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Jarrell Jay Knowles

Jarrell Jay Knowles was born on January 27, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles (2012), The Getaway (1972) and The Faculty (1998). He was previously married to Helen Jane Harrison Portwood. See full bio »

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Known For

The Getaway
The Getaway Art Department
The Faculty
The Faculty Football Fan
Roadie Art Department


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 2012-2015 Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles (TV Series)
- Danny Boyle (2015)
- MAD GOD (2012) ... Pop's
- PIRANHAS & GORE (2012) ... Pop's
 1998 The Faculty
Football Fan (uncredited)
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie)
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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 2012 Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles (TV Series) (props - 11 episodes)
- MAD GOD (2012) ... (props)
- PIRANHAS & GORE (2012) ... (props)
- BIG BIRD, MUPPETS & MONSTERS (2012) ... (props)
 1980 Roadie (props - uncredited)
 1977 Outlaw Blues (props - uncredited)
 1972 The Getaway (props - uncredited)
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 1996 Michael (uncredited)
 1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape (uncredited)
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 2002 Fanalysis (Documentary short)
Himself (fan) (uncredited)
 1999 University, Inc. (Documentary)

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Alternate Names:

J. Jay Knowles | Jay Knowles


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Harry Jay Knowles was trying to come up with a name for his newly formed movie news web site and had seen Broken Arrow earlier that day. He had been repeating a line of Travolta's all day. Jokingly his father J. Jay Knowles said "Why not call it Aint It Cool News?" They looked at each other for a split second then Harry exclaimed, "That's it! We'll call it 'Aint It Cool'"and an Internet ... See more »


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