Jay Johnson

Actor/ventriloquist Jay Johnson is best known for his role on the 1970s hit television comedy "Soap. " Born on July 11, 1949, in Richardson, Texas, Johnson was the recipient of beginner's luck: the "Soap" role was his ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1949

Filmography

Actor (27)

The Crimson Field 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm No Dummy 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reno 911! 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

That '70s Show 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Licensed to Kill 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Annabelle's Wish 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)

Dave's World 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Badges 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Anderson's Sideshow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Gimme a Break 1981 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Anything For Love 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockheads 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

So You Think You Got Troubles?! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

So You Think You Got Troubles?! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Voice

Sutters Bay 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Born to Dance 1935 (Movie)

Member of The Foursome (Actor)
Music (7)

Grace Unplugged 2013 (Movie)

("OMG") (Song)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)

Robocop 3 1993 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)

Static 1986 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song)
Producer (2)

Maya & Marty 2016 (Tv Show)

Producer

23 Blast 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

Wolf Rock TV 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (4)

The Late Show With David Letterman Video Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Research

Late Night With David Letterman: 10th Anniversary 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Research

Biography

Actor/ventriloquist Jay Johnson is best known for his role on the 1970s hit television comedy "Soap. " Born on July 11, 1949, in Richardson, Texas, Johnson was the recipient of beginner's luck: the "Soap" role was his very first television part. Playing the character of Chuck Campbell (who never went anywhere without his trusty dummy, Bob, who served as a mouthpiece for Campbell, saying the things he was too timid to say himself), Johnson appeared in 56 episodes of the often-controversial sitcom from 1977 through 1981. After "Soap," he continued landing roles as an actor and ventriloquist, including a recurring role as a ventriloquist priest on the Nell Carter sitcom "Gimme a Break!." Eventually, Johnson would focus more on acting instead of ventriloquism, including roles on such series as "Broken Badges," in which he played a depressed police officer. He would continue securing roles on television throughout the early 21st century (albeit on a more sporadic basis), although he scored big on Broadway when "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only" opened to rave reviews in 2006, and a year later, brought him a Tony Award.

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