Jason Mewes
American actor
Jason Mewes
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 - about 1 year
A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it. Should a creative person take it in one direction? Two directions? Three or four or more? Should an artist present a brilliant idea to trusted collaborators who can join in on bringing it to fruition? Or should an individual recognize that a seemingly brilliant idea might be more than s/he can handle? These are important questions to ask. While many in the arts stress that one learns the most through one's failures, two recent artistic mishaps drew lots of attention. Produced by the African Community Theatre under Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies, a recent production of The Mountaintop (a controversial play by Katori Hall) featured two actors alte ...
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Kevin Smith: “Mallrats 2″ represents the rare 90’s movie reunion
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
As a pretty big fan of filmmaker Kevin Smith, I tend to be inclined to support whatever project he’s interested in making, be it a new movie, a new podcast, or anything in between. Even so, I was initially a bit confused as to why Smith was looking to follow up Clerks III (which I’m hugely looking forward to) and his next two Canadian set genre outings (this year’s Yoga Hosers and the still to be shot Moose Jaws) with a sequel to Mallards. Yes, it’s developed over the years from a box office disappointment to one of his most beloved titles, but was anyone yearning for Mallrats 2? Then, I listened to Smith explain why and now, not just am I on board, I think it has the potential to be the rare 90’s movie reunion that really works. The reason that Smith decided to make Mallrats 2 was to honor his friend and Mallrats producer Jim Jacks, who passed away about a year ago. As a way of honoring Jacks, a man who had once upon a time championed a potential sequel, Smith recently decided to make ...
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Argument Over Literary Forms Turns Deadly in Russia
Huffington Post - about 3 years
YEKATERINBURG, Russia -- As we're wont to say in my family, y'all ain't gonna believe this: It seems a former school teacher in Russia's Sverdlosk district stabbed and killed his friend in a drunken argument over the superiority of poetry versus prose. In case you've forgotten, it's been a scant four months since another Russian was shot and killed in a disagreement about Kant, as in you kant make this stuff up. Philosophy is serious business -- but literature?! The only account I've seen so far is short on facts and long on speculation, but according to a statement from investigators: "The literary dispute soon grew into a banal conflict, on the basis of which the 53-year-old admirer of poetry killed his opponent with the help of a knife." From which we can conclude that the Russian constabulary is none too keen on poetry, prose or good writing of any stripe. I mean really - "banal?" Please. Here's how that should have been written: "He struck with fury, sharp and steely A ...
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Shira Lazar: Jay Mewes Reveals The 5 Most Unbelievably Awkward Moments In Comic-Con History (WATCH)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
With San Diego Comic-Con 2013 already under way, we recruited our shameless friend, Jason Mewes, to help us count down the most painfully awkward moments ever captured on film in the history of Comic-Con. From the worst cosplayers and most cringe-worthy interview outtakes to embarrassing breakups and awful panel questions, it's all here in one difficult-to-watch package. For inside access to #SDCC this week, be sure to join us LIVE at noon PT / 3pm ET on our YouTube channel!
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Chill launches episodic funding
Broadcast - over 3 years
Online distribution platform Chill is moving into the next stage of crowdfunding as it launches episodic funding for its first original series, Jason Mewes-fronted Vigilante Diaries.
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Dan Persons: Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Mewes on Noobz
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Aside from being a regular fixture on Kevin Smith's Smodcast network, Jason Mewes has been keeping busy as an actor, taking the persona that started as a philosophical dope peddler in Clerks and growing and maturing it in myriad ways. The latest incarnation shows up in the road-comedy Noobz, as a middle-aged video gamer trying to lead his team to gold and glory during a mammoth tournament. We got a chance to talk with Jason about the film, as well as his new animated series for Kevin Smith, and not a little, general geek nattering. Click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the link to download. Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Mewes on Noobz. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK (PLEASE?)
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Jason Mewes Talks Jay And Silent Bob, TV Show Ideas And Stealing From Kevin Smith
Pedestrian TV - almost 5 years
Actor Jason Mewes (aka Jay) discusses strange encounters at the Comic-Con urinals, his battles with drug addiction and potential ideas for a Jay and Silent Bob TV show. Mewes and Kevin Smith (aka Silent Bob) are currently touring the country for their brutally honest and always hilarious live comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old (tickets are still available for tomorrow’s Adelaide show!). Read our quick chat with Jason below. Hey Jason what are you to? Just watching television. Murder She Wrote, you know that one right? Yeah of course. Angela Lansbury, the most unrealistic detective ever. She’s amazing dude. She can solve any crime you throw her way. So what are your favourite TV shows? Not including Murder She Wrote? From the top of my head there’s CSI: Miami, Vampire Diaries, Grimm, CSI; Vegas, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, Warehouse 13. I love Game of Thrones. I’m into True Blood, Spartacus. I like Charmed, Angel, Buffy. I’m into sci-fi and crime dramas basic ...
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'Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil' Cancelled
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
Sadly, "Evil" shall not prevail. Canadian TV channel Space has confirmed that it won't be renewing cult hit "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" for a third season. The news comes as quite a shock, given the show's accolades from critics and fans alike. It was recently picked up in foreign markets like Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany, where fans were heard crying out "ingen!""nei!"and "kien!" upon hearing that their new favourite show won't be back. The show's creator, Craig David Wallace, revealed the news last night at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, where, ironically, he was being honoured for his work on "Todd." In a state of disbelief, we reached out to a Space rep who confirmed that yes, it is indeed true. Nooooo! Great writing, a plethora of zany shenanigans and an awesome cast (including Alex House, Chris Leavins and Jason Mewes) all helped the show attract a legion of devoted fans. In this time of loss, sharing memories can help. Our favourite "To ...
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A Sneak Peek of Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Episode 2.06 - Fisting Fantasy
Dread Central - almost 5 years
FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Block continues its Tuesday night mayhem with another new episode of "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil", entitled "Fisting Fantasy", and we have the preview and a sneak peek clip from the ep to share. "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" airs Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM on FEARnet, followed by "Holliston" at 10:30 PM. "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" Episode 2.06 - "Fisting Fantasy" Synopsis (4/17/12 air date): Trapped inside a video game, the Gang embarks on an epic quest to slay The Red Knight and make a special friend along the way. About "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil": This supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman, and Chris Leavins and featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode Todd (House) and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, ...
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Jason Mewes talks about show with 'Silent Bob'
In Forum - almost 5 years
FARGO - The slackers have grown up. <a class="fplink fp-132395" href="/Jason+Mewes+1">Jason Mewes</a> and <a class="fplink fp-164476" href="/Kevin+Smith+1">Kevin Smith</a> - otherwise known as Jay and Silent Bob from Smith's various slacker-centric films - are bringing their iconic, off-color characters to the Fargo Theatre tonight, kicking off this week's Fargo Film Festival.
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Jason Mewes On Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil – “There’s A Giant Penis And All Sorts Of Great Stuff”
Bleeding Cool - almost 5 years
Todd And The Book of Pure Evil recently aired the final episode of its second season at home in Canada, but on Tuesday March 6th the show is finally going to be making its UK debut on Syfy. The show has already been nominated for eight Gemini Awards (for those unfortunate enough not to have been exposed to Very North American culture, Geminis are like the Canadian TV BAFTAs), winning Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program for the season one musical episode The Phantom of Crowley High. Cast member <a class="fplink fp-132395" href="/Jason+Mewes+1">Jason Mewes</a>, long-time staple of Kevin Smith’s movies, was in the UK last month for the Jay And Silent Bob Get Old stand-up tour, and I managed to catch him just before he charged off to browse the shelves of Forbidden Planet. Bleeding Cool: For the uninitiated, who is Todd and what is the Book of Pure Evil? <a class="fplink fp-132395" href="/Jason+Mewes+1">Jason Mewes</a>: Todd is … a kid in high school, and Todd and the Book ...
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Comic Book Men Preview: Jason Mewes Visits
Comic Book - about 5 years
Last week, Comic Book Men premiered on AMC TV, and the show has been generating quite a bit of discussion online. While I found many segments of the show to be hilarious, there were some other comic book sites that didn’t like the show at all. And apparently, at least one of the cast members [...]
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Brian O'Halloran, aka Dante from 'Clerks,' Talks Kevin Smith and the ... - Zoiks! Online
Google News - over 5 years
Jason Mewes I see every few month at conventions. He&#39;s a great guy that is so much fun to hang out with. I chat with Marilyn Ghigliotti from time to time. We also see each other at conventions too. I haven&#39;t heard from Lisa Spoonhauer in many years
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Investigation reveals filmmaker Tyler Perry is actually Glenn Beck - The Spoof (satire)
Google News - over 5 years
Just this morning I greenlighted remakes of Superfly, Blacula and Slaughter&#39;s Big Rip Off-only with white actors Jason Mewes, Nick DiPaolo, and Michael Richards to fill those roles. Why cast white comics in those roles? Because we think the idea of a
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Kevin Smith - Swerve Calgary
Google News - over 5 years
View Askewniverse The first six films of Smith&#39;s career, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, occupy a world of overlapping storylines and characters, including Jay and Silent Bob (played by Jason Mewes
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Jay and Silent Bob Get Old - Las Vegas Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are coming to the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip with their Jay and Silent Bob Get Old podcast and it&#39;s anything goes with this duo. Miss this event? Check out these additional dates: Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Mewes
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 38
    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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  • 2010
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours Mewes provides a voiceover for a thief who steals some tapes. The titular character, Tony "Scarface" Montana, injures Mewes' characters in a fistfight that regains the desired tapes. Mewes starred in the horror film Breath of Hate, where he played a romantic love interest to a dysfunctional escort. Mewes co-starred in Smith's 2008 film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, in which Mewes, in a scene near the end of the film, appears fully nude. Mewes co-hosts a weekly podcast with Smith called Jay & Silent Bob Get Old in which Mewes discusses his former drug addiction issues. Mewes is co-Executive Producer on Smith's Hulu-exclusive series Spoilers with Kevin Smith.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    Mewes married his wife Jordan Monsanto in a civil ceremony on January 30, 2009, with a larger wedding planned later that May.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter, Logan Lee, was born on April 1, 2015.
    He relapsed in 2009 after having surgery.
    More Details Hide Details To help Mewes maintain his sobriety, Kevin Smith created the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast as a "weekly intervention" to let Mewes talk through his history of substance abuse, amongst other topics. He has been clean since June 28, 2010.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    In a July 2006 interview he reported that he was sober, and harbored no urges to drink or use drugs.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 28
    Mewes continued to use drugs, and has related that he decided to turn himself in and get help after waking up on Christmas morning 2003 to find that he had started a fire after falling asleep near a lit candle while on heroin.
    More Details Hide Details Estranged from Smith and his other friends, Mewes returned to New Jersey, where he was given the choice of attending six months of court-mandated rehab or a year in jail. Mewes waited a year before attempting to revive his career, and eventually obtained a new agent at the Endeavor agency.
    On April 1, 2003, he surrendered himself at a Freehold, New Jersey court and pleaded guilty to probation violation charges.
    More Details Hide Details He was ordered to enter a six-month rehab program, and would be allowed to return to Los Angeles, but was told if he violated probation again, he could face up to five years in prison. Smith had taken Mewes in to live with him and his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, but evicted him after catching him using drugs again. During this period, he stole Smith's ATM card and charged $1,100, and had heroin shipped to the hotel where a press junket for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was being held. Smith had Mewes check into various rehab facilities, including Promises in Malibu, where his visit coincided with frequent costar Ben Affleck's stay for alcoholism. These attempts were unsuccessful for Mewes, whose problem was so severe that Smith declined to give him a part in 2004's Jersey Girl.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    Mewes' mother died of AIDS in 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    In late 2001, after he failed to make a court appearance, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
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  • 1999
    Age 24
    In 1999 Mewes was arrested in New Jersey for heroin possession.
    More Details Hide Details His probation sentence included community service, drug counseling, and regular court appearances in New Jersey.
  • 1997
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mewes sobered up until about a week into the Dogma shoot, when he learned he could pass his urine tests by abstaining from drugs for three days beforehand and then shooting up the rest of the week. It was also during filming for Dogma that Mewes' mother was diagnosed with AIDS. In another attempt to get clean, Mewes moved in with his mother, who gave him OxyContin to ease the withdrawal symptoms; Mewes was soon addicted to that substance as well.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    While working toward a career in roofing, Mewes made his film debut in Smith's 1994 film Clerks as Jay.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a huge success resulting in Mewes becoming closely identified with the role, which he also played in Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006) and the upcoming sequels Mallrats 2 (2016) and Clerks III (TBA). He also supplied Jay's voice in the short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series. He, along with Kevin Smith, performed in the films Scream 3 and Bottoms Up and on Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He appeared in two episodes of a three-part story arc in which he and Smith film a new addition to Smith's View Askew films titled Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh? at Degrassi Community School. They appear again on Degrassi (in a two-part episode), at the premiere of Jay and Silent Bob go Canadian, Eh? in Canada. Mewes, Smith, and Degrassi star Stacie Mistysyn made the cover of the January 29, 2005 issue of Canadian TV Guide.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Jason Edward Mewes was born on June 12, 1974 in Highlands, New Jersey, and grew up in a working-class neighborhood.
    More Details Hide Details He never knew his father, and his mother was an ex-con and a drug addict. Relates Mewes: "She used to check into hotels and take TVs and sell them I guess it really ain't funny, but it's weird because it was so fucked up She used to steal mail. I used to drive around with her and she'd pull up and make me reach into mailboxes. It really wasn't pleasant." Although this exposure to drugs at first served to make him averse to them, he eventually began using them after graduating from high school. His best friend was future filmmaker Kevin Smith, who described Mewes this way: "Jason's the kind of dude you know for five minutes and he whips his cock out. I was like, somebody should put this dude in a movie. I just wanted to see if anybody outside our group of friends finds him as funny as I do."
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