Jason Mewes

Actor
Sharing a workplace with Kevin Smith earned Jason Mewes a spot in the pop culture fabric of the late 1990s and into the 21st century with a string of appearances as motormouthed drug dealer Jay in the writer-director's ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1974 in Highlands, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Bling 2016 (Movie)

(Voice)

Comic Book Men 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Netherbeast Incorporated 2016 (Movie)

Waxy Dan (Actor)

The Flash 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

TripTank 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Vigilante Diaries 2016 (Movie)

Michael Hanover (Actor)

Yoga Hosers 2016 (Movie)

Rogue Cop (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Helium Dog 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pleasure Drivers 2014 (Movie)

Counter Monkey #2 (Actor)

Silent But Deadly 2014 (Movie)

Thomas Capper (Actor)

The Night Crew 2014 (Movie)

Chachi (Actor)

Thorns from a Rose 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Devil's Tower 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

K-11 2013 (Movie)

Ben Shapiro (Actor)

Noobz 2013 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

The Watermen 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vengeance 2013 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Fish Hooks 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rock Jocks 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Godfather 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paradise City: Degrassi Goes to Hollywood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bitten 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Head Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

Edgy Cat (Actor)

Bottoms Up 2005 (Movie)

Owen Peadman (Actor)

High Hopes 2005 (Movie)

Quebert (Actor)

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Repo 2005 (Movie)

T.J. (Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

High Times' Potluck 2003 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Vulgar 2002 (Movie)

Tuott the Basehead (Actor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

R.S.V.P. 2001 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Clerks 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Drawing Flies 1995 (Movie)

Az (Actor)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)
Producer (3)

Yoga Hosers 2016 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Tusk 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Spoilers 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Comes the Krampus 2014 (Movie)

("Hitler's Krampus") (Director)

Biography

Sharing a workplace with Kevin Smith earned Jason Mewes a spot in the pop culture fabric of the late 1990s and into the 21st century with a string of appearances as motormouthed drug dealer Jay in the writer-director's interwoven comedies. Mewes' first appearance as Jay came with Smith's feature debut, "Clerks" (1994), which established the character's penchant for manic, stream-of-consciousness monologues, as well as his relationship with non-verbal sidekick, Silent Bob. The worldwide success of "Clerks" in the indie film market led to more appearances by Mewes as Jay in Smith's films, such as "Mallrats" (1995), "Chasing Amy" (1997) and "Dogma" (1999). The characters even got their own movie, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), which emphasized their buffoonery over Smith's usual trenchant observations about suburban life. However, the sudden rush of fame seemed to have a detrimental effect on Mewes' health, and he struggled for several years with a very public drug problem before returning to acting in films like "Clerks II" (2006) and several independent features. His critically praised turn as an addled would-be porn star in Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008) indicated that his unique comic talents could have a life beyond the sweetly stoned limitations of Jay.

Relationships

Beth Mewes

Sister
Born in 1971

Stephanie Sanford

Companion

EDUCATION

Henry Hudson High School

Highlands , New Jersey

Milestones

2008

Again teamed with director Smith for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"

2007

Co-starred in David Arquette's directorial debut, "The Tripper" a satirical horror film co-produced by Arquette and his wife

2006

Starred in "Feast" a horror film that is a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest; produced by longtime friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

2006

Reprised role of pothead slacker Jay in Kevin Smith's "Clerks ll" the sequel to his first film, 1994's "Clerks"

2004

Had a small role in Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl"

2002

Acted in the thriller "R.S.V.P" (lensed 2000)

2002

Appeared in the black comedy "Potluck" (lensed 2000)

2001

Starred in Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

2000

Had a cameo as Jay in "Scream 3"

2000

Voiced Jay in the notoriously short-lived animated series "Clerks" (ABC)

1999

Featured in Smith's acclaimed religious-themed comedy "Dogma"

1997

Again played the colorful Jay in the Smith romance "Chasing Amy"

1996

Appeared in the Smith-produced feature "Drawing Flies"

1995

Reprised role of Jay for the Kevin Smith directed, "Mallrats"

1993

Feature debut as Jay alongside Kevin Smith's Silent Bob in the latter's filmmaking debut "Clerks" (released in 1994)

Featured in the 1997-filmed View Askew productions "Vulgar" and "Big Helium Dog"

Bonus Trivia

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According to the Web site "The Smoking Gun" (www.thesmokinggun.com), Mewes was arrested on March 9, 1999 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) when New Jersey police stopped a vehicle driven by his girlfriend and observed the actor trying to hide a hypodermic needle in his girlfriend's purse. He was indicted on May 20, 1999 and in February 2000 was sentenced to two years' probation, fined $1000, had his driver's license suspended for six months and was to perform 200 hours of community service.

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In December 2001, Mewes failed to appear in court over an alleged probation violation. In January 2002, a federal bench warrant was issued in New Jersey. Mewes had reportedly moved to California and not informed his probation officer.

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In 2003, Mewes served six months of court-mandated rehab in order to kick a herion addiction.

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