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John Krasinski



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Born in China
  • Narrator
2017
No Score Yet Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project
  • Actor
2017
96% Manchester by the Sea
  • Executive Producer
2016
43% The Hollars
  • John Hollar
  • Director
  • Producer
2016
50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
  • Jack
2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers
  • Owen
2016
68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
  • Halim
2015
19% Aloha
  • Woody Woodside
2015
88% The Wind Rises
  • Honjô
2014
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
  • Actor
2013
78% Monsters University
  • Frank McCay
2013
51% Promised Land
  • Producer
  • Dustin Noble
  • Screenwriter
2013
40% Nobody Walks
  • Peter
2012
73% Big Miracle
  • Adam Carlson
2012
96% The Muppets
  • Himself
2011
15% Something Borrowed
  • Ethan
2011
57% It's Complicated
  • Harley
2009
39% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Producer
  • Ryan/Subject #20
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2009
67% Away We Go
  • Burt
2009
72% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Cuthbert
2009
No Score Yet Farlanders
  • Actor
2009
53% Leatherheads
  • Carter Rutherford
2008
33% A New Wave
  • Gideon
2007
65% Smiley Face
  • Brevin Ericson
2007
7% License to Wed
  • Ben Murphy
2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Lancelot
2007
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience
  • Actor
2007
78% Dreamgirls
  • Sam Walsh
2006
47% The Holiday
  • Ben
2006
51% For Your Consideration
  • `Paper Badge' Officer
2006
8% Doogal
  • Additional Voices
2006
61% Jarhead
  • Corporal Harrigan
2005
55% Duane Hopwood
  • Bob Flynn
2005
90% Kinsey
  • Ben
2004
10% Taxi
  • Messenger #3
2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Director
  • Jim Halpert
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Curtis Horn
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dream Corp LLC
2016
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Lyle Davis
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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