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Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

An actor whose name became synonymous with "comic relief" during the late 1990s, Jamie Kennedy made his reputation playing a series of wise-asses in such films as the Scream trilogy and the independent comedy Clockwatchers. Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970, Kennedy showed comedic inclinations from an early age, and first became inspired to pursue an acting career when he was cast as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989). After high school, Kennedy moved to L.A., where he wanted to have a career as an extra. Unfortunately, Hollywood casting agents had other ideas, and the aspiring actor found himself working odd jobs ranging from a restaurant busboy to a gum-scraper at K-Mart. During this time, he also studied at the American/British Drama Academy and began finding stand-up work at various improv clubs. It was in one of these clubs that he caught the attention of an independent filmmaker and was subsequently cast in the little-seen The Legend of Flin Flon. The actor's bona fide entry into the film industry came with a supporting role in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, in which he played a fuchsia-haired thug. That same year he had a huge breakthrough in Wes Craven's Scream, which cast him as a video store clerk with an unnerving lust for horror movies. The great success of the film opened a number of doors for Kennedy, one of which led to a memorable role as an office boy in Jill Sprecher's well-received independent comedy Clockwatchers (1997), which also starred Lisa Kudrow, Parker Posey, and Toni Collette. The actor also reprised his role for the inevitable Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000) and appeared in such slacker extravaganzas as Bongwater and Starf*cker (both 1998). Kennedy got a shot at more grown-up fare with a supporting role in David O. Russell's acclaimed Gulf War drama Three Kings (1999), and a turn as a movie studio gofer in the satirical Bowfinger (1999). His growing popularity was reflected in the number of projects he was involved with in 2000; included amongst them were Ben Younger's The Boiler Room, in which Kennedy played an ambitious young stock broker, and The Specials, an ensemble comedy that cast him as a member of a motley group of superheroes. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, All Movie Guide


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Jamie Kennedy Trivia

When was Jamie Kennedy born?
Jamie Kennedy was born on May 25, 1970

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Kickin' It Old Skool?
Jamie Kennedy was Justin Schumacher in Kickin' It Old Skool

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Son of the Mask?
Jamie Kennedy was Tim Avery in Son of the Mask

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Malibu's Most Wanted?
Jamie Kennedy was Brad Gluckman in Malibu's Most Wanted

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Stricken?
Jamie Kennedy was Banyon in Stricken

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in Starstruck?
Jamie Kennedy played George Flynn in Starstruck

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone?
Jamie Kennedy was Spazz in Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in Seduced?
Jamie Kennedy played Albert Straka in Seduced

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in The Specials?
Jamie Kennedy played Amok in The Specials

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Bug?
Jamie Kennedy was Dwight in Bug

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Max Keeble's Big Move?
Jamie Kennedy was Evil Ice Cream Man in Max Keeble's Big Move

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Bowfinger?
Jamie Kennedy was Dave in Bowfinger

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Scream 2?
Jamie Kennedy was Randy Meeks in Scream 2

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Three Kings?
Jamie Kennedy was Walter Wogaman in Three Kings

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Scream?
Jamie Kennedy was Randy Meeks in Scream

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in Boiler Room?
Jamie Kennedy played Adam in Boiler Room

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Bait?
Jamie Kennedy was Agent Blum in Bait

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in Bongwater?
Jamie Kennedy was Tommy in Bongwater

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Scream 3?
Jamie Kennedy was Randy Meeks in Scream 3

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back?
Jamie Kennedy played Chaka's Production Assistant in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Dr. Dolittle 2?
Jamie Kennedy was Bandit/Forest Animal/Animal Groupie #1 in Dr. Dolittle 2

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Highway Hitcher?
Jamie Kennedy was Deputy Jim Banks in Highway Hitcher

What role did Jamie Kennedy portray in Enemy of the State?
Jamie Kennedy played Jamie in Enemy of the State

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in As Good As It Gets?
Jamie Kennedy was Street Hustler in As Good As It Gets

Who did Jamie Kennedy play in Clockwatchers?
Jamie Kennedy was Eddie in Clockwatchers

Who did Jamie Kennedy portray in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet?
Jamie Kennedy was Sampson in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet


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Bowfinger

Scream

Scream 2


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