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]
Occupation Film, 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]

Career[edit]

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]

Year Film Role Notes
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
2001 Tart Toby Logan Movie
Eight Todd Short film
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
Pipe Dream Autumn Movie
Ed Johnny Malone TV series, appeared in 1 episode
2004 A Separate Peace Brinker TV movie
EuroTrip Cooper Harris 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

References[edit]

  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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