Jay Johnston

Jay Johnston (born October 22, 1968) is an American actor and comedian.

He is best known for his work as a writer and cast member on Mr. Show with Bob and David and for his roles on The Sarah Silverman Program, Arrested Development, and Bob's Burgers.

Jay Johnston
Born (1968-10-22) October 22, 1968 (age 54)
Alma materColumbia College Chicago (BA)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1995–2022

Johnston participated in the United States Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, and was arrested and charged on June 7, 2023.

Early life and education

Johnston was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting from Columbia College Chicago in 1993.


After graduating from college, Johnston later joined the Chicago Second City's touring comedy for a number of years and also performed in stage shows at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago.

From 1995 to 1998, Johnston worked as a sketch actor and writer on all four seasons of Mr. Show with Bob and David. After the conclusion of Mr. Show, Johnston had a recurring role on Arrested Development, as well as appearing in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Bicentennial Man.

Johnston and fellow Mr. Show regulars Dino Stamatopoulos and Scott Adsit were part of the creative team behind Adult Swim's stop-motion animation series Moral Orel, which ran from 2005 to 2008. Johnston wrote and directed episodes of the series and voiced multiple characters in the first two seasons.

Johnston starred on all three seasons of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program as "Officer Jay McPherson", the love interest of Sarah Silverman's sister Laura in the series. The series reunited Johnston with Mr. Show cast members Brian Posehn, Scott Aukerman, B. J. Porter, and Paul F. Tompkins.

Johnston had a recurring voice role as Jimmy Pesto Sr. in the Fox animated series Bob's Burgers from 2011 until his firing in 2021.

Far-right politics

Jay Johnston
Photo released by the Justice Dept and Washington Metro police showing Johnston at the riots.

In 2015, Johnston appeared as a guest of Gavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys, on his eponymous show.

In March 2021, a Twitter message by the FBI was seeking the identity of a man at the January 6 United States Capitol attack who bore a resemblance to Johnston and who was identified as Johnston by friends of the actor. In a December 21, 2021, article by The Daily Beast, two of Johnston's friends said he admitted to being at the Capitol on January 6. After the FBI tweet and the news of his alleged participation, Johnston's friends and colleagues from Mr. Show with Bob and David reached out to Johnston, but received no response. Johnston was fired from Bob's Burgers shortly after being identified. The FBI arrested Johnston on June 7, 2023, and charged him with felony obstruction of officers during civil disorder as well as several misdemeanor offenses.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Jack Frost TV Weatherman
1999 Bicentennial Man Charles
2000 The Independent Soldier
2000 Desperate but Not Serious Mustachioed Cop
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Roadie
2001 Hollywood Palms Young Cop
2002 Men in Black II Agent
2002 The Master of Disguise Rex
2003 Brainwarp Guy Suave Direct-to-video
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Eyewitness News Member
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
2005 Dirty Love Waiter
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Gang Member
2007 Project Clear Visions: The Anthrax Conspiracy Michael Patrick
2008 The Wayside Dad
2009 Secret at Arrow Lake Dr. William Hardin
2011 Demoted Kline
2015 Hell and Back Rick the Lost Soul Voice
2021 Something About Her George
2022 Wing Dad Allen Marcus


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Ellen Transition Guy Episode: "Hello, I Must Be Going"
1995–1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Various characters 28 episodes; also writer
1997 Just Shoot Me! Exterminator Episode: "Lemon Wacky Hello"
1997 Alright Already Overnight Parcel Guy Episode: "Again with the Porno Video"
1999 Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments Spock Television film
2000 Tenacious D FBI Agent Episode: "Road Gig"
2001 DAG Chainsaw Episode: "Prom"
2001 Two Guys and a Girl Cab Driver Episode: "An Eye for a Finger"
2001 Spring Break Lawyer Reporter Television film
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Jeremy Episode: "Shaq"
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Ed Episode: "Reese Drives"
2002 Next! Various Pilot
2004 Sweetwater Tides Abbott Lewison Television film
2004 Last Laugh '04 Pervert
2004–2013 Arrested Development Officer Taylor 10 episodes
2005 Weekends at the D.L. Bill Combs / Darnell Dickerson 2 episodes
2005–2008 Moral Orel Coach Stopframe / Various voices 30 episodes; also writer and director
2006 American Misfits The Boss 3 episodes
2006 Lovespring International Carl Jason 2 episodes
2006 Last Laugh '06 Officer 'Shuggatitz' Television film
2007 Human Giant Whale Trainer Episode: "Let's Go"; also consultant writer
2007 Bad Dad Drunk Bad Dad Episode #1.2
2007 Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular Mormon Guy Television film
2007–2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Officer Jay McPherson 32 episodes
2009 Reno 911! FBI Agent Episode: "Viacom Grinch"
2009 Parks and Recreation Ranger Episode: "Hunting Trip"
2010 Community Police Officer #2 Episode: "The Science of Illusion"
2010–2012 Mary Shelley's Frankenhole The Wolfman / Various voices 11 episodes
2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van Greg Devlin Episode: "Little Little Italy"
2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various roles 5 episodes
2011 Guy Suave: Homicidal Spy Guy Suave Television film
2011–2021 Bob's Burgers Jimmy Pesto / Foodie (voice) 43 episodes
2012 Anger Management Rodney Episode: "Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy Is Legit"
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: The Letterer Episode: "Wasilla Hills Cop"
2013 Childrens Hospital Capt. Beach-House Episode: "Imaginary Friends"
2013 High School USA! Officer Dumphy (voice) 5 episodes
2013–2019 Mr. Pickles Mr. Goodman / various voices 30 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Repairman Episode: "Ellie Kemper Wears a Purple Ruffled Sleeveless Top & Lavender Flats"
2015 Rick and Morty Coldstone Creamery Employee (voice) Episode: "A Rickle in Time"
2015 W/ Bob & David Various roles 4 episodes; also writer
2016 Modern Family Carl Episode: "Crazy Train"
2016 Hidden America with Jonah Ray John Episode: "Los Angeles: All That Glitters Is Not Gold"
2016–2017 Love Pastor Lewis 4 episodes
2017 Animals Ad Man 4 Episode: "Humans"
2018 Take My Wife Guy Episode #2.3
2018 The 5th Quarter James Naismith Episode: "Hashbrowns & Potaters"
2019 Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History Various roles Television film
2019 Dope State Paul Standinghpin
2019–2021 Momma Named Me Sheriff Mr. Goodman / Buff Swede (voice) 18 episodes
2020 Better Call Saul Don Wachtell Episode: "Wexler v. Goodman"


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