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JB Smoove

Highest Rated:   86% Top Five (2014)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Smurfs 2 (2013)
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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 ├╝ber-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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
64% The Polka King
  • Actor
2017
51% Almost Christmas
  • Lonnie
$41.8M 2016
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Sal the Demon
$0.2M 2015
86% Top Five
  • Silk
$17.1M 2014
No Score Yet Delivery
  • Actor
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Hackus
$71.1M 2013
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Coach Ted
$15.8k 2013
55% Clear History
  • Jaspar
2013
57% The Dictator
  • Funeral Usher
$57.8M 2012
54% Think Like a Man
  • Bartender
$91.6M 2012
65% We Bought a Zoo
  • Mr. Stevens
$72.8M 2011
22% The Sitter
  • Julio
$30.2M 2011
34% Hall Pass
  • Flats
$45.1M 2011
No Score Yet Hurricane Season
  • Team Bus Driver
2010
67% 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
60% Tomorrow Night
  • Mel The Mailman
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
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
94% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Leon Black Leon
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet 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
  • Actor
  • 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
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
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Leon Black Leon
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
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
74% Castle
2009-2016
  • Norman Jessup
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Levon
  • 1998
No Score Yet Made
2004
  • Appearing

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