Jacob Pitts

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Jacob Pitts
Jacob Pitts 2012.jpg
Jacob Pitts at the 2012 FX Ad Sales Upfront
Born(1979-11-20) November 20, 1979 (age 34)[1]
Weston, Connecticut, USA[2]
OccupationFilm, television actor
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Jacob Pitts
Jacob Pitts 2012.jpg
Jacob Pitts at the 2012 FX Ad Sales Upfront
Born(1979-11-20) November 20, 1979 (age 34)[1]
Weston, Connecticut, USA[2]
OccupationFilm, television actor

Jacob Pitts (born November 20, 1979[1]) is an American actor. His most notable performance was in the 2004 film EuroTrip as Cooper Harris and as Bill "Hoosier" Smith in HBO's 2010 miniseries The Pacific. He appeared in the play Where Do We Live at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. Pitts has also appeared in popular TV shows such as Law & Order in 2000 where he played John Telford, Sex & The City (2000) where he played Sam Jones, and Ed where he played Johnny Malone.[3]

Currently, Pitts has a starring role on the FX television drama Justified as Tim Gutterson.

Early life[edit]

Pitts grew up in Weston, Connecticut. In high school he was very involved in the theater production company, and took part in all the productions while he was in school, including a performance as the Mysterious Man in Into The Woods.[2]


Pitts began his career when he made his first TV debut in 1999, and he appeared in an episode of Comedy Central's sitcom Strangers with Candy. He then went on to the New York Broadway stage in 2000, when he played Fleance from the Shakespearean play Macbeth.[2] After his Broadway production, he was cast to appear in an episode from Law & Order and Sex and the City. In 2004, he played a major role in Eurotrip, which was one of his first big-time castings. When he acted in Eurotrip, he was paid US$100,000. The next most recognized movie and his second studio feature was 21.[4] In 2006, Pitts was interviewed and one of the questions was, "What is your inspiration for acting? Why do you do it?" Pitts responded, "Money. Very, very occasionally a piece of writing comes along that I personally connect with, that really twists something in me, that I will have nothing but the most fervent dedication to. In that case, I do it just for the gratification of being involved with the piece, just to say I was there. But like I said, that's about .01% of the time. Not that I'm complaining-- when it's otherwise, I'm very well overpaid."[5] Overall, Jacob Pitts has acted or appeared in 19 different productions.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2008, Pitts was presented the Best Ensemble Award at the ShoWest Convention in the United States for his part in 21. The award was also presented to Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, and Josh Gad for their parts in the movie.[6]

Filmography [7][edit]

1999Strangers with CandyCraig SnowTV series, appeared in 1 episode
2000Law & OrderJon TelfordTV series, appeared in 1 episode
Sex and the CitySam JonesTV series, appeared in 1 episode
2001TartToby LoganMovie
EightToddShort film
Zen and the Art of LandscapingAndy BaxterShort film
2002K-19: The WidowmakerGrigoriMovie
We Were the MulvaneysPatrick MulvaneyTV movie
Pipe DreamAutumnMovie
EdJohnny MaloneTV series, appeared in 1 episode
2004A Separate PeaceBrinkerTV movie
EuroTripCooper HarrisMovie
MTV HitsHimselfTV series, appeared in episode #2.15
Eurotrip: The Making of 'EurotripHimselfDocumentary
Eurotrip: Nude Beach ExposedHimselfDocumentary
20051/4 LifeAndyTV Movie
2006The NovicePeter PekoriusMovie
Capitol LawRyanTV Movie
2007Across the UniverseRap Magazine EmployeeMovie
200821Jimmy FisherMovie, won ShoWest Best Ensemble Award
Quid Pro QuoHughMovie
2010The PacificPFC Bill 'Hoosier' SmithTV mini-series, appeared in 5 episodes
2010–presentJustifiedTim GuttersonTV series, Main Role
2012Person of InterestHenry PeckTV series, appeared in episode #1.22 - "No Good Deed"
2013That Thing with the CatJacksonpost-production


  1. ^ a b [1], One Photo Reviews Movie Podcast.
  2. ^ a b c Jacob Pitts, TV Guide.
  3. ^ Southern, N. (2009). Jacob Pitts: Biography [Web log post]. [2]
  4. ^ Sony Pictures. (2008). About the Cast. Jacob Pitts
  5. ^ Pitts, J. (2006). Jacob Pitts [Interview by D. Echols]. [3]
  6. ^ Pitts, J. (2008). Jacob Pitts [Audio file]. [4]
  7. ^ Internet Movie Database

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