DOJ Charges ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Arrested Development’ Actor During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

A Hollywood actor who appeared on ‘Mr. Show’, ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ has been arrested in California and charged in connection with the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Jay Johnston faces charges of criminal obstruction of officers during civil unrest as well as multiple misdemeanors, according to court documents.

The Daily Beast reported in December 2021 that Johnston had been “banned” from “Bob’s Burgers”, where he voiced the character of Jimmy Pesto Sr.

Jay Johnston in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2009. (File Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Jay Johnston in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2009. (File Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Johnston was one of hundreds of Jan. 6 attendees identified by online sleuths who have yet to be arrested. A Long Island funeral home owner was also arrested on Wednesday.

Court documents say Johnston entered the Upper West Tunnel, where some of the heaviest attacks of the Jan. 6 attack took place and “assisted at least three other rioters by pouring water in the faces of the rioters”. He then used a stolen United States Capitol Police shield as rioters fought with police, the documents show.

An attorney representing Johnston contacted the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center on March 8, 2021, according to the office. Three of Johnston’s current or former associates told the FBI that the January 6 photos depicted Johnston, and one of the associates provided a message in which Johnston acknowledged being at the Capitol on January 6.

More than 1,000 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the Capitol, and hundreds more arrests are in progress.

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