John Krasinski

John Krasinski

Highest Rated: 96% A Quiet Place (2018)

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet A Quiet Place Part II Director 2021
96% A Quiet Place Lee Abbott Screenwriter Director 2018
82% Detroit Attorney Auerbach $16.8M 2017
85% Disneynature: Born In China Narrator $13.9M 2017
64% Animal Crackers Owen 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea Executive Producer $47.7M 2016
47% The Hollars John Hollar Director Producer $1.1M 2016
65% 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 Producer Screenwriter Dustin Noble $7.7M 2013
41% 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
40% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Director Producer Ryan/Subject #20 Screenwriter 2009
68% Away We Go Burt $9.5M 2009
51% Leatherheads Carter Rutherford $31.2M 2008
33% A New Wave Gideon 2007
67% 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
49% 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 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2020
2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2020
2018
2006
2005
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2019
71% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
2018
Jack Ryan 2019
2018
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015-2019
Executive Producer Performer 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2018
2016
2015
2013
2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet 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 Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
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
81% 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 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2006
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2006
2005
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Lyle Davis Guest 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Curtis Horn 2005

QUOTES FROM John Krasinski CHARACTERS

Jack says: We get to go home.

Jack says: We get to go home.

Jack says: "get it the fucking car"

Jack says: Get it the fucking car.

Jack says: Are those "friendlies"? I hope they are friendlies...

Jack says: Are those friendlies? I hope they are friendlies...

The Chief says: I.. ahhh... don't know...

Jack says: You're not giving orders. You're in my world now.

Ryan/Subject #20 says: Judge me, you bitch!

Dustin Noble says: You're going to want to stop asking questions now, Steve. You're at the big kids' table.

Frank McCay says: Believe me, you don't want to touch this bad boy!

Art says: I want to touch it.

Dodge Connolly says: I guess I should get a couple of diagrams of the plays we run.

Carter Rutherford says: Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more... effective.

Carter Rutherford says: Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more effective.

Carter Rutherford says: Wait. Where were you two?

Dodge Connolly says: Out.

Lexie Littleton says: Nowhere.

Carter Rutherford says: Did you *kiss* her?

Carter Rutherford says: Did you kiss her?

Lexie Littleton says: Now wait a minute.

Carter Rutherford says: I want answers!

Dodge Connolly says: Yeah, I kissed her! On the mouth, twice! And I liked it. A lot!

Carter Rutherford says: Oh you did, did you?

Dodge Connolly says: Yeah!

Lexie Littleton says: Thanks.

Dodge Connolly says: You're welcome.

Steve Butler says: We are a nine billion dollar company... do you know what we're capable of?

Dustin Noble says: Do you?

Malik says: "Holy crap!"

Malik says: Holy crap!

Adam Carlson says: "Hey. We don't say that kind of- Holy crap!"

Adam Carlson says: Hey. We don't say that kind of- Holy crap!

Ethan says: I liked you until he came in the picture, I liked you even more!

Rachel says: your an a**hole!

Rachel says: Your an a**hole!

Ethan says: yeah maybe i am. but i am the only a**hole here that gives a s**t about you

Ethan says: Yeah maybe I am. But I am the only a**hole here that gives a s**t about you.

Ethan says: The Hamptons are like a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren.

Darcy says: You're obviously still in love with me.

Ethan says: Obviously!

Ethan says: I can't take this 'daddy beats me because he loves me' excuse.

Ethan says: What do you want?

Rachel says: I want not to want him.

Ethan says: You're all going to hell anyway!

Burt says: Do you promise to let our daughter be fat or skinny or any weight at all? Because we want her to be happy, no matter what. Being obsessed with weight is just too cliché for our daughter.

Verona says: Yes, I do. Do you promise, when she talks, you'll listen? Like, really listen, especially when she's scared? And that her fights will be your fights?

Burt says: I do. And do you promise that if I die some embarrassing and boring death that you're gonna tell our daughter that her father was killed by Russian soldiers in this intense hand-to-hand combat in an attempt to save the lives of 850 Chechnyan orphans?

Burt says: What's wrong with a stroller?

LN says: I LOVE my babies. Why would I want to PUSH them away from me?