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John Krasinski

Biography

Most widely known for his part while Jim Halpert on the favorite tv program ANY OFFICE, he in addition has played leading tasks in such movies while Away We Move, Leatherheads, Promised Property, Aloha and 13 Hours: THE TRICK Troops of Benghazi. He is at the same senior high school course as his long term ANY OFFICE co-star BJ Novak at Newton South SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. While attending Brownish University or college, he was an associate from the sketch humor group Out of Bounds. In ’09 2009, he published, directed and created the film Short Interviews with Hideous Males, an version of a brief tale collection by David Foster Wallace. He wedded Emily Blunt this year 2010. He and Emily possess two daughters called Hazel and Violet. He starred alongside Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson on ANY OFFICE.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Krasinski
Date Of Birth October 20, 1979
Place Of Birth Newton, MA
Height 1.91 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Brown University, Newton South High School
Nationality American
Spouse Emily Blunt
Children Hazel Krasinski, Violet Krasinski
Parents Ronald Krasinski, Mary Claire Krasinski, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
Siblings Kevin Krasinski, Paul Krasinski, Violet Krasinski
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program, People's Choice Award for Favorite Star Under 35
Movies The Hollars, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Leatherheads, Something Borrowed, License to Wed, It's Complicated, Away We Go, Promised Land, Big Miracle, Shrek the Third, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Aloha, Jarhead, The Holiday, Nobody Walks, Dreamgirls, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Wind Rises, Kinsey, Duane Hopwood, For Your Consideration, Doogal, Smiley Face, The Prophet, Detroit, Taxi, Animal Crackers, A New Wave, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, Born in China, Monsters University
TV Shows The Office, Lip Sync Battle, Head Games
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1In an interview with Conan O'Brien, stated that he became discouraged during his screen-test for the role of Captain American/Steve Rogers, after meeting Chris Hemsworth on the same set.
2His wife Emily Blunt gave birth to their second child a second daughter named Violet on June 20th 2016.
3First ever screen kiss occurred with co-star Jenna Fischer in The Office: Casino Night (2006).
4On January 26th 2016 he and wife Emily Blunt announced that she is expecting their second child later this year.
5Brother-in-law of Felicity Blunt.
6His paternal grandparents, Leo Krasinski and Regina L. Wajozynski, were of Polish descent. His maternal grandparents, Edward Joseph Doyle and Eileen Goggin Burke, were of Irish ancestry.
7Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his wife Emily Blunt gave birth to their daughter Hazel Krasinski on February 16, 2014.
8Is the spokesman for Esurance Online Car Insurance.
9Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
10Stanley Tucci is his wife's brother-in-law after he married her sister Felicity Blunt in August 2012.
11Has a dog named Finn.
12Was considered to play Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
13Announced his engagement to actress Emily Blunt on August 28, 2009. They have been together since November 2008.
14Is the godfather of his brother Paul's first son.
15In License to Wed (2007), the characters of Ben's parents are played by John's real life parents.
16Brother Kevin, the eldest, is a doctor, and brother Paul, the middle, is strategic consultant.
17At 6' 3", very tall by regular standards, he is the shortest among his siblings, with his brothers being 6' 6" and 6' 10", respectively.
18Interned at Hill Holliday advertising agency, where he worked on Dunkin' Donuts commercials.
19Is friends with David Schwimmer, with whom he worked in Duane Hopwood (2005).
20Was once a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
21First stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play written and cast by B.J. Novak, now a writer and co-star on The Office (2005).
22His father, Ron Krasinski, is a doctor and his mother, Mary Ann Krasinski, is a nurse. He has two older brothers, Kevin Krasinski and Paul Krasinski.
23Graduated from Newton South High School (1997)
24Graduated from Brown University in 2001 as an honors playwright with a B.A. in English literature.
25Studied at the National Theater Institute


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monsters vs. Aliens2009Cuthbert (voice)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009Ryan / Subject #20
Leatherheads2008Carter Rutherford
License to Wed2007Ben Murphy
Shrek the Third2007Lancelot (voice)
Smiley Face2007Brevin
American Dad!2006TV SeriesGilbert
Dreamgirls2006Sam Walsh
The Holiday2006Ben
For Your Consideration2006Paper Badge Officer
A New Wave2006Gideon
Doogal2006Additional Voices (voice)
Jarhead2005Corporal Harrigan
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesCurtis Horne
Duane Hopwood2005Bob Flynn
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV SeriesLyle Davis
Taxi2004/IMessenger #3
Kinsey2004Ben
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2004TV SeriesJace Gleesing
Ed2003TV SeriesProcess Server
Alma Mater2002Flea Club Candidate 1
Fighting Still Life2002ShortTyler
State and Main2000Judge's Assistant (uncredited)
Animal Crackers2017post-productionOwen (voice)
Untitled Detroit Project2017post-production
Jack Ryan2017TV Series pre-productionJack Ryan
Past Forward2016ShortMan #1
Born in China2016Narrator: American version (voice)
Robot Chicken2016TV Series
The Hollars2016John Hollar
13 Hours2016Jack Silva
BoJack Horseman2014-2015TV SeriesSecretariat
Aloha2015/IJohn 'Woody' Woodside
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesDonald O'Donald McDonald
The Prophet2014Halim (voice)
Kaze tachinu2013Honjô (English version, voice)
Monsters University2013Frank McCay (voice)
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesJerry Bruckheimer's Assistant
The Office2005-2013TV SeriesJim Halpert
Promised Land2012Dustin Noble
Big Miracle2012Adam Carlson
Nobody Walks2012Peter
The Muppets2011John Krasinski
Something Borrowed2011Ethan
It's Complicated2009Harley
Away We Go2009Burt

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dream Corp LLC2016TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Hollars2016producer - produced by
Manchester by the Sea2016executive producer
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Dream Corp LLC2014TV Movie executive producer
The Office2012-2013TV Series producer - 15 episodes
The Office: The Farewells2013TV Series documentary producer
Promised Land2012producer
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2005-2013TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Promised Land2012performer: "Dancing in the Dark"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollars2016directed by
The Office2010-2012TV Series 3 episodes
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HitRECord on TV2014TV Series 1 episode
Promised Land2012screenplay
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009screenplay

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mistaken for Strangers2013Documentary thanks
Don Jon2013with special thanks to
Super 82011thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Surprise Appearance
Reel Junkie2016TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - As Santa / Himself (segment "Mean Tweets")
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise2016Video documentary shortHimself
Operation: 13 Hours Premiere2016Video shortHimself
Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of '13 Hours'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Uncovering Benghazi's Secret Soldiers2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: TV Series-Drama
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHimself - Competitor / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
People Magazine Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
David Ortiz: In the Moment2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy2013DocumentaryLetter Reader
The Office Retrospective2013TV Movie documentaryHimself / Jim Halpert
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Mistaken for Strangers2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Office: The Farewells2013TV Series documentary
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres2012TV MovieHimself
Head Games2012TV Series documentaryHimself (2012)
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street2011TV SeriesHimself
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHimself
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2007-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Séries express2009TV SeriesHimself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2008TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Movie Loft2008TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
Human Giant2007TV SeriesHimself
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience2007DocumentaryCamp Muckamungus (voice)
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jarhead Diaries2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
BoJack Horseman2015TV SeriesSecretariat
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
30 Rock2012TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryJim Halpert

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleIt's Complicated (2009)· Meryl Streep
· Steve Martin
· Alec Baldwin
· Lake Bell
· Mary Kay Place
· Rita Wilson
· Alexandra Wentworth
· Hunter Parrish
· Zoe Kazan
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· David Denman
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Ed Helms
· Rashida Jones
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Steve Carell
· David Denman
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramLip Sync Battle (2015)· Casey Patterson (executive producer)
· Jay Peterson (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Leah Culton (co-executive producer)
· LL Cool J (producer)
2015BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialKaze tachinu (2013)· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Emily Blunt
· Martin Short
· Stanley Tucci
· Mandy Patinkin
· William H. Macy
· Werner Herzog
· Mae Whitman
· Jennifer Grey
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs· Carole Angelo (producer)
· Daniel Stessen (producer)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Clark Duke
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· Jake Lacy
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Catherine Tate
· Rainn Wilson
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· James Spader
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
· Zach Woods
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
· Zach Woods
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Romantic ComedySomething Borrowed (2011)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedyThe Office (2005)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorThe Office (2005)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2009Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticBrief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorThe Office (2005)
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorThe Office (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorThe Office (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· David Denman
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)


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#Quote
1[on getting abs for the first time in his life] When abs show and you can actually count them and there's more than two? - That's a pretty big day. And when you get those lower abs that go into your jeans, you're like, I don't even know what those are, but I'm glad they're here. My body fat was 25% when I started. By the time I did the movie my body fat was 9%.
2[on the reactions to his transformation] The best compliment I have got is that people are in shock. That's a more interesting reaction to get instead of 'Oh you look great.' I loved it when my friends came up to me and said, 'What?', 'What, oh my god, what?' And there is just this shock and disbelief and I like that, I like putting people in disbelief, with my arms!
3[on how he knew he was in shape] My trainer said, "Throw away your scales because to know you are in shape, there is no harsher judge than you yourself. And when you walk out of the shower that one day and see yourself in the mirror you will know." And he was absolutely right! I knew when I saw myself. I got out of the shower one day and thought, 'Hello stranger. Who the hell is this handsome guy and why is he trying to rob us? And why isn't he wearing clothes?'
4[on first seeing the production still of himself shirtless in 13 Hours] When they showed me that picture, I said, "That's not real, who is that? And why is he in the movie doing my part.?"
5[on maintaining his 13 Hours form] I am going to keep it going. I have always tried to be somewhat in shape, but somewhat in shape and looking "like that" is hard. To get in that kind of shape is insane. When you get in the best shape of your life at age 35, you don't want to lose it all of a sudden. You work too hard for it and I am going to try to maintain it and respect it from now on wards.
6I really prefer acting over everything else. It is what I did from the beginning. All these other avenues [writer, director, producer] have been fascinating roads to go down but, for sure, acting is the most fun.
7It was a bold interpretation, I didn't shave my head. - on his first acting role, which was Daddy Warbucks in a 5th grade production of 'Annie'.
8"For a while, we were all thinking about applying to a restaurant close to the studio, so that at a moment's notice we could go work over there. I remember thinking, We get a DVD of this, right? At least I can prove to my mom that it happened. Now people actually care about it" - on The Office (2005).
9I'm really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I'm just sort of doing projects that I've been finding really fun to be a part of.

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