Jake Johnson

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Jake Johnson is an American TV Actor. Jake Johnson is also a comedian, writer, and film actor, popular for playing the role of Nick Miller on Fox’s “New Girl”. He also starred in the animated film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” in the year 2018.

Birth Facts and Childhood

Jake Johnson was born on May 28, 1978, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Johnson is 43 years old and is under the astrological sign, Gemini. He holds American nationality and his full name is Mark Jake, Johnson Weinberger. Likewise, he got his name after his uncle, who passed away at a young age due to a road accident, just a year prior to Jake’s birth.

Johnson’s father’s name is Ken Weinberger and his mother’s name is Eve Johnson. He also has two siblings and names are Dan and Rachel Johnson. Likewise, Jake’s mother was an artist whereas his father was a car dealer. Also, his parents divorced when he was still very young. However, he did develop a strong relationship with his father later in his life. Moreover, Johnson belongs to a mixed origin as his father is an Ashkenazi Jewish, while his mother is of English, Irish, and Polish Catholic origin.

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Caption: Jake Johnson with his friends (Source: POPSUGAR)


Regarding Jake’s educational background and qualifications, he attended New Trier High School in Winnetka. He then enrolled and graduated from the University of Iowa. Likewise, while Johnson was in high school, he dropped the surname inherited from his father and replaced it with his mother’s maiden name. Moreover, he also was able to become a member of the ‘Sunday Men’s Basketball League’ and competed in many games.

Also, while he was in his university, he was able to develop an interest in writing. He even was able to write a play in an attempt to earn admission into the Dramatic Writing Department of Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Because of his writing skills, he even was able to win two prizes for his writing skills. He was able to win the John Golden Playwriting Prize and Sloan Fellowship for Screenwriting. He then thought of putting his scripts to use on a stage.

Career and Professional Life

Jake Johnson was able to make his mainstream acting debut in the year 2007. That time, he was able to appear in the web series “Derek and Simon: The Show”. In that same year, he even was able to appear appeared in television shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Unit. Likewise, he was able to make his film debut in the action flick “Redbelt” in the year 2008. Jake finally was able to land his first major role in the rom-com film “Paper Heart”, in the year 2009.  He even played a documentary filmmaker.

Johnson then went on to star in Love Always, Lie to Me, Ceremony, Jesus Christ, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Eli, No Strings Attached, New Girl, Nick Miller, and many others as well. Through his acting, he was able to bring his first nomination for the “Teen Choice Award” under the ‘Best Actor Comedy’ category. He then went on to receive many other nominations for his role at various award ceremonies under several categories.  Likewise, in the year 203, he was able to play the lead role in yet another comedy film, “Drinking Buddies”.

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Caption: Jake Johnson acting in the movies (Source: Eonline.com)

More About Career

Likewise, he was able to make his voice acting debut in the 2014 computer-animated comedy film “The Lego Movie”. He then was able to voice characters for a host of animated movies and television such as High School USA, BoJack Horseman, We Bare Bears, Comrade Detective, and Smurfs: The Lost Village. He also had a significant role in the adventure science fiction flick “Jurassic World”, which was released in the year 2015. Johnson even was able to debut as a scriptwriter for the comedy film “Digging for Fire” and co-wrote the film along with Swanberg as well.

Furthermore, in the year 2018, he starred in the comedy film “Tag” alongside Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, and Jon Hamm. In that same year, he even was able to voice ‘Peter B Parker’ in the computer-animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. He then was able to land the lead role in the ABC crime drama series “Stumptown” in the year 2019.

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in several advertisements, including those for Dodge Dart Hallmark, Tampax, Sony, and AEO Flex/Denim. Likewise, he certainly has a huge influence over his audience as well.

Relationship Status

Jake Johnson tied the knot with Erin Payne in the year 2006. Erin Payne is an. The couple has twin daughters named Elizabeth and Olivia. Likewise, Jake and Erin were together since the year 2003. Also, the duo was very secretive and private regarding their relationship and personal life. So, the news of his being married came across as a surprise to many of his fans.

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Caption: Jake Johnson along with his wife, Erin Payne (Source: Celebily)

Jake Johnson – Body Measurements

Jake Johnson has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is 78 Kg but his other body measurements are still under review. Moreover, Johnson has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media

Jake Johnson is active on social media platforms such as Instagram. He owns his Instagram account under the name “mrjakejohnson” and is a verified account on top of it. He has garnered 1.5 million followers until now and has shared 223 posts on his Instagram page.

Jake Johnson – Net Worth 2022

According to celebritynetworth, Jake Johnson has a net worth of $8 million and his main income source is his acting career. His other income sources include his writing, producing, and other jobs as well.