Justin Baldoni

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Justin Baldoni
Born Justin Louis Baldoni
(1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 2004—present
Spouse(s) Emily Baldoni (m. 2013)

Justin Louis Baldoni (born January 24, 1984) is an American actor and director.

Background[edit]

Baldoni was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Medford, Oregon, the son of Sharon and Sam Baldoni.[1] His mother is from a Jewish family and his father is of Italian ancestry. Baldoni's parents joined the Bahá'í Faith, which Baldoni practices.[2][3] Baldoni played soccer and ran track in high school, and was a radio disc jockey at a local top 40 radio station. Unfortunately, his hopes of playing professional sports were foiled when he tore his hamstring his senior year. Even with his injury, Baldoni was offered a place on the Long Beach State track team his freshman year at California State University.[4] However, he was not able to fully rehabilitate his hamstring in time, and Baldoni left Long Beach for Los Angeles. While moving into a new apartment building, Baldoni met a manager who advised him to pursue a career in acting.[5]

In 2008, Baldoni wrote, produced, and directed his first music video that was selected and showcased at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival.[6]

Baldoni soon directed a short film entitled "The Walk to Fame" for Warner Brothers artist Jason Derulo and various music videos for Brendan James and S-Curve artist Andy Grammer.

Baldoni recently partnered with SoulPancake and Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson to create a documentary series titled "My Last Days." The show focuses on people who are terminally ill, but refuse to give up on life. Baldoni hopes the show will inspire people to stop taking the time we have left for granted, and begin to appreciate what truly matters. "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living."

In 2013, Baldoni married Swedish actress Emily Baldoni.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Yesterday's Dreams Pat
2005 Helix... Loaded, TheThe Helix... Loaded Jason
2008 House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny Waiter (uncredited)
2009 Forgotten Ones, TheThe Forgotten Ones Peter Video
2009 Knuckle Draggers Gavin
2010 Unrequited Todd Brown
2011 Minkow Young Barry
2011 Royal Reunion Nicky Short film
2011 Intervention: Cinderella Aladdin Short film
2012 Shadow of Fear Bobby
2012 Fine Step, AA Fine Step Completed
2012 Not Today Eli Post-production
2014 A Fine Step Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Ben TV series
2004 Wedding Daze Guillermo Valerio TV movie
2005 JAG Azzam Episode: "Bridging the Gulf"
2005 Spring Break Shark Attack J.T. TV movie
2005 Charmed Salko Episode: "Something Wicca This Way Goes"
2005-2006 Everwood Reid Bardem 15 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Damon Argento Episode: "Cyber-Levity"
2008 Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Diego Episode: "Foiled Again"
2009 Heroes Alex Woolsey Episode: "Building 26"
Episode: "Exposed"
2010 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Graham Darros TV series
2010 CSI: NY Heath Kirkfield Episode: "Out of the Sky"
2011-2012 Single Ladies Derek 4 episodes
2012 Undercover Bridesmaid Jake TV movie
2012 Blackout Josh Martin TV series, post-production
2013 Happy Endings Marcus TV series
2014- Jane the Virgin Rafael TV series

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Boursaw, Jane Louise. "Fall TV". Northern Express. Retrieved November 30, 2006. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Varble, Bill (September 5, 2004). "Mail Tribune The ‘Daze’ of his life". Mail Tribune. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Justin Baldoni as Reid Bardem". FanBolt Entertainment. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  6. ^ [3]

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