04/22/2013 07:45 pm ET

'New Girl' Star Jake Johnson Used to Sell Burritos Out Of A Van (VIDEO)

Jake Johnson has certainly moved on up.

The "New Girl" star stopped by “Live with Kelly and Michael” and told the co-hosts that his worst job before becoming an actor was selling burritos out of a van in his hometown of Chicago. The owner would scream to patrons, "Our burritos are better than sex ... with this guy" and point to Johnson, who told Ripa and Strahan, "That's actually accurate."

Johnson previously told The Daily Beast that his long list of odd jobs also includes delivering furniture for a few years, working construction, working in a casino, catering weddings, and bartending like his "New Girl" character Nick. But, he told the Chicago Sun-Times, the burrito gig was "arguably the worst job ever."

"I didn’t start to make a living as an actor until I was 27, so there were always odd jobs,” Johnson told The Daily Beast. "I was living check-to-check until 'No Strings Attached.'"

Tune in to "Live! With Kelly and Michael" weekdays on ABC and watch "New Girl" on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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