Who Is John Krasinski?
John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, film producer & and director, television producer & director, and screenwriter.
Krasinski is best known for portraying Jim Halpert on the sitcom ‘The Office,’ which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013. Besides starring on The Office, Krasinski also served as its producer and occasional director.
In addition to The Office, John Krasinski is also credited for his acting and directorial role in the 2009 drama film ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ and the 2016 comedy-drama film ‘The Hollars.’ In 2018, Krasinski co-wrote, directed, and starred in the horror-film ‘A Quiet Place.’ He later directed, co-produced, and wrote the screenplay for the movie’s sequel, ‘’A Quiet Place Part II.’
More recently, John Krasinski is probably best known for co-producing and playing the title character in the ‘Jack Ryan’ thriller series, and for portraying Reed Richards in the 2022 movie ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’
John Krasinski Quick Facts
|Official Name:||John Burke Krasinski|
|Professionally known as:||John Krasinski|
|Birth Date:||October 20, 1979|
|Place of Birth:||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Parents:||Ronald Krasinski and Mary Claire Doyle-Krasinski|
|Siblings:||Paul Krasinski and Kevin Krasinski
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Polish and Irish)|
|Education:||Newton South High School, Brown University, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Actors Center in New York|
|Marital Status:||Married to English actress Emily Blunt (since July 10, 2010)|
|Children:||Hazel Krasinski and Violet Krasinski|
|Last Listed Height:||6′ 3″ (1.91 m)|
|Last Listed Weight: In kilograms:||91 kg; In pounds: 200 lbs.|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, Film Producing & Directing, Television Producing & Directing, Screenwriting, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Net Worth:||USD 85 million|
Early Life and Career Information
John Burke Krasinski was born on October 20, 1979, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, to Ronald Krasinski and Mary Claire Doyle-Krasinski. His father was an internist while his mother was a nurse.
Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in 1997 and then attended Brown University. He also studied at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, Royal Shakespeare Company in England, and the New York-based Actors Center.
John Krasinski made his stage debut in a 6th grade production of the musical ‘Annie.’ He later co-starred in a satirical play written by his fellow future The Office co-star B.J. Novak. Krasinski continued honing his acting talents while attending Brown University. He was an instrumental member of the sketch comedy group ‘Out of Bounds.’
John Krasinski made his acting debut in 2000 by portraying Judge’s Assistant in the film ‘State and Main.’ He appeared on a few more short films before making his television debut in a 2003 episode of ‘Ed.’
In 2004, Krasinski appeared in an episode of the series ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent.’ He also featured in two films the same year, namely ‘Kinsey’ and ‘Taxi.’
After gracing various films and television shows for five years, Krasinski eventually landed his breakout role in the NBC sitcom The Office. He portrayed Jim Halpert on all 201 episodes of the series from 2005 to 2013.
Krasinski continued to star in other movies and television series during his long stint at The Office. He appeared in the films Jarhead (2005), The Holiday (2006), Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ (2009), and Promised Land (2012). He also featured on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005) and Arrested Development (2013).
John Krasinski’s acting roles during the same period also included voice acting as well as screenwriting, production, and directing. He lent his voice to the films Doogal (2005), Shrek the Third (2007), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), and Monsters University, as well as the television series American Dad! (2006). As a filmmaker, Krasinski is noted for his various contributions to the films Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Promised Land.
Below are Krasinski’s other notable film and television credits;
• The Wind Rises (2013, as a voice actor)
• The Prophet (2014, as a voice actor)
• Aloha (2015)
• The Hollars (2016, also as a director and producer)
• Animal Crackers (2017, as a voice actor)
• A Quiet Place (2018, also as a director, screenwriter, and executive producer)
• A Quiet Place Part II (2020, also as a director, screenwriter, and producer)
• Doctor Strange (2022)
• Bojack Horseman (2014 – 2015)
• Lip Sync Battle (2015, also as a co-creator)
• Robot Chicken (2016, as a voice actor and commercial director)
• Jack Ryan (2018 – present)
Awards and Recognition
John Krasinski has received numerous prestigious awards for his various involvements in the film and television industries. The Office star currently has two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Critics’ Choice Awards.
John Krasinski’s Net Worth
As of July 1, 2022, John Krasinski had a net worth of $85 million. That’s the combined net worth with his wife, English actress Emily Blunt. Krasinski and Blunt have contributed almost equally to their combined net worth, with reports indicating that John is responsible for a slightly higher share.
The Office is unarguably Krasinski’s biggest income earner. He reportedly took home $20,000 per episode during the series’ first three seasons before negotiating a pay raise of at least $100,000 per episode in the subsequent seasons.
Acting still accounts for the biggest share of John Krasinski’s estate. However, Krasinski has also earned from filmmaking as well as television producing and directing. Besides, a portion of his net worth comes from endorsement deals. Some of the brands The Office sensation has endorsed include Apple TV, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Verizon Wireless.
Lessons from John Krasinski
1. It’s okay to be a jack of all trades
John Krasinski has taught us that you can pursue multiple ventures provided that you’re earning hefty returns from each of them. Krasinski has involved himself in many activities in the cinematic world, including acting, voice acting, filmmaking, television producing, etc.
2. Take full control of your projects
Krasinski has taken complete charge of several films and television shows he has featured in. Besides starring in these projects, he has also worked on them as a director, producer, and writer.
3. Failure is not an option
Did you know that John Krasinski was fired from nine bartending jobs? But since he never wanted failure to derail him, Krasinski always found a way of dusting himself off and moving on to the next gig.
Famous Quotes by John Krasinski
• All relationships are a learning experience, even ones you continue to be in. If you don’t see them as that, then that’s a problem.
• 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.
• Most of the people I know who work out seriously do so because they have such an amazing outlook on life. To be who I want to be, I’m going to work out to be more positive, more active. It’s proactive.
• My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that’s a bonus.
• You can never perfect a relationship, and you can never perfect yourself to be in a relationship. You’re always going to be changing, and you hope it’s for the better.
John Krasinski is a sensational actor who also dabbles in filmmaking as well as television producing and directing. Although he broke to the limelight courtesy of his role in The Office, Krasinski has since earned himself a spot among Hollywood A-listers. He and his wife Emily Blunt have a net worth of $85 million.