‘Anchorman’ actor Jay Johnston doesn’t seem to have a wife in 2024 despite being in a relationship in the past!

Jay Johnston has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.


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Ever since American actor and comedian Jay Johnston pleaded guilty to his involvement in the January 6 US Capitol attack, his personal life has suddenly interested people as they seem to be wondering if he has a wife to stand by his side in such a difficult situation.

Well, as far as the media is informed, Jay Johnston seems to be unmarried in 2024. Additionally, the 55-year-old actor has never openly mentioned having a wife ever in the public sphere.

But having said that doesn’t mean he has never been in a romantic relationship. According to the Sun, Jay Johnston dated a fellow actress, Paget Brewster, in the past.

However, the two apparently separated decades ago, as Jay’s reported ex-girlfriend Paget has been happily married to her husband Steve Damstra since 2014.

After that, news of Jay’s romantic connection never reached the media. In fact, his professional endeavors always overshadowed his personal life.

Rather than getting married, Jay Johnston appears to have his focus always on his career

The Illinois native Jay Johnston was 27 years old when he began his career in the American mainstream entertainment industry. Initially, he worked as a sketch actor and writer for a comedy series, Mr. Show, with Bob and David.

After that, Jay slowly made his way to television as an actor, playing minor roles in series like Alright Already, Tenacious D, Spring Break Lawyer, Malcom in the Middle, and many more. Correspondingly, he also did some movies.

Subsequently, he portrayed a recurring character in Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program and Arrested Development. In 2004, he appeared in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, gaining worldwide recognition as an actor.

Well, while leaving his mark as an actor, Jay Johnston must have contemplated settling down with a wife and having children of his own.

However, instead of getting married, he continued with his flourishing entertainment career until his arrest in 2023.

As per IMDb, Jay has 97 acting credits and 11 writing credits to his name. He also has ventured as a producer and director. His last acting project was the 2022 movie Wing Dad.

Additional Information

  • Jay Johnston is a Chicago native. Born on October 22, 1968, he is currently 55 years old. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in acting.
  • He was arrested by the FBI on June 7, 2023, for his role in the January 6, 2021, United States Capitol attack and was ‘charged with felony count of civil disorder.’ He was later released on a $25,000 bond.
  • During a civil disorder on July 8, 2024, he admitted that he had obstructed officers in a 2021 incident.


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