19 Facts About Jake Johnson


Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger was born on May 28,1978 and is an American actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter best known for his role as Nick Miller in the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2018, and as Spider-Man in the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a role he will reprise in its sequel.


Jake Johnson starred in Let's Be Cops, and appeared in Paper Heart, Get Him to the Greek, Safety Not Guaranteed, 21 Jump Street, Drinking Buddies, Jurassic World, The Mummy, and Tag.


Jake Johnson co-starred as Greyson "Grey" McConnell in the ABC drama series Stumptown.


Jake Johnson was named after his maternal uncle, Mark Johnson, who died at the age of 26 in a motorcycle accident in 1977, a year before Jake was born.


Jake Johnson's parents divorced when he was two, and he and his older siblings, brother Dan and sister Rachel, were raised by his single mother.


Jake Johnson then took his mother's last name during high school.


Jake Johnson has stated that when he was 17, his father resurfaced and now they are close.


Jake Johnson grew up a fan of the Second City improv troupe.


In 2010, Jake Johnson was cast in a small role in the Russell Brand comedy, Get Him to the Greek.


Jake Johnson played Uma Thurman's character's brother in the romantic comedy Ceremony, and as a buddy of Ashton Kutcher's character in No Strings Attached.


Jake Johnson made an appearance at the 2012 Sundance Festival as one of the leads in Safety Not Guaranteed.


From 2011 to 2018, Jake Johnson starred as Nick Miller alongside Zooey Deschanel on New Girl.


Jake Johnson starred in a series of Dodge Dart commercials with Craig Robinson.


In 2017, Jake Johnson starred as Eddie Garrett in the Netflix comedy film Win It All.


The web series Drunk History was inspired by a 2007 conversation that Jake Johnson had with series creator Derek Waters.


Jake Johnson later appeared in the first episode of the web series as Aaron Burr.


In 2018, Jake Johnson appeared in the comedy film Tag as Randy Cilliano.


In 2019, Jake Johnson was cast in the lead role of Grey McConnell in the ABC drama series Stumptown.


Jake Johnson took over the role from Mark Webber, who played the character in the original pilot episode.