Jason Jones

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Date: June 3, 1973

Age: 51 years old

Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Spouses: Samantha Bee

Best known for his time as a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central 1999-2015), Jason Jones began his acting career with a less auspicious role, landing a small part in the erotically charged and poorly received thriller "Midnight Temptations" (1995). His work on big and small-screen comedies like "A Beginner's Guide to Endings" (2010) and "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005-2014) helped establish the actor as a funnyman, while multi-episode arcs on dramas like "Queer as Folk" (Showtime, 2000-05) and "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010) showcased a more sober side.

Born June 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Ontario, Jones attended college at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. After his appearance in "Midnight Temptations," Jones scuffled through minor roles for most of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The stint started with his bit part in "Short for Nothing" (1998), an obscure Canadian independent film, and continued with appearances in the films "Bait" (2000), "Tribulation Force" (2002), and in the TV adaptation of the beloved children's book "Eloise at the Plaza" (2003). Jones' first real break came when he was hired as a correspondent for "The Daily Show" in 2005.

Acclaimed for his deadpan delivery, the comic quickly became a fan favorite. It's safe to say he was popular with at least one colleague as well; he married fellow correspondent Samantha Bee in 2001. The couple had three children: Daughter Piper Bee-Jones, born in 2006; son Fletcher Bee-Jones, born in 2008; and daughter Ripley Bee-Jones, born in 2010. Jones was twice nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards, first in 2001, for his writing on "The Bobroom" (2000) and then again in 2005, for his writing and acting in "Ham & Cheese" (2004); he co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the film, which garnered six separate Canadian Comedy Award nominations.

Aside from "The Daily Show," the actor worked with his wife on other projects, including "Cooper's Christmas" (2008), a comedy in which a family chronicles their chaotic Christmas via home movies. The pair continued to appear on "The Daily Show" together until Stewart left the show in 2015. Following cameo roles in films including "Pitch Perfect" (2012), "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" (2015) and "The Night Before" (2015), Jones starred in the sitcom "The Detour" (TBS 2016- ), created by Jones and Bee.

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Daniel's Gotta Die

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Victor Powell
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2023

I Used to Be FunnyStream

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Cameron
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2023
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The Flight AttendantStream

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Hank Bowden
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2020
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It's Personal with Amy HoggartStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2020

Strahan & Sara

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2019

Framing John DeLorean

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Jerry West
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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

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Bob Forbes
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2017

Desus & MeroStream

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Talk
2016

Harry

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2016

Today's Take

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2016

The DetourStream

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Nate
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2016
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The DetourStream

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2016
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The DetourStream

Director
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2016
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The DetourStream

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2016
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Full Frontal With Samantha BeeStream

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2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2Stream

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Gary Winkle
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2015
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Pitch Perfect 2Stream

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Tone Hangers
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2015
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Get Squirrely

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Frankie
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2015

Last Week Tonight With John OliverStream

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Michael J. Fox ShowStream

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Chaz Garrity
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2013
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Bounty Hunters

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Nathan
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2013

Creative Galaxy

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2013

The Art of the StealStream

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Interpol Agent Bick
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2013
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ConanStream

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2010

The TalkStream

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2010

Fugget About It

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2010

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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2010

The SwitchStream

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Climbing Wall Guide
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2010
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A Beginner's Guide to Endings

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Edward 'Nuts' White Jr.
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2010

All About SteveStream

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Vasquez
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2009
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Indecision 2008

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2008

Coopers' Camera

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Gord Cooper
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2008

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2008

The Daily Show and the Colbert Report Present the Midterm Midtacular

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2006

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

How I Met Your MotherStream

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Tony Grafanello
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2005
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Ham & Cheese

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Barry Goodson
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2004

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2004

Phil the Alien

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Agent Orange
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2004

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2003

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Bartender
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2003

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2002

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Young Man in Church
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2002

The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl

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2000

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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1999

Law & OrderStream

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1990

CBS News Sunday Morning

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1979

Sesame StreetStream

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Today

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