‘Bob’s Burgers’ Actor Expelled Over Alleged Capitol Riot Participation – Deadline

Jay Johnston, who voiced Bob Belchers (H. Jon Benjamin) corporate rival Jimmy Pesto in 43 episodes of Bob’s Burgers, has been sidelined from the Fox animated series for its alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol Riot.

The Daily Beast reported on Johnston’s indefinite hiatus from the series on Friday. While any possible involvement of Johnston in the events of the 6th is unclear, he is said to have been seen in multiple photos taken at the scene by the FBI last year. So far, the actor has not been arrested or charged in connection with the riots.

Sources confirm to Deadline that Johnston, who is on… Bob’s Burgers, has not been returned to do an episode since January 6, 2021, and there are no plans to have his character appear in the near future. Representatives from Fox and 20th Television Animation, which produce the series, had no comment.

Johnston first voiced the owner of Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria in the sixth episode of the show’s first season. Over the years, the actor has also lent his voice to series, including: Mama called me sheriff, mr. pickles and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, appear on the live-action side in You better call Saul and more. Notably, he is a two-time Emmy nominee recognized in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program category for his contributions to mr. Show with Bob and David, the HBO sketch comedy series starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, which aired between 1995 and 1998.

Bob’s Burgers revolves around the Belcher family, who watch as they have all sorts of adventures while running a hamburger restaurant. The series created by Loren Bouchard will finish its 12th season in January and has already been renewed for a 13th. A movie based on the series, The Bob’s Burgers movie, is scheduled for release through 20th Century Studios on May 27, 2022.

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