Jake Jackson
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Jake Johnson’s acting career started way back in the city of New York long before he moved to Los Angeles where his dreams finally took form. Ever since his first role on screen, he has appeared in many countless movies. There is no doubt that he has worked tirelessly to be top-notch in his portrayal of all the roles he has scored. Ultimately, this has distinguished him as one of the best actors the industry can boast of.

Beyond his life on screen, Jake Johnson is a married man who is quite secretive with the details of his family. Read on to find out more about him.

Jake Johnson – Biography (Age)

Born with the first name Mark, the American comedian and actor joined the population of the earth on the 28th day in the month of May 1978. He was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois Chicago. His dad, Ken Weinberger made ends meet as a car dealer but for his mom, Eve Johnson her occupation then is not yet known. However, she qualifies to be described as a superwoman being that she single-handedly raised her kids after her marriage with her husband packed up when Jake was still a child. Jake Johnson has two elder siblings; Dan and Rachel. He is of mixed ethnicity- Jew, Irish, English, while his ancestry is traceable to Polish.

For his education, Jake was a scholar at New Trier High School. He thereafter furthered his education at the University of Iowa for his post-secondary education. Also, Johnson attended the Tisch School of the Arts; an admission he got after writing a play that earned him a John Golden Playwriting Prize.


Using the HBO sketch comedy show, Mr. Show with Bob and David as guidelines, Jake Johnson created his own comedy gig, The Midwesterners. He subsequently left New York City to Los Angeles and worked as a production assistant and a waiter. More so, during this period, he often times graced few acting auditions.

After trying for a few years, Jake Johnson landed a more consistent role in the TBS mini-show,  Derek and Simon: The Show. In 2009, he appeared in a Mockumentary, Paper Heart and also starred in the movie, Get Him to The Greek in the following year. Subsequently, he played a minor role as Ashton Kutcher‘s friend in the movie, No Strings Attached.

While basking in fame, he appeared as Jesus in the movie, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Subsequently, he showed up as a major cast in Safety Not Guaranteed and was also starred in the dance movie, 21 Jump Street.

Furthermore, the year 2011 saw to his role as Nick Miller on the series, New Girl. His other works include The Mummy, The Lego Movie, Drinking Buddies, Ghost Girls, Digging Fire, Jurassic World and the rest of them.

As a music crooner, Jake Johnson has been featured in a few music videos. He appeared in Rouse Yourself, by indie-soul band JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound with his co-star Aubrey Plaza in Safety Is Not Guaranteed. More so, alongside with Craig Robinson, Jake Johnson made a stunning appearance in Dodge Dart commercials.

Having created an impressive repertoire, the actor has pocketed a lot of awards for his works. He has claimed two Teen Choice Award, a Gotham Independent Film Award, a Critic’s Choice Television Award, an OFTA Television Award, a Golden Derby Award and lots more.

More so, it was with Jake Jackson’s revelation of the story behind the Otis Redding’s story that the web series, Derek Waters Drunk History was created.

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Net Worth

Having worked tirelessly for a couple of years with the sole intent of building an impressive career, Jake Jackson, is undoubtedly one of the finest of his kind. Right from his first movie role to date, he has amassed a reasonable amount of money from his roles. With acting being his only revealed source of income, Jake Jackson is believed to sit on a net worth of $8 million.

Family – Wife, and Kids

Jake Johnson with Erin Payne
Jake Johnson with Erin Payne (image source)

Jake Johnson is married to Erin Payne. The two are quite a secretive couple who has left their fans to their own thoughts with the details of how, and when they got married. Similarly, they have been quite careful in revealing the details of their love story. Furthermore, the only known fact about the couple is that they share a set of twins who were born in 2014.

Erin Paine, on her part, is a painter who is good at what she does. For one of her works, she claimed the New American Paintings Reader’s Choice Award in 2012.

Jake Johnson’s Brother

Unlike his brother who is well known as an actor, Dan Jackson has been on the hideouts. There are no basic facts about him or any information pertaining to his career as well as his family life.

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