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Toyota Jan 101: Learn More About Jan from the Toyota Commercials

Toyota Jan, played by actress Laurel Coppock, is one of America’s best-known and -loved

commercial spokespeople.

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.

Sound familiar?

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

you smiling.