an American televisionfilm actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of JaySilent Bob from the "View Askewniverse" films of Mewes childhood friend Kevin Smith. He has appeared in all of Smiths films except Jersey Girl.
While he is mostly known for acting in films, Mewes also has worked in television. He voiced the role of Jay in the short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series. He, along with Smith, appeared in the films Scream 3, Bottoms Upon Degrassi: The Next Generation. He appeared in two episodes of a three-part story arc in which heSmith film a new addition to Smiths New Jersey films entitled JaySilent Bob Go Canadian, Eh? at Degrassi Community School. They appear again on Degrassi (in a two part episode), at the premiere of JaySilent Bob go Canadian, Eh? in Canada. Mewes, Smith,Degrassi star Stacie Mistysyn made the cover of Canadian TV Guide. HeKevin Smith will return to Degrassi: The Next Generation for some of the final 4 episodes of season 8 entitled Paradise City. In 1998, he starred as "Gary Lamb - Ground Activist" in a series of Nike commercials directed by Smith.
In Scarface: The World Is Yours Mewes provides a voiceover for a thief who steals some tapes. The acters dialogue, consisting mainly of constant stream-of-consciousness profanity, is entirely consistent with that of the Jay acter.
Mewes starred in the pilot episode of a Kevin Smith directed sitcom called Hating Hal (which never advanced beyond the pilot stage.)
During a radio interview on WJFK 106.7, Mewes confirmed that at one time, he had a deal with Kevin Smith, that if he stayed sober, that they would make Clerks 2. He also stated that he is doing a film called K 11 with Kristen StewartNikki Reed,that he dyed his hair black for this role.