Jay Mohr, co-star of the "King's Ransom" Movie!
As a child, Jay Mohr dreamed of becoming a comedian. He fulfilled his prophecy by the time he was a young adult, working as a stand up comedian. Early in his career, he gained recognition for his uncanny and hilarious impressions, particularly for that of stony Christopher Walken. He made his television debut as part of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on NBC's Saturday Night Live. While on the show, Mohr received an Emmy nomination for his work. After leaving SNL, Mohr began guest starring on other shows and landed regular parts on The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Local Heroes. For hosting the MTV network's Lip Service, Mohr won an Espy Award. He made his feature film debut in 1995, with The Barefoot Executive, but gained real recognition playing Tom Cruise's rival sports agent, Bob Sugar, in Jerry Maguire (1995). Following a nice-guy role in Picture Perfect (1997) and a turn as Ellen Burstyn's AIDS-stricken son in Playing By Heart (1998), Mohr had starring roles in two high-profile 1999 projects, the eagerly awaited but ultimately disappointing 200 Cigarettes and Doug Liman's acclaimed Go. In both films, Mohr acted as part of a Who's Who of Up-and-Comers cast, appearing as the man who screws over Kate Hudson in the former, and as a gay soap opera actor in the latter. The same year, he returned to his television roots with Action, a Fox show that featured him as a loathsome, foul-mouthed film executive. Despite rave reviews and a cult following, the show was given the axe by the network. After supporting roles in such high-profile box-office bombs as The Adventures of Pluto Nash and S1mone, Mohr took a couple more stabs at the small-screen. First he hosted the talk-show Mohr Sports on ESPN, which began airing in 2002. Then, in 2003, he served as both host and executive producer on NBC's Last Comic Standing, a reality show that attempted to find the funniest undiscovered stand-up comedian in America. In between a starring role in the sex-comedy Seeing Other People and several stand-up performances, Mohr spent much of 2004 promoting his first book, Gasping for Airtime.
Jay Mohr was born on August 23, 1970, in Verona, New Jersey, USA.
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Birth Name: Jon Ferguson Mohr
Jay Mohr is currently in Los Angeles.
He has a sports show called "Mohr Sports" on ESPN in LA.
He has a dog named Shirley.
He has two siblings named Julie and Virginia. Jay has a tatoo on his left forearm that says "Will 12-27." Will was Jay's cousin who was killed by a drunk driver.
He is newly involved with Disney.
He is a very loyal but strong actor who everyone should love.
Height: 5' 9"
Spouse: Nicole Chamberlain (1998 - present) 1 child
Jay is a frequent guest on the New York City drive-time radio show "Opie & Anthony", where he adds his own commentary on the bizarre in-studio happenings and of course throws in the occasional Christopher Walken impersonation.
Did a killer impersonation of Christopher Walken in a skit titled "Christopher Walken's Psychic Hotline" on Saturday Night Live
Jay's wife, Nicole, is a former model who has developed a one-woman show, "Next!", about her experiences, particularly dealing with the audition process.
Jay Mohr is a frequent contributor to "The Jungle" a radio show hosted by Jim Rome. Jay's razor sharp takes and opinions have earned him the nickname "Slam Man" on the show. [August 2001]
Jay also hosts a first-of-its kind sports variety show, Mohr Sports, which debuted on ESPN in April 2002. He offers his unique and humorous insights on the world of sports in front of a live studio audience. The 30-minute weekly show features a timely, sports-themed comedy monologue, followed by interviews with athletes and entertainment personalities, remote segments and musical performances.
Official Site: www.jaymohrlive.com.
On an episode of Saturday Night Live, he did a sketch where Christopher Walken promotes Skittles. Lorne Michaels yelled at Mohr because the sketch was longer than it was during dress rehearsal.
He hosts "Last Comic Standing" on NBC, a show that searches America for the next big comedian.
Sony TV Wants More Jay Mohr
Comic Jay Mohr has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Mohr will create, produce and star in SPT projects which will be developed for network and cable television.
Mohr, most recently seen on the small screen hosting NBC's truncated third season of the unscripted "Last Comic Standing," will set up the new projects through his Giraffe Prods, working with partners Cori Fry and Charles Gerencer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mohr already has several possible offerings in mind.
In addition to his three seasons as host and producer on "Last Comic Standing," Mohr also served as executive producer on his ESPN talker "Mohr Sports." A short-term veteran of "Saturday Night Live," Mohr starred in the short-lived FOX comedy "Action" and appeared in features including "Go," "Pay it Forward" and the recent hit "Are We There Yet?"
Mohr's series guest spots have included in-person visits on "Las Vegas" and "The West Wing," as well as vocal stints on "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons."
Jay Mohr is coming to town...
Last year was a roller-coaster ride for comedian Jay Mohr. NBC pulled his reality television prodigy, Last Comic Standing, off the air. He also released a memoir about his Saturday Night Live years, aptly titled Gasping for Airtime.
It all proves that when the going gets rough, there's only one thing to do - return to your stand-up roots. Mohr takes the stage at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on March 18.
Mohr was born and raised in Vernon. At the ripe age of 21, he headed to New York City to make a name for himself in comedy. In 1993, he became a writer and featured player on SNL. During his two years with the cast, he was known for his impersonations of Christopher Walken, Dick Vitale and Sean Penn. He continued his television career with a role on The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He also starred as Peter Dragon on Fox's 1999 series, Action.
His silver screen career began in a somewhat modest fashion. He had bit parts in indie productions Go and 200 Cigarettes, and played alongside Jennifer Aniston in Picture Perfect. Playing opposite Tom Cruise in the 1996 box office powerhouse Jerry Maguire only enhanced Mohr's career.
His love of sports translated into more job prospects. After hosting Fox's NFL This Morning and narrating Behind The Glory, Mohr began his own show on ESPN in 2002.
Comedy was always Mohr's true calling, as evident in his role on Last Comic Standing. As host and executive producer, Mohr supported his fellow comedians by getting them much-needed network airtime. The show suffered a series of knocks in its last two seasons. Guest hosts Drew Carey and Rhett Butler cried foul when comedians who didn't get their votes were passed onto the next round. Despite being an Emmy-nominated series, the third season finale was aired only on Comedy Central. The winner was announced on NBC during a marathon of since-canceled King Of The Pride.
Mohr returned to the silver screen this year with a minor role in Ice Cube's Are We There Yet? He will also star alongside Anthony Anderson in King's Random (April 22).
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Alan Cumming (The Anniversary Party), Bob Odenkirk ("Mr. Show") and Whitney Cummings ("Punk’d") have signed on to join Jay Mohr ("Last Comic Standing") in covering the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on Sundance Channel’s "Festival Dailies," a daily program produced onsite at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. "Festival Dailies" will report on the films and filmmakers of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, providing TV viewers with an immediate sense of the Sundance Film Festival experience. From January 24-28 at 9:00pm, "Festival Dailies" airs as a half-hour program; on January 29th at 9:00pm "Festival Dailies" will be an hour wrap-up episode.
Mohr will serve as host of the show, conduct a series of round table discussions called "We’re Talking Here," as well as report from the streets of Park City. Alan Cumming will conduct "Peer to Peer" interviews with actors and directors who have films screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Odenkirk will perform man-on-the-street segments for the program. Whitney Cummings will report on the activities at the festival. "Festival Dailies" is produced by Robert Katz and Jerry Kupfer. Adam Pincus is Executive Producer and Anne Mullen is Supervising Producer.
Jay Mohr has a long list of television and film credits, including "Saturday Night Live" (1993-1995), and Jerry Maguire. Mohr is also the creator, producer and host of "Last Comic Standing," for which he was nominated for a 2004 Emmy®.
Alan Cumming is an acclaimed film, television, and theatre actor, and has played a variety of roles, including the Spy Kids and XMen films, TNT’s "The Goodbye Girl," and as the role of the Emcee in "Cabaret" on Broadway from 1993-94 and 1998-99. Cumming co-wrote, directed and starred in (with Jennifer Jason Leigh) The Anniversary Party. Cumming can be also be seen in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Film Reefer Madness.
Bob Odenkirk was the Executive Producer and star of the television series "Mr. Show" and wrote and co-starred in the "Mr. Show" Movie Run Ronnie Run! He has won Emmy Awards® for his writing on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show" and is currently the host of Sundance Channel’s Friday night movie series "Midnight Snack."
Whitney Cummings is a series regular on the weekly hit show for VH1 "Best Week Ever". Cummings also played a Field Agent for MTV’s "Punk’d," and was a participant in E!’s "50 Most Outrageous TV Moments" and "101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment," as well as the "2004 MTV Movie Awards."
In addition to "Festival Dailies," all of Sundance Channel’s January programming – including narrative features, documentaries, short films and original series – is devoted to films that have screened at past Sundance Film Festivals.
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel brings television viewers daring and engaging feature films, shorts, documentaries, world cinema and animation, shown uncut and with no commercials. Through its original programs, Sundance Channel connects viewers with filmmakers, the creative process, and the world of independent film. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of supporting independent artists and providing them with wider opportunities to present their work to audiences.
Jay Mohr to Host 55th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
James L. Brooks to Receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, Presented by Greg Kinnear
Jay Mohr and an all-star list of celebs to show their support for the unsung heroes of filmmaking - the editors - at the 55th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on February 20
Universal City, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2005 -- Jay Mohr is set to host the 55th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on February 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Board of Directors. “Jay has long been on our wish list to host the show and we’re grateful his schedule this year allowed for his involvement. It’s especially apropos since our Golden Eddie honoree, James L. Brooks, gave Jay in his breakthrough role in Jerry Maguire. His unique energy will add so much to the Eddies and we’re thrilled to have him.”
Mohr joins a great list of actors and comedians who have hosted what many industryites consider the best awards show in town. “Perhaps it’s because we’re editors and we know the importance of pace and rhythm which helps keep the show fresh,” said ACE President Alan Heim. “We also know what to cut and when to cut it, which consistently keeps us under the 2-hour mark - a rarity among awards shows. The addition of a talented host like Jay Mohr helps guide the evening and keep us on track.” Past hosts of the ACE Eddies include Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls, Tom Arnold, Larry Miller, Greg Proops and French Stewart.
Celebrities expected to present at the show include Greg Kinnear (presenting the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award to James L. Brooks), Academy Award® nominee (and former ACE Student Internship Award winner) Alexander Payne and star of Sideways Sandra Oh, Teri Polo, Penny Marshall, and the cast of Desperate Housewives, among many others.
About Jay Mohr
The multi-talented Mohr had his breakthrough film role as rival agent to Tom Cruise in the blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire, produced by ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree, James L. Brooks. He followed up with a touching good-guy turn opposite Jennifer Aniston in Picture Perfect and went on to star in Doug Liman’s critically adored GO and Pay it Forward with Keviin Spacey. His other film credits include Playing by Heart, Suicide Kings, Seeing Other People and the upcoming King's Ransom.
As a quadruple threat, Mohr has also conquered television, radio and stand-up with equal ease since he began his career as a teenager. In addition to his many film credits, Mohr starred as Peter Dragon in the critically acclaimed Fox series “Action” and co-created, executive produced and hosted two seasons of NBC’s Emmy® nominated “Last Comic Standing.” He is the best-selling author of Gasping for Airtime, the darkly funny memoir of his two years on “Saturday Night Live.” He guest hosts Premiere Radio’s “Jim Rome Show,” the number one syndicated sports radio program in the country and makes frequent appearances on LA’s number one morning show, KROQ’s Kevin & Bean. Mohr also sells out theaters, clubs and colleges across the country, earning standing ovations for his keen observations on the world and the people who live in it. He is now at work on a 2005 schedule of comedy tours, television guest spots and feature films.
About the Ace Eddie Awards
The third oldest awards show tradition in Hollywood, preceded only by the Oscars and Golden Globes, the ACE Eddie Awards is now in its 55th year. The “Eddies,” as they are fondly called within the industry, recognizes outstanding editing in seven categories of film, television and documentary and honors industry luminaries each year with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year (a filmmaker of extraordinary vision), two career achievement honors (recognizing career achievement in editing) and periodically presents the Robert Wise Award, recognizing a journalist who has contributed significantly to illuminating the craft of editing. More information on the ACE Eddies/American Cinema Editors is available online at www.Americancinemaeditors.com.
Comedian Jay Mohr Buys a $10,000 Limited Edition Nintendo DS
Celebrities went into a bidding war over one-of-a-kind Nintendo DS systems that were auctioned off at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Comedian Jay Mohr bid an astounding $10,000 for a Nintendo DS with a swirling blue metallic pattern. Nintendo added $5,000 to that total for donation of $15,000 to Mohr's favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Other winners were actress Poppy Montgomery, who for $1,500 won a green Nintendo DS with gold graffiti patterns, while X-Man Alan Cumming bid $1,500 for a wild copper-and-brown one. Nintendo will match both their bids and will donate $8,000 to their chosen charitable cause: tsunami disaster relief.
Celebrities who were outbid include Anthony Anderson, Lisa Kudrow, John Leguizamo, Jason Ritter and Jamie Bell. Comedian Jay Mohr Buys a $10,000 Limited Edition Nintendo DS.
Game News: Nintendo's Charity
Handheld games and game systems are apart of a growing mobile industry trend. Gaming on the go is getting bigger and bigger.
The handheld gaming industry has been fraught with many would-be platforms that would claim to be the next best thing. However none have made quite an impact on the gaming industry as Nintendo's GameBoy. Since its inception in the mid 80's, Nintendo's GameBoy has occupied the hands of millions of youths accross the globe.
Today, the GameBoy (GB) has also begun to infultrate the more adult market, providing games with a more mature theme. Since the 80's, Nintendo has made many advances on the GB system technology, and with their current version, the Nintendo DS, have gained even more popularity.
Thanks to a celebrity bidding frenzy, Nintendo DS(TM) proved to be the talk of the Sundance Film Festival. One-of-a-kind Nintendo DS systems created specifically for the festival were won by comedian Jay Mohr, host of the Sundance Channel's "Festival Dailies" and the popular show "Last Comic Standing," actress Poppy Montgomery, star of the thriller "Between," and actor Alan Cumming, also of "Festival Dailies" and "X2: X-Men United."
The three won their new custom Nintendo DS units in a silent auction at the Nintendo DS Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival. Mohr, Montgomery and Cumming outbid celebrities like Anthony Anderson of "Hustle & Flow," Lisa Kudrow, John Leguizamo, Jason Ritter and Jamie Bell.
Mohr bid a whopping $10,000 for a Nintendo DS with a swirling blue metallic pattern. Nintendo will add $5,000 to his winning bid for a total donation of $15,000 to Mohr's designated charity, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Montgomery bid $2,500 for a stylish green Nintendo DS with gold graffiti patterns, while Cumming bid $1,500 for a wild copper-and-brown one. Nintendo will match both their bids, and will donate $8,000 to their chosen charitable cause, tsunami disaster relief.
"Nintendo DS is already a hot system, but the one-of-a-kind DS units really created a bidding frenzy among the celebrities," says Perrin Kaplan, Nintendo of America's vice president of marketing & corporate affairs. "And best of all, along with Nintendo's contributions, two very worthy charities will benefit from their generosity."
The auction took place in the Nintendo DS Lounge in the Motorola Lodge, which turned out to be the favorite celebrity hangout. Dozens of stars stopped by to receive and enjoy new Nintendo DS systems and games, while sending messages to one another using the built-in PictoChat(TM) wireless chat feature. Lounge visitors included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Ludacris, Terrence Howard, Evan Rachel Wood, Khleo Thomas, Sean Astin, Joe Pantoliano, Seth Green, Aaron Ruell, Shannon Elizabeth, David Schwimmer, Marisa Tomei, Danny Masterson and Jason Isaacs.
During the Sundance Film Festival, celebrities and Hollywood hotshots played a variety of the best soon-to-be-released games, including WarioWare(TM): Touched! For Nintendo DS, and Star Fox(R): Assault and Donkey Kong(R) Jungle Beat for Nintendo GameCube(TM). The celebrity auction winners join the more than 1.3 million Nintendo DS owners in the United States. Nintendo remains on track to ship a total of 5 million Nintendo DS systems to the United States by the end of March.
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games and more than 336 million hardware units globally.
Jay Mohr: Seeing Other People
Did you hear about the contretemps the other day between the 85-year-old Andy Rooney who, after making a hostile remark about Mel Gibson was on the receiving end of a lashing by Bill
O'Reilly? O'Reilly said that "old men say crazy things," to which Rooney replied, "I didn't ask to get old, Bill, it just happened. And maybe, if you're lucky, it will happen to you." Old age, as they
say, is not so bad when you consider the alternative, but just as it's better to be rich, it's best to be young. But while youth must be served, men and women with fewer than 30 years under their
belts have their own existential dilemma: They have the nagging suspicion that there's a lot more out there than they've personally tried, which is why TV writer Ed (Jay Mohr) is reconsidering his engagement to Alice (Julianne Nicholson) after Alice declares that she hasn't had enough of a sexual history and wants to play around during the months preceding their marriage.
The movie, "Seeing Other People," is written by a married couple, making us wonder whether it's at least semi- autobiographical. Wallace Wolodarsky, director and co-writer, got his start by writing for "The Tracy Ullman Show which he parlayed into a stint penning dialogue for "The Simpsons," while his other half, Maya Forbes, wrote for "The Larry Sanders Show" before she teamed up with her husband to script "Seeing Other People." You'd never guess that they had such an illustrious
background after witnessing this laugh-challenged sit-com: The blame is not with the accomplished actors but with the writing and the direction, the former simply not working as the
characters appear to hesitate every few minutes to await an audience chuckle, the latter for not moving the pace along swiftly enough.
The story itself is nothing new. Comedies featuring fights between men and women got a start at least since Aristophanes penned the classic "Lysistrata," about how women locked their
war-mongering husbands out of their bedrooms until the men agreed to lay down their arms and make peace with their enemies. While "Lysistrata" embraces a serious subtext beneath
its phallic hilarity, "Seeing Other People" deals with the surface of life with no resonance beyond the exposure of attractive young ‘uns who are, save for one guy, too immature to make a commitment.
Jay Mohr as Ed radiates such a nice-guy aura in the opening quarter hour that it's shame he has no substantial script to illustrate the age-old "is-that-all-there-is" dilemma. When his fiancé, Alice (Julianne Nicholson) insists that the two be allowed to play around with as many people as they wish during the months preceding their planned nuptials, Ed wins our sympathy outright by insisting that he has no desire whatever to be with anyone but his beloved. When Ed decides that he wants to continue playing the game that his fiancé suggested, Alice is hoist with her own petard.
Their friends and relations have stories that mirror the principal plot, a cast of mostly wacky characters like Carl (Andy Richter), the only normal fellow in the group who has an affair with a
divorcee; Lauren Graham as Alice's rich but miserable sister who must deal with her breath-challenged husband. The biggest wacko aside from Alice–whose stupid plan obviously threatens
her marriage plans-- is Harvard student Penelope (Helen Slater), who has a fling with Ed but is more in love with crack cocaine.
"Seeing Other People" is a middle-class clone of the working- class couple in the "Jackie Gleason Show." Married and engaged couples have fought since the days of Clytemnestra
and Agamemnon, Medea and Jason, so what's new with Wolodarsky's take on the ancient subject? Absent decent punch lines–save for the obligatory scene that finds Ed and Alice
meeting in their favorite restaurant, each with a different date–this yarn may make you want to consider seeing other movies.
Jay Mohr - Famous Comedian
Jay Mohr is a quadruple threat. Film, television, radio and stand-up are all among the treasures in the bag of tricks he's been working on throughout the 13-year career he began as a teenager.
He has worked with superstars, holding his own with Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" and most recently in "Simone" with Al Pacino and Winona Ryder, "Pluto Nash" with Eddie Murphy and "Speaking of Sex" with Bill Murray.
He starred as Peter Dragon in the critically acclaimed Fox series, "Action." He often guest hosts Premiere Radio's "Jim Rome Show," the number one syndicated sports radio program in the country. He is a regular guest on the nationally syndicated "Opie and Anthony Show" out of New York, and on L.A.'s number one morning show, KROQ's "Kevin and Bean."
He sells out theaters, clubs and colleges all over the country, earning standing ovations for his keen observations on the world and the people who live in it.
The multi-talented Mohr had his breakthrough role as a rival agent to Cruise in the blockbuster hit "Jerry Maguire," and followed up in a touching good-guy turn opposite Jennifer Aniston in "Picture Perfect." He starred in Doug Liman's critically adored "Go" and most recently in "Pay It Forward" with Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. His other film credits include "Playing By Heart," "Suicide Kings" and "Small Soldiers."
Mohr first wowed audiences as a regular on Saturday Night Live with his dead-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Rikki Lake, Dick Vitale and Sean Penn. From there the New Jersey boy made his move on Hollywood.
His work as host of Fox's, "NFL This Morning" and narrator of "Beyond the Glory" lead to "Mohr Sports," a weekly comedy/music/sports talk hour which premiered April 2, 2002 on ESPN.
Jay Mohr - Gasping for Airtime on DVD
Jay Mohr spent two years on Saturday Night Live and tells a great story of what it’s like you achieve your dream job and turns out to be quite bittersweet. That, and the obligatory yet interesting behind the scenes SNL stories.
…Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler walked past our table with his wife. All week I had thought he looked like Joan Rivers. During the rehearsals, he would constantly primp himself. Tyler carried a mirror in the holster on the side of his painter’s pants. The mirror wasn’t a compact; it was about eight inches in diameter. He looked in that mirror more than someone who lived in a house of mirrors.