Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray

Highest Rated: 83% How to Deter a Robber (2020)

Lowest Rated: 67% Victor Crowley (2017)

Birthday: Aug 03, 1982

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Writer and comedian Jonah Ray earned a sizable following among fans of comedy for his irreverent observations on the popular Nerdist Podcast, which led to writing opportunities for "The Soup" (E! Entertainment Television, 2004-15) and his own series, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" (Comedy Central, 2014- ). Born Jonah Ray Rodrigues in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 3, 1982, Ray was raised on the island of Oahu and played in local bands before relocating to Los Angeles. Once there, he initially continued to pursue a career in music before shifting his focus to writing and performing comedy. Ray earned his first break as a writer's assistant on "The Andy Milonakis Show" (MTV, 2005-07) while also playing minor roles on a variety of minor web and cable series. While honing his talents as a stand-up and sketch performer on the Los Angeles comedy circuit, he worked his way to contributing writer on "Milonakis," which led to writing opportunities on "The Rotten Tomatoes Show" (Current TV, 2009-10) and "SuperNews!" (Current TV, 2005-10). His acting career also blossomed with character turns on "Human Giant" (MTV, 2007-08), but Ray's biggest showcase was via the Nerdist Podcast, for which he served as sidekick to host Chris Hardwick. A weekly podcast devoted to genre entertainment with a cult following, the series launched in 2010 and quickly bloomed into one of the Internet's most popular podcasts, spawning a full network of similar podcasts, as well as television and online efforts for BBC America and YouTube, among other channels. Ray was featured in many of these projects, including "The Nerdist: Tribute to Science" (BBC America, 2012), while also branching out from Nerdist Industries to write for "The Soup" in 2012 and contribute guest turns to "The League" (FX, 2009-15), "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, 2013- ) and "Maron" (IFC, 2013-16). In 2014, Ray was given his own television series, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," which he co-hosted with his frequent stand-up partner, Kumail Nanjiani. The series, filmed on location in the back of a Los Angeles area comic book store, combined their stand-up act with sketches and documentary-style sequences showing the guest comics before and after their sets. In November 2015, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" creator Joel Hodgson announced that Jonah Ray would be the new host of a rebooted version of the series.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pooka Lives! Matt (Character) - 2020
83% No Score Yet How to Deter a Robber Officer Russell (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Second Thought Him (Character) - 2018
67% 45% Victor Crowley Del (Character) - 2017

TV

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100% 91% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Jonah Heston (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet deadwax Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Train With Wyatt Cenac Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden America With Jonah Ray Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail Executive Producer,
Host
2014-2016
75% 84% Maron Dwayne (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax Guest 2016
73% 80% Lopez Himself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 92% Garfunkel and Oates Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014 2012
100% 93% Adventure Time Billybee/Bees (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half Hour Unknown (Character) 2013

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