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JB Smoove



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 YEAR
6% Search Party
  • Berk
2016
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Sal the Demon
2015
86% Top Five
  • Silk
2014
No Score Yet Delivery
  • Actor
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Hackus
2013
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Coach Ted
2013
55% Clear History
  • Jaspar
2013
57% The Dictator
  • Funeral Usher
2012
53% Think Like a Man
  • Bartender
2012
66% We Bought a Zoo
  • Mr. Stevens
2011
21% The Sitter
  • Julio
2011
34% Hall Pass
  • Flats
2011
No Score Yet Hurricane Season
  • Team Bus Driver
2010
67% Date Night
  • Cabbie
2010
No Score Yet Frankenhood
  • Leon
2009
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer Presents
  • Actor
2004
22% Mr. Deeds
  • Reuben
2002
29% Pootie Tang
  • Trucky
2001
No Score Yet Tomorrow Night
  • Mel The Mailman
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Kenny Westchester Kenny
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Levon
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Leon Black Leon
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Grave Digger
No Score Yet Made
2003-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Guest
81% Bent
2012
  • Clem
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Barry
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Man in Wheelchair DeRon
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus
2012
  • Host
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
62% Life in Pieces
2015
  • Darryl
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Pruitt
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Leon Black Leon
46% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Ray
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Host
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Norman Jessup
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet In the Flow With Affion Crockett
2011
  • Performer

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