John Burke Krasinski is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. He also served as a producer and occasional director of the series throughout its nine-season run. Educated in theatre arts at Brown University and the National Theater Institute, Krasinski is the recipient of a number of accolades, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. His film credits include License to Wed, Leatherheads, Away We Go, It's Complicated, Something Borrowed, Big Miracle, Promised Land, Aloha, The Hollars, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Krasinski directed and starred in the drama Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the comedy-drama film The Hollars. In 2018, Krasinski co-wrote, directed, and starred in the critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place.