Jason Mewes

Born Jun 12, 1974

Jason Edward Mewes is an American television and film actor, and internet radio show host best known for playing Jay, the vocal half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob, in longtime friend Kevin Smith's films.

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    So Little Time, So Many Possibilities
    Huffington Post - Jan 17, 2016
  • Kevin Smith: “Mallrats 2″ Represents The Rare 90’s Movie Reunion
    Hollywood News - Mar 30, 2015
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    Argument Over Literary Forms Turns Deadly In Russia
    Huffington Post - Feb 03, 2014
  • Shira Lazar: Jay Mewes Reveals The 5 Most Unbelievably Awkward Moments In Comic Con History (Watch)
    Huffington Post - Jul 18, 2013


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1974 Birth Jason Edward Mewes was born on June 12, 1974 in Highlands, New Jersey, and grew up in a working-class neighborhood. … Read More


1994 20 Years Old While working toward a career in roofing, Mewes made his film debut in Smith's 1994 film Clerks as Jay. … Read More
1997 23 Years Old …  Smith entered Mewes into the first of a series of drug rehabilitation clinics in 1997, after noticing Mewes would spontaneously fall asleep, which he initially attributed to narcolepsy. … Read More
1999 25 Years Old In 1999 Mewes was arrested in New Jersey for heroin possession. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old In late 2001, after he failed to make a court appearance, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
2002 28 Years Old Mewes' mother died of AIDS in 2002.
2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 1, 2003, he surrendered himself at a Freehold, New Jersey court and pleaded guilty to probation violation charges. … Read More


2006 32 Years Old In a July 2006 interview he reported that he was sober, and harbored no urges to drink or use drugs.
2009 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He relapsed in 2009 after having surgery. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old …  From 2010-2012, Mewes was cast as "Jimmy the Janitor" for 26 episodes of the Canadian television series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. … Read More
2013 39 Years Old Mewes co-produced the 2013 animated movie Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie with his wife Jordan Monsanto, which was based on the Bluntman and Chronic comic book that Kevin Smith wrote as a companion piece to the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
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