Jason Mewes BIOGRAPHY/BIO
Jason is an American radio show host, television, film actor and film producer. He is best known for playing jay and Silent Bob, in longtime friend Kevin Smith’s films.
Jason’s EARLY LIFE
Mewes was born on June 12, 1974, in Highlands, New Jersey, and he grew up in a working-class neighborhood. He never knew his father, and his mother was an ex-con and a drug addict. “She used to check into hotels and take TVs and sell them…I guess it really ain’t funny, but it’s weird because it was so fucked up…She used to steal mail. I used to drive around with her and she’d pull up and make me reach into mailboxes. It really wasn’t pleasant.” Relates Mewes. Although this exposure to drugs at first served to make him averse to them, he eventually began using them after graduating from high school.
His best friend was future filmmaker Kevin Smith, who described Mewes as the kind of dude you know for five minutes and he whips his cock out. ”I was like somebody should put this dude in a movie. I justed wanted to see if anybody outside our group of friends finds him as funny as I do.
Jason Mewes Wife and Children
Mewes married Jordan Monsanto in a civil ceremony on January 30, 2009, with a larger wedding planned later that May. Their daughter, Logan Lee, was born on April 1, 2015.
Jasons Mewes PERSONAL LIFE
Mewes has talked openly about his struggles with substance abuse, which began in his early 20s. He first began using heroin shortly after appearing in Mallrats and was soon addicted; he was under the influence while filming Chasing Amy and Dogma. Smith entered Mewes into the first of a series of drug rehabilitation clinics in 1997 after noticing Mewes would spontaneously fall asleep, which he initially attributed to narcolepsy. Mewes sobered up until about a week into the Dogma shoot, when he learned he could pass his urine tests by abstaining from drugs for three days beforehand and then shooting up the rest of the week. In another attempt to get clean, Mewes moved in with his mother, who gave him OxyContin to ease the withdrawal symptoms.
In 1999 he was arrested in New Jersey for heroin possession. His probation sentence included community service, drug counseling, and regular court appearances in New Jersey. In late 2001, after he failed to make a court appearance, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Smith had taken Mewes in to live with him and his wife but evicted him after catching him using drugs again. During this period, Mewes stole Smith’s ATM card, spent $1,100 of Smith’s money, and had heroin shipped into the hotel where a press junket for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was being held. Smith had Mewes check into various rehab facilities, including Promises in Malibu, where his visit coincided with frequent costar Ben Affleck’s stay for alcoholism. These attempts were unsuccessful for Mewes, whose problem was so severe that Smith declined to give him a part in 2004’s Jersey
Mewes deals with the addiction
He continued to use drugs and has related that he decided to turn himself in and get help after waking up on Christmas morning 2002 to find that he had started a fire after falling asleep near a lit candle while on heroin. Estranged from Smith and his other friends, Mewes returned to New Jersey, and on April 1, 2003, he surrendered himself at a Freehold, New Jersey, court and pleaded guilty to probation violation charges. He was ordered to enter a six-month rehab program. In a July 2006 interview, he reported that he was sober, and harbored no urges to drink or use drugs. He relapsed in 2009 after having surgery.
To help Mewes maintain his sobriety, Kevin Smith created the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast as a “weekly intervention” to let Mewes talk through his history of substance abuse, amongst other topics. He has been sober since June 28, 2010.
Here are some of the movies he has featured:
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (22)
- Clerks II (10)
- Zack and Miri Make a Porno (10)
- Bottoms Up (7)
- Mallrats (6)
- Vigilante Diaries (6)
- Bitten (5)
- Dogma (5)
- Noobz (5)
- IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 (4)
- Netherbeast Incorporated (4)
- Chasing Amy (3)
- House of Wax (3)
- Clerks (2)
- Degrassi: The Next Generation (2)
- High Times Potluck (2)
- K-11 (2)
- The Cat in the Hat (2)
- The Tripper (2)
- Vigilante Diaries (2)
- Breath of Hate (1)
- Goin’ Down the Road: Part 2 (1)
- Gone Baby Gone (1)
- IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (1)
- Shoot the Hero (1)
- Surviving Christmas (1)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (1)
- The Bourne Supremacy (1)
- The Lexicon of Love: Part 1 (1)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (1)
- The Night Crew (1)
- To Rome with Love (1)
- Tusk (1)
- Ultimate Film Fanatic (1)
- Vengeance (1)
Mewes net worth
He has a net worth of $5 million
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