Luka Jones

Luka Yovetich (born August 19, 1975), known professionally as Luka Jones,[2] is an American actor and comedian, best known for co-starring in the NBC sitcoms Best Friends Forever and Up All Night.

Luka Jones
Born
Luka Yovetich

(1975-08-18) August 18, 1975 (age 46)[1]
EducationUniversity of Kansas (BA)
California State University, Los Angeles (MA)
University of Southern California (DPhil)
OccupationActor, comedian

Early life and educationEdit

Jones was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Chicago and Denver metro areas. He graduated from the University of Kansas. He later earned his master's degree in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles and his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Southern California.[3] Jones studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He studied improv and has been a regular performer at both I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.

CareerEdit

In 2012, Jones co-starred as Joe, one of the lead characters on the short-lived NBC comedy series Best Friends Forever, alongside Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. Afterwards he joined the cast of NBC's Up All Night as a series regular in its second season, playing the role of Scott, Reagan's (Christina Applegate) younger brother.

Jones joined the ensemble cast of People of Earth in 2016 as Gerry Johnson, "an amiable social dropout, tollbooth worker and enthusiastic expert on all things alien".[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Campaign Biker Guy
2013 The Pretty One Patrick
2013 Her Lewman
2015 The Dramatics: A Comedy Gun Store Owner
2015 Always Worthy Eddie
2015 Goosebumps Mover #2 Uncredited
2016 Dean Toby
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Leo
2018 In a Relationship Ash

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 How I Met Your Mother Nick Episode: "The Best Man"
2012 CollegeHumor Originals Knight / Bar Patron Episode: "Wings of a Dragon"
2012 Best Friends Forever Joe Foley 6 episodes
2012 Up All Night Scott Chafin 11 episodes
2013 Ben and Kate Lance Episode: "Bake Off"
2013 Modern Family Dustin Episode: "The Future Dunphys"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Brian Episode: "Will You Scary Me?"
2013 Holding Patterns Lindsey Unsold pilot
2014 Bad Teacher Chef Asher Episode: "Nix the Fat Week"
2014 Really Fred Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Casual Dave Episode: "Dave"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Pierce Handmight Episode: "Adam Pally Wears a Navy Blazer and Bright Blue Sneakers"
2016–2017 People of Earth Gerry Johnson 20 episodes
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Wally Television special
2017 I Love Dick John Willis Episode: "A Short History of Weird Girls"
2017 Pillow Talk Max 4 episodes
2019 SMILF Sully Episode: "Single Mom is Losing Faith"
2019–2021 Shrill Ryan 16 episodes
2021 Birdgirl N/A Episode: "Pilot"
2021 Cinema Toast Willy Episode: "After the End"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obtaining Birthdays in One Step". Stevemorse.org. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  2. ^ "Breakout Act > News > USC Dornsife". Dornsife.usc.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  3. ^ Yovetich, Luka (2013). "Merely verbal disputes in philosophy". University of Southern California Dissertations and Theses. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  4. ^ Patten, Dominic (2012-07-06). "'Up All Night' Adds Luka Jones". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  5. ^ Poniewozik, James (2017-07-23). "Review: 'People of Earth' Returns for Affectingly Close Encounters". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

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