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Toyota Jan 101: Everything You Need to Know about Jan from the Toyota Commercials

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Toyota Jan

Toyota Jan is a one-of-a-kind commercial legend

For years, Toyota Jan has been a hot topic on our website, ever since we announced her pregnancy in May of 2014. At first, it was adoring mothers who were interested in learning more about their favorite commercial superstar, but it eventually became clear that Toyota Jan inspired another specific audience: old pervy men who have a thing for women in red.

Regardless of why you’re interested in Toyota Jan—maybe you’re a young mom, maybe you’re an aspiring commercial star, maybe you find Jan attractive, or maybe she just cracks you up in all of her commercials—it is certain that Jan is a rare but special representation of commercial characters. Very few commercial characters can be recurring for so long, yet still inspire smiles every time their commercials air.

If you want to learn more about Toyota Jan (or Laurel Coppock, the actress behind Toyota’s ad star), our “Who Is Toyota Jan?” analysis is a good place to start. But we also have all the information you’ll ever want to know, gathered in one place below. Hopefully it serves as a goldmine for all true Jan Fans…

toyota jan pregnant

Toyota Jan really is growing some eyeballs and toenails in her tummy here

Yes, Toyota Jan Really Was Pregnant

What first launched Jan from Toyota into the spotlight on The News Wheel was her alleged pregnancy. When 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 the Toyota marketing masterminds were kind enough to work around Jan’s gestating process. Turns out, it was definitely the latter.

We had a lot of fun around the office trying to guess what Toyota Jan would name her baby. We even jokingly suggested Sienna or Camry.


toyota jan laurel coppock

Laurel Coppock almost gave up on commercials, but luckily she waited around until she got the good news from Toyota

Coppock Almost Gave Up On Commercials Before Being Cast as Jan

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. Coppock talks about the audition process for the Toyota Jan role in the video below.



Toyota Jan vs. Flo from Progressive

Toyota Jan vs. Flo from Progressive

Flo from Progressive Could Have Been Toyota Jan

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 actress Stephanie Courtney potentially could have landed the role. (It’s a well-known secret that Jan vs. Flo is a great American rivalry, like the Yanks and the Sox or Coke and Pepsi.)

According to our research, Flo 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. Cough cough Toyota Jan cough cough. How lucky we are to have gotten Laurel Coppock instead.

It is also interesting to note that there is a Latina knockoff of Toyota Jan, named Mariela. She’s a carbon copy of Jan from Toyota, just for Latina audiences.


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Laurel Coppock on The BreakWomb

Toyota Jan Actress Laurel Coppock Does Sketch Comedy

According to, Jan isn’t the only character whom 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 Wigg.

Coppock also co-founded The BreakWomb, which features comedy geared toward moms. One video from the site is called “The Kids Books Moms Wish Existed,” which you can check out below. Just be ready to laugh your *bleep* off. (You’ll laugh more at that after watching…)


Toyota Jan astronaut commercial

Long story short: Toyota Jan just rocks!

Her Commercials Rock

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 Centers, the 1 for Everyone sales event, or the Toyota Time Sales event, these commercials are sure to leave you smiling. Watch some of our favorites below!

Bonus: Some fan also made these fake Toyota Jan ads, which are hilarious but horrifying.


  • Rene

    I don’t know why, I find this somewhat goofy perky woman in a short Red dress endearing. She isn’t exactly a cookie cutter like hot blonde bimbo doing a commercial – she’s the opposite. I like that! Jan is attractive enough to get your attention. She’s the kind of gal you wished did work at an auto showroom. Usually it’s men. Toyota has a home run with Jan. Next up for Laura Cappock is a role in a movie or series.She’s already done some cheeky comedian bit roles. As a side-bar; Flo of Progressive is OK – but the shtick of her character is getting old.

  • Monica

    Enough of Jan… let’s get creative and let’s make nice commercials !!

  • Peggy Smith

    I always enjoyed the Jan commercials…. but lately, I worry about her…. it looks as if she has lost too much weight…. is she ill, or perhaps she’s thinking she needs to lose weight (which she doesn’t )… let’s make sure she’s around a long time!

    • Kevin Childs

      I absolutely agree, Peggy. I hope Jan puts the weight back on. Let’s be healthy looking, rather than anemic.

  • bootin buddin

    it’s time toyota replaced jan. she is rapidly aging for one thing. never was that attractive anyway. that carol in the bells nonsense they had her do in 2017 is horrific. have to mute it as soon as she appears. was going to buy a new toyota but now not going to.

    • Christian Schaefer

      Really??? You are not going to buy a Toyota because Jan appears to sing a version of a popular song? Are you truly that easy to manipulate? You can’t make up your mind at all if what you state is true! That commercial has zero bearing on why you should or shouldn’t buy a particular brand of car!

      • bootin buddin

        i’m not buying because of jan period. they’ve gone to the well too many times with this ancient 48 yr old. don’t want to see anything that old pushing vehicles. and that song is horrible. had never heard it before and don’t understand a word she attempts to sing. this is the last year of jan doing spots for toyota. mark my words, she peaked about 4 years ago.

        • Pootin Puddin

          “I won’t buy a product from a company unless I find their spokesperson sexually attractive, because I am also probably a very handsome and attractive person who has a lot of room to judge people based on their looks and age. This is, I’m sure, the only true way to make an informed new vehicle purchase, because, again, I am very smart and handsome and great.” – A dumb person on the internet whose opinion doesn’t matter.

        • bootin buddin

          sorry, but after she dropped that kid her body and face went. it happens to 98% of all women so this is no surprise. the ad execs at toyota are comparing this to the tom brady/jimmy garapolo situation that almost took place with the new england patriots. they decided to go with the aging brady and will regret it. toyota execs are smarter than that. they know she’s past her prime and are just waiting for her contract to expire before showing her the door. and rightfully so. she does nothing to explain the benefits of a toyota over another vehicle. she is perky (was anyway) and the public did like her but alas it will soon be over for her. there are grandmother roles opening up in a few sitcoms that she would be qualified for and would do well at that.

        • Pootin Puddin

          Checked your history and found you’re a regular commenter at Infowars. (Side note: of course you are.) And yet, I’d be willing to bet that this ranks among the dumbest things you have ever typed. That’s pretty amazing. You should be impressed.

          Like, you actually spent time thinking these ridiculous thoughts, had the opportunity to realize how inane it all was, and still typed it all out and hit post confident that you had expressed a thought worth expressing. That’s legitimately jaw-drop worthy.

          I bet when you walk into a room, everyone who knows you experiences an instantaneous and simultaneous curling of the toes.

          “Oh, here comes Bootin. Oh god, not Bootin. Not that gross, decrepit, saggy-skinned misogynist. Is he going to tell us about how mailboxes are trying to drug us? Is he going to go on a rant about female imperfections, oblivious to the fact that he reeks of cigarettes and week-old Vienna sausage? Or to the fact that he looks like a sock filled with porridge? Is he going to talk about how Toyota Jan is actually a lizard woman and Toyota is just a New World Order front for disseminating chemtrails?”

          But then you just walk past, and they breathe a sigh of relief that they weren’t faced with having to sop up the egg-yolk mess of your tedious, asinine worldview. And you go on about your day, and your life, angry and sad and utterly unlikeable.

          Just in case I’m not being clear in my feelings here: your opinions are very bad.

        • bootin buddin

          maybe a tad unfair, but not bad. a lot of factual truth there. you may disagree but jan has seen better days. much like female newscasters who get phased out because of age.

        • bootin buddin

          they made a new commercial with her showing her face twice on a closeup. had to turn it off. all i saw was horse faced mouth grinning with giant teeth all attached to an old body. jan has now reached hideous status. when is that contract going to expire.

        • Pootin Puddin

          Two choice selections from the comment history of bootin buddin, regular at Infowars and Breitbart:

          “soccer is for sissies. grown men running up and down a field with shorts on kicking a ball. rarely scoring. boring.”

          – bootin buddin, a person who is very handsome and manly and young and virile and in no way an ignorant, droopy sack of pockmarked, gray skin. A person with opinions, all valid, all good.

          “if they scratch one brick on any of our buildings there an old fashioned march to the sea would be in order for all palestinians. line them up.”

          – bootin buddin, a person who is almost certain to be bottled in a bar somewhere someday because he can’t help himself but to say something dumb and racist in public. “It’s just in my nature to be ignorant,” he’ll attempt to cry, but he won’t be able to explicate his thoughts clearly because his face will be inundated with boots. And then, the last thing he will see before night closes in on him is the cherubic face of Toyota Jan, laughing.