John Krasinski

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John Krasinski

Born

10/20/1979, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name

John Burke Krasinski

Gender

Male

Also Known As

John Kasinski
  • John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on The Off...
9.6
out of 10
User Rating
399 votes

Biography

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John Krasinski is the youngest of three sons. His father is Boston internist Dr. Ronald Krasinski and his mother is a nurse. Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in 1997 and from Brown University in 2002 as an honors playwright. His elder brother Paul also attended Newton…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • John Krasinski: (regarding looking for a real-life Pam) It's not about celebrity or not. It's all about, do you have that 'girl in a cardigan' in you. You gotta have that.

    • John Krasinski: I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters. So we're often asked our opinions on what we think of a joke or a moment. Is it funny? Is it believable? What do we think should happen? That's a very rare environment for actors to be in. It's great!

    • John Krasinski: (on the Jim/Pam relationship on "The Office") I think the relationship in the office has been an interesting story to follow from the beginning. I can't give the writers enough credit for how incredibly realistic they have been with this storyline. It's an incredibly difficult thing to balance and they have dealt with it with such care and subtlety it's been amazing. And I think the reason for seeing more and more of the relationship on screen is that the documentary film crew in the show are now aware of the love interest and therefore paying more attention with the cameras.

    • John Krasinski: (on being part of "Shrek the Third") Well, it's a tiny little franchise that I think is really going to catch on. It's gonna be a big deal for DreamWorks. Seriously, it's a blast. As a kid I always wanted to be a cartoon more than anything else. And I got my chance.

    • John Krasinski: (on who the funniest cast member on "The Office" is) Each cast member brings their own vibe and antics to the set. You're constantly surrounded by fun loving people who can make you laugh in their own way. For instance, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard playing video games with Brian [Baumgartner], who plays Kevin.

    • John Krasinski (on a book that changed his life): "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. It was the first time for me that a story really sunk in. The idea that at the end of the day, what will get you through any sort of prejudice is to rise above it.

    • John Krasinski: Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they're down, and when they're having a good time, I can carry on the joke.

    • John Krasinski: Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I'm one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.

    • John Krasinski: My name was originally John Collins, but I just didn't think it had the flair I needed. I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.

    • John Krasinski: (on directing his own show) It might be a little weird. It would be like if you're at dinner with your family and telling them when they can eat. And you're like, 'Mom, not yet, you don't pass the salt yet! I'll tell you when to do that!'

    • John Krasinski: The perfect gadget would somehow allow me to fly. Isn't that what everybody wants? It would also cook a damn good microwave pizza. So while in flight you had something to eat—an in-flight meal. Where would I go? Well, nowadays, it would probably just take me to work a lot quicker.

    • John Krasinski: I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I'm actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that's really embarrassing.

    • John Krasinski My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.

    • John Krasinski: (on "The Office") 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.

    • John Krasinski: I'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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great acting

    8.5
    He is great at what he does on the Office. He is a savvy lad that is extremely charming as far as roleplaying... something that the acting world needs more of. He comes off genuine, a romantic businessman... and that is cool to me!
  • An unbelievable actor!

    9.7
    John Krasinski was born in Newton, MA, a true beantown lover. John has stared in many popular T.V. show's and movies. He just recently made a movie with Robin Williams called "Liscence To Wed". I feel that his best role, however, is in The Office. He plays Jim, a business man at a zany paper store. But throughout his day, Jim plays tricks and pranks on other members of the office, along witht the help of Pam (Jenna Fischer). Every day, he finds out some way to entertain himself, and he does! You will love John in any production he is in.moreless
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