Jay Mohr burst on the screen and received critical acclaim for his role opposite Tom Cruise in the box office hit "Jerry Maguire," directed by Cameron Crowe. As the rival agent to Cruises "Maguire, Mohr was singled out for his outrageous portrayal of a desperate agent taking on two phones at once to save his clients, and went on to star opposite Jennifer Aniston in Picture Perfect"
Mohr first gained critical notices and attention with his starring role n "Saturday Night Live," especially with his amazing impressions of Christopher Walken, Ricki Lake, and Sean Penn among others.
Jay recently starred in Peter OFallons "Suicide Kings" opposite Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flannery and John Galeeki, in which he portrays a control freak bully, who along with his rich preppie college friends, kidnaps a mafia boss. Jays role in "Suicide Kings" is a complete turn around from his comedic role in "Jerry Maguire" and leading man role in "Picture Perfect." Jay is also starring in Dreamworks "Paulie," where he plays a petty crook in addition to providing the lovable voice of Paulie the Parrot.
Continuing the development of his body of work, this summer, Jay stars as the son of a mob Boss in "Jane Austens Mafia", a comedic-spoof on "The Godfather" series, and in "Small Soldiers," the story of a battle between toy soldiers and the children who play with them. "Small Soldiers" blends live action with state-of-the-art computer animation, Jay plays cutthroat, self-absorbed toy designer Larry Benson, who creates a squad of commando action figures as ruthless as himself. Both films were released in the Summer of 1998.
Due out later this year, Jay co-stars with an ensemble cast that includes Ben
Jay recently wrapped "Go," a story set over a 24-hour period in Los Angeles and Vegas. It follows the misadventures of a supermarket check out girl, a British drug dealer and two actors looking for stardom. The film also stars Scott Wolf and Katie Holmes. Jay is set to begin filming Mirimaxs "Dancing About Architecture," a drama in which Jay plays a dying young man who comes to terms with his mother before the end of his life.
A native of New Jersey, Jay currently resides in Los Angeles with his Rottweiler, Shirley.