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Forecourt Ceremony held on Monday, October 14, 2019
Born: June 12, 1974, in Highlands, New Jersey
Age at the time of the ceremony: 45
Jason Mewes has made a career out of being Kevin Smith's best friend. Starring with him as Jay in Smith's out-from-nowhere hit Clerks, Mewes has played the Jay character in quite a number of films and smaller projects, while appearing films for other producers. He does stand -up comedy also.

Mewes grew up in hadscrabble times. He never knew his father, while his mother has been described as an "ex-con and drug addict." Mewes has gone on record saying that, as a child, he would accompany his mother on her attempts to steal mail and television sets from motels. He went to school, where his best friend was a guy named Kevin Smith. After graduating from high school, Mewes began thinking about becoming a roofer, and started using drugs.

Smith thought Mewes was a funny guy, so he put him in this garage movie he was making called Clerks (premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah in January 1994) with Brian O'Halloran. Smith played Silent Bob to Mewes' character of Jay. The pair would make many films and television short films with these characters.

Mewes has been in his friend Kevin Smith's orbit a lot. He played Jay in the director's Mallrats (released in October 1995) with Shannen Doherty, and in Chasing Amy (released in April 1997) with Ben Affleck. He was along for the ride as Jay in Dogma (released in November 1999) with Ben Affleck, but it was Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (released in August 2001) which finally place the duo front and center.

Mewes co-starred as a pot dealer to some aging mobsters in High Times' Potluck (released in October 2003) with Frank Adonis. He was then reunited with Smith for Clerks II (released in July 2006) with Brian O'Halloran. Mewes joined the cast of hippies harrased by a killer in The Tripper (released in October 2006) with Jamie King.

Mewes played a porn actor in Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno (released in October 2008) with Seth Rogen; he played a deputy sheriff to Shaggy 2 Dope's sheriff in the western spoof Big Money Rustlas (released direct-to-video in January 2010).

Mewes was involved as an executive producer on a low-budget drama about the coal mining industry, Mineville (released in December 2010) with Cuyle Carvin, then went back to cheap horror flickville, getting second billing in Breath of Hate (completed in 2011, but released at some point as The Last House in 2015) with Ezra Buzzington.

He got top billing playing a killer on a film set in Silent But Deadly (released in September 2013) with William Sadler. Mewes played Jimmy, a high school janitor in all 26 episodes of Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, with Alex House, aired over CTV Sci-Fi Channel beginning in October 2011.

Continuing his string of non-Smith projects, Mewes got second billing in Zombie Hamlet (released in April 2012) with Travis Webster; third billing in The Watermen (released direct-to-video in April 2012) with Luke Gulman, and played Michael Hanover in seven episodes and was executive producer on three episodes of Vigilante Diaries with Kevin L. Walker, aired over Chill.com beginning in June 2013.

Mewes and Smith work on many small projects together. For example, Mewes co-starred and was executive producer on 20 episodes of Spoilers with Kevin Smith starring You-Know-Who, streamed over Hulu, beginning in January 2014, and was an associate producer on Tusk (released in September 2014) with Justin Long.

He played Deet in Deet 'n' Bax Save th' World (released in April 2015) with Craig Michaelson as Bax, had a role in Book of Fire (released in November 2015) with Nicole Sienna, played a part in the doper / horror film Halloweed (released in March 2016) with Simon Rex, and has a tiny role in Smith's critical and financial dud Yoga Hosers (released in September 2016) with Lily-Rose Depp.

Mewes had a prominent role in a feature film of Vigilante Diaries (released in June 2016) with Paul Sloan in the title role. Perhaps more importantly, he joined Kevin Smith in a documentary about the filming of Clerks called The Clerk (shown as a work in progress since October 2016 and still awaiting a release).

The Jay character returnes as Mewes starred, produced and directed Madness in the Method (released in August 2019) with Vinnie Jones. Both Kevin Smith and Mewes were asked to make their imprints for the Forecourt just before the release of them both starring and executive producing Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (released in October 2019). He proovides the voice of Neck, a drug-dealling manatee in the animated Loafy, aired over Comedy Central in August 2020. He reprises his role of Jay in Clerks III (released in September 2022).
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, Hollywood, California. Jason Mewes Forecourt block. Executed by unknown, Monday, October 14, 2019. 31 x 21 inches.
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, Hollywood, California. Kevin Smith / Jason Mewes Forecourt ceremony, Monday, October 14, 2019. Smith directs attention to Mewes.
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