Jerry Angelo Brooks (born December 16, 1965), better known as J. B. Smoove, is an American actor, writer, and comedian. He began his career on Def Comedy Jam in the early 1990s. He is best known for his recurring role as Leon on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Smoove joined the Season 2 cast of the Fox sitcom 'Til Death in 2008, and was promoted to the main cast for Season 3. He currently portrays a fictionalized version of himself on the BET improv-comedy reality television parody Real Husbands of Hollywood, and also stars on the CBS sitcom The Millers.