John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, comedian film director, and writer He is best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office from 2005 to 2013. He also starred in films such as License to Wed, It's Complicated and Big Miracle.
He is the husband of Emily Blunt.
- Krasinski was originally shortlisted for the role of Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, but in the end, Chris Evans was cast instead.
- He was once considered for the of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy along with Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne, Jensen Ackles, Lee Pace, Wes Bentley, Jack Huston, Cam Gigandet, Sullivan Stapleton, Logan Marshall-Green, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Lowell, James Marsden, Jim Sturgess, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aaron Paul, Michael Rosenbaum, and Zachary Levi. In the end, Chris Pratt was cast.
- Krasinski, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Jon Stewart, William H. Macy, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and Kevin Smith have worked on the American version of the film The Magic Roundabout, a US film titled Doogal (2006).