Jerry Angelo Brooks was born at Plymouth, North Carolina on December 16, 1965 but was brought up in Mount Vermon in New York when he shifted from Plymouth at the age of 3 with his parents. His two brother’s name is Floyd brooks and Terrence Brooks. Smoove’s mother Elizabeth had five sisters and four brothers who lived in Plymouth. He refers meeting his extended family as a talkative gathering. He first shifted to Levister Towers housing projects when shifted to Mount Vermon. Floyd Brooks, his dad worked as an installer in a lighting company who died when Smoove was 15 due to diabetes. He says that humor saved him at that devastating time and he has got his humor talent from his mother.

He shorten up his name as J.B. as his stage name after his grduation at Norfolk State University in Virginia. During his initial days he admired Peter Sellers, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. He was a lego fanatic in his childhood.

His major milestone was when in the same year 2013 he was part of both major shows, The Millers, CBS and Real Husbands of Hollywood, BET. His famous movies are Date Night, With or Without you, A Haunted House, Pootie Tang , Hell and Back and We Bought a Zoo. His career took off in a hip-hop ensemble as a dancer, where he worked as J. Smoove. He also starred in Everybody Hates Chris and also in Saturday Night Live. In 2012, JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It, the first ever personal televised show Of J.B aired on Comedy central. He was also the man behind the voice of Hackus in the movie The Smurfs 2. He has also been associated as Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris in the famous video game Grand Theft Auto V. J.B. has a whole lot of movies and television shows in his account in his whole career. He has also worked with Terry Crews and Tyler James Williams. J.B. has a very short association with Call of Duty: Black Ops II as a cast member by performing as one of the “Replacers.”

Smoove was not very active in media in the year 2012 and 2013.The man with proper height 6 feet and 2 inches and body weight 95 kg has a perfect balance. He has an athletic body type and has a well toned body as he is regular at the gym. His friendly and amiable nature has earned him a lot of supporters and friends. The big black eyed actor has not been very old in the social media world as he joined Instagram last year. His eyes and big lips are his special features which is popular among his female fans.

Not much romantically involved in his life as he has not got a very popular dating life. Despite being a famous personality he has always kept his relationships private and has been away from paparazzi. J.B married actress Shahidah Omar in 2004. The couple has also got a daughter Jerrica and has not adopted any more children. She has been a pre-med student and also a pie entrepreneur. The actor is quiet happy with his wife as any news of them getting a divorce has not been floating in the media anytime. The news of the actor whose age is now 49, being a gay has also been circulated highly.

He shared WGA Award (TV) at the award show Writers Guild of America. His biography suggests his net worth to be around $2.5 million dollars. J.B. is involved with the audiences through his tour and currently he is on tour and tickets are presently open for the month of June. Seeing JB Smoove live is very different from watching a JB Smoove comedy show live and is a remarkable experience.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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