J. Kristopher

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J Kristopher (born November 23, 1976) is an American film and television actor from Houston, Texas. He is known for his work in the Parenthood and Straight Outta Compton,[1][2] and is a featured comedic actor in the sketch comedies on Conan.[3]

J. Kristopher
J Kristopher Headshot.jpg
Born November 23, 1976
Houston, TX
Occupation Actor
Notable work Straight Outta Compton, The Rally
Television Conan, Parenthood, America's Most Wanted, Days of Our Lives


J Kristopher began his career in Dallas, Texas while attending college at Southern Methodist University[4]. After having a successful run featured in local commercials and theater productions, J Kristopher moved to Los Angeles, California in 2006 to pursue acting full time; where he landed his first role on the TV series, LA Forensics[5]. His body of work continued to grow.

J Kristopher has gained success on both the big screen including, independent[6] and studio films, plus the small screen, web series[7], as well as being the face of many national commercial campaigns including: MasterCard, Lowe's, Dancing with the Stars, GMC, Trivial Pursuit, Nickelodeon, VH1, Fox Sports, and Super Bowl print campaign with Target.[8] He played Larry "Laylaw" Goodman in the 2015 biographical film Straight Outta Compton,[9] and often starred in sketch comedy scenes on the talk show Conan.[10] He has over 80 television, film, and commercial credits to his name.[11][12]



Year Title Role Episode
2007 Miley Cyrus - Start All Over[13] Dancing Moving Man Start All Over (music video)
2010 Outlaw Big Dude In Re: Curtis Farwell
2010 I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant Robert False Positive
2011 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Rapist


US Marshals

Turnell Turner

2013 Days of Our Lives Clerk Episode #1.12018
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV Reggie Inertia
2013 The Crazy Ones[14][15] Firefighter Breakfast Burrito Club
2014 Parenthood[16][17] Jim Happy Birthday, Zeek
2014 The Pete Holmes Show Security Guard Jenny Slate

Television - Sketch Comedy

Conan[18] (Talk Show)
Year Episodes Role
2011 As Time Goes Bi-Curious Porn Andy
2011 Untitled Freddie Prinze Jr. Project 'Myspace' Cop
2011 The Indiscriminate Highlighter African American Protester
2011 The Bourne Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Garbage Man
2012 Love Potion Number MGD 64 Officer from Cop Hospital
2012 I've Got 100 Problems, and Yes, Karen Is One of Them Black Guy in Obama: Too Many High Fives
2013 Texas Chainsaw Seminar: How to Sell Chainsaws from Home! Security Guard
2013 Kentucky Freud Chicken & the Terrible Psychiatry Joke Tig Notaro - Secret Service
2013 The Exotic Marigold Hotel 2: Dench Does Dallas ADT Toilet Security - NATO Soldier
2013 Alien Meets the Fokkers Andy Richter Reports: Security Guard
2013 One If by Land, Two If by Jetski Inmate
2013 I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Because There's a Murderer on the Loose Security Guard
2013 Agnostic Santa & the Secular Humanist Christmas Security Guard
2014 Will Arnett/Melissa Rauch/Ryan Hamilton Park Ranger
2014 Michael Strahan/Famke Janssen/Mark Normand Security Guard
2014 Daniel Radcliffe/Andrea Martin/The Flaming Lips Audiencey Awards - Andy
2015 Kristen Stewart/Tig Notaro and Jon Dore/Brian Wilson Handyman - Peeps PSA
2017 Zachary Levi/John Lydon/Milky Chance Handyman - Peeps PSA


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Anger Has A Secret Lee
2010 The Rally Pastor Bob
2010 Ijé: The Journey Bald Rapper
2012 Against the Grain Joe the custodian
2014 Wheels Leroy
2014 Asian School Girls Omar
2015 Radio America Sam the DJ
2015 Straight Outta Compton[19] LayLaw
2016 Serial Dater Big Hurt


  1. ^ "Tributes paid to US actor Robin Williams". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  2. ^ "'Straight Outta Compton' Movie Reviews: Biopic Stars O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and Aldis Hodge". Christianity Daily. 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Watch Now: Los Angeles Actor J. Kristopher Makes An Appearance On 'CONAN' - Internet Hollywood". Internet Hollywood. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  4. ^ "J. Kristopher Bio". www.jkristopher.com. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  5. ^ "LA Forensics - Google Search". g.co. Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  6. ^ Dowell, Masha. "A Quick Chat w/ Geno Brooks, Cinematographer, 'Talking with the Taxman About Poetry' | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  7. ^ Report, FilmClique (2013-11-04). "Web Series To Watch: Top Flight Security - Grandmother Africa". Grandmother Africa. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  8. ^ Vidani, Peter. "Actor J Kristopher Shares Stories Of Breaking Into Hollywood". 2 Degrees of Alie. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  9. ^ "Internet Hollywood Celebrity J. Kristopher To Star In N.W.A Biopic "Straight Outta Compton" - Internet Hollywood". Internet Hollywood. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Male Friendships Are On The Rise At CONAN". TeamCoco. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  11. ^ "Actor J Kristopher arrives to the premiere of the new web series One... | WireImage Australia | 150402479". www.wireimage.com.au. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  12. ^ Vidani, Peter. "Actor J Kristopher Shares Stories Of Breaking Into Hollywood". 2 Degrees of Alie. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  13. ^ HollywoodRecordsVEVO (2007-12-19), Miley Cyrus - Start All Over, retrieved 2017-06-05 
  14. ^ "Photo of J Kristopher on set of Crazy Ones". 09/12/2017.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "J. Kristopher". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  16. ^ "Actor J. Kristopher Reflects On Meeting Robin Williams On The Set Of 'The Crazy Ones' - Internet Hollywood". Internet Hollywood. 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  17. ^ "Tributes paid to US actor Robin Williams". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  18. ^ "Andy Sneaks Up On Fans During Podium Practice". TeamCoco. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  19. ^ "Movie Review -Straight Outta Compton - A Reality Check | Splash Magazines | Los Angeles". Splash Magazines | Los Angeles. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 

External links

  • J. Kristopher on IMDb
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