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Overview (4)

Born in Highlands, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJason Edward Mewes
Nickname Chronic
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto cinema screens in 1994, playing the grass smoking, fast talking, foul mouthed and over sexed,...but very likable "Jay" in Kevin Smith's hilarious low budget hit Clerks (1994). The off beat & philosophical drug dealing characters of "Jay and Silent Bob" (Mewes and Smith) cropped up again in four more films directed by the talented Smith.....the tepidly received Mallrats (1995), was followed by more street wisdom in the scintillating romantic comedy Chasing Amy (1997), they tackled theological issues in the quirky religious comedy Dogma (1999) and then took on Hollywood, in the road trip epic Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). There was also a short-lived animated series Clerks (2000). Their characters also made a cameo appearance in Scream 3 (2000).

Mewes has since kicked on to appearing in other non-Smith projects including Hot Rush (2002), R.S.V.P. (2002), High Times Potluck (2002), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) and Feast (2005). His last Kevin Smith's films are Clerks II (2006) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008). Mewes has appeared in every film directed by Smith except Jersey Girl (2004), Cop Out (2010), and Red State (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Jordan Monsanto (30 January 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently appears in Kevin Smith's films

Trivia (16)

Graduated from Henry Hudson Regional, in Highlands, New Jersey in 1992.
Worked the cash register at Kevin Smith's comic book store.
Arrested in Keansburg, New Jersey. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin). He was sentenced to 2 years probation, ordered to undergo substance abuse counseling, and submit to random urine testing. He was also fined $1000, had his drivers license suspended for 6 months, and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. [March 1999]
Is of Polish descent.
His mother died in 2000 after contracting HIV.
Between the making of the two films Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999), Kevin Smith and Jason attended an AIDS benefit hosted by Harvey Weinstein, the chairman of Miramax. Upon learning that Mewes' mother was HIV-positive, Weinstein promised to get her to the best doctors in New York, a promise he kept.
Revealed that his character's full name in the View Askew films was Jason Derris, who is actually Rick Derris' little brother.
Is Kevin Smith's first and only choice for the lead role of Oliver Queen in a proposed Smith written and directed "Green Arrow" upcoming film for The Weinstein Company.
Rollerblades and plays hockey.
Is a big fan of the TV shows Columbo (1971), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996), Angel (1999) and Smallville (2001).
Worked in construction before Clerks (1994) was made. He has also worked at the Quick Stop and RST Video in Leonardo, New Jersey.
Married to Jordan Monsanto since January 30, 2009.
Close friend of Billie Joe Armstrong.
His surname is pronounced "Me-youz".
His wife Jordan Monsanto gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Logan Lee Mewes, on April 1, 2015 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He has appeared in seven films directed by Kevin Smith: Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)_, Clerks II (2006) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).

Personal Quotes (26)

My life would be complete if I could play a superhero in a flick. I would love to play Green Arrow or Dead Shot in a movie.
But, yeah, I'd love to do something else in someone else's movie.
I'm more into the Spawn toys. They're really cool. They're coming out with a Techno Spawn series and another series, The Dark Ages, which are really cool.
It was a lot of fun doing the Nike commercials, too.
I don't think anyone's ever thought I was a drug dealer.
All of a sudden Kevin told me that the movie got bought and was gonna be shown in a movie theatre. I was shocked. I was psyched. It was just weird.
I'm a big toy collector. I've been slowing down because my money's been tight, but I collect toys, too.
I was a metalhead and then I was into the rap and then I was a metalhead again.
I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don't pay attention to who's writing.
I don't really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.
I did some school plays in elementary school, but that was it.
There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth.
No, I don't have an agent. I'm hoping to get one soon.
It was cool to do someone else's movie. It was a lot of fun.
In Mallrats, you pretty much don't see him sell any weed, really. I don't consider him a big dealer.
In Kevin's movies I would like to stay Jay.
I love comics. All I've been doing is reading every day, sitting in the house. Because I've not been feeling too good, so I've been reading and reading.
I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman - Universal's doing a snowboarding movie. I'm not in it yet, but I'm supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I'm waiting to hear back from them.
I definitely would like to do something serious. Not like a love story, but serious like maybe a gangster or a mobster. A gang or a mob movie would be great.
And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff.
After doing the first couple scenes and I got used to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier. In Chasing Amy, I wasn't nervous at all. And in Dogma, the same.
On Mallrats, a lot of times they'd have to come find me. I'd be off hanging around. Looking around the stores, hanging out with people. So, he'd have to come find me.
It was a lot of fun on the set. I had the most fun making that movie out of all of them. I'm sure if I sat and thought about it, but none that I could think of offhand.
I'm getting Puppetmasters, too. They're one of my favorites. And they're coming out with new Puppetmasters. I try not to get everything, but I want so much.
I think I'll be fine in New York. If I could stay here and just get jobs in New York, that would be fine and that's what I'd want to do. I don't want to move.
I showed my mom the movie then I told her the movie got bought and that it was gonna be shown in theatres and be on video. Everyone was really psyched about it. Everyone in my little town of hounds started to call me movie star.

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