Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy


5/25/1970, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Birth Name

James Harvey Kennedy


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James Harvey Kennedy was born in Upper Darbey, PA on May 25, 1970. Jamie became interested in acting at the age of fifteen, and appeared in a movie for the first time at age 19, as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989). His first role in a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jamie starred in a documentary called Heckler because he wanted to prove to the people who gave his previous movies and CD's bad reviews wrong and show them that the mean things they say can hurt.

    • What Jamie loves most about the '80s is the fashion, the music, the movies, the birth of MTV, poprocks and soda, break-dancing, and graffiti.

    • Jamie is known for his style of wearing a visor sideways, baggy jeans, sneakers, and having frosted tips in his brown spiky hair, a hip-hop sort of look.

    • Jamie listens to: NWA, The Ghetto Boys, Snoop Dog, Suga Free, and Ice Cube, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Lover Boy, Run DMC, and Nina.

    • Jamie's favorite directors are: Spike Lee, Ron Howard, and The Hughes Brothers.

    • Jamie's favorite actors are: Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, and Adam Sandler.

    • Jamie played a movie set 'go-fer' in the satirical hit Bowfinger in 1999.

    • Jamie's favorite foods are all vegan: anything soy, soy milk, silk, soy cheese, veggie burgers, fresh juices, terra chips, anything from the restaurant 'Real Food Daily', and tofu cheesecake.

    • Jamie was sought out by animal rights group PETA for support, after they saw him on MTV Cribs. They figured out he was a vegan after seeing him point out his tofu hot dogs, and tuno.

    • Jamie likes to play basketball, rollerblade, and play volleyball at the beach in his free time.

    • Jamie spent a summer attending the British American Drama Academy, where the instructors thought that his acting style was the result of a drug addiction.

    • Jamie added a comedic touch to the dramas The Three Kings in 1999, and The Boiler Room in 2000.

    • Jamie turned in a dramatic role as a heroin addict in Bongwater, and a novice screenwriter in the comedy StarF****r, both in 1998.

    • Jamie has worked as: a pizza delivery man, health care attendant at a home for the elderly, a janitor at Kmart, and delivered singing telegrams, before he became a actor & comedian.

    • Jamie's salary for The Debtors was $200,000 in 1999.

    • Jamie's first role in a movie was at age 20, as Brad in Road to Flin Flon, which was filmed in the early 1990's but not released until spring 2000.

    • Jamie appeared in a television commercial for Coors Light in 2003.

    • Jamie was romantically linked to Paris Hilton for a six month period.

    • Jamie formed a production company called 'Wannabe Producers' with Josh Eting, they have produced The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Blowin' Up, and the WB shows The Starlet and Living With Fran.

    • Jamie's DVD Unwashed: The Stand-Up Special was released by Jazzy Entertainment in 2006.

    • Jamie began his career in Hollywood, California as an extra on many sets, and doing voice impersonations when needed, a skill that led to an unorthodox success in the way of creating false personas. He created one character that he named Marty Power, a screen agent that he would play over the telephone, to book his own gigs.

    • Jamie was confronted by a critic by the name of Peter Grumbine on the content of his album, Blowin' Up. The two men squared off on the set of G4TV's Attack of the Show, where both were guests one day. After a heated debate, Jamie agreed to apologize to the black community, if 50% of the viewers emailed G4TV to say that they were offended.

    • Jamie has lent his voice as a 'celebrity' in the videogame, ESPN NFL 2K5 as a celebrity adversary with his own football team, the Upper Darby Cheesesteaks, and he is also unlockable as a Free Agent tight end in season mode.

    • Jamie is working on a documentary in which he confronts hecklers and critics by ambushing them, called Hecklers.

    • Jamie released an album from his MTV show Blowin' Up in which he and his partner Stu Stone get advice on how to be successful rappers. The album is on Warner Bros. records, and is said to be very offensive to the black community.

    • Jamie hosted the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006.

    • Jamie's breakout roles were in Scream and Scream 2.

    • Jamie was accepted to the Elyse Marshall School for Acting and Modeling.

    • Jamie used to work at an ice cream parlour, called 'Humphrey Yogurt'.

    • When Jamie enrolled in Delaware County Community College for one semester, he dropped out of every course except acting.

    • Jamie auditioned for the role of 'Carlson' from Blue Streak but lost out to Luke Wilson.

    • Jamie wrote and starred in the film Malibu's Most Wanted, featuring his most popular wacky white-boy character Brad Gluckman in 2003.

    • Jamie's height is 6'1".

    • Jamie used to work as a waiter in a vegetarian restaurant.

    • Jamie audtioned for the role of Barry in High Fedelity but it went to Jack Black.

    • Jamie audtioned for the role of "AJ Frost" in Armageddon. However, the role went to Ben Affleck.

    • Jamie loves to do improv.

    • Jamie is on the 'Master Cleanse' diet which consists of eating nothing and "drinking a crazy concoction of Organic Lemons, water, Maple Syrup and Cayenne pepper".

    • Jamie auditioned for the role of Private Ryan in the film Saving Private Ryan. This role went to Matt Damon.

    • Jamie auditioned for the role of 'Bobby Ray' in Sweet Home Alabama.

    • Jamie audtioned for the role of 'Ross Gellar' in the TV show Friends.

    • Jamie has co-written an autobiographical book called Wannabe: A Hollywood Experiment, with Ellen Rapaport. The book details his life in Hollywood as he attempts to become a star.

    • Jamie produced Living with Fran and The Starlet.

    • Jamie is the youngest of six children.

    • Jamie auditioned for the role of Nightcrawler from X2: X-Men United but that role went to Alan Cumming.

    • Jamie's best friend is Stu Stone.

    • Jamie was nominated for a Razzie award for 'Worst Actor', for Son of the Mask.

    • Jamie is married to a woman named Kimberly, who is his childhood friend.

    • Jamie used to work at a pizza shop called "Five Star Pizza" in Upper Darby.

  • Quotes

    • Jamie: (On one of the ways he tried to impress a girl) I jumped over three trash cans with my bike to get a girl to like me. I crashed. That didn't work but it did work after I went back to her and she was like, "Oh my God, are you O.K.?" I was like, "No! We have to make out." I got the sympathy kiss.

    • Jamie: (On learning to break-dance for his movie, Kickin' It Old School) It was very hard. I used to have to go to this break dancing class and I went for 15 months and we'd break dance on the weekend and it was basically a break dancing boot camp. It was a lot. I was sore. We'd break dance so much, my eyes would hurt. Every muscle had to be accounted for.

    • Jamie: (About how he came up with the concept of Malibu's most wanted) It came from a character that I did on my show, Brad Gluckman. The character was something that I always wanted to do because there are so many guys – I'm one of them – white kids that think they're black. So I thought that would be a good character to do a movie about.

    • Jamie: I won't be tricked by these on-line love affairs, I just won't go there. I may get lonely, and I do not like to hang in a place where I pick up my women, but I will not be on-line, lookin' for love. I have heard too many stories.

    • Jamie: The thing I hate to hear most from a pet owner, is that they just dropped their pet off somewhere, when they didn't want it anymore. As if the pet was trash, or a library book that they couldn't be bothered with returning. Animal cruelty really bothers me.

    • Jamie: Sometimes, It's just cool to drive around all day with your homies, listening to music. Ya aren't really going anywhere, but if ya see something that ya like, ya pull it on over, and sit a spell.

    • Jamie: Ithink that people take themselves just way too seriously these days, I am serious. I have had to make more apologies lately, than I care to mention, people need to adopt a laid-back attitude.

    • Jamie: I prefer to do comedy over drama, because I think I am just plain better at it. I have always wanted to be 'The Funny Guy' at parties, or in social settings, or at the gas station....

    • Jamie: I just feel cleaner when I eat vegan, clean & clear...also, would you EAT your cat? So, why eat a cow? I was at a farm, staring at a cow once, I went to pet it, and he was so cute. I thought 'I don't want to chew you, you are too cute', it felt inhumane.

    • Jamie: I love pulling out of control, slap my butt, crazy pranks on people. I try to keep a straight face, but sometimes I lose it, and either I go with it, and it works out, or I lose the prank at that moment.

  • Not a great actor.

    In Bowfinger, I did not really notice him. I have not seen any of his other movies, but in Ghost Whisperer he is terrible. He sounds completely fake when he is acting, and he is therefore very painful to watch. When he speaks, it sounds as if he is reading the script at that point in time. So, I dislike the points in the show when he is on the screen. I hope that he gets cut from the show soon. I know that many people will disagree with me, but I simply do not think that he is a very good actor at all.moreless
  • Funny.

    Jamie Kennedy has to be one of my all-time favorite comedians. He is great and a talented guy, I love all of his work. From t.v to movie he always delievers a great performance. He can truely make me laugh. when he does his stand up comedies on Comedy Central, man I laugh for hours. And his shows, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and Blowin' Up, they are very good and I think anyone of any age would love to watch them. His movies though, Malibus Most Wanted and Kickin' It Old School, are by far the best work he has done. Malibu's Most Wanted is one of my favorite movies, and I can't quote it all day. I can't wait to see what Jamie Kennedy has in store for us next.moreless