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Brennan at the Big Apple Convention,
June 8, 2008
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, voice actor, writer|
Johnny Brennan (born August 8, 1961) is an American comic actor, film writer and voice actor. Johnny Brennan is the creator of the Jerky Boys, who had a series of multiplatinum, prank phone call CDs, between 1993 and 1999.
He appears as himself as a member of the Jerky Boys in an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1994. In 1995, Johnny Brennan wrote and starred with Ahmed in a motion picture portraying the antics of Johnny's Jerky Boys characters called The Jerky Boys: The Movie (the film was shot between April and June 1994). In 1997, Johnny appeared in the Mariah Carey music video "Honey".
Brennan is more recently known for his voice work in the Emmy-nominated animated series Family Guy where he performs the voices of Mort Goldman (whose voice and mannerisms are almost identical to that of his Jerky Boys character Sol Rosenberg) and Horace the bartender of the Drunken Clam. In 2007, Brennan released Sol's Rusty Trombone without Ahmed. It was the first Jerky Boys release since 2001. In April, Brennan reprised his role of Frank Rizzo on the animated web series Clock Suckers in the episode "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Then You're a Pussy".
Brennan launched The Jerky Boys Show with Johnny Brennan as a free podcast in October 2011. On the show, Brennan discussed the history behind Jerky Boys tracks and allowed fans to call in with questions. Sixteen episodes of the podcast aired before it ended in February 2012. In November 2012, a seventeenth episode was released, featuring a prerecorded interview that had taken place at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
Selected TV roles
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994) – himself
- Family Guy – Mort Goldman (2001–present), Horace (2000–2013)