JB Smoove most recently starred as series regular Leon Black on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the Fox sitcom "'Til Death." He can also be seen with Steve Carell in the film "Date Night" and as Manny on "Everybody Hates Chris."
Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. After moving to Los Angeles 10 years ago, he landed a recurring role on MTV's "The Lyricist Lounge Show," as well as featured guest spots on "The Chris Rock Show" and Comedy Central's "Premium Blend."
Smoove's first big feature film role was narrating and starring in the now cult classic "Pootie Tang" with actor/comedian Chris Rock. Next, he paired up with Adam Sandler to co-star in "Mr. Deeds." The collaboration between the two was so successful that Smoove signed a writing deal with both Revolution Studios and Happy Madison (Sandler's production company) on the feature "Drivin' Down South" (working title).
After an amazing, yet short lived, season as a cast member on Fox's "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," he moved back to New York City where he landed a writing position on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In the stand-up and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza," "Saturday Night Live" sketches and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."