|(AMC’s Comic Book Men)|
|Ever since 1995 when he accepted employment as the View Askew receptionist, Bryan Johnson has been wearing as many hats as his longtime friend Kevin Smith has tossed his way.|
Involved in his films since Kevin based the iconic “Randal” character from CLERKS on him, Johnson has gone on to appear in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back as well as lend his voice to the character of “Steve-Dave” in “Clerks:The Animated Series.”
Johnson also wrote, directed, and starred in the film VULGAR. In 2000 Vulgar premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was picked up for distribution by Lion’s Gate Entertainment.
Johnson has penned several comic book series including IDW publishing’s “Karney” and “War of the Undead” as well as Dynamite Entertainment’s “CryptoZoic Man.”
Currently Johnson hosts the popular “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave” podcast with Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn of TRUTV’s Impractical Jokers. In 2010 Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave won two Podcast Awards: People’s Choice and Best Comedy as well as being named “Best Of 2010 Audio Podcast” by ITunes. In 2012 Tell ‘Em Steve Dave took home the win for “Best Entertainment and Pop Culture” audio podcast at the Stitcher awards.
Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave was also instrumental in the creation of the Smith-produced “Comic Book Men.” Smith had an idea for a comic store version of “Pawn Stars” and after pitching the show to AMC, a search for a fitting comic store began. After an AMC executive heard an episode of Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave it was decided that the show would take place in Smith’s store: Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash and would star Bryan and Walt, as well as long-time Secret Stash employees Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic.
In his off hours Johnson rides his motorcycle, reads horror fiction, and sheds his rough exterior just long enough to attend (My Little) “Pony Parties” with his eight-year-old niece, Sage.