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Also Known As: John Burke Krasinski Died:
Born: October 20, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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 Big Miracle (2012)
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 Promised Land (2012)
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 Nobody Walks (2012)
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 It's Complicated (2009)
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 Away We Go (2009)
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First stage experience was in a satirical high school play written by B.J. Novak, future writer and co-star on "The Office" (NBC)
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Decided to continue acting after doing a reading of David Foster Wallace's award-winning 1997 collection of short stories <i>Brief Interviews with Hideous Men</i>
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Interned on "Late Night With Conan O¿Brien" (NBC)
2000:
Landed guest parts on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS) and "Ed" (NBC)
2004:
Played a bit part in the Queen Latifah comedy vehicle "Taxi"
2005:
Appeared in the indie film "Duane Hopwood" with David Schwimmer; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
2005:
Landed a memorable role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in director Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama "Jarhead"
2005:
Portrayed long-suffering normal dude Jim on NBC's American version of the British cult favorite series "The Office"
2006:
Appeared in film version of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" with Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles and Jamie Foxx
2007:
Voiced Sir Lancelot in the animated feature "Shrek the Third"
2007:
Co-starred with Mandy Moore as a newly-engaged couple in the comedy "License to Wed"
2008:
Co-starred in the 1920s-era football comedy "Leatherheads" with George Clooney, who also directed
2009:
Cast alongside Maya Rudolph in the Sam Mendes directed "Away We Go"
2009:
Featured with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in the comedy "It's Complicated"; directed by Nancy Meyers
2009:
Made feature directorial debut with the film adaptation of "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"; also co-wrote and starred
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
2010:
Made TV directorial debut on "The Office" episode titled "Sabre"
2011:
Landed a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Something Borrowed"
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
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Education

National Theater Institute: Waterford , Connecticut -
Newton South High School: Newton , Massachusetts - 1997
Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island - 2002

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