Jake's father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his mother's ancestry is English, Irish, and Polish Catholic.Johnson attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL.
Johnson made an appearance at the 2012 Sundance Festival as one of the leads in Safety Not Guaranteed.
The web series Drunk History, which led to the 2013 TV series Drunk History, was inspired by a 2007 conversation that Johnson had with series creator Derek Waters.
Johnson, while drunk, was trying to describe the story of Otis Redding's death to Waters, and Waters was inspired to build a series around history narrated by drunk people.
AOL sat down with Jake Johnson ahead of the farewell season of "New Girl" to reflect on seven years of the hit FOX sitcom -- everything from kissing Megan Fox to why he stopped watching the show years ago.
And while he's definitely bummed to see the show come to an end, Johnson has a ton up ahead: His new comedy "Tag" is out this summer, and he recently teamed up with Natty Light for its awesome new scholarship competition.