John Krasinski

Lowest Rated: 7% License to Wed (2007)
Birthday: Oct 20, 1979
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Best known to small-screen devotees as sales representative Jim Halpert, the eternally patient, undeclared admirer of Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) on Greg Daniels' hit NBC sitcom/mockumentary The Office, Massachusetts native John Krasinski graduated from Rhode Island's Brown University in 2001 as an honors playwright, but quickly segued into acting. Within three years launched himself into films, predominantly with bit roles and supporting parts, but consistently echoing the promise that he would soon find himself among number-one box-office draws and Tinseltown heartthrobs. By 2006, in fact, People Magazine featured Krasinski in its "Sexiest Men" issue, a testament to the actor's rapidly growing recognition in the eyes of the public.Born October 20, 1979, Krasinski grew up and attended high school in Newton, an affluent western suburb of Boston. After receiving his degree from Brown, Krasinski studied at the National Theater Institute. 2004 marked the actor's "breakthrough year," with fleeting appearances in no less than four A-list productions. That year, he had bit parts as Ben in the American Zoetrope film Kinsey, a biopic of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, directed by Bill Condon and starring Liam Neeson; Bob Flynn in Matt Mulhern's finely wrought (and underappreciated) alcoholism drama Duane Hopwood starring David Schwimmer; Messenger #3 in Tim Story's urban comedy Taxi, with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon; and the British CG-animated fantasy Doogal (aka, The Magic Roundabout), which didn't find U.S. release until early 2006. The first two of these films were widely lauded sleepers, the last two critically despised (though they failed to hurt Krasinski's career, given the low profile of his involvement).The Office followed in 2005. Adapted by Daniels from a hit 2001 British series of the same title, the program -- a ratings bonanza on NBC -- stars Daily Show vet Steve Carell as Michael Scott, the tactless, vain, pushy, and loudmouthed (yet well-meaning) director of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company. While Carell's off-the-wall antics spiked the series with a never-ending source of hilarity, the gradually developing relationship between Krasinski's Jim and Fischer's Pam (two straight roles) brought the series weight and solicited interest from those viewers seeking deeper and more meaningful character development. Perhaps sensing this, Daniels opted to stretch their courtship at a snail's pace over the course of several seasons. Krasinski would appear in several movies even as The Office's success continued on the small screen, like Jarhead, The Holiday, For Your Consideration, License to Wed, Leatherheads, Away We Go, and Big Miracle. In 2015, he appeared in Cameron Crowe's Aloha and acted as executive producer on the highly-successful TV series Lip Sync Battle.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Quiet Place 2 Director 2020
95% A Quiet Place Lee Abbott Screenwriter Director 2018
84% Detroit Attorney Auerbach $16.8M 2017
84% Disneynature: Born In China Narrator $13.9M 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea Executive Producer $47.7M 2016
46% The Hollars Director Producer John Hollar $1.1M 2016
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Jack $38M 2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers Owen 2016
66% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Halim $0.3M 2015
20% Aloha Woody Woodside $15.7M 2015
88% The Wind Rises Honjô 2014
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Actor 2013
80% Monsters University Frank McCay $260.4M 2013
52% Promised Land Screenwriter Dustin Noble Producer $7.7M 2013
40% Nobody Walks Peter $25.5K 2012
75% Big Miracle Adam Carlson $20.2M 2012
95% The Muppets Himself $88.7M 2011
15% Something Borrowed Ethan $39.1M 2011
58% It's Complicated Harley $112.8M 2009
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Screenwriter Ryan/Subject #20 Director Producer 2009
68% Away We Go Burt $9.5M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Cuthbert $198.4M 2009
52% Leatherheads Carter Rutherford $31.2M 2008
33% A New Wave Gideon 2007
66% Smiley Face Brevin Ericson 2007
7% License to Wed Ben Murphy $43.9M 2007
41% Shrek the Third Lancelot $320.8M 2007
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Actor 2007
78% Dreamgirls Sam Walsh $103.4M 2006
48% The Holiday Ben $63.3M 2006
52% For Your Consideration `Paper Badge' Officer $5.5M 2006
8% Doogal Additional Voices $7.4M 2006
61% Jarhead Corporal Harrigan $62.6M 2005
55% Duane Hopwood Bob Flynn 2005
90% Kinsey Ben $10.3M 2004
9% Taxi Messenger #3 2004

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Executive Producer Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
74% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
2018
Jack Ryan
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
100% Dream Corp LLC
2016-2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
89% The Office
2005-2013
Jim Halpert Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Lyle Davis
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Curtis Horn
  • 2005

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