - 3 episodes) - I Want More Corn Chowder (2008) ... (consultant writer) - Hello Susan (2007) ... (consultant writer) - Let's Go (2007) ... (consultant writer)
2007-2008
WriterShutterbugs
(TV Series short) (consultant writer - 1 episode) - Kiditentiary 2 (2008) ... (consultant writer)
2008
WriterMoral Orel
(TV Series) (staff writer - 10 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (written by - 1 episode, 2007) - Holy Visage (2007) ... (written by) - God's Chef (2006) ... (staff writer) - Loyalty (2006) ... (staff writer) - Maturity (2006) ... (staff writer) - God-Fearing (2006) ... (staff writer) Show all 11 episodes
WriterCedric the Entertainer Presents
(TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes) - Episode #1.10 (2003) ... (writer) - Episode #1.16 (2003) ... (writer) - Episode #1.15 (2003) ... (writer) - Episode #1.14 (2003) ... (writer) - Episode #1.13 (2003) ... (writer) Show all 17 episodes
2002-2003
WriterHype
(TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2001) (written by - 2 episodes, 2000) - Episode #1.15 (2001) ... (writer) - Episode #1.14 (2001) ... (writer) - Episode #1.13 (2001) ... (writer) - Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (written by) - Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (written by)
WriterMr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report
(TV Movie)
1998
WriterMr. Show with Bob and David
(TV Series) (2 episodes, 1996) (written by - 14 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (writer - 10 episodes, 1996 - 1998) - Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism (1998) ... (written by) - Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions (1998) ... (written by) - Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens (1998) ... (written by) - Eat Rotten Fruit from a Shitty Tree (1998) ... (writer) - It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) ... (writer) Show all 26 episodes
WriterDesert
(Short)
1996
WriterBest of Bean Can Tour
(Short)
1992
RoleTitleYear
ProducerGuy Suave: Homicidal Spy
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2011
ProducerMoral Orel
(TV Series) (co-executive producer - 22 episodes) - Nature: Part 2 (2007) ... (co-executive producer) - Nature (2007) ... (co-executive producer) - Orel's Movie Premiere (2007) ... (co-executive producer) - Presents for God (2007) ... (co-executive producer) - School Pageant (2007) ... (co-executive producer) Show all 22 episodes
2005-2007
ProducerHype
(TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes) - Episode #1.15 (2001) ... (producer) - Episode #1.14 (2001) ... (producer) - Episode #1.13 (2001) ... (producer) - Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (producer) - Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (producer)
2000-2001
ProducerMr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report
(TV Movie) (producer)
1998
ProducerMr. Show with Bob and David
(TV Series) (producer - 10 episodes) - Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism (1998) ... (producer) - Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions (1998) ... (producer) - Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens (1998) ... (producer) - Eat Rotten Fruit from a Shitty Tree (1998) ... (producer) - It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) ... (producer) Show all 10 episodes
1998
ProducerDesert
(Short) (producer)
1996
RoleTitleYear
DirectorMoral Orel
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Loyalty (2006) - The Best Christmas Ever! (2005)
2005-2006
DirectorBrainwarp: Live
(Short)
1999
DirectorDesert
(Short)
1996
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewHuman Giant
(TV Series) (consultant - 3 episodes) - I Want More Corn Chowder (2008) ... (consultant) - Hello Susan (2007) ... (consultant) - Let's Go (2007) ... (consultant)
2007-2008
RoleTitleYear
Set decoratorThe Devil and Harm
(Short)
2012
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackBob's Burgers
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Glued, Where's My Bob? (2016) ... (performer: "Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom" - uncredited)
2016
RoleTitleYear
ThanksW/Bob and David
(TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode) - W/Bob and David: Behind the Making of the Scenes (2015) ... (special thanks)
2015
ThanksDavid Cross: Let America Laugh
(Video documentary) (special thanks)
2003
RoleTitleYear
SelfW/Bob and David
(TV Series) Self - Writer & Performer - W/Bob and David: Behind the Making of the Scenes (2015) ... Self - Writer & Performer
2015
SelfThe Gavin McInnes Show
(TV Series) Self - Comedian
2015
SelfTrevor Moore: High in Church
(TV Special)
2015
SelfHarmontown
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfThe Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants
(Documentary) Self
2013
SelfEarwolf Presents: The Perfect Drop
(Short) Self
2011
SelfScream Awards 2006
(TV Special) IRS Guy
2006
SelfLast Call with Carson Daly
(TV Series) Dr. Lou - Episode dated 19 January 2006 (2006) ... Dr. Lou (uncredited)
2006
SelfDavid Cross: Let America Laugh
(Video documentary) Self (uncredited)
2003
SelfTenacious D: The Complete Masterworks
(Video documentary) (segment "Road Gig")
2003
Self2001 ABC World Stunt Awards
(TV Special) Self
2001
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Last Laugh
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
2016/I