Justin Lazard

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Justin Lazard
Born(1966-11-30) November 30, 1966 (age 48)
New York City
Spouse(s)Shannon Fluet
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Justin Lazard
Born(1966-11-30) November 30, 1966 (age 48)
New York City
Spouse(s)Shannon Fluet

Justin Lazard (born November 30, 1966) is an American actor, producer, director, and model.


Early life[edit]

Lazard was born in New York, but was raised in Connecticut. His father, Sidney Lazard, is a former foreign correspondent, and his mother, Julie (née Thayer), is a photographer. In 1974, the family relocated to Paris where his father was stationed by ABC News. After his parents' divorce when he was a freshman in high school, Lazard marked time in boarding schools and at Emory University. Transferring to NYU to study acting, he was "discovered" in a bar by a talent agent and was soon appearing in TV commercials.

Acting career[edit]

After a small role in Spike of Bensonhurst in 1988, Lazard landed the recurring role of a punk-rock undercover cop on NBC's Miami Vice. To pay for acting classes, he began a brief career as a model. Small parts in features (i.e., Born to Ride in 1991) and regular roles in unsuccessful series (e.g., Second Chances CBS 1993–94) followed.

In 1995, Lazard landed the role of a charming stockbroker on the primetime CBS soap Central Park West, but the series floundered and despite some retooling and a title change to "CPW", the show was cancelled after its second season. He also starred in the 1995 Extreme TV show as part of a Rocky Mountain rescue team. However the series was cut short after 7 episodes. He had a role in the direct-to-video release The Big Fall (1997), directed by C. Thomas Howell, but his career seemed at a standstill. Working in partnership with his brother Marc through their Lazard Productions, he began to create material for himself. Lazard's most notable role was in Species II (1998) as an astronaut who mutates into an alien bent on having sex with human women and impregnating them, creating a race of alien children. He went on to produce the thriller Dark Harbor (1998), which he co-scripted with director Adam Coleman Howard. Lazard also served as executive producer on Stanley's Gig in 2000, written and directed by his brother, Marc Lazard.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lazard married model Shannon Fluet in 2008; Fluet has appeared as one of the models in Project Runway (season 2) and has been represented by the Ford Models and Click Models. Their first baby, Justine Lorraine Lazard, was born on February 3, 2009.[citation needed]

On the evening of July 4, 2006 in Lakeport, California, Lazard was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest, having been "exposing himself near one of the piers" of the local park.[2] During the arrest, he was tasered by one of the officers.[2] In May 2009, he failed to appear in court and a bench warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.[3] In January 2011, Lazard reached a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors regarding the charges of 2006.[4] He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of "lewd conduct", with the other charges being dismissed, and agreed to pay $7,500 to a named family resource center. His psychiatrist attested that his behavior was due to a transitory “severe psychotic breakdown” and that "treatment had worked well" in his case.[5]


1988Spike of BensonhurstJustinAKA Throw Back!
1991A Smile in the DarkAKA A Day in L.A.
AKA California 405
AKA Destination Unknown
AKA Jungle of Love
Born to RideBrooks
1992Final EmbracePierce
1994Marilyn, My LoveBrian
Dead CenterJoeAKA Crazy Joe
1996Dead GirlYoung Actor
The Big FallBill Dickson
1997Love Walked InLennyAKA Ni el tiro del final (Argentinian Spanish)
1998Species IIPatrick Ross
1999Universal Soldier: The ReturnCaptain BlackburnAKA Universal Soldier IV
2000The Giving TreeT.J.AKA Brutal Truth
AKA Shaded Places
AKA The Brutal Truth
Stanley's GigJoshua
1988–89Miami ViceJoey Chandler/Keith3 episodes
1992In the Heat of the NightBrian Moseley1 episode
Freshman DormJoe Ellis4 episodes
1993–94Second ChancesKevin Cook5 episodes
1995ExtremeLance Monroe7 episodes
1995–96Central Park WestGil Chase21 episodes
1998Welcome to ParadoxLeo Lawson1 episode
1999PartnersBrendan1 episode


  1. ^ Stanley's Gig (2000)
  2. ^ a b News Release - Lakeport Police Department, July 5, 2006
  3. ^ News Release: Public Notice of Wanted Subject - Lakeport Police Department, March 10, 2010
  4. ^ Larson, Elizabeth (29 January 2011). "Actor-model gets plea deal for 2006 public lewdness case". Lake County News. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Larson, Elizabeth (11 February 2011). "Judge rules model/actor won't have to register as sex offender". Lake County News. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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