A Hollywood actor was arrested this week by federal agents for alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion at the U.S. Capitol.
Emmy-nominated comedic actor Jay Johnston has appeared on popular shows such as “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” “Arrested Development” and the animated show “Bob’s Burgers.”
He also had a role in the comedy film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Johnston faces charges of felony obstruction of officers during civil disorder, as well as misdemeanors, according to an FBI complaint.
A federal warrant for his arrest was issued on Monday.
“The FBI has reviewed body-worn camera footage showing that at approximately 2:05 p.m. on January 6, 2021, JOHNSTON was among a crowd of rioters who confronted law enforcement officers at the West Plaza of the United States Capitol,” the bureau said in its complaint.
In the warrant, the FBI said Johnston purchased a round-trip airfare ticket from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.
The actor reportedly departed California on Jan. 4, 2021, and returned three days later.
He found himself on the FBI’s radar after the bureau posted an image of him on Twitter on March 4, 2021:
The #FBI is still seeking information on people who took part in the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you know this individual, visit https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. Refer to photo 247 in your tip. pic.twitter.com/CetMHzU190
— FBI (@FBI) March 4, 2021
I know it is not him but this guy looks like Jay Johnston from Mr. Show with Bob and David. pic.twitter.com/lcuvhDUZ3L
— L. Ron Howard (@LRonHoward) March 5, 2021
Umm …. https://t.co/JyN3so4BAK
— Antonio Serrata 🇺🇦🇺🇲 (@tonyserrata) March 5, 2021
— Josh Gilbert (@jgilbertsego) March 4, 2021
He had voiced a character named Jimmy Pesto Sr. on the show.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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