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Krasinski in 2018
Born
John Burke Krasinski

(1979-10-20) October 20, 1979 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Emily Blunt (m. 2010)
Children2

John Burke Krasinski ( /krəˈzɪnski/ ; [1] born October 20, 1979) [2] is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office . He also served as a producer and occasional director of the series throughout its nine-season run.

Jim Halpert fictional character on NBCs The Office

James "Jim" Duncan Halpert is a fictional character in the U.S. version of the television sitcom The Office, portrayed by John Krasinski. The character is based on Tim Canterbury from the original version of The Office. The character is also named after a childhood friend of executive producer Greg Daniels. He is introduced as a sales representative at the Scranton branch of paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, before transferring to the Stamford branch in the third season. Upon the merger of Scranton and Stamford branches, he becomes Assistant Regional Manager, and later co-manager alongside Michael Scott during the sixth season episode arc from "The Promotion" to "The Manager and the Salesman". After Dunder Mifflin is bought by Sabre Corporation, Jim is very briefly the sole regional manager of the branch, before returning to the Sales department until his termination in the series finale.

NBC American television and radio network

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.

The Office is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, lasting nine seasons. It is an adaptation of the original BBC series of the same name and was adapted for American television by Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It was co-produced by Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions, in association with Universal Television. The original executive producers were Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.

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Educated in theatre arts at Brown University and the National Theater Institute, Krasinski is the recipient of a number of accolades, including four 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. [3]

Brown University University in Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.

Screen Actors Guild Award Accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Screen Actors Guild Awards are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor". It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

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 co-wrote, directed, and starred in the critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place . That year, he began portraying the title character in the Amazon thriller series Jack Ryan , which he also produces. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role.

<i>License to Wed</i> 2007 film by Ken Kwapis

License to Wed is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski, and directed by Ken Kwapis. The film was released in theaters on July 3, 2007.

<i>Leatherheads</i> 2008 American sports comedy film directed by George Clooney

Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney. The film also stars Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, and John Krasinski and focuses on the early years of professional American football.

<i>Away We Go</i> 2009 film by Sam Mendes

Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film's two leads are John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.

In addition to acting in television series and films, Krasinski has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films such as Monsters University and a small role in Shrek the Third . He established a production company, Sunday Night Productions, in 2013. Krasinski is married to English actress Emily Blunt, and they have two daughters together.

<i>Monsters University</i> 2013 American animated film directed by Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, with John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich as executive producers. The music for the film was composed by Randy Newman, marking his seventh collaboration with Pixar. It is a prequel to Monsters, Inc. (2001), marking the first time Pixar has made a prequel film. Monsters University tells the story of two monsters, Mike and Sulley, and their time studying at college, where they start off as rivals, but slowly become best friends. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles as James P. Sullivan, Mike Wazowski, Randall Boggs, Roz, and the Abominable Snowman, respectively. Bonnie Hunt, who played Ms. Flint in the first film, voices Mike's grade school teacher Ms. Karen Graves.

<i>Shrek the Third</i> 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film

Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Chris Miller and co-directed by Raman Hui. It is the sequel to 2001's Shrek and 2004's Shrek 2, and the third installment in the Shrek film franchise. The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews, and John Cleese reprising their voice roles from the previous films, along with new additions Justin Timberlake as Arthur Pendragon and Eric Idle as Merlin. In Shrek the Third, Prince Charming is plotting to overthrow Shrek and Fiona, who have inherited the throne following King Harold's death. Shrek, who realizes an ogre is not fit to be king, attempts to convince Fiona's underachieving, 16-year-old cousin Artie to take the reigns.

Emily Blunt English-American actress

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of many awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards.

Early life

Brown University's University Hall located in Providence, Rhode Island. BrownUniversity-UniversityHall.jpg
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. [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] His father is Polish-American and his mother is Irish-American. He was raised as a Roman Catholic. [9] He grew up in Newton, a suburb west of Boston.

St. Elizabeths Medical Center (Boston) Hospital in Massachusetts, United States

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (SEMC) is a large medical facility and teaching hospital in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Brighton, Boston Neighborhood of Boston in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Brighton is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is located in the northwestern corner of the city. It is named after the town of Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. For its first 160 years, Brighton was part of Cambridge, and was known as "Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history, it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its eastern end. Brighton separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute, and was annexed to Boston in 1874. The neighborhood of Allston was also formerly part of the town of Brighton, but is now often considered separately, leading to the moniker Allston–Brighton for the combined area. This historic center of Brighton is the Brighton Center Historic District.

Boston Capital city of Massachusetts, United States

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.

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. [10] [11]

Daddy Warbucks

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<i>Annie</i> (musical) Broadway musical

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers.

B. J. Novak American actor, writer, and producer

Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer and director. Novak was one of the writers and executive producers of The Office (2005–2013), in which he also played Ryan Howard.

Before entering college, Krasinski taught English as a foreign language in Costa Rica. [12] From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts under Lowry Marshall and John Emigh, and graduated in 2001 as a playwright with the honors thesis "Contents Under Pressure". [13] During his time at Brown, he was a member of the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds. [14] 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. [15]

Career

Early 2000s: Career beginnings

Besides training at the National Theater Institute, he also studied at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and The Actors Center in New York City. After graduating from Brown University, Krasinski went to New York City to pursue acting, appearing in commercials and guest-starring on television shows, as well as doing readings of off-Broadway plays while working as a waiter. [16] He starred in the play What the Eunuch Saw, which was written and directed by his former college classmates Emily O'Dell and Isaac Robert Hurwitz. [17] In 2000, Krasinski interned as a scriptwriter on the show Late Night with Conan O'Brien . [18] [19]

2005–2009: Breakthrough with The Office and directorial debut

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Krasinski with The Office co-star Jenna Fischer in 2009

Krasinski's breakthrough came when he was cast in 2004 in the NBC sitcom The Office, a remake of the successful British TV series. In the series, a mockumentary about life at a mid-sized paper supply company, he played the role of Jim Halpert, an intelligent and mild-mannered sales representative and, in later seasons, co-manager of the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. [20] Krasinski and Jenna Fischer's characters also served as the central love interests of the series. [21]

To prepare for his role, Krasinski visited Scranton for research and interviewed employees at actual paper companies. He also shot the footage of Scranton used in the opening credits. [22] He appeared in every episode of the series and also directed several including "Sabre". For his work in the series (2005–2013), Krasinski earned approximately US$100,000 per episode of the third season of The Office, four times his salary for the previous two seasons. [23]

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Krasinski in 2009

In 2006, Krasinski co-starred in Jason Carvey's independently produced, direct-to-DVD heist comedy A New Wave with Andrew Keegan and Lacey Chabert. In 2007, he co-starred with Anna Faris and Danny Masterson as Brevin in Gregg Araki's independent stoner comedy Smiley Face (2007). Reviews were largely positive for the film. [24] Later that year, he starred in the romantic comedy License to Wed (2007) with Mandy Moore and Robin Williams. Despite negative critical reception of the film, it emerged as a commercial success. [25] Krasinski guest-starred in a number of television series including Law & Order: Criminal Intent , Without a Trace , Ed , [26] American Dad! [27] and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation . He also co-starred in films including Kinsey , Duane Hopwood , Jarhead , The Holiday and Shrek the Third , For Your Consideration and Dreamgirls .

In 2008, Krasinski appeared alongside Renée Zellweger and George Clooney in the latter's directorial venture Leatherheads (2008), a period comedy about the early years of professional American football. He portrayed Carter "the Bullet" Rutherford, Princeton University's college football star and a decorated hero of the First World War. MTV.com praised his acting, describing him as "an actor who's able to project both boyish warmth and intellectual concern" while also stating that he "manages the considerable feat of holding the screen opposite Clooney without melting in the heat of his trademark movie-star mega-wattage." [28]

In 2009, Krasinski made his directorial debut in the comedy-drama film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men . He wrote the screenplay for the film based on David Foster Wallace's collection of short stories, played a minor role in it and also served as producer. The film premiered on January 19, 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize [29] and received mostly positive reviews. [30] Film critic A.O. Scott wrote that "though this experiment doesn't quite succeed, there's enough intelligence and insight in this movie to make it worth the attempt" while Elizabeth Weitzman from New York Daily News felt that "Krasinski deserves credit for having the ambition to adapt material as difficult as David Foster Wallace's short stories." [30]

The same year, he starred in the comedy-drama Away We Go with Maya Rudolph, directed by Sam Mendes. [31] It follows a couple searching North America for the perfect community in which to settle down and start a family. The film received positive reviews from critics. In his review, Michael Rechtshaffen from The Hollywood Reporter , said "terrific performances make this tender if slight little film worth the trip". [32] His third 2009 role was in Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy It's Complicated as part of an ensemble cast that included Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Lake Bell and Alec Baldwin . [33] The film was a box office success, grossing over $219 million worldwide. [34] He won the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards for Best Ensemble Cast for the film.

2011–2017: Further feature film and television work

In 2011, Krasinski co-starred with Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield in the romantic comedy Something Borrowed , based on Emily Giffin's novel of the same name. Despite the film receiving negative reviews, his performance was widely praised. [35] Krasinski was also one of the top candidates to play the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in the superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). [36]

Krasinski then starred with Drew Barrymore in the drama Big Miracle (2012), which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales from being trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. [37] The film saw him play Adam Carlson, a news reporter . [38] The same year, Krasinski starred in Ry Russo-Young's independent drama Nobody Walks with Olivia Thirlby and Rosemarie DeWitt. [39] In the film, Krasinski plays Peter, a sound-designer, husband and father of two who starts developing romantic feelings for a young artist while collaborating on her first art film. [40] His performance was praised by critics. [40] Peter Debruge of Variety wrote: "Krasinski is such an appealing actor that his likability serves to complicate Peter's behavior in interesting ways." [40] Nobody Walks premiered in Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a special Jury Prize. [41]

Krasinski at the Toronto Film Festival 2012 John Krasinski at the premiere of Looper, Toronto Film Festival 2012 (8001823960).jpg
Krasinski at the Toronto Film Festival 2012

Next, Krasinski starred in, co-produced and co-wrote the screenplay for the drama Promised Land with Matt Damon based on a story by Dave Eggers that released on December 28, 2012. [42] The film follows two corporate salespeople who visit a rural town in an attempt to buy drilling rights from the local residents and was directed by Gus Van Sant. Krasinski came up with the film's premise and developed the idea with Eggers. They later pitched the idea to Damon. [43] It received Special Mention Award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013. He also narrated the documentary television series Head Games (2012) on the Discovery Channel. [44]

In 2013, Krasinski founded the production company Sunday Night production with Allyson Seeger. The company has an overall deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television. [45] Under the banner, Krasinski and Seeger along with Stephen Merchant, became executive producers of the live-action/animated sitcom Dream Corp, LLC created by Daniel Stessen on Adult Swim. Lost star Jon Gries co-starred. [46] Krasinski along with Merchant are also executive producers of the musical reality competition television series Lip Sync Battle which debuted on the American cable network Spike, on Thursday April 2, 2015. [47] The show is a spin-off of a bit first introduced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Merchant, Krasinski and Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, were brainstorming ideas for Krasinski's upcoming appearance on Late Night when the idea took shape. [48] Jimmy Fallon then developed it into a recurring segment on his show. The show proved to be a major success for Spike; its series premiere was the highest-rated non-scripted premiere in Spike's history. [49] In July 2016, the show received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Structured Reality Program category. [50]

In 2014, Krasinski collaborated with his Promised Land co-star and co-writer Matt Damon on the critically acclaimed 2016 drama Manchester by the Sea which starred Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. The film was written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and is based on an original idea of Krasinski's. [51] The film received six nominations at the 89th Academy Awards including Best Picture. [52] Next, Krasinski co-starred in Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy-drama Aloha with Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. [53] The film received a negative reaction and controversy from critics and audiences alike. [54]

In 2016, Krasinski starred in Michael Bay's biographical war film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi based on Mitchell Zuckoff's 2014 book 13 Hours . The film follows six members of Annex Security Team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya after waves of attacks by Islamic militants on September 11, 2012. Krasinski went through extensive physical training for the role and put on 25 pounds of muscle to play a former US Navy SEAL. [55] That same year, he directed the comedy-drama The Hollars . The film also marked the first feature film produced under his banner Sunday Night. [56] Krasinski also starred in the film alongside an ensemble cast of Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick and Margo Martindale. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that Krasinski "tackles the most clichéd genre in the movie business – the dysfunctional family dramedy." and that "he pulls it off with uncommon humor and compassion." [57]

Krasinski starred in the world premiere of the Off-Broadway play Dry Powder with Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, and Sanjit De Silva which was directed by Thomas Kail. The play ran from March to May 2016 at The Public Theater in New York City which sold out its run before opening. [58] He also co-starred in the black and white short film Past Forward for Italian luxury fashion house Prada which was directed by David O. Russell and premiered on September 2016 at Milan Fashion Week. [59] In October 2016, he directed a live reading of the Good Will Hunting (1997) screenplay at New York's Skirball Theater in a one-off stage appearance of both the original stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon along with Emily Blunt. [60]

Krasinski's only release in 2017 was Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit . [61] The film was set during the 1967 Detroit riots and was released in July 2017, around the time of the 50th anniversary of the events, and on the anniversary day of the Algiers Motel incident, which is depicted in the film. [62]

2018–present: Critical acclaim with A Quiet Place

In 2018, Krasinski directed and co-wrote the horror film A Quiet Place , in which he also co-starred with his wife Emily Blunt. The film was released on April 6, 2018 by Paramount Pictures, to significant critical acclaim. [63] It holds an approval rating of 95% based on 328 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary – and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent." [64] It also became a major box office hit, grossing over $325 million worldwide. [65]

Krasinski produces and stars as the title character in the television series Jack Ryan , making him the fifth actor to portray the character after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine from the film series. Jack Ryan premiered on Amazon Video on August 31, 2018. Four months before the series premiere, the series was renewed for a second season, after the critical and commercial success of A Quiet Place. [66]

Other work

Beginning in March 2006, Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for Ask.com. [67] He has also narrated commercials for Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Esurance, [68] BlackBerry Storm, [69] My Coke Rewards, [70] and Carnival Cruise Lines, [71] and has appeared in print advertisements for Gap. [72] He was also listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2006, 2009, and 2018.

Personal life

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Krasinski with wife Emily Blunt at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Krasinski began dating English actress Emily Blunt in November 2008. [73] They became engaged in August 2009, [74] and married in a private official ceremony on July 10, 2010 in Como, Italy at the former home of George Clooney. [75] Krasinski and Blunt have two daughters, Hazel and Violet, born in February 2014 and July 2016 respectively. [76] [77] Krasinski is a Roman Catholic. [78]

Having grown up in Boston, Krasinski is a fan of the Boston Red Sox team of Major League Baseball. In 2011, he starred in a New Era/Major League Baseball ad campaign with Alec Baldwin, playing off the rivalry between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees. [79]

In 2012, Krasinski, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon hosted a fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren. [80]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 State and Main Judge's AssistantUncredited
2002Fighting Still LifeTylerShort film
Alma MaterFlea Club Candidate 1
2004 Kinsey Ben
Taxi Messenger No. 3
2005 Duane Hopwood Bob Flynn
Jarhead Corporal Harrigan
2006 Doogal Additional Voices
A New Wave Gideon
For Your Consideration Paper Badge Officer
The 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 No. 20Also director, writer, and producer
Monsters vs. Aliens Cuthbert (voice)
Away We Go Burt Farlander
It's Complicated Harley
2011 Something Borrowed Ethan
The Muppets Himself
2012 Nobody Walks Peter
Big Miracle Adam Carlson
Promised Land Dustin NobleAlso 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 noneExecutive producer only
The Hollars John HollarAlso director and producer
Past ForwardMan No. 1Short film
2017 Born in China [81] Narrator (voice)
Animal Crackers Owen Huntington (voice)
Detroit Attorney Auerbach
2018 A Quiet Place Lee AbbottAlso director, writer, and executive producer
Next Gen 7723 (voice)

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 Ed Process serverEpisode: "Good Advice"
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jace GleesingEpisode: "Mad Hops"
2005–2013 The Office Jim Halpert Main Cast, 201 episodes; also occasional producer and director
2005 Without a Trace Curtis HorneEpisode: "The Bogie Man"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lyle DavisEpisode: "Who Shot Sherlock"
2006 American Dad! Gilbert (voice)Episode: "Irregarding Steve"
2012 30 Rock HimselfEpisode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"
Head GamesNarrator3 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Spyder FoodeEpisode: "The B. Team"
2014–2015 BoJack Horseman Secretariat (voice)2 episodes
2015–present Lip Sync Battle HimselfAlso co-creator and executive producer
Episode: "John Krasinski vs. Anna Kendrick"
2016 Robot Chicken Director / Doc Brown (voice)Episode: "Secret of the Flushed Footlong"
2016–present Dream Corp, LLC NoneExecutive producer
2018–present Jack Ryan Jack Ryan Main role; also executive producer

Awards and nominations

Film

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2009 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Brief Interviews with Hideous MenNominated
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Best Acting by an EnsembleIt's ComplicatedWon
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romantic ComedySomething BorrowedWon
2015Behind the Voice Actors AwardBest Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialThe Wind RisesNominated

Television

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2005Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
2006Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeWon
Gold Derby TV AwardEnsemble of the YearThe OfficeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardBreakthrough Performer of the YearThe OfficeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardComedy Supporting ActorThe OfficeNominated
2007Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeWon
Gold Derby TV AwardComedy Supporting ActorThe OfficeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardEnsemble of the YearThe OfficeWon
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series [82] The OfficeWon
2008Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardComedy Supporting ActorThe OfficeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardEnsemble of the YearThe OfficeNominated
Golden Nymph Award Outstanding Actor – Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeWon
2009Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
2010Gold Derby TV AwardComedy Supporting ActorThe OfficeNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series The OfficeNominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy The OfficeNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
2012Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction ProgramsThe Office: FarewellsNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Best Structured Reality SeriesLip Sync BattleNominated
2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Jack Ryan Nominated

Other

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2018American Ingenuity Awards [83] Visual Arts N/AWon
2018 Time 100 [84] ArtistsN/AWon

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