Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
He plays Jim Halpert on "The Office" and appeared in movies like "Something Borrowed," but Krasinski grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton South in 1997. He and "Office" costar B.J. Novak played on the same Little League team and attended several schools together. Krasinksi even acted in a senior play written by Novak.
A reporter wrote that Krasinski was "more likely to goof around about surviving 'the mean streets of Newton.' "
Novak jokingly suggested that if their Hollywood careers don't work out, he and Krasinski would open a Dunkin' Donuts.