Justin Long

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Justin Long
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BornJustin Jacob Long[1]
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 36)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materVassar College
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
 
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Justin Long
Justin Long TIFF 2011.jpg
BornJustin Jacob Long[1]
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 36)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materVassar College
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present

Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, known for his roles in the films Jeepers Creepers, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball, Accepted, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Live Free or Die Hard, for his role as Warren Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed, and for his appearances with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.

Early life[edit]

Long, the middle of three brothers, was born in Fairfield, Connecticut to father, Raymond James Long, a Philosophy and Latin professor at Fairfield University, and mother, Wendy Lesniak,[2] a former actress who has mostly appeared on stage.[citation needed] He is of Polish and Italian descent.[3][4] Long had a conservative Roman Catholic upbringing.[5][6] His older brother, Damian, is a local stage actor as well as a teacher and theatre director at Weston High School.[7] Long attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school, and Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughingstock and starred in several plays, including Butterflies Are Free.[7] Long worked at Sacred Heart University as an acting instructor/counselor for a children's theater group.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Long's film credits include Idiocracy, Waiting..., Jeepers Creepers, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, The Break-Up, Crossroads, Galaxy Quest, Dreamland, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Live Free or Die Hard. He was also a regular on the NBC TV series Ed (2000–2004), playing socially awkward Warren Cheswick. He voiced the character of Alvin in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, and played the main character in the 2006 comedy film Accepted.

Long made a guest appearance in the 2006 documentary, Wild West Comedy Show. In 2007, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a "white-hat hacker" in Live Free or Die Hard[8] and had a role in the film, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang. Long is known for his depiction of a Mac in Apple'sGet a Maccampaign. The campaign features commercials in which Long as a Mac and John Hodgman as a PC engage in playful banter about "the strengths of the Mac platform and weaknesses of the PC platform."[9]

Long also had a small role in the 2008 comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno, where he plays Brandon St. Randy, a gay porn star. In 2009, he starred in He's Just Not That into You along with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin and After.Life opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci. He also provided the voice of Humphrey in Alpha and Omega (2010), starring with Hayden Panettiere. Also in 2010, Long starred in the comedy Going the Distance with Drew Barrymore. He was cast as a one-armed Civil War veteran in Robert Redford's The Conspirator.[10]

Long read the audiobook version of Judy Blume's Then Again, Maybe I Won't and Stephen King's Everything's Eventual. From July 7–18, 2010, he appeared in a production of Samuel J. and K. at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.[11] On August 16, 2010, he co-hosted WWE Raw with Going the Distance co-stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Long dated actress Drew Barrymore,[13] but they confirmed their split in July 2008.[14] The couple reunited in 2009 and co-starred in the 2010 film Going the Distance. They then reportedly split again in 2010.[15] Since October 2013, he has been dating actress Amanda Seyfried.[16]

Filmography[edit]

(left-right) Jonah Hill, Long, and Blake Lively promoting Accepted at Comic-Con in 2006
Film and television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Galaxy QuestBrandon
2000–04EdWarren P. CheswickTV series
2001Happy CampersDonald
2001Jeepers CreepersDarry Jenner
2002CrossroadsHenry
2003Jeepers Creepers 2Darry Jenner
2004Raising GeniusHal Nestor
2004Hair HighDwayneVoice role
2004DodgeBall: A True Underdog StoryJustin
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost MovieChris Harken
2005Robin's Big DateRobinShort film
2005Waiting...Dean
2005Herbie: Fully LoadedKevin
2006The Sasquatch GangZerk Wilder
2006That '70s ShowAndrew DavisEpisode: "Love of My Life"
2006DreamlandMookie
2006The Break-UpChristopher Hirons
2006AcceptedBartleby “B” Gaines
2006IdiocracyDr. Lexus
2006–07King of the HillAdam / Cashier3 episodes
2007Live Free or Die HardMatt Farrell
2007Battle for TerraSennVoice role
2007Alvin and the ChipmunksAlvinVoice role
2007Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryGeorge HarrisonUncredited
2008Strange WildernessJunior
2008Just Add WaterSpoonie
2008Zack and Miri Make a PornoBrandon St. Randy
2008Pineapple ExpressJustinDeleted scene
2009He's Just Not That into YouAlex
2009Still Waiting...DeanUncredited
2009Taking ChancesChase Revere
2009Serious MoonlightTodd
2009Drag Me to HellClay
2009Funny PeopleHimself
2009Planet 51LemVoice role
2009Old DogsTroop Leader Adam DevlinUncredited
2009After.LifePaul
2009Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelAlvinVoice role
2010Youth in RevoltPaul Saunders
2010Going the DistanceGarrett
2010Alpha and OmegaHumphreyVoice role
2011The ConspiratorNicholas Baker
201110 YearsMarty Burn
2011Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedAlvinVoice role
2011New GirlPaul Genzlinger4 episodes
2012UnsupervisedGary (voice)TV series; 13 episodes
2012For a Good Time, Call...Jesse
2012Best Man DownScott
2013Movie 43Robin
2013MomAdamEpisode: "A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork"
2013iSteve[17]Steve JobsFunny or Die original video
2013A Case of YouSam
2013The LookalikeHolt Mulligan
2013Walking with DinosaursPatchiVoice role
2014Veronica MarsDrunken Wingman
2014Undiscovered Gyrl
2014CometDellIn post-production
2014TuskWallace BrytonIn post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Long Bio". Young Hollywood. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Justin Long Interview, Die Hard 4 - MoviesOnline". Moviesonline.ca. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  3. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/justin-long
  4. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Justin Long Talks About The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang and Strange Wilderness". About.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  5. ^ Topel, Fred (2006-08-14). "Interview: Justin Long". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2010-03-22. "My family is Roman Catholic and kind of conservative..." 
  6. ^ "Q & A with Die Hard's Justin Long". London: Daily Mail. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2010-10-19. "I grew up in a Catholic, conservative family" 
  7. ^ a b "Justin Long- Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mac Computer And Maggie Q For Die Hard 4". Cinemablend.com. 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  9. ^ McNamara, Mary. "Not Strictly Commercial". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 2006.
  10. ^ Pics and Justin Long for Redford’s Conspirator (2009-10-16). "Pics and Justin Long for Redford’s Conspirator". News in Film. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  11. ^ "''Samuel J. and K'' appearance". Wtfestival.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  12. ^ "Raw Special Guest Stars - August 16, 2010: The Cast of 'Going the Distance'". Wwe.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  13. ^ "Justin Long Takes Drew Barrymore Home to Meet the Parents". People. 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  14. ^ "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long end relationship". Fox News.com. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Drew Barrymore, Justin Long Back Together ... for a Movie". Us Weekly. 2009-03-31. Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  16. ^ "It must be serious! Makeup-free Amanda Seyfried takes boyfriend Justin Long to South Korea where she's mobbed by fans that wish her a happy birthday". Daily Mail (London). 
  17. ^ Mogg, Trevor. "iSteve: Funny or Die to debut Steve Jobs comedy biopic starring Justin Long". Digital Trends. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 

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