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J.B. Smoove Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Jerry Brooks

A native of Mount Vernon, NY (born Jerry Brooks -- hence the initials), standup comic, comedy writer, and actor J.B. Smoove began his career as a dancer in an hip-hop ensemble, performing as J. Smoove. The performer transitioned to schtick early on and cut his chops in Manhattan-area clubs, then landed a few small roles in Hollywood features (including the 2001 [[Feature~V246286~Pootie Tang~pootietang]] and the 2002 [[Feature~V260391~Mr. Deeds~mrdeeds]]), before striking gold on [[Feature~V175321~Saturday Night Live~saturdaynightlive[tvseries]]] as both a sketch writer and a sketch participant. Smoove culled greatest attention, however, for his recurring role during [[Feature~V408134~season six~curbyourenthusiasm:season06]] of [[Feature~V227003~Curb Your Enthusiasm~curbyourenthusiasm[tvseries]]]; he played the über-confident, street-smart Leon Black, a member of an African-American family adopted by [[Performer~P207898~Larry David~larrydavid]] and his wife after their residence is decimated by a hurricane. Smoove later acknowledged that the popularity of the role "set fire" to his career and led to roles on the sitcoms [[Feature~V334987~Everybody Hates Chris~everybodyhateschris[tvseries]]] and [[Feature~V361838~'Til Death~tildeath[tvseries]]]. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi