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Brennan at the Big Apple Convention,
June 8, 2008
|Born||John Gerard Brennan
December 1, 1961
New York City, New York
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, voice actor, writer|
John Gerard "Johnny" Brennan (born December 1, 1961) is an American actor, film writer, and voice actor. He is a member of the Jerky Boys; a prank call duo with Kamal Ahmed from 1989 to 2001, and restarted by Brennan in 2006.
In 1995, Brennan wrote and starred with Kamal in a motion picture portraying the antics of the Jerky Boys 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 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. He appears as himself as a member of the Jerky Boys in an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1994.
In 2007, Brennan released the first solo release under the Jerky Boys name, titled Sol's Rusty Trombone. 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 old 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— ), Horace (2001—2013 (killed off 5/5/13 Season 11, Episode 19, "Save the Clam"))