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Jamie Kennedy



An actor whose name became synonymous with "comic relief" during the late 1990s, Jamie Kennedy made his reputation playing a series of wise-asses in such films as the Scream trilogy and the independent comedy Clockwatchers. Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970, Kennedy showed comedic inclinations from an early age, and first became inspired to pursue an acting career when he was cast as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989).



After high school, Kennedy moved to L.A., where he wanted to have a career as an extra. Unfortunately, Hollywood casting agents had other ideas, and the aspiring actor found himself working odd jobs ranging from a restaurant busboy to a gum-scraper at K-Mart. During this time, he also studied at the American/British Drama Academy and began finding stand-up work at various improv clubs. It was in one of these clubs that he caught the attention of an independent filmmaker and was subsequently cast in the little-seen The Legend of Flin Flon.



The actor's bona fide entry into the film industry came with a supporting role in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, in which he played a fuchsia-haired thug. That same year he had a huge breakthrough in Wes Craven's Scream, which cast him as a video store clerk with an unnerving lust for horror movies. The great success of the film opened a number of doors for Kennedy, one of which led to a memorable role as an office boy in Jill Sprecher's well-received independent comedy Clockwatchers (1997), which also starred Lisa Kudrow, Parker Posey, and Toni Collette. The actor also reprised his role for the inevitable Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000) and appeared in such slacker extravaganzas as Bongwater and Starf*cker (both 1998).



Kennedy got a shot at more grown-up fare with a supporting role in David O. Russell's acclaimed Gulf War drama Three Kings (1999), and a turn as a movie studio gofer in the satirical Bowfinger (1999). His growing popularity was reflected in the number of projects he was involved with in 2000; included amongst them were Ben Younger's The Boiler Room, in which Kennedy played an ambitious young stock broker, and The Specials, an ensemble comedy that cast him as a member of a motley group of superheroes.



He appeared in the movies Max Keeble's Big Move and Bug before moving to the small screen to host the series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He was the star of the ill-fated sequel Son of the Mask and he was one of the voiceover artists in the comedy Farce of the Penguins. His other projects include Malibu's Most Wanted, Finding Bliss, and Tyler Perry's Good Deeds.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le
  • Jerry Heller
2016
No Score Yet Little Savages
  • Fritz
2016
No Score Yet Le trésor de Whittmore
  • Fritz
2016
No Score Yet R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House
  • Simon
2016
No Score Yet Tremors 5: Bloodlines
  • Travis Welker
2015
No Score Yet Rivers 9
  • Rob
2015
No Score Yet Buddy Hutchins
  • Buddy Hutchins
2015
No Score Yet The Sand
  • Alex
2015
No Score Yet Mission Air
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Nowhere Safe
  • Ashley Evans
2014
No Score Yet The Hungover Games
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Bermuda Tentacles
  • Dr. Zimmern
2014
No Score Yet Bro, What Happened?
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jackhammer
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Clean Guys Of Comedy
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Lost And Found In Armenia
  • Bill
2013
No Score Yet Bending the Rules
  • Theo Gold
2012
31% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
  • Mark Freeze
2012
No Score Yet Cupid
  • Vernon Gart
2012
No Score Yet The Reef 2: High Tide
  • Ronny
2012
No Score Yet On the Inside
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Café
  • Dealer
2010
26% Finding Bliss
  • Dick Harder
2009
No Score Yet Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Spring Break '83
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Extreme Movie
  • Mateus
2008
60% Heckler
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Producer
2008
14% Blonde Ambition
  • Actor
2007
2% Kickin' It Old Skool
  • Justin Schumacher/Rocketshoe
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Jamie
2007
No Score Yet Jamie Kennedy: Unwashed: The Stand-Up Special
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Dinotopia: En Busca de la Piedra del Sol Escarlata
  • Spazz
2005
6% Son of the Mask
  • Tim Avery
2005
No Score Yet Searching for Angela Shelton
  • Executive Producer
2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Creepy Guy
2004
31% Malibu's Most Wanted
  • Screenwriter
  • B-Rad
2003
No Score Yet Bug
  • Dwight
2002
No Score Yet Pretty When You Cry
  • Albert Straka
2001
29% Max Keeble's Big Move
  • Evil Ice Cream Man
2001
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • PA
2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Bandit/Forest Animal/Animal Groupie #1
2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode
  • Justin Sax
2001
No Score Yet Slacker Cats
  • Actor
2001
47% The Specials
  • Producer
  • Amok
2000
26% Bait
  • Blum
2000
67% Boiler Room
  • Adam
2000
36% Scream 3
  • Randy Meeks
2000
94% Three Kings
  • Walter
1999
81% Bowfinger
  • Dave
1999
17% Sparkler
  • Trent
1999
71% Enemy of the State
  • Jamie
1998
83% Clockwatchers
  • Eddie
1998
17% Bongwater
  • Tommy
1998
No Score Yet Starstruck
  • George
1998
No Score Yet Stricken
  • Banyon
1998
No Score Yet The Pass
  • Deputy Bank
1998
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Street Hustler
1997
81% Scream 2
  • Randy Meeks
1997
No Score Yet On the Edge of Innocence
  • Luke
1997
No Score Yet Pass
  • Actor
1997
79% Scream
  • Randy
1996
72% Romeo + Juliet
  • Sampson
1996
No Score Yet Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
21% Heartbeat
2015
  • Dr. Callahan
No Score Yet The After
2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Screenwriter
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012
  • Kevin
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Stevie
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Dr. Ramsey
75% Lucifer
2016
  • Andy Kleinburg
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Eli Eli James
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Floyd Feylinn Ferell
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Ed Kapena

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