JB Smoove

Biography: 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 Pootie Tang and the 2002 Mr. Deeds), before striking gold on Saturday Night Live as both a sketch writer and a sketch participant. Smoove culled greatest attention, however, for his recurring role during season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm; he played the über-confident, street-smart Leon Black, a member of an African-American family adopted by Larry David 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 Everybody Hates Chris and 'Til Death.

JB Smoove's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 93 Top Five
Lowest Metascore: 20 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
93 Top Five Dec 5, 2014 Cast tbd
34 The Smurfs 2 Jul 31, 2013 Hackus 3.3
43 Dealin' with Idiots Jul 12, 2013 Principal Cast / Coach Ted 7.0
65 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Harold 7.8
20 A Haunted House Jan 11, 2013 Kisha's Dad 5.1
58 The Dictator May 16, 2012 Usher 6.3
58 We Bought a Zoo Dec 23, 2011 Cast 7.0
39 The Sitter Dec 9, 2011 Cast 5.2
45 Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Cast 5.5
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Reuben 6.0
31 Pootie Tang Jun 29, 2001 Trucky 8.3