John Krasinski

Actor
As the bright, but beleaguered Jim Halpert on NBC's hit comedy "The Office" (2005-2013), actor John Krasinski struck the fancy of both viewers and critics alike with his boyish antics and one-of-a-kind facial ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Aloha 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Lip Sync Battle 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The Hollars 2015 (Movie)

John Hollar (Actor)

A New Wave 2014 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet 2013 (Movie)

Halim (Actor)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Frank McCay (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Office 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Office: Retrospective Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wind Rises 2013 (Movie)

Honjo (Voice)

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

Adam Carlson (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Games 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody Walks 2012 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Promised Land 2012 (Movie)

Dustin Noble (Actor)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

Something Borrowed 2011 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

(Cameo)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Away We Go 2009 (Movie)

Burt (Actor)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Ryan/Subject #20 (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

Harley (Actor)

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

Cuthbert (Voice)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

Carter Rutherford (Actor)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

Ben Murphy (Actor)

Operation Homecoming 2007 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Lancelot (Actor)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Brevin (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Doogal 2006 (Movie)

Additional Voices (Voice)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Sam Walsh (Actor)

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

Paper Badge Officer (Actor)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duane Hopwood 2005 (Movie)

Bob Flynn (Actor)

Jarhead 2005 (Movie)

Corporal Harrigan (Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taxi 2004 (Movie)

Messenger #3 (Actor)

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Promised Land 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

The Hollars 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Biography

As the bright, but beleaguered Jim Halpert on NBC's hit comedy "The Office" (2005-2013), actor John Krasinski struck the fancy of both viewers and critics alike with his boyish antics and one-of-a-kind facial expressions, usually directed straight at the camera. As one of the few sane employees in the workplace asylum known as Dunder-Mifflin, Krasinski's Halpert was often forced to deal with such day-to-day challenges as the boredom of his hum-drum existence, the demands of an annoyingly needy boss (Steve Carell) and lastly, a crush on co-worker Pam (Jenna Fisher) that captured the public's attention until the characters actually dated and later married. Prior to his "Office" stardom, Krasinski had a handful of minor feature roles while logging episodes of popular shows like "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011). Because of his success, he landed roles in the features "Leatherheads" (2008), "Monsters vs. Aliens" (2009) and "Something Borrowed" (2011), which increased his profile. As he branched out into writing and directing with "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" (2009) and "The Promised Land" (2012), Krasinski allowed himself the opportunity to bring his Everyman charm to a much wider audience.

Relationships

Emily Blunt Actor

Wife
Began dating in November 2008 Announced engagement Aug. 28, 2009 Married July 10, 2010 in Lake Como, Italy

Rashida Jones Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring on "The Office" (NBC) No longer together

Ronald Krasinski

Father

Mary Krasinski

Mother

Kevin Krasinski

Brother

Paul Krasinski

Brother

EDUCATION

National Theater Institute

Waterford , Connecticut

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island 2002
Graduated with honors

Newton South High School

Newton , Massachusetts 1997

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Drew Barrymore in "Big Miracle," a drama centered on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle

2012

Co-wrote screenplay for "Promised Land" with Matt Damon; film based on a story by Dave Eggers and directed by Gus van Sant

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy

2011

Landed a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Something Borrowed"

2010

Made TV directorial debut on "The Office" episode titled "Sabre"

2009

Featured with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in the comedy "It's Complicated"; directed by Nancy Meyers

2009

Cast alongside Maya Rudolph in the Sam Mendes directed "Away We Go"

2009

Made feature directorial debut with the film adaptation of "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"; also co-wrote and starred

2008

Co-starred in the 1920s-era football comedy "Leatherheads" with George Clooney, who also directed

2007

Co-starred with Mandy Moore as a newly-engaged couple in the comedy "License to Wed"

2007

Voiced Sir Lancelot in the animated feature "Shrek the Third"

2006

Appeared in film version of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" with Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles and Jamie Foxx

2005

Landed a memorable role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in director Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama "Jarhead"

2005

Appeared in the indie film "Duane Hopwood" with David Schwimmer; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

2005

Portrayed long-suffering normal dude Jim on NBC's American version of the British cult favorite series "The Office"

2004

Played a bit part in the Queen Latifah comedy vehicle "Taxi"

2000

Landed guest parts on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS) and "Ed" (NBC)

Interned on "Late Night With Conan O’Brien" (NBC)

First stage experience was in a satirical high school play written by B.J. Novak, future writer and co-star on "The Office" (NBC)

Decided to continue acting after doing a reading of David Foster Wallace's award-winning 1997 collection of short stories Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Bonus Trivia

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Krasinski once worked in advertising on several Dunkin’ Donuts campaigns. After becoming an actor, he found himself appearing in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial.

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