Jay Hewlett has been there; done that. He’s a man with a mission and no mission at all. He’s in tune with the times and out of tune with everyone. He’s a guy that thinks goals are for goalies. He does everything right and yet stuff happens to him. He figures it must be a conspiracy. Like the time he didn’t pay his phone bill. He got letters like, “Perhaps you forgot. “ “Maybe it slipped your mind.” He wrote back: “Nope, no freakin’ money.” They canceled my credit cards. How do you expect me to pay my phone bill?” See, stuff happens to him. “And I don’t get it,” says Jay. “ I’ve worked hard to achieve so little.”
Born to a postal worker father and a high school drama teacher mother, Jay has always dreamed of working in the postal / acting profession. Now he is one jacket closer to that dream. You may laugh, and many do, but he has learned to be satisfied with making people laugh. After all, he’s a comedian. And how they laugh!
His comedy / acting career is on the rise. He appeared on Comic View on BET, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, the Sunscreen & AOF Film Festivals. Jay performs regularly in Los Angeles at the Comedy Store, the Improv and the Ice House. He plays clubs and colleges across the country, and you’ve seen him on The Showtime Comedy Club Network, as Phil the Photographer, on NBC’s California Dreams, in Touchstone Pictures Krippendorf’s Tribe, the critically acclaimed Independent Movie Mexican Sky and in Fox Searchlight’s "The Act" with Debra Jo Rupp of “That 70s Show”. He is also a series regular as Jay the postman on the syndicated comedy show Food Rules and in 2010, Jay stars as NSA Special Agent Malcolm Evans, in the Largo Films presentation Dead Americans! Also, In 2009-10 a regular on MyNetwork TV with Arsenio Hall and the Damage Control Comedy Crew. Currently the co-host of the new cooking, comedy, and travel show Road Kills.
Commercial credits include: Miller Genuine Draft, Discount Tires, Connecticut Lottery, N.Y. Lottery, Disney & Touchstone pictures print work, Best Buy, Niagara Water, Navistar Trucking and Quantum Hard Drives to name a few.
Even with a Masters degree in Behavioral Science Jay still hasn’t learned how to behave. Like the time he showed up at a postal worker family picnic in a thong bikini. He offended everyone. His response, “ No one told me you had to wear it the other way around”.