Jay Mohr

Biography

Date of Birth 23 August 1970, Verona, New Jersey, USA Birth Name Jon Ferguson Mohr Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Mohr appeared as a featured player during the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons of Saturday Night Live. His 2004 autobiography, Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live (ISBN 1-4013-0006-5), details this tumultuous period of his life, including his battle with chronic panic attacks. Though his potential was appreciated by SNL creator/producer Lorne Michaels, Mohr was impatient with his progression to full cast member, and left the show on bad terms. He has since reconciled with Michaels. Mohr had a recurring role in the first season of The Jeff Foxworthy Show as Jeff Foxworthy's brother, Wayne. Mohr's first high-impact role on the big screen was in 1996 when he played Bob Sugar (rival agent to Tom Cruise's character) in Jerry Maguire. Then in 1999, starred in the television series, Action, in which he played a sleazy film producer, Peter Dragon. His intimidating boss is memorably characterized as a thinly-veiled Barry Diller. Mohr later hosted a short-lived 2001 talk show on ESPN entitled Mohr Sports. He was also the voice-over artist for Beyond the Glory, Fox Sports Net's critically-acclaimed contemporary documentary series, looks at athletes' lives beyond the playing arena. In 2003 and 2004, he was the host, creator, and executive producer of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality television program, one of his most visible television roles. The show aired for three seasons, but was cancelled near the end of the third season due to poor ratings. Mohr was very vocal toward NBC concerning its cancellation [1], and did not return for the show's fourth season in 2006. Mohr was replaced with new host Anthony Clark, but he is credited as a consultant. On the season finale of Last Comic Standing 4, Jay performed as a guest comedian to a great ovation. He also penned a column for cnnsi.com and Sports Illustrated titled, but has since been removed (no word on why he no longer writes for the magazine). He now has a guest role in the T.V.-seriesGhost Whisperer.

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Birth Name

Jon Ferguson Mohr

Birth Place

Verona, New Jersey, USA

Birth Date

8/23/1970
Known For
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Hereafter

Billy

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Small Soldiers

Larry Benson

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Picture Perfect

Nick

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Pay It Forward

Chris Chandler

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Cherry Falls

Leonard Marliston

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King's Ransom

Corey

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Christmas Do-Over

Kevin

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

Himself/Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Seeing Other People

Ed

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Speaking of Sex

Dan

Starring In
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Air

John Fisher

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Hunter's Moon

Thomas Delaney

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Drowning

Henry

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Hollow Point

Trigger

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All About Nina

Mike

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Jay Mohr: Happy. And a Lot.

Self

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I Am Chris Farley

Himself

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Road Hard

Jack Taylor

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Dumbbells

Harold

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Rick the Implausible

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A Christmas Wedding Tail

Rusty

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Hereafter

Billy

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Street Kings

Sgt. Mike Clady

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Lonely Street

Bubba Mabry

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Christmas Do-Over

Kevin

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The Groomsmen

Cousin Mike Sullivan

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Are We There Yet ?

Marty

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Ghost Whisperer - Staffel 1

Professor Rick Payne (14 episodes, 2006-2007)

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King's Ransom

Corey

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Saturday Night Live - The Best of David Spade

Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (6 episodes, 1994-2004)

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Seeing Other People

Ed

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler

Boyscout (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Speaking of Sex

Dan

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S1m0ne

Hal Sinclair

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Adventures Of Pluto Nash, The

Tony Francis

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Fastlane

Roland Hill (4 episodes, 2003)

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Black River

Boyd 'Bo' Aikens

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Cherry Falls

Leonard Marliston

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Pay It Forward

Chris Chandler

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Go

Zack

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200 Cigarettes

Jack

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

Himself/Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Action - The Complete Series

Peter Dragon (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

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Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music

Himself - Host 1990-95

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Small Soldiers

Larry Benson

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Mafia!

Anthony Cortino

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Paulie

Benny / Paulie (voice)

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Playing By Heart

Mark

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Suicide Kings

Brett Cambell

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The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

Mack (voice)

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Suicide Kings

Brett Cambell

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Picture Perfect

Nick

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Olive, the Other Reindeer

Tim (voice)

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Jerry Maguire

Bob Sugar

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For Better or Worse

Dwayne

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show - The Complete First Season

Wayne Foxworthy (7 episodes, 1996)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley

Himself (Various Characters)

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Saturday Night Live - Best of Alec Baldwin

Boyscout (archive footage) (uncredited)

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"Saturday Night Live"

Various (39 episodes, 1993-1995)

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