Bryan Lee Johnson (born on December 7, 1967) is a writer, actor, podcaster, screenwriter and comic book writer associated with Kevin Smith and the View Askewniverse. He is best known by his local fame in New Jersey and appearances in filmmaker Smith's New Jersey films as comic book fan Steve-Dave Pulasti. He was also the basis for the Clerks character Randal Graves. Through his friendship with Smith, he was often involved in his productions until Smith moved to Los Angeles. He worked briefly at the Los Angeles branch of Smith's comic book store, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. He became co-host of the Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! podcast with friend Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn. He also stars in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men.