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Jamie Kennedy

Jamie KennedyAKA James Harvey Kennedy

Born: 25-May-1970
Birthplace: Upper Darby, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted

After high school Kennedy came to Southern California, where he started doing stand-up on open-mike nights. He worked as a busboy, telemarketer, scraped gum off the floor at a K-Mart, and was briefly a backstage gopher on Tony Danza's Who's the Boss? To get paying gigs in comedy, Kennedy called comedy clubs in the gravelly-voiced persona of his own imaginary agent. "I'd make calls as him and say, 'This kid's hot! A cross between Robby Benson and James Woods. What can you do for me?' It worked." Kennedy made his film debut at 19, as an extra in Robin Williams's Dead Poet's Society. It was seven years before he landed his first real role, as a fuchsia-haired thug in the 1996 Romeo + Juliet.

On his Jamie Kennedy Experiment TV show, he wore different disguises and personas quite effectively -- Kennedy as a white rapper, a Hollywood tour guide, a senile photographer, a black woman talk show host -- leaving ordinary people bewildered, Candid Camera-style. "You've been X'd," he would finally shout. One woman sued after being X'd. She thought she was coming to a restaurant for a job interview, and instead found herself in the middle of a brawl between the restaurant manager (Kennedy) and two actors pretending to be irate customers. As of 2005, Experiment has been cancelled but the lawsuit hasn't yet made it to court.

Father: (machinist)
Mother: Josie (accountant, paralegal)
Girlfriend: Heidi Mueller (actress, ex)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress, together 2009-10)

    High School: Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, PA (1988)
    University: Delaware County Community College (dropped out)

    K-Mart Los Angeles, CA
    Domino's Pizza employee
    Irish Ancestry

    The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Host

    Tremors 5: Bloodlines (6-Oct-2015)
    Bermuda Tentacles (4-Apr-2014)
    The Hungover Games (11-Feb-2014)
    The Reef 2: High Tide (30-Oct-2012) [VOICE]
    Bending the Rules (9-Mar-2012)
    Good Deeds (24-Feb-2012)
    Café (19-Aug-2011)
    Jamie Kennedy: Uncomfortable (6-Nov-2010) · Himself
    Finding Bliss (18-Jan-2009) · Dick Harder
    Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009) [VOICE]
    Extreme Movie (5-Dec-2008)
    Kickin' It Old Skool (27-Apr-2007)
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    Son of the Mask (11-Feb-2005)
    Sol Goode (26-Sep-2003) · Justin Sax
    Malibu's Most Wanted (10-Apr-2003) · B-Rad
    Bug (28-Feb-2002)
    Pretty When You Cry (27-Nov-2001)
    Max Keeble's Big Move (5-Oct-2001)
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (24-Aug-2001) · PA
    Dr. Dolittle 2 (19-Jun-2001) · Bandit, etc. [VOICE]
    The Specials (18-Sep-2000)
    Bait (29-Aug-2000) · Agent Blum
    Scream 3 (4-Feb-2000) · Randy Meeks
    Boiler Room (30-Jan-2000)
    Three Kings (27-Sep-1999)
    Bowfinger (13-Aug-1999)
    Enemy of the State (16-Nov-1998) · Jamie Williams
    Soundman (30-Aug-1998) · Frank's Assistant & Marty [VOICE]
    Highway Hitcher (7-May-1998)
    Starstruck (18-Apr-1998)
    As Good As It Gets (19-Dec-1997) · Street Hustler
    Scream 2 (12-Dec-1997)
    Sparkler (Oct-1997)
    Clockwatchers (12-Jun-1997)
    On the Edge of Innocence (20-Apr-1997)
    Bongwater (1997)
    Scream (20-Dec-1996) · Randy
    Romeo + Juliet (1-Nov-1996) · Sampson

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