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You’ve likely seen “Toyota Jan” in commercials over the last 12 years. Jan, the fictitious car commercial spokeswoman for Toyota, is about as instantly recognizable as an advertisement sales figure gets. Well, Laurel Coppock, a television actor and writer, is the familiar face you’ve seen in Toyota’s adverts. 

Laurel Coppock, the actor behind ‘Toyota Jan’, has been working with the Japanese marque for over a decade

She’s a familiar face in television car commercials. It’s Laurel Coppock, the red-clad woman who tells you about the latest developments at Toyota. Some car buyers know her character as “Toyota Jan,” and she is the face of the brand’s commercial lineup.

Moreover, Laurel Coppock has been at the job for some time now. According to IMDB, her role as Toyota Jan is the actor’s best-known work. She’s been Jan since 2012, much longer than John Cena’s tenure as the voice of Honda or Brie Larson’s work with Nissan.

However, Coppock’s professional record doesn’t stop or start with Toyota Jan. No, the actor has plenty of television work under her belt. Eagle-eyed fans might remember her appearance in “The Office” as Robert California’s (James Spader’s) receptionist, Stephanie. Coppock compliments Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) after a bevy of asinine comments.

Laurel Coppock, the actor behind 'Toyota Jan' smiles at an event.
Laurel Coppock | Jerod Harris, WireImage

Of course, the modern Toyota sedans, trucks, and SUVs in Toyota Jan’s commercials are a far cry from the 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Schrute drives throughout the now-discontinued comedy series. Beyond the Sabre Company in “The Office,” Coppock appeared in episodes of “Modern Family,” “Workaholics,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “Arrested Development.” However, even with all that TV work, Laurel Coppock is best known for her role as Toyota Jan. 

In addition to her television work, Coppock appeared as Sophia in the Steve Carell film “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” If you’re playing the name game here, Steve Carell was the star of “The Office” for the first seven years of the show. What’s more, Coppock appeared in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” just one year before scoring her gig with Toyota.