Who is Jake Johnson?

Jake Johnson is an American actor who has been actively involved in the entertainment field since 2007 to till date. Initially, Jake was very good at sports, but when he was in college, he developed his interest in writing, leading him to enroll in Arts School, and eventually, he made up his mind and pursued his career in acting. He is best known for his role in the sitcom ‘New Girl,’ where Johnson is portrayed as Nick Miller. Likewise, Jake is also a versatile actor who has acted in many films and different genres. Apart from acting, he has also ventured in writing and producing comedy-drama film. Moreover, he has also lent his voice video games of Lego as Lowery Cruthers.

Quick Info
Full NameMark Jake Johnson Weinberger
Birth DateMay 28, 1978
Birth PlaceEvanston, Illinois, US
FatherKen Weinberger
MotherEve Johnson
SiblingsDan and Rachel
Age42 years old
Height5 feet and 9¼ inches (164cm/1.76m)
Weight73kg (161lbs)
HairDark Brown
WifeErin Payne
Net Worth$8 million

Jake Johnson


Jake’s real name is Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger, named after his uncle, who died in a road accident. Jake was born on May 28, 1978, in Evanston, Illinois, US. His father, Ken Weinberger, was a car dealer while his mother, Eve Johnson, was an artist. Since his parents divorced when he was very young, he lived with his mother and grew with his two elder siblings named Dan and Rachel. He is currently 42 years old with a Gemini sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jake Johnson holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. He is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Polish descent and is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Besides, Jake has an average body type. He stands 5 feet and 9¼ inches (164cm/1.76m) tall and weighs around 73kg (161lbs). He has a pair of dark brown hair color with hazel colored eyes.

Early Life/Education

Jake Johnson attended New Trier High School and enrolled at the University of Iowa, where he studied for 2 years. Later, he moved to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. During his school days, he was good at sports, and in his university days, he was interested in writing. And his admission to Arts school builds him the confidence to pursue his career in acting.

Personal Life

Jake Johnson hitched to Erin Payne in 2006, and this couple is blessed with twin daughters.


Jake Johnson is active in his Instagram account (@mrjakejohnson), which has 1.3 million followers. He does not have an official Twitter and Facebook account.

Jake Johnson



Jake Johnson started his professional acting on TV in 2007 and has appeared in three different series the same year. They are ‘Derek and Simon: The Show’ in six episodes and in an episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘The Unit.’ In 2009 and 2010, he has appeared in an episode of ‘Lie to Me’ and ‘Flash Forward,’ respectively. He received his breakthrough moment in the 2011 series ‘New Girl,’ where he portrayed as Nick Miller. It has complete seven series and 146 episodes, which ran till 2018. He was also nominated for various awards for this role in the comedy genre.

Then from 2011 to 2015, he appeared in different TV series where he played as an actor and as a voice actor. To name a few, they are ‘Allen Gregory,’ ‘Ghost Girls,’ ‘High School USA,’ ‘Drunk History,’ Comedy Bang! Bang!’ and ‘BoJack Horseman.’ Likewise, in 2016 and 2017, he played mostly in a series where he has to lend his voice for various characters such as ‘We Bare Bears’ and ‘Comrade Detective,’ respectively. In 2019 he was the main cast of the crime drama TV series ‘Stumptown’ as Grey McConnell ran till 2020. Moreover, in 2020 he appeared in ‘Hoops’ where he lent his voice to the character named Ben Hopkins.


Talking about Jake’s filmy career, he landed his debut film role in the film ‘Bunny Whipped’ in 2007. In other films like ‘Redbelt’ in 2008, ‘Paper Heart’ in 2009, ‘Ceremony’ in 2010, and ‘No Strings Attached’ in 2011. The following year, he featured in two different films ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ as Jeff Schwensen and in ‘21 Jump Street’ as Principal Dadier. Likewise, in 2013 he starred in three movies named ‘Drinking Buddies,’ ‘The Pretty One,’ and Coffee Town. He also appeared in the 2014 film ‘The Lego Movie,’ where he voiced for the character Barry.

Jake Johnson

Johnson also appeared in ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Let’s be Cops’ the same year. He also expressed in the films ‘Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape’ as Lowery Cruthers in 2016 and Grouchy Smurf in ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ in 2017. Likewise, in 2017 he also ventured as co-writer and producer in ‘Win It All.’ Furthermore, in 2018 he voiced for Peter B. Parker, aka Spider-Man, in the computer-animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ Recently he is filming for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, which is yet to be released.


Jake Johnson has received nominations for various awards but has been able to bag only one of them called the Gold Derby TV Award in 2013 for his work in the sitcom ‘New Girl.’

Net Worth

Jake Johnson has been continuously working in the entertainment industry since 2007 and has gained a fair amount of popularity and wealth. His net worth as of now is estimated to be $8 million.