The Unit

You’ll Never Guess What Jonny “The Unit” From ‘Jersey Shore’ Is Doing Now


Mar. 18 2021, Updated 1:30 p.m. ET

Hardcore Jersey Shore fans remember Jonny “The Unit” Manfre, who was arrested during Season 5 for drug possession (he ended up getting out of it and paying a $125 fine). Unfortunately, we didn’t see him in last season’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, and his social media accounts haven’t been updated in years. He and Mike Sorrentino (aka, “The Situation”) were really close, so it’s strange we haven’t heard anything. What gives?

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What exactly happened to The Unit?

It seems like Jonny is completely off the grid and works in the renewable energy business in Salt Lake City. Although The Unit initially ventured into the fitness industry after his time with Jersey Shore, it doesn’t look like the former reality show star went very far with this. On his Instagram, he describes himself as “Half man, half amazing, Animal love, NASM/Crossfit L1 Certified, Author/fitness vids, Solar (and sausage) King, Nationals NPC Physique Competitor.” He used to have a couple websites too: and, which are both defunct.