Jay Johnson

Ventriloquist, Author

1949 –


Who is Jay Johnson?

Jay Johnson is a ventriloquist best known for his role on the television show Soap. He played Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human. Chuck never went anywhere without his puppet Bob, who basically said all the things that Chuck was too polite to say.

Jay also starred in Broken Badges, a 1990 Stephen Cannell CBS television production where he played a psychologically depressed police officer named Stanley Jones, who was also a ventriloquist. He has also appeared as a celebrity guest on many game shows and hosted two series of his own, So You Think You Got Troubles and Celebrity Charades.

Jay's television roles also include a guest appearance in an episode of Mrs. Columbo where he played a ventriloquist who finds his dummy is acting independently of his will and kills the man who carved it. His post-Soap TV career included appearances on The Love Boat, Gimme a Break!, Simon & Simon, The Facts of Life, Empty Nest and Dave's World. In 1999, he reprised his role of Chuck Campbell in an episode of That 70's Show.

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Jul 11, 1949
Also known as
  • Jay Johnson & Bob
  • Jay K. Johnson
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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