JB Smoove

Highest Rated: 86% Top Five (2014)
Lowest Rated: 0% Hell & Back (2015)
Birthday: Dec 16, 1964
Birthplace: Plymouth, NC
A native of Mount Vernon, NY (born Jerry Brooks -- hence the initials), standup comic, comedy writer, and actor J.B. Smoove began his career as a dancer in an hip-hop ensemble, performing as J. Smoove. The performer transitioned to schtick early on and cut his chops in Manhattan-area clubs, then landed a few small roles in Hollywood features (including the 2001 Pootie Tang and the 2002 Mr. Deeds), before striking gold on Saturday Night Live as both a sketch writer and a sketch participant. Smoove culled greatest attention, however, for his recurring role during season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm; he played the über-confident, street-smart Leon Black, a member of an African-American family adopted by Larry David and his wife after their residence is decimated by a hurricane. Smoove later acknowledged that the popularity of the role "set fire" to his career and led to roles on the sitcoms Everybody Hates Chris and 'Til Death.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Spider-Man: Far From Home Actor 2019
63% Uncle Drew Angelo 2018
65% The Polka King Actor 2017
51% Almost Christmas Lonnie $41.8M 2016
0% Hell & Back Sal the Demon $0.2M 2015
86% Top Five Silk $17.1M 2014
No Score Yet Delivery Actor 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Hackus $71.1M 2013
37% Dealing With Idiots Coach Ted $15.8K 2013
61% Clear History Jaspar 2013
57% The Dictator Funeral Usher $57.8M 2012
54% Think Like a Man Bartender $91.6M 2012
64% We Bought a Zoo Mr. Stevens $72.8M 2011
22% The Sitter Julio $30.3M 2011
33% Hall Pass Flats $45.1M 2011
No Score Yet Hurricane Season Team Bus Driver 2010
66% Date Night Cabbie $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Frankenhood Leon 2009
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer Presents Actor 2004
22% Mr. Deeds Reuben $126.3M 2002
29% Pootie Tang Trucky $2.9M 2001
67% Tomorrow Night Mel The Mailman 1998

TV

CREDIT
52% The Masked Singer
2018
Panelist
  • 2019
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Van
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Desus & Mero
2016
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Darryl
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Leon Black Leon
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Leon Black Leon
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2016
94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Barry
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013-2016
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Host
  • 2015
  • 2014
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Ray
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Pruitt
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Made
2003-2014
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
81% Bent
2012
Clem
  • 2012
No Score Yet Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
2010-2012
Voice
  • 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Grave Digger
  • 2012
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus
2012
Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2012
75% The League
2009-2015
Man in Wheelchair DeRon
  • 2012
No Score Yet In the Flow With Affion Crockett
2011
Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
Kenny Westchester Kenny
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
80% Castle
2009-2016
Norman Jessup
  • 2009
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Manny
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Guest
  • 1999
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Levon
  • 1998
No Score Yet Made
2004
Appearing

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