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Jacob Pitts at the 2012 FX Ad Sales Upfront
November 20, 1979 |
Weston, Connecticut, USA
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
Jacob Pitts (born November 20, 1979) 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.
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.
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. 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. 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." Overall, Jacob Pitts has acted or appeared in 19 different productions.
Awards and honors
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.
|1999||Strangers with Candy||Craig Snow||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|2000||Law & Order||Jon Telford||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|Sex and the City||Sam Jones||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|Zen and the Art of Landscaping||Andy Baxter||Short film|
|2002||K-19: The Widowmaker||Grigori||Movie|
|We Were the Mulvaneys||Patrick Mulvaney||TV movie|
|Ed||Johnny Malone||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|2004||A Separate Peace||Brinker||TV movie|
|MTV Hits||Himself||TV series, appeared in episode #2.15|
|Eurotrip: The Making of 'Eurotrip||Himself||Documentary|
|Eurotrip: Nude Beach Exposed||Himself||Documentary|
|2005||1/4 Life||Andy||TV Movie|
|2006||The Novice||Peter Pekorius||Movie|
|Capitol Law||Ryan||TV Movie|
|2007||Across the Universe||Rap Magazine Employee||Movie|
|2008||21||Jimmy Fisher||Movie, won ShoWest Best Ensemble Award|
|Quid Pro Quo||Hugh||Movie|
|2010||The Pacific||PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith||TV mini-series, appeared in 5 episodes|
|2010–present||Justified||Tim Gutterson||TV series, Main Role|
|2012||Person of Interest||Henry Peck||TV series, appeared in episode #1.22 - "No Good Deed"|
|2013||That Thing with the Cat||Jackson||post-production|
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- Pitts, J. (2006). Jacob Pitts [Interview by D. Echols]. 
- Pitts, J. (2008). Jacob Pitts [Audio file]. 
- Internet Movie Database