Johnny Brennan

As one half of the famous comedy duo the Jerky Boys, Johnny Brennan endeared himself to fans the world over. A native of Queens, New York, Brennan began recording comedy skits and impressions using his father's ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1961 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (4)

The Tudors 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2000 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Lucan (Actor)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

Himself--The Jerky Boys (Actor)
Writer (1)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

As one half of the famous comedy duo the Jerky Boys, Johnny Brennan endeared himself to fans the world over. A native of Queens, New York, Brennan began recording comedy skits and impressions using his father's reel-to-reel recorder when he was a child. By age eleven, he was pulling pranks like throwing his sister's life-sized doll off of the roof at passing cars. It was this particular incident that attracted the attention of numerous neighborhood kids, including Kamal Ahmed, who would later become Brennan's comedy partner. Brennan began recording the hilarious results of his own prank phone calls in the late-'80s using a speakerphone and a boom box. Soon, he and Ahmed were planning and performing their pranks under the name the Jerky Boys, and becoming an underground, bootleg sensation. They caught the attention of the record industry and released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1993. Two years later, they starred in "The Jerky Boys: The Movie" (1995) together. Their follow-up album, "The Jerky Boys 2" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. By the early-'00s, Ahmed moved on to a career as a film director, and Brennan began appearing as a voice actor on "The Family Guy" (Fox, 1999-) providing the voice of Mort Goldman. He would also continue to release comedy albums under the name The Jerky Boys, including 2007's "Sol's Rusty Trombone."

Milestones

2011

Launched "The Jerky Boys Show with Johnny Brennan" podcast.

2007

Released his first solo album under the Jerky Boys name, "Sol's Rusty Tombone."

2000

Began appearing as a voice actor on "The Family Guy" as Mort Goldman.

1995

Starred in a motion picture with Ahmed depicting the fictionalized, comedic antics of the Jerky Boys, "The Jerky Boys: The Movie."

1993

Released his self-titled comedy album debut with Kamal Ahmed under the name the Jerky Boys.

Bonus Trivia

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First recorded skits and impressions at age ten using his father's reel-to-reel.

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Met his comedy partner Kamal Ahmed in 1972 at age 11 when he threw a life sized doll off of his roof in order to scare a passing motorist, attracting the attention of numerous neighborhood kids.

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Recorded his first Jerky Boys prank phone calls using a boom box and a speaker phone.

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