Jason Mewes is an American actor, podcaster, comedian, and film producer who has a net worth of $6.5 million. He is widely known as Jay. He portrayed the fictional character, Jay, in his school friend Kevin Smith’s films like Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, Chasing Army, Scream 3, Clerks II, and so on.
In 1994, Jason Mewes made his film debut portraying Jay in Clerks. In his first attempt at acting, Mewes gained enormous success.
Since 1994, Jason Mewes has 103 acting credits. Besides, he produced and directed sixteen films throughout his career so far.
Jason Mewes has grossed most of his wealth through acting. Outside acting, he has earned film producing, giving voice in video games, and from his real estate.
Earning Through Acting
In the film industry, Jason Mewes is best known as Jay. Portraying Jay, Mewes appeared in fourteen films.
However, Mewes has appeared in many high-budget films that grossed well enough in the worldwide box office. Below is his notable film appearance and box office earnings:
|Films Name||Worldwide Box Office Earning|
|Clerks II||$60 million|
|Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||$33.7 million|
|Scream 3||$162 million|
|Gone Baby Gone||$34.6 million|
|Zack and Miri Make a P0rno||$42 million|
Earning Through Film Producing & Directing
As a producer and director, Jason Mewes is credited with sixteen films. From the video of Yoga Hosers, Mewes earned $186k. Besides, he produced the movie — Vigilante Diaries that grossed $2.34 million in the worldwide box office.
Earning Through Voice Acting
Jason Mewes lent his voice in many characters. He earned $4,660 giving his voice in the My Big Fat Independent Movie. What’s more, Mewes lent his voice in the character of Worker #1 of the cartoon series Scooby-Doo! and Kiss that grossed $4.32 million.
Moreover, Mewes lent his voice in the video game Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that has earned $2.48 million worldwide. Giving voice to the character Vin of CarGo, Mewes earned $12k.
Furthermore, Jason Mewes bought a 1,505 square-foot home in Hollywood Hills for $710k in 2012.
In a nutshell, here’s Jason Mewes’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income or salary:
- Yearly Income: $1 million
- Monthly Income: $83k
- Weekly Income: $19k
- Daily Income: $2,739
- Hourly Income: $114
Jason Mewes: At a Glance
|Full Name||Jason Edward Mewes|
|Date of Birth||12 June 1974|
|Birth Place||Highlands, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Spouse||Jordan Monsanto (m. 2009 )|
|Children||1; Logan Lee Mewes|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Director, Voice Actor|
|Net Worth||$6.5 million|
Jason Edward Mewes was born in Highlands, New Jersey, on 12 June 1974. His parents were ex-con and drug addicts. However, Mewes grew up in a working-class neighborhood.
Talking about education, Jason Mewes attended Henry Hudson Regional High School. Later, he graduated from this school in 1992. At an early age, Jason met the future film-maker, Kevin Smith. Later, Jason began his acting career appearing in Kevin Smith’s film.
In 1994, portraying Jay in the black & white buddy comedy film — Clerks, Jason Mewes started his acting career. In the first appearance, he became very famous. His initial acting success gave him more film appearances portraying Jay.
Apart from film appearance, Jason Mewes lent his voice in many animated series, cartoons, and video games. He is well known for his voice in the 2007 video game Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Besides, Jason portrayed Jimmy the Janitor in the Canadian comedy series — Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. Throughout his career, Jason Mewes is credited with 103 film appearances. Besides, he produced and directed sixteen films.
In 2007, Jason Mewes won the MTV Movie Awards for his role in Kevin Smith’s Clerks II. Besides, he was nominated for the New Jersey Web Festival Award in 2019. Currently, Mewes is working on the video game — Fallout 76.
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are two close friends. Mewes began his career acting in his friend’s film. However, Kevin Smith has accumulated a net worth of $25 million throughout his producing and writing career.
Jason Mewes had many girlfriends. In 1999, he dated Rachel the Intern. In 2003 and 2005, Jason dated Nicole Richie and Kimberly Stewart. Later, in 2008, he dated Katie Morgan. However, Jason Mewes married Jordan Monsanto in 2009. They have a child now whose name is Logan Lee Mewes.
Before appearing in 1995’s film Mallrats, Jason Mewes was addicted to the opioid. His friend Kevin Smith sent him to a rehabilitation center. However, he coped with his addiction and began his acting career.