John Krasinski

BirthDay:

20 Oct 1979

BirthPlace:

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

John Burke Krasinski

Bio:

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is probably best known for his role as sardonic nice guy "Jim Halpert" on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John Burke Krasinski on October 20, 1979, in Newton, Massachussetts, USA, he is the youngest of three brothers. His mother, Mary Claire (Doyle), is a nurse, and his father, Ronald Krasinski, is an internist. His father is of Polish descent and his mother is of Irish ancestry.

His first stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play, written and cast by B.J. Novak. Also good at sports, he played on the same Little League baseball team as B.J. Novak, now a writer and co-star on The Office (2005). After graduating from Newton South High School in 1997, Krasinski planned to be an English major and deferred his first semester of college to teach English in Costa Rica. He attended Brown University, graduating in 2001, as a playwright with honors, then studied at the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.

During the summer of 2000, he worked as a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). Krasinski made his big screen debut in 2002, then played several small roles like "Ben" in Kinsey (2004), and "Bob Flynn" in Duane Hopwood (2005). He appeared as "Corporal Harrigan" in Jarhead (2005), by director Sam Mendes, then played a supporting role as "Ben" in The Holiday (2006), a romantic comedy by director Nancy Meyers. He is billed as the voice of "Lancelot" in Shrek the Third (2007). Krasinski co-starred opposite Robin Williams and Mandy Moore in the romantic comedy License to Wed (2007), as well as with George Clooney and Renée Zellweger in the football screwball comedy, Leatherheads (2008). He is also director and writer of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), a big screen adaptation of the eponymous collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace.

Krasinski was featured in People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive issue of 2006. He claims Los Angeles as his current home but travels to New York City and his hometown of Newton, MA, frequently.
Filmography

Actor ( 88 credits )

Cloverfield Movie (2017)
Animal Crackers (2017) (voice)
Untitled Detroit Project (2017)
Born in China (2016) Narrator: American version (voice)
The Hollars (2016) John Hollar
13 Hours (2016) Jack
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Prophet (2014) Halim (voice)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Secretariat (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Wind Rises (2013) Honjô (voice)
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) Himself - Letter Reader
Monsters University (2013) Frank McCay (voice)
Mistaken for Strangers (2013) Himself (uncredited)
The Office: The Farewells (2013)
Promised Land (2012) Dustin Noble
Big Miracle (2012) Adam Carlson
Nobody Walks (2012) Peter
Head Games (2012)  Himself (2012) (unknown episodes)
The Muppets (2011) John Krasinski
Something Borrowed (2011) Ethan
Rove LA (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody (2011)  Himself - Guest
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
It's Complicated (2009) Harley
Away We Go (2009) Burt
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Cuthbert (voice)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) Ryan / Subject #20
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Leatherheads (2008) Carter Rutherford
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Séries express (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
License to Wed (2007) Ben Murphy
Shrek the Third (2007) Lancelot (voice)
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007) Camp Muckamungus (voice)
Smiley Face (2007) Brevin
Human Giant (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
A New Wave (2006) Gideon
Dreamgirls (2006) Sam Walsh
The Holiday (2006) Ben
For Your Consideration (2006) Paper Badge Officer
Doogal (2006) Additional Voices (voice)
30 Rock (2006)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Rachael Ray (2006) (1 episode, 2008)
Jarhead (2005) Corporal Harrigan
Duane Hopwood (2005) Bob Flynn
The Office (2005)  Jim Halpert / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
American Dad! (2005)  Gilbert (1 episode, 2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Infanity (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Taxi (2004) Messenger #3
Kinsey (2004) Ben
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Arrested Development (2003)  Jerry Bruckheimer's Assistant (uncredited) (1 episode,
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Jim Halpert (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Alma Mater (2002) Flea Club Candidate 1
Fighting Still Life (2002) Tyler
Without a Trace (2002)  Curtis Horne (1 episode, 2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Jace Gleesing (1 episode, 2004)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
State and Main (2000) Judge's Assistant (uncredited)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Lyle Davis (1 episode, 2005)
Ed (2000)  Process Server (1 episode, 2003)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2015)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2007-2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
Aloha (0) Woody
Jack Ryan (0)  Jack Ryan (2017)

Producer ( 8 credits )

The Hollars (2016) producer
Manchester by the Sea (2016) executive producer
Dream Corp LLC (2016) executive producer
Lip Sync Battle (2015) executive producer (3 episodes, 2015)
The Office: The Farewells (2013) producer
Promised Land (2012) producer
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) producer
The Office (2005) producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)

Writer ( 3 credits )

HitRECord on TV (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Promised Land (2012) (screenplay) &
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) (screenplay)

Director ( 3 credits )

The Hollars (2016)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
The Office (2005) (3 episodes, 2010-2012)