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: 47
Highest Metascore: 81 Top Five
Lowest Metascore: 20 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 Pootie Tang Jun 29, 2001 Trucky 8.2
65 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Harold 7.7
39 The Sitter Dec 9, 2011 Cast 7.2
58 We Bought a Zoo Dec 23, 2011 Cast 6.9
81 Top Five Dec 12, 2014 Cast / Silk 6.8
58 The Dictator May 16, 2012 Usher 6.4
43 Dealin' with Idiots Jul 12, 2013 Principal Cast / Coach Ted 6.0
67 Barbershop: The Next Cut Apr 15, 2016 One-Stop 5.8
45 Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Cast 5.5
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Reuben 5.2
55 Almost Christmas Nov 11, 2016 Cast / Principal Cast / Uncle Lonnie 5.2
20 A Haunted House Jan 11, 2013 Kisha's Dad 5.0
22 Search Party May 13, 2016 Berk 4.1
34 The Smurfs 2 Jul 31, 2013 Hackus 3.8
66 The Polka King TBA Cast tbd