Toyota Jan, played by actress Laurel Coppock, is one of America’s best-known and -loved
Want to know more about the woman behind the character?
Here are 5 fun facts you might not know about Toyota Jan.
When Laurel Coppock began to appear as a pregnant form of Jan in Toyota’s commercials, everyone
wanted to know if the pregnancy was all an act for those specific commercials, or if
Toyota’s marketing masterminds were kind enough to work around her pregnancy.
Turns out, it was definitely the latter.
What kind of world would we live in without Toyota Jan?
Actress Laurel Coppock nearly subjected us to this rough life, according to “Commercial
Break,” when she very nearly quit auditioning for commercials right before her Toyota audition.
She wasn’t getting any gigs and was getting sick of the let down, but something drove
her to that Toyota audition, and the rest is history.
As scary as it is to hear that we might not have had Laurel Coppock as Toyota Jan, it
might be even scarier for some diehard Jan fans to hear that Flo from Progressive, AKA
Stephanie Courtney, potentially could have landed the role.
According to our research, Courtney had auditioned for a Toyota commercial shortly before landing
the Flo role, and the type of roles she’d been auditioning for were “girl behind the
counter” type roles.
Jan isn’t the only character that Coppock was born to play.
She has also dabbled in sketch comedy and is a member of The Groundlings, which has
at times included the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, and Kristen Wiig.
Coppock also co-founded The BreakWomb, which features comedy geared towards mothers.
At the end of the day, we love Toyota Jan for what she does best—keeping us laughing
in all her commercials.
And there are so many good ones to choose from.
Whether it’s her being badass at Christmastime, making astronaut puns, or explaining the Toyota
Service Center, and various Toyota sales events, these commercials are sure to leave