Gemini May 25, 1970 Upper Darby Actor, Producer and Writer
Jamie Kennedy, a multitalented comedian/actor/writer/producer, is a true hyphenate. He may be seen acting in a film one minute and on stage doing stand up the next. Kennedy skyrocketed to fame with a groundbreaking performance and scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven's Scream and Scream 2.
In September of 2008, Kennedy released Heckler, a documentary which he produced with Michael Addis. The film played at the Tribeca Film Festival and AFI Fest, and has been met with critical acclaim. Variety calls it "Hilarious!" and The New York Sun hails the film "A Must-See!" Heckler is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in, and asks some interesting questions of people such as Jon Voight, George Lucas, Bill Maher, Mike Ditka, Rob Zombie, and many more.
In 2002, Kennedy triumphed on the Warner Bros.' network when he created the hit show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He was writer, producer, and star of the series, portraying a myriad of characters each week during the show's three seasons. Returning to Warner Bros.' again, Kennedy served as a co-creator and executive producer on the Warner Bros.' series The Starlet and Living with Fran. In the summer of 2006, Kennedy also brought Blowin' Up to the small screen, a comedic reality series for MTV. The show followed him as he and sidekick Stu Stone attempted to achieve their lifelong dream of becoming rappers. They released their first album also titled Blowin' Up in July 2006.
Kennedy also conquered the book market with the release of his autobiography, Wannabe: A Hollywood Experiment, in the summer of 2003. In the book, Kennedy shares his good and bad times, from his boyhood in Philly to his current Hollywood experiences.
As a teenager growing up near Philadelphia in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Kennedy got a taste of Hollywood working as an extra in Dead Poets Society. A year later, he moved out to Los Angeles at age 18 and began performing improvisational comedy and stand up at open mic nights.
Kennedy currently tours the country doing stand up comedy. He resides in Los Angeles.