J. B. Smoove
J. B. Smoove
Actor information
Full name Jerry Angelo Brooks
Nickname(s) J. B. Smoove
Born December 16, 1965 (age 52)
Plymouth, North Carolina
Physical description
Hair None
Eyes Brown
Appearance information
Appeared in Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson
As Frederick Douglass

J. B. Smoove portrayed Frederick Douglass in Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson.

Information on the actor

Jerry Angelo Brooks, better known as J. B. Smoove, was born on December 16th, 1965, in Plymouth, North Carolina. He is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and voice actor. Smoove is most notable for his recurring role as Leon on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has also appeared in several films, such as Date Night, The Sitter, The Smurfs 2, and We Bought a Zoo. His website can be found here.


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  • Coincidentally, Smoove was teased at the end of a battle that featured a reference to HBO, the channel that his show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, airs on.
  • As stated in the Behind the Scenes video for his battle by Nice Peter, Smoove said he always wanted to be in ERB and portray Frederick Douglass when he met Peter backstage at an event.[1]
  • He is the seventh non-YouTuber celebrity to be in an ERB.
    • Counting Skrillex's performance at the YouTube comedy week event[2] and Hulk Hogan in the deleted ERB News video,[3] he is the ninth non-YouTuber to work with them.