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Name: John Burke Krasinski                                                             
Born: 20 October 1979 Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts                                   
John Burke Krasinski (born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, perhaps most         
widely known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC's The Office.                               
Krasinski was born in Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Clare (née     
Doyle), a nurse, and internist Dr. Ronald Krasinski. He has two older                   
brothers and was raised Catholic. He played on the same Little League                   
Baseball team and attended the same high school as B.J. Novak, later his co-star       
(Ryan Howard) on The Office and also a writer and co-producer of several               
episodes of the show. Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in             
1997 and finished up his academic career at Brown University, where he                 
graduated in 2002 as a playwright with honors. He then attended the National           
Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut                                             
Krasinski's TV career began in 2002 as an intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.     
His first stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play written         
and cast by B.J. Novak. In addition to his role on The Office, Krasinski's TV           
credits include appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without A Trace, Ed,       
American Dad! (as the voice of a squirrel), and an episode of CSI: Crime Scene         
His feature film credits include Kinsey, Jarhead, Duane Hopwood, and The Holiday.       
He also had cameos in For Your Consideration and Dreamgirls. He wrote and               
directed a film adaptation of David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with             
Hideous Men (2006).                                                                     
More recently, he had a major role in the film, License to Wed, with Mandy Moore       
and Robin Williams. He starred as Gideon in A New Wave and Brevin in Smiley Face       
with Anna Faris. His next movie appearance will be in Leatherheads, a football         
movie set in the early 1920s, which is being released on April 4, 2008.                 
Krasinski was featured in People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive issue of 2006.           
Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for starting in March 2006 as       
well as a commercial for the Apple TV in April 2007. Krasinski appears in               
posters and online advertisements for Gap for the holidays, and has begun               
narrating television commercials for Best Buy.