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Jay Mohr

Jay MohrAKA Jon Ferguson Mohr

Born: 23-Aug-1970
Birthplace: Verona, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gary Unmarried

In high school, Jay Mohr was a wrestler and a cut-up, and after graduating he performed stand-up comedy. Unlike many struggling comics, Mohr was quickly able to make a living at it, and at 21 he moved to New York. Less than a year and a half after that, he was picked up for Saturday Night Live. During his time on SNL (1993-95) Mohr did a drop-dead Christopher Walken, a pretty good Sean Penn, and admitted plagiarizing a sketch about an Irish bartender.

Mohr has suffered panic attacks, and self-medicated with marijuana and alcohol and, later, prescription anti-anxiety meds. He starred in the short-lived but flamboyantly crude Fox drama Action, playing a movie dealmaker, with Illeana Douglas as a hooker he hires as a senior executive. Shortly after Action was canceled, Mohr signed a five-picture deal with Disney.

Mohr was the first host and executive producer of Last Comic Standing, an American Idolesque competition for comedians, but left the show in 2004 amid complaints that the competition had been rigged. Celebrity judge Drew Carey said, "I thought it was crooked and dishonest. It was like somebody at NBC cast the show ahead of the event." It later came out that one of the contestants was writing for Mohr's other show, Mohr Sports, and another was dating one of the rotating "guest judges".

In 2008 he filed legal papers to hyphenate his surname with his wife, which would make him Jay Cox-Mohr.

Father: John Mohr (pharmaceuticals executive)
Mother: Jeannie Mohr (nurse)
Sister: Julia
Sister: Virginia
Wife: Nicole Chamberlain (model, m. 1998, div. 2004, one child)
Son: Jackson Mohr
Wife: Nikki Cox (actress, dated 2005-06, m. 29-Dec-2006, one son)
Son: Meredith Daniel Mohr (b. 5-May-2011)

    High School: Verona High School, Verona, NJ (1988)

    Endorsement of Pepsi 2006
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, Alcoholism

    Gary Unmarried Gary Brooks (2008-)
    Ghost Whisperer Prof. Rick Payne (2006-08)
    The West Wing Taylor Reid (2004)
    Action Peter Dragon (1999)
    The Jeff Foxworthy Show Wayne Foxworthy (1995-96)
    Saturday Night Live (1993-95)
    Camp Wilder Dorfman (1992-93)

    Dumbbells (10-Jan-2014)
    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (8-Mar-2013)
    Hereafter (12-Sep-2010) · Billy
    Lonely Street (2009) · Bubba Mabry
    Street Kings (10-Apr-2008)
    Christmas Do-Over (16-Dec-2006)
    The Groomsmen (9-Jun-2006) · Cousin Mike Sullivan
    Even Money (Mar-2006)
    King's Ransom (22-Apr-2005)
    Are We There Yet? (21-Jan-2005) · Marty
    Seeing Other People (7-May-2004)
    S1m0ne (23-Aug-2002) · Hal Sinclair
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash (16-Aug-2002)
    Black River (6-Jul-2001)
    Speaking of Sex (2001)
    Pay It Forward (12-Oct-2000) · Chris Chandler
    Cherry Falls (29-Jul-2000) · Leonard Marliston
    Olive, the Other Reindeer (17-Dec-1999) [VOICE]
    Go (7-Apr-1999) · Zack
    200 Cigarettes (26-Feb-1999) · Jack
    Playing by Heart (30-Dec-1998)
    Jane Austen's Mafia! (24-Jul-1998) · Anthony Cortino
    Small Soldiers (10-Jul-1998) · Larry Benson
    Paulie (17-Apr-1998) [VOICE]
    Suicide Kings (6-Sep-1997)
    Picture Perfect (17-Apr-1997) · Nick
    The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997) [VOICE]
    Jerry Maguire (13-Dec-1996) · Bob Sugar
    For Better or Worse (18-Feb-1996)

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