Why was Jay Johnston banned from the show Bob's Burgers?

ACTOR Jay Johnston joined the voice over cast of Fox's animated television show, Bob's Burgers, in 2011.

Johnston was a part of the hit cartoon program from 2011 through 2021, he was banned from the show after ten years of voicing.

Why was Jay Johnston banned from Bob's Burgers?

On March 18, 2021, Jay Johnston's name circulated among Internet sleuths as a possible participant in the January 6 U.S. Capitol protests.

However, Johnston has not been arrested or charged in connection to the January 6 riots.

On December 17, 2021, it was alleged to the media that the team behind Bob's Burgers issued a ban against Jay Johnston for reportedly attending the insurrection on January 6.

There has been no official confirmation from Johnston, Fox Network, or the staff behind Bob's Burgers.

Sleuths have suggested that judging from the images on the web, Johnston is believed to be Suspect Number 247 from the protests that took place in Washington D.C.

Johnston's former colleagues have chimed in on social media, giving their input on whether or not they believe Suspect Number 247 to be him.



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Was Jay Johnston protesting on January 6?

On May 5, 2021, Comedienne Kathy Griffin posted what she thought of the matter on Twitter.

"I know him. We all do. Folks from LA comedy scene, that is. That's Jay Johnston," Griffin tweeted.

She continued: "Mutuals say he's on the lamb' now. I can't believe I'm writing these words."

Actress Cassandra Church tweeted about the sleuths' suspicion on March 4, 2021.

She said, "I'm no detective, but I do know Jay. He said he was there. And that's him in the picture. So…"

Comedic actor Tim Heidecker, who made a voice acting guest appearance on Bob's Burgers, tweeted on March 4 in response to the situation about his former colleague.

"He is a craven Trump supporter and was there at the time," Heidecker said.

He deleted the March 4 post and tweeted on March 5, "I deleted the tweet because it was a reply to someone who asked and shouldn't be used as some kind of official source of information or verification."

What other shows has Jay Johnston acted in?

Prior to Jay Johnston's stint on Fox's Bob's Burgers, Johnston has been acting in comedy television programs since the 1990s.

From 2007 to 2010, Jay Johnston was a series regular on Sarah Silverman's titular Comedy Central show, The Sarah Silverman Program.

On the program, he played the love interest of Sarah Silverman's sister Laura.

Johnston also acted in and contributed to the HBO sketch comedy show, Mr. Show, from 1995 to 1998.

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