Jake Johnson

Biography

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 SigurĂ°sson. 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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The Saint

Action Adventure Thriller PG‑13

1997 (1h 56m) - Streaming on Netflix

Hired by a Russian politician to steal the formula for cold fusion, master thief Simon Templar falls for the scientist who has unlocked the secret.

Val Kilmer and Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue star in this globe-trotting romantic thriller. Source Netflix

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Ghost Rider

Fantasy Sci‑Fi PG‑13

2007 (1h 50m) - Streaming on Netflix

Stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze makes a bargain with the sinister Mephisto to save a loved one. Years later, Johnny gets the chance to reclaim his soul.

Nicolas Cage's hell-bound biker and this Marvel Comics adventure rode to the No. 1 spot at the box office. Source Netflix

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The World Is Not Enough

Action Adventure PG‑13

1999 (2h 8m) - Streaming on Netflix

Greed, revenge, world domination: It's all in a day's work for James Bond, who's on a mission to protect an oil heiress from a notorious terrorist.

Pierce Brosnan's third foray as the iconic super-agent was the highest-grossing Bond movie of its time. Source Netflix

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Riverdale

Drama Crime Mystery TV‑MA

2017 Series - Streaming on Netflix

While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, teen Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery. At Riverdale High, Betty, Archie, Jughead and new girl Veronica wrestle with clashing desires while coping with a fellow student's tragic death.

This Archie Comics reboot features Molly Ringwald ("The Breakfast Club") and Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills, 90210"). Source Netflix

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Stranger Things

Thriller Mystery Horror TV‑MA

2016 Series - Streaming on Netflix

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. Strange things are afoot in Hawkins, Indiana, where a young boy's sudden disappearance unearths a young girl with otherworldly powers. On his way home from a friend's house, young Will sees something terrifying. Nearby, a sinister secret lurks in the depths of a government lab.

This nostalgic nod to '80s sci-fi and horror classics has earned 31 Emmy nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama. Source Netflix

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Unbelievable

Drama Crime TV‑MA

2019 Series - Streaming on Netflix

After a young woman is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives investigate a spate of eerily similar attacks. Inspired by true events. As a traumatized young woman reports being raped by an intruder, she faces a whirlwind of emotions -- and increasingly skeptical questions from police.

Golden Globe nominee for Best Limited Series, Actress (Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever) and Supporting Actress (Toni Collette). Source Netflix

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