BIG John

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - WALTER SCOTTS PERSONALITY -

Since wrap­ping up his role as Jim Halpert on The Of­fice, it has been all about movies for John Krasin­ski, 36. Ear­lier this year, he starred in the ac­tion film 13 Hours, and on Aug. 26 he’ll head­line The Hol­lars, which he also di­rected, as a novelist swept up in his dys­func­tional fam­ily. Here are some fun facts about the 6-foot-3 Mas­sachusetts-born ac­tor—the short­est of three broth­ers. 1. He was bit­ten by the act­ing bug when he played Daddy War­bucks in a grade-school pro­duc­tion of An­nie. 2. Be­fore land­ing act­ing roles, he was a script in­tern for Late Night With Co­nan O’Brien. 3. Krasin­ski and his Of­fice TV co-star B.J. No­vak played on the same Lit­tle League team. 4. Prior to at­tend­ing Brown Univer­sity, he taught English in Costa Rica. 5. In Li­cense to Wed, his char­ac­ter’s par­ents are played by his real-life par­ents.

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