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Fast Facts

  • Began his career as a stand-up comic and earned laughs with his impression of Christopher Walken during his two-year stint on Saturday Night Live 1993-95.
  • Breakthrough role was as a rival agent to Tom Cruise's title character in 1996's Jerry Maguire.
  • Won a Golden Satellite award in 1999 for Best Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for his work in the short-lived but critically acclaimed Tinseltown spoof Action.
  • Published Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches at Saturday Night Live (2004), about his stint as a writer and performer on the Emmy-winning series; his second book, No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales From a Stand-Up Dad, an account of modern fatherhood, was released in 2010.
  • Legally changed his middle name to Cox after marrying actress Nikki Cox in 2008.
  • A diehard fan of the New York Jets, New York Yankees and New York Knicks.


  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee


  • Virginia Mohr — Sister
  • Jon Mohr — Father
  • Jackson Mohr — Son
  • Nikki Cox — Wife (separated)
  • Meredith Daniel Mohr — Son
  • Jean Mohr — Mother
  • Julie Mohr — Sister
  • Nicole Chamberlain — Ex-wife

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  • Birth Name: Jon Ferguson Mohr
  • Birth Place: Verona, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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