22 Jump Street star Jonah Hill has lavished Maroon 5's Adam Levine with praise, saying that the singer is "like family" to him.

When asked about his friendship since childhood with Levine, the 30-year-old Wolf of Wall Street actor told Playboy: "Adam was like family, and he still is... I don't see him as a rock star. He's just a great person to me."

Hill continued: "Adam has been there for me and my family, and his family has been there for my family more than anyone else.

"That guy has all my love and respect forever."

22 Jump Street is in cinemas from June 6.

Hill: "Adam has been there for me and my family"