John Krasinski

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.

 

Actor (41 credits)
2017 Animal Crackers (filming)
Owen (voice)
2016 The Hollars
John Hollar
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Jack Silva
2014-2015 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Secretariat
- The Shot (2015) … Secretariat (voice)
- Later (2014) … Secretariat (voice)
2015/I Aloha
John ‘Woody’ Woodside
2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Donald O’Donald McDonald
- Kerry Washington/Dave Salmoni/Ne-Yo (2015) … Donald O’Donald McDonald
2014 The Prophet
Halim (voice)
2013 The Wind Rises
Honjô (English version, voice)
2013 Monsters University
Frank McCay (voice)
2013 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Jerry Bruckheimer’s Assistant
- The B. Team (2013) … Jerry Bruckheimer’s Assistant (uncredited)
2005-2013 The Office (TV Series)
Jim Halpert
- Finale (2013) … Jim Halpert
- A.A.R.M. (2013) … Jim Halpert
- Livin’ the Dream (2013) … Jim Halpert
- Paper Airplane (2013) … Jim Halpert
- Stairmageddon (2013) … Jim Halpert
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2012 Promised Land
Dustin Noble
2012 Big Miracle
Adam Carlson
2012 Nobody Walks
Peter
2011 The Muppets
John Krasinski
2011 Something Borrowed
Ethan
2009 It’s Complicated
Harley
2009 Away We Go
Burt
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Cuthbert (voice)
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Ryan / Subject #20
2008 Leatherheads
Carter Rutherford
2007 License to Wed
Ben Murphy
2007 Shrek the Third
Lancelot (voice)
2007 Smiley Face
Brevin
2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Gilbert
- Irregarding Steve (2006) … Gilbert (voice)
2006 Dreamgirls
Sam Walsh
2006 The Holiday
Ben
2006 For Your Consideration
Paper Badge Officer
2006 A New Wave
Gideon
2006 Doogal
Additional Voices (voice)
2005 Jarhead
Corporal Harrigan
2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Curtis Horne
- The Bogie Man (2005) … Curtis Horne
2005 Duane Hopwood
Bob Flynn
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Lyle Davis
- Who Shot Sherlock (2005) … Lyle Davis
2004/I Taxi
Messenger #3
2004 Kinsey
Ben
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Jace Gleesing
- Mad Hops (2004) … Jace Gleesing
2003 Ed (TV Series)
Process Server
- Good Advice (2003) … Process Server
2002 Alma Mater
Flea Club Candidate 1
2002 Fighting Still Life (Short)
Tyler
2000 State and Main
Judge’s Assistant (uncredited)