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John Krasinski
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Krasinski in 2009
Born
John Burke Krasinski

October 20, 1979 (1979-10-20) (age 42)
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • director
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s)
Emily Blunt (m. 2010)
Children 2

John Burke Krasinski (born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. He is best known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC's The Office.

Educated in theatre arts at Brown University and the National Theater Institute, Krasinski played minor roles in movies and off-Broadway plays before he was cast in 2005 as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office, a role for which he received critical acclaim. He also served as a producer and occasional director of the series throughout its nine-season run.

His film credits include License to Wed (2007), Leatherheads (2008), Away We Go (2009), It's Complicated (2009), Something Borrowed (2011), Big Miracle (2012), Promised Land (2012), Aloha (2015), and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016). Krasinski directed and starred in the drama Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) and the comedy-drama film The Hollars (2016).

In 2018, Krasinski directed, co-wrote, and starred in the critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place (2018). That year, he also produced and played the title character in the Amazon series Jack Ryan.

In addition to acting in television series and films, Krasinski has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films and has established a production company, Sunday Night Productions, in 2013. Krasinski is married to British actress Emily Blunt, and they have two daughters together.

Early life

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Brown University's University Hall located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Krasinski was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, to Mary Clare (née Doyle; born 1949), a nurse, and Ronald Krasinski (born 1946), an internist. His father is Polish-American and his mother is Irish-American. He and his two older brothers, Kevin (born 1972) and Paul (born 1975), were raised as Roman Catholics. He grew up in Newton, a suburb west of Boston.

Krasinski made his stage debut as Daddy Warbucks in a sixth-grade school production of the musical Annie. Afterwards, he co-starred in a satirical play written and cast by his future The Office co-star B. J. Novak when they were high school seniors. Krasinski and Novak graduated from Newton South High School in 1997.

Before entering college, Krasinski taught English as a foreign language in Costa Rica. From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts under Lowry Marshall and John Emigh, and graduating in 2001 as a playwright with the honors thesis "Contents Under Pressure". During his time at Brown, he was a member of the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds. In college, he also helped coach youth basketball at the Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island. Then he attended the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 State and Main Judge's Assistant Uncredited
2002 Fighting Still Life Tyler Short film
Alma Mater Flea Club Candidate 1
2004 Kinsey Ben
Taxi Messenger #3
2005 Duane Hopwood Bob Flynn
Jarhead Corporal Harrigan
2006 Doogal Additional Voices
New Wave, AA New Wave Gideon
For Your Consideration Paper Badge Officer
Holiday, TheThe Holiday Ben
Dreamgirls Sam Walsh
2007 Smiley Face Brevin
Shrek the Third Sir Lancelot (voice)
License to Wed Ben Murphy
2008 Leatherheads Carter Rutherford
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Ryan / Subject #20 Also director, writer, and producer
Monsters vs. Aliens Cuthbert (voice)
Away We Go Burt Farlander
It's Complicated Harley
2011 Something Borrowed Ethan
Muppets, TheThe Muppets Himself
2012 Nobody Walks Peter
Big Miracle Adam Carlson
Promised Land Dustin Noble Also writer and producer
2013 Monsters University "Frightening" Frank McCay (voice)
The Wind Rises Honjo (voice) English language version
2014 The Prophet Halim (voice)
2015 Aloha John "Woody" Woodside
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Jack Silva
Manchester by the Sea none Executive producer only
The Hollars John Hollar Also director and producer
Past Forward Man #1 Short film
2017 Born in China Narrator (voice)
Animal Crackers Owen Huntington (voice)
Detroit Attorney Auerbach
2018 A Quiet Place Lee Abbott Also director, writer, and executive producer
Next Gen 7723 (voice)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ed Process server Episode: "Good Advice"
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jace Gleesing Episode: "Mad Hops"
2005–2013 Office, TheThe Office Jim Halpert 201 episodes; also producer and director
2005 Without a Trace Curtis Horne Episode: "The Bogie Man"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lyle Davis Episode: "Who Shot Sherlock"
2006 American Dad! Gilbert (voice) Episode: "Irregarding Steve"
2012 30 Rock Himself Episode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"
Head Games Narrator 3 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Spyder Foode Episode: "The B. Team"
2014–2015 BoJack Horseman Secretariat (voice) 2 episodes
2015–present Lip Sync Battle none Co-creator and executive producer
Also appeared as himself in Episode: "John Krasinski vs. Anna Kendrick"
2016 Robot Chicken Director / Doc Brown (voice) Episode: "Secret of the Flushed Footlong"
2016–present Dream Corp, LLC none Executive producer
2018 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jack Ryan Main role; also executive producer

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