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Krasinski in 2009
John Burke Krasinski
October 20, 1979
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Emily Blunt (m. 2010)
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.
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.
|2000||State and Main||Judge's Assistant||Uncredited|
|2002||Fighting Still Life||Tyler||Short film|
|Alma Mater||Flea Club Candidate 1|
|2005||Duane Hopwood||Bob Flynn|
|A New Wave||Gideon|
|For Your Consideration||Paper Badge Officer|
|Shrek the Third||Sir Lancelot (voice)|
|License to Wed||Ben Murphy|
|2009||Brief Interviews with Hideous Men||Ryan / Subject #20||Also director, writer, and producer|
|Monsters vs. Aliens||Cuthbert (voice)|
|Away We Go||Burt Farlander|
|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)|
|2018||A Quiet Place||Lee Abbott||Also director, writer, and executive producer|
|Next Gen||7723 (voice)|
|2003||Ed||Process server||Episode: "Good Advice"|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jace Gleesing||Episode: "Mad Hops"|
|2005–2013||The 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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