Actor, producer and comedian Jamie Kennedy just wrapped James Gray’s sci-fi epic "Ad Astra," opposite Brad Pitt and is currently filming "Crabs in a Bucket" with Bruce Dern and Taryn Manning. His other recent work includes starring roles in the latest installment of the "Tremors" film franchise for Universal, as well as "Riley’s Peak" with Jon Voight, and the thriller, "Spinning Man," opposite Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan. Prior, he appeared in Chris Carter’s ("The X-Files") Amazon drama pilot "The After," and NBC’s medical dramedy, "Heartbeat," and portrayed legendary music manager Jerry Heller in the Lifetime movie "Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le." He has also voiced multiple characters on the Comedy Central animated series, "Legends Of Chamberlain Heights." Jamie can also be seen performing his stand-up comedy show around the country.
Jamie landed his big break when he was cast in Baz Luhrman’s "Romeo + Juliet," alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as a punked-out rival to John Leguizamo. His career then catapulted into high gear in his breakthrough performance when he co-starred as Randy Meeks in Wes Craven’s "Scream" and its follow-up "Scream 2." Jamie has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Steve Martin in Bowfinger and Greg Kinnear in the Oscar-nominated "As Good As It Gets."
In 2002, Kennedy created "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment," which became the WB’s highest-rated show. Kennedy portrayed a number of wacky characters, but the audience’s favorite was Brad Gluckman, the white rapper from Malibu. In 2003, Kennedy brought Brad Gluckman to the big screen in the hit film, "Malibu’s Most Wanted." Jamie has also had memorable roles in fan favorites like "Three Kings" directed by David O. Russell and starring George Clooney, "Enemy of the State" directed by Tony Scott and starring Will Smith, and "Boiler Room" opposite Vin Diesel. He has over 190 episodes of television under his belt with networks that include CBS, WB, MTV, Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, Fox and VH1.