Justin Kirk

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Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk at the Paley Center for Media Gala Honoring Showtime Networks (2008) - Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Born(1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 45)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present
 
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Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk at the Paley Center for Media Gala Honoring Showtime Networks (2008) - Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Born(1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 45)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American stage and film actor. He is known for playing Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of Angels in America (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series) and for his portrayal of Andy Botwin in Showtime's Weeds.

Early years[edit]

Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon. His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry.[1]

Kirk grew up in Union, Washington, where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation, until his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was 12 years old. He attended high school there and performed at Children's Theatre Company. He then moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings.[2] He completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He also appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion!, both onstage, for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble, and in the film version. He also appeared in Other Desert Cities with Stockard Channing, Judith Light, and Stacy Keach, He won a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance on his role of a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs, staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse.[citation needed]

Kirk's other films include Flannel Pajamas, Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, and Call o' the Glen. He made his television series debut in Jack & Jill. He starred as Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series Weeds alongside former Angels in America co-star Mary-Louise Parker.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Love! Valour! Compassion!Bobby Brahms
199899 ThreadwaxingHalf-brotherShort film
1999The Eden MythAldo Speck
1999Chapter ZeroLonnie
2002Teddy Bears' PicnicDamien Pritzker
2006Hollywood DreamsRobin Mack
2006Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime ExperienceHimself
2009Against the CurrentPhilip
2009Four BoxesTrevor
2009The PresenceThe Man
2010See You in SeptemberA.J.
2010Elektra LuxxBenjamin
2012VampsVadim
2012L!fe HappensHenri
2012GoatsBennet
2012Nobody WalksBilly
2013Mr. Morgan's Last LoveMiles Morganpost-production
2014Justice League: WarHal Jordan/Green LanternDirect-to-video

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995New York NewsUnknownEpisode: "You Thought the Pope Was Something"
1998The PretenderHorace StricklandEpisode: "Hazards"
1999–2001Jack & JillBartholomew Zane32 episodes
2001Law & Order: SVUEric PlummerEpisode: "Wrath"
2003Angels in AmericaPrior Walter6 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2005CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationPatrick BromleyEpisode: "Spark of Life"
2005Jack & BobbyJohn McCallisterEpisode: "Under the Influence"
2005Without a TraceThomas BealeEpisode: "Lost Time"
2006EverwoodJames CarmodyEpisode: "Enjoy the Ride"
2005–2012WeedsAndy Botwin98 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2010–2013Modern FamilyCharlie Bingham5 episodes: "Benched", "Halloween", "Phil on Wire", "First Days" & "The Big Game"
2012Animal PracticeDr. George ColemanLead role, 9 episodes
2013The BlacklistNathaniel WolffEpisode: "General Ludd"
2014TyrantJohn Tucker

Music Video[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandra Jacobs, TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500, The New York Times, December 7, 2003.
  2. ^ "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". Dimestoredarlings.tumblr.com. 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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