Jake Johnson

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Jake Johnson is a versatile actor with hilarious and engaging performances on both the big and small screen. Up next, Johnson will star in ABC's new fall drama "Stumptown," opposite Cobie Smolders, which follows an Army veteran turned private investigator who finds herself operating outside of common law.

Johnson will also executive produce and lend his vocal talents to Netflix's highly anticipated adult animated series "Hoops," created by Ben Hoffman. The series centers around a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his God-awful team will take him to the big leagues.

Recently, Johnson stars as Peter B. Parker in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," the newest addition to the Spider-Man universe. Released by Sony in December 2018, the critically acclaimed film won the Golden Globe®, BAFTA, Critics' Choice and Academy Award® in the category of Best Animated Film. In 2018, Johnson starred in the feature comedy "Tag," opposite Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher; and the comedy short "To Plant a Flag," opposite Seth Morris, Jason Schwartzman and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. In 2017, Johnson wrote, produced and starred in "Win It All." Johnson also starred in the reimagining of the classic thriller "The Mummy," opposite Tom Cruise and directed by Alex Kurtzman. In 2016, Johnson appeared in "Smurfs: The Lost Village" with Demi Lovato and Joe Manganiello; "Jurassic World" with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard; and his second film with director Joe Swanberg, "Digging for Fire," in which Johnson co-wrote the script with Swanberg and starred alongside Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Brie Larson.

Johnson's other film credits include the box office hit comedy "Let's Be Cops," alongside Damon Wayans Jr.; "Drinking Buddies," opposite Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston; and director Jenee LaMarque's independent film "The Pretty One," alongside Zoe Kazan. Johnson also co-starred in "21 Jump Street," alongside Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill; "Safety Not Guaranteed," opposite Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass; "No Strings Attached," written by "New Girl" creator Liz Meriwether; and "Ceremony," opposite Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano.

For his role on "New Girl," Johnson was nominated for a 2013 Television Critics Association Award in the category of Individual Achievement in Comedy. In 2009, Johnson starred in "Paper Heart" with Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Johnson is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.

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Extraction

Action Adventure R

2020 (1h 57m) - Streaming on Netflix

A hardened mercenary's mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he's sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son.

Chris Hemsworth stars in this nonstop action-thriller with Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda and Golshifteh Farahani. Source Netflix

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Battle: Los Angeles

Action Adventure Sci‑Fi PG‑13

2011 (1h 56m) - Streaming on Netflix

Led by their skillful Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) and Second Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez), a platoon of gutsy Marines fights to protect all humankind from astonishingly powerful aliens. They must complete their mission within a three hour window before the Air Force bombs their battleground. Source Netflix

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Drama PG‑13

2008 (2h 46m) - Streaming on Netflix

David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button, a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by.

This film earned three Oscars and 13 nominations, including acting and directing nods for Brad Pitt and David Fincher. Source Netflix

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Ozark

Drama Crime Thriller TV‑MA

2017 Series - Streaming on Netflix

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Jason Bateman won an Emmy for directing and Julia Garner won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Source Netflix

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Money Heist

Crime Thriller Action Mystery TV‑MA

2017 Series - Streaming on Netflix

Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. The Professor recruits a young female robber and seven other criminals for a grand heist, targeting the Royal Mint of Spain.

This riveting crime series won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards, Premios Fénix and Premios Iris (plus six more Iris wins). Source Netflix

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Bosch

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2014 Series - Streaming on Amazon

Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect -- just as a cold case involving the remains of a missing boy forces Bosch to confront his past. As daring recruit, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), catches his eye, and departmental politics heat up, Bosch will pursue justice at all costs. Source Amazon

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