The Truth About The Guy Who Plays Jay In Jay And Silent Bob

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • Jason Mewes is taking the spotlight again in 2019 with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, as well as his directorial debut, Madness in the Method. But it hasn't always been lighthearted fun in the life of this actor, filmmaker, and podcaster. His rise and fall and rise again is a remarkable story, and he was kind enough to tell us all about it.

    While Mewes cracked audiences up with his drug-related antics in the movies of hometown friend Kevin Smith, he spent what should have been the best years of his career falling increasingly into addiction. Even as he shined on-screen, substance abuse was quietly causing damage in his life, endangering his safety and derailing his career.

    Fortunately, Mewes was able to turn the tables on his addictions in the early 2000s, starting a process of sober living that he's continued to this day.

    Despite this, Mewes was essentially living a straight-edge lifestyle when Smith first met him, free of booze, drugs, and even romance.

    Things can change pretty fast when you're a teenager, though, and when the time came to shoot Clerks, Mewes had morphed into an enthusiastic drinker and pot smoker, and essentially played himself in the movie.

    But while the scumbag lifestyle came off as funny on-screen, the real-life Mewes was on a dangerous path.

    The success of Clerks left Mewes living a kind of dual life. He had a foot in the film industry, but wasn't making or saving a ton of money. When filming wrapped, he'd go back to working regular jobs. Keep watching the video to learn the truth about the guy who plays Jay in Jay and Silent Bob!

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    Youth and young Mewes-hood | 0:27
    Beginning to use | 1:38
    Risky business | 3:24
    Striking back | 3:53
    Rumors of my death... | 4:56
    Jay and Silent Bob Get Old | 6:13
    Keeping clean | 7:46
    Directing and the future | 8:33
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Comments • 294

  • Looper
    Looper   1 weeks back

    What's your favorite Jason Mewes movie?

    • 456888 0880
      456888 0880  2 hours back

      @Follow The Sapper F

    • S H
      S H  6 hours back

      None, hes hands down the worst part of any Kevin Smith movie.

    • Nick Mills
      Nick Mills  11 hours back

      A tie between Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    • Adam B
      Adam B  18 hours back

      Addiction is a disease. I'm glad to hear that he is doing better and can truly see that you have to surround yourself with people who truly care about you, and that you truly care about too! It's hard to pick a favorite movie, but Dogma is up there!

    • Follow The Sapper
      Follow The Sapper  23 hours back

      All of them.

  • Jb Hennesburg
    Jb Hennesburg  1 hours back

    He's high off of something in this interview and it's not weed.

    • Shrimp Boutique
      Shrimp Boutique  1 hours back

      Jay (Jason Mewes) is an Icon. Kevin knew that before he cast him in Clerks. Kevin knew he was a hidden gem the world needed to see and he was right. Jay is mostly himself in front of a camera not a 'actor' pretending to be somebody else. Actors are people who try to act like Jason Mewes but could never do it. Jason is a Class Act and would be epic to hang out with yesterday or today. Stay strong Jay!

      • Ju5tn Time
        Ju5tn Time  2 hours back

        poor man was sexy AF back in the day. he's still awesome! This isssss NOT news.

        • Jay K
          Jay K  2 hours back

          Jersey Girl?

          Oh, that film no one's heard of 🤔

          • Jay K
            Jay K  2 hours back

            He looks just like a guy I used to
            know called Jay.. Miss that dude

            • Rascal King
              Rascal King  4 hours back

              Hmmm....does this guy have a name? Or is he just "some guy"?

              • Drew Causey
                Drew Causey  4 hours back

                He still looks high unfortunately and that's from a experienced junkie. Maybe a different poison a lot of Holly wood are on amphetamine

                • Jason
                  Jason  4 hours back

                  I bet Jason really appreciates this video if he's seen it. I know I would.

                  • WhatAmIDoinOutHere
                    WhatAmIDoinOutHere  5 hours back

                    You’re a disgrace to media.

                    • Jeremy Bransford
                      Jeremy Bransford  6 hours back

                      I am the Stoned Ninja

                      • Boby D
                        Boby D  7 hours back

                        Its ashame he is completely brain dead. The light are on but no-one is home. Shame..

                        • Ray Sully A.K.A Massholehead

                          He def got his tusks knocked out........

                          • John Dimambro
                            John Dimambro  8 hours back

                            Love Jay and it's awesome he's got 9yrs sober

                            • Timothy330
                              Timothy330  9 hours back

                              Good for him. Stay strong brother.

                              • Iwatched138
                                Iwatched138  9 hours back

                                You guys can say his name over and over but can’t spell it?

                                • mike brink
                                  mike brink  10 hours back

                                  I'm pissed about how the government is forcing doctors to take pain killers away from people in chronic pain and need them just because some people out there abuse them.

                                  • stvbrsn
                                    stvbrsn  10 hours back

                                    God I forgot how hot Linda Fiorentino was, gotta go watch Dogma again. Been a while.

                                    • Corey Walton
                                      Corey Walton  11 hours back

                                      Jason Mewes and SteevO have a convo

                                      • Urbandrone
                                        Urbandrone  11 hours back

                                        Thumbs down for the title of this video. The Guy has a name. Jason Mewes.

                                        • Syman ATL
                                          Syman ATL  11 hours back

                                          Love this guy! Awesome journey

                                          • TreekTheNeet
                                            TreekTheNeet  11 hours back

                                            Couldn't just say his name

                                            • Jake Randall
                                              Jake Randall  12 hours back

                                              It was nice of him to donate his voice to Jesse Pinkham

                                              • guthax30
                                                guthax30  12 hours back

                                                I'm just here to say that i don't get the need for a video like this. Kevin and Mewes tell the whole world about the truth of their lives on their podcast all the time...what secrets are left?

                                                • My Name
                                                  My Name  14 hours back

                                                  If anybody is battling heroin/opioid addiction start taking Kratom. It's a magical plant leaf that got me off of opioid addiction of over 15years.

                                                  • Jon Woke
                                                    Jon Woke  15 hours back

                                                    Um...he kinda don't seem sober in his sobriety interview? Closed eyes, fidgeting with the picture constantly, sweating, etc..
                                                    IF I'm completely wrong, I'm sorry for being suspicious.. it's just that, I'm also a recovering addict.. and some things just stand out to me, (been there, done that..And tried to say "nah bruh, I don't f with that no more" , while I was high.)
                                                    I don't want to judge.. it's just that body language speaks volumes.
                                                    Here's to recovery, and he is still one of the funniest dudes in history.

                                                    • IHeartCryptoverse
                                                      IHeartCryptoverse  15 hours back

                                                      I named my first kid after him, "That guy."

                                                      • Clay FKN Brown
                                                        Clay FKN Brown  17 hours back

                                                        Don't feel bad Jason...i smoked crack once. For six months.

                                                        • Nick Angelo
                                                          Nick Angelo  17 hours back

                                                          Jay and Silent Bob Reboot was awesome

                                                          • Darth Alba
                                                            Darth Alba  18 hours back

                                                            My girlfriend is just like Jay.

                                                            • Ryan Ryan
                                                              Ryan Ryan  19 hours back

                                                              I couldn’t care less about this. He seems high as a kite in the interview.

                                                              • turbosdolphin
                                                                turbosdolphin  19 hours back

                                                                Very happy for you Jason! Positive vibes!!

                                                                • D Mendz
                                                                  D Mendz  19 hours back

                                                                  Being sober sucks I want to sniff a 40 dollar bag of coke and take a 10mg Percocet so bad right now

                                                                  • battlethebollocks Rodgers

                                                                    I can't stomach his attempt at communicating

                                                                    • Chad 1337P-De$tr0yer69
                                                                      Chad 1337P-De$tr0yer69  22 hours back

                                                                      "Cocaine, heroin and even crack" SMH Crack is a form of cocaine. Heroin is clearly the worst of the three.

                                                                      • Jamey R.
                                                                        Jamey R.  22 hours back

                                                                        he still seems to use heroin... at least it looks like it when he talks and moves... the "closed eyes" thing, his slurred speaking...

                                                                        hope he is okay, but still seems to be on something.

                                                                        • Billy's Dojo
                                                                          Billy's Dojo  23 hours back

                                                                          Most disrespectful video title ever

                                                                          • Max Matson
                                                                            Max Matson  1 days back

                                                                            9 Years clean bro! right on!!!👌👍 October 20th 2019 will be 2 years clean for me, and I was down the same path meth, heroin, the needle! so I can totally relate!👍🙏✌

                                                                            • Kyle Martin
                                                                              Kyle Martin  1 days back

                                                                              Look up "me and my shadow", it's a long excerpt from Kevin Smith's blog about his friendship with Jason. Incredible read, for that matter the entirety of "My boring ass life" is worth your time.

                                                                              • Azrael King
                                                                                Azrael King  1 days back

                                                                                Mewes has been famous for well over 20 years. This vid didn't tell me anything I didn't already know about him.

                                                                                • Iason Conyers
                                                                                  Iason Conyers  1 days back

                                                                                  I am so happy he got cleaned after all this crap

                                                                                  • Mitch Lewis
                                                                                    Mitch Lewis  1 days back

                                                                                    Hey fuckface, his name is Jason Mewes.

                                                                                    • Robert Tompkins
                                                                                      Robert Tompkins  1 days back

                                                                                      Can you imagine Ordering pizza and Jay shows up on your doorstep.

                                                                                    • eric brazeale
                                                                                      eric brazeale  1 days back

                                                                                      How about you at least use his name in the title of your video if your going to use him to make money asshats.

                                                                                      • Hadley Scott McIntyre
                                                                                        Hadley Scott McIntyre  1 days back

                                                                                        Its awesome ( him directing) we only live a short time why waste it??

                                                                                        • Hadley Scott McIntyre
                                                                                          Hadley Scott McIntyre  1 days back

                                                                                          He needs a extra curicular hobby besides drugs. May be a writ. Or directing and acting. Surely Kevin would know what he is capable of doing.

                                                                                          • Hadley Scott McIntyre
                                                                                            Hadley Scott McIntyre  1 days back

                                                                                            If your Directing then your working and work in the industry is FUKIN GRANNNDDD!!!!!

                                                                                            • Bearded_Z0mbie Gaming
                                                                                              Bearded_Z0mbie Gaming  1 days back

                                                                                              Also thumbs-down for disrespecting the lord of the C.L.I.T 😂

                                                                                              • Jake Randall
                                                                                                Jake Randall  12 hours back

                                                                                                Bearded_Z0mbie Gaming he is the commander