Bryan Johnson

(AMC's Comic Book Men)

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Bryan Johnson


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.