J.B. Smoove is an American actor and comedian recognized for his unique comedic style and memorable roles on both the big and small screens.
In the realm of television, Smoove made waves with his portrayal of Leon Black on HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His character, introduced in the sixth season, became a fan-favorite, renowned for his quick wit and hilarious one-liners. The comedian’s film credits are equally impressive. He lent his comedic talents to a wide range of films including “Hall Pass,” “The Dictator,” and the animated feature “The Smurfs 2.” He also displayed his voice acting skills as part of the ensemble cast for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and its sequel, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” voicing a key character in both Marvel Cinematic Universe entries.
Throughout his career, Smoove has worked with an array of talented individuals from various sectors of the entertainment industry. His collaborations include Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan on “30 Rock,” Steve Carell and Owen Wilson in “Hall Pass,” Sacha Baron Cohen in “The Dictator,” Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry in “The Smurfs 2,” and Tom Holland and Zendaya in the Spider-Man films. On the stand-up comedy front, he has opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, demonstrating his comedy prowess.
Smoove’s unique comedic style and compelling performances have earned him several prestigious distinctions. In 2009, his role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” earned him the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Moreover, his impactful performance in “Real Husbands of Hollywood” led to a nomination for a BET Comedy Award.
J.B. Smoove has a known affection for animals. He is involved in animal non-profit organizations such as the ASPCA, using his platform to advocate for animal rights and the proper treatment of pets. In several interviews, he has spoken passionately about his pets and how they have influenced his life, further proving his dedication to animal welfare.