Jamie Kennedy

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Actor • Comedian

Birth Name: James Harvey Kennedy

Birth Date: May 25, 1970

Age: 54 years old

Birth Place: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Partners: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jamie Kennedy became best known for his breakthrough performance as Randy Meeks, the video store clerk well-versed in the conventions of scary movies, in Wes Craven's 1996 self-referential horror film "Scream" and its follow-up "Scream 2" (1997). The Pennsylvania native headed west after high school and began performing stand-up comedy while supporting himself in a variety of odd jobs. Kennedy was spotted at one of the comedy clubs and cast in the little-seen 1995 indie comedy "The Road to Flin Flon."

An appearance as a punked-out rival to John Leguizamo in "William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" (1996) and as a street hustler who attacks Greg Kinnear in the Oscar-nominated "As Good As It Gets" (1997) can be counted among his smaller roles. This offbeat, high-energy actor frequently sported a shock of peroxide blond in his short brown hair and cultivated a rumpled hipster look complete with colorful eye-catching shoes reportedly culled from the set of "Scream."

His laid-back yet edgy persona and dynamic performances earned him an impressive fan following. Following his success in "Scream," Kennedy took on roles in the 1997 films "Sparkler," as one of a trio of youths headed to Las Vegas, and "Clockwatchers," as the office mailman who develops a crush on a temp worker. He continued to add to his gallery of eccentric characters with a dramatic turn as a heroin addict in "Bongwater" and a novice screenwriter in the comedy "Starf*cker" (both 1998). He added much-needed comedy in the dramas "The Three Kings" (1999) and "The Boiler Room" (2000).

After years of obtaining his fair-share of supporting and featured roles, Kennedy was given his own sketch comedy show, "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB, 2002-04), which quickly became The WB's highest-rated new show.

Among the wacky characters (played by Kennedy), one became across the board an all-time favorite: Brad Gluckman, the Malibu rapper. The character was such a hit that Kennedy decided to take it, naturally, to the next level. Thus, in 2003, "Malibu's Most Wanted" was released starring Kennedy as the white "wanna-be rapper" from Malibu. Kennedy next appeared in the cult comedy "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" (2004) before starring in the critically-reviled flop "Son of The Mask" (2005). The extreme reaction to that setback hurt the trajectory of Kennedy's career, which soon found him reduced to occasional low-budget films and TV guest spots until a recurring role on Jennifer Love Hewitt's "Ghost Whisperer" (CBS 2005-2010) regained some respect.

His voiceover career took off during this period as well, with a recurring role on "Fanboy and Chum Chum" (Nickelodeon 2009-2014) and various voices on "The Cleveland Show" (Fox 2009-2013). Against type, Kennedy was cast as a surgeon on the medical drama "Heartbeat" (NBC 2016), but the series was canceled after its first season. Kennedy has since been in films such as "Trick" (2019), "Roe V. Wade" (2021) and "Last Call" (2021).

Credits

Don't Suck

Actor
Pete
Movie
2023

Don't Suck

Producer
Movie
2023

Best of Kennedy's Court Vol. 4: Supreme Justice

Self
Show
2022

Kennedy's Court: In Contempt

Host
Show
2022

Feels So Good

Actor
Mr. Horton
Show
2021

Last Call

Actor
Whitey
Movie
2021

Roe v. Wade

Actor
Larry Lader
Movie
2021

Jamie Kennedy: Stoopid Smart

Host
Show
2020

Feeding America Comedy Festival

Actor
Show
2020

Ihr Wille geschehe

Actor
Larry Lader
Movie
2020

Trick

Actor
Dr. Steven
Movie
2019

25 Words or LessStream

Self
Game Show
2018

Surviving the Wild

Actor
Kristopher
Movie
2018

Spinning ManStream

Actor
Ross
Movie
2018
42%

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

Actor
Travis B. Welker
Movie
2018

Funny You Should Ask

Guest
Game Show
2017

Punchline

Guest
Show
2017

Walk of Fame

Actor
Hugo
Movie
2017

Blueprint

Film Editing
Movie
2017

To Tell the TruthStream

Guest
Game Show
2016

HeartbeatStream

Actor
Dr. Callahan
Series
2016

LuciferStream

Guest Star
Series
2016
88%

Kocktails With KhloéStream

Guest
Reality
2016

Little Savages

Actor
Fritz
Movie
2016

R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

Actor
Simon
Movie
2016

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Me

Actor
Jerry Heller
Movie
2016

Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

Actor
Simon Drake
Movie
2016

The Jason Show

Guest
Show
2015

Star vs. the Forces of EvilStream

Guest Star
Helios
Series
2015

Rivers 9

Actor
Rob
Movie
2015

The Sand

Actor
Beach Patrol Alex
Movie
2015

Tremors 5: Bloodlines

Actor
Travis Welker
Movie
2015

OutlanderStream

Guest Star
Series
2014
90%

Funniest Wins

Guest Star
Show
2014

The After

Actor
David
Show
2014

The Hungover Games

Actor
Justmitch / Tim Pistol / Willy Wanker
Movie
2014

The Hungover Games

Producer
Movie
2014

Bermuda Tentacles

Actor
Dr. Zimmern
Movie
2014

Nowhere Safe

Actor
Kevin Carlisle
Movie
2014

Jackhammer

Actor
Lance Selmour
Movie
2014

Bro, What Happened?

Actor
MF Bob
Movie
2014

Mission Air

Actor
Galvez
Movie
2014

Buddy Hutchins

Actor
Buddy Hutchins
Movie
2014

Other Plans

Actor
Nathan
Movie
2014

The Clean Guys of Comedy

Actor
Show
2013

Foreclosed

Actor
Forrest Hayes
Movie
2013

Feels So Good

Actor
Mr. Horton
Movie
2013

Oh Sit!

Host
Show
2012

Good Afternoon America

Guest
Show
2012

The Soul ManStream

Guest Star
Kevin
Series
2012

Tyler Perry's Good DeedsStream

Actor
Mark Freeze
Movie
2012
36%

Cupid

Actor
Vernon Gart
Movie
2012

Bending the Rules

Actor
Theo Gold
Movie
2012

The Reef 2: High Tide

Voice
Ronnie
Movie
2012

Lost and Found in Armenia

Actor
Bill
Movie
2012

In NorthWood

Producer
Movie
2011

Café

Actor
Dealer
Movie
2011

Jamie Kennedy: Uncomfortable

Actor
Show
2010

Jamie Kennedy: Uncomfortable

Screenwriter
Show
2010

Hollywood Uncensored

Guest
Show
2010

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS

Host
Show
2009

Lopez Tonight

Guest
Show
2009

Fanboy & Chum Chum

Actor
Kyle
Show
2009

Fanboy & Chum Chum

Voice
Show
2009

The Cleveland ShowStream

Guest Star
Federline Jones/Arlen/Jason
Series
2009

The Cleveland ShowStream

Guest Voice
Federline Jones
Series
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey

Voice
"Danno" Wolfe
Movie
2009

Finding Bliss

Actor
Dick Harder
Movie
2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

Guest
Talk
2008

The Doctors

Guest
Talk
2008

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

Million Dollar Password

Contestant
Show
2008

Supreme Court of Comedy

Guest Star
Show
2008

Extreme Movie

Actor
Mateus
Movie
2008

ReaperStream

Guest Star
Series
2007
80%

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

Guest
Show
2007

Kickin' It Old Skool

Actor
Justin
Movie
2007

Kickin' It Old Skool

Producer
Movie
2007

Heckler

Producer
Movie
2007

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen

Guest
Talk
2006

Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up

Actor
Show
2006

Jamie Kennedy Feat. Stu Stone: Circle Circle Dot Dot

Music Performer
Show
2006

Ghost WhispererStream

Actor
Eli James
Series
2005

Criminal Minds: EvolutionStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

Living with Fran

Executive Producer
Series
2005
0%

Living with Fran

Writer
Series
2005
0%

The Starlet

Executive Producer
Show
2005

Son of the Mask

Actor
Tim Avery
Movie
2005

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

Voice
Spazz
Movie
2005

EntourageStream

Guest Star
Jamie Kennedy
Series
2004
65%

Arrested DevelopmentStream

Self
Series
2003
75%

Play for a Billion

Host
Show
2003

JKX: The Brad Gluckman Special

Host
Show
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Malibu's Most Wanted

Actor
Brad Gluckman
Movie
2003

Malibu's Most Wanted

Writer
Movie
2003

Crank YankersStream

Guest Voice
Wally Palumbo
Series
2002

The Jamie Kennedy Experiment

Actor
Reality
2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

Bug

Actor
Dwight
Movie
2002

Strange Frequency

Actor
Show
2001

Max Keeble's Big Move

Actor
Evil Ice Cream Man
Movie
2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackStream

Actor
Chaka's Production Assistant
Movie
2001
52%

Pretty When You Cry

Actor
Albert Straka
Movie
2001

Sol Goode

Actor
Justin Sax
Movie
2001

Strange Frequency 3

Actor
Pete Derek
Movie
2001

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Series
2000

Scream 3Stream

Actor
Randy Meeks
Movie
2000
41%

Boiler Room

Actor
Adam
Movie
2000

Bait

Actor
Agent Blum
Movie
2000

The Specials

Actor
Amok
Movie
2000

The Specials

Co-Producer
Movie
2000

BowfingerStream

Actor
Dave
Movie
1999
81%

Three KingsStream

Actor
PV2 Walter Wogaman
Movie
1999
94%

Starf... er

Actor
George Gordon Flynn
Movie
1998

Stricken

Actor
Banyon
Movie
1998

Sparkler

Actor
Trent
Movie
1998

The Pass

Actor
Deputy Jim Banks
Movie
1998

Starstruck

Actor
George Gordon Flynn
Movie
1998

Bongwater

Actor
Tommy
Movie
1998

Perversions of Science

Actor
Show
1997

King of the HillStream

Guest Voice
Fudgie/Police Chief
Series
1997

Urzędowanie

Actor
Movie
1997

Na skraju niewinności

Actor
Movie
1997

ClockwatchersStream

Actor
Eddie
Movie
1997
85%

On the Edge of Innocence

Actor
Luke Canby
Movie
1997

Scream 2Stream

Actor
Randy Meeks
Movie
1997
82%

ScreamStream

Actor
Randy Meeks
Movie
1996
81%

Unhappily Ever After

Guest Star
Series
1995

EllenStream

Guest Star
Series
1994

California Dreams

Guest Star
Series
1992

Today

Guest
News
1952