Justin Kirk

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Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk at the Paley Center for Media Gala Honoring Showtime Networks - Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Born (1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 44)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American stage and film actor. He is known for playing Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of Angels in America (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series) and for his portrayal of Andy Botwin in Showtime's Weeds.

Early years[edit]

Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon. His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry.[1] He grew up in Union, Washington, where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation.[citation needed] He moved to Minneapolis when he was 12 years old where he attended high school, and performed at Children's Theatre Company, and then moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early '90s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings.[2] He also completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He also appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion! both on-screen and on stage, for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble. In addition he won a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance on his role of a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs, staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse.

Kirk's other films include Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, Flannel Pajamas, and Call o' the Glen. He made his television series debut in Jack & Jill. He starred as Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series Weeds alongside Kevin Nealon and Mary-Louise Parker.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! Bobby Brahms
1998 99 Threadwaxing Half-brother Short film
1999 The Eden Myth Aldo Speck
1999 Chapter Zero Lonnie
2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic Damien Pritzker
2006 Hollywood Dreams Robin Mack
2006 Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience Himself
2009 Against the Current Philip
2009 Four Boxes Trevor
2009 The Presence The Man
2010 See You in September A.J.
2010 Elektra Luxx Benjamin
2012 Vamps Vadim
2012 L!fe Happens Henri
2012 Goats Bennet
2012 Nobody Walks Billy
2013 Mr. Morgan's Last Love Miles Morgan post-production
2014 Justice League: War Hal Jordan/Green Lantern Direct-to-video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York News Unknown Episode: "You Thought the Pope Was Something"
1998 The Pretender Horace Strickland Episode: "Hazards"
1999–2001 Jack & Jill Bartholomew Zane 32 episodes
2001 Law & Order: SVU Eric Plummer Episode: "Wrath"
2003 Angels in America Prior Walter 2 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Patrick Bromley Episode: "Spark of Life"
2005 Jack & Bobby John McCallister Episode: "Under the Influence"
2005 Without a Trace Thomas Beale Episode: "Lost Time"
2006 Everwood James Carmody Episode: "Enjoy the Ride"
2005–2012 Weeds Andy Botwin 98 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2010–2013 Modern Family Charlie Bingham 5 episodes: "Benched", "Halloween", "Phil on Wire", "First Days" & "The Big Game"
2012 Animal Practice Dr. George Coleman 9 episodes
2013 The Blacklist Nathaniel Wolff Episode: "General Ludd"

Music Video[edit]

  • "Whatever You Like" by Anya Marina (remix of T.I.'s song)
  • "How Blue" by Bleu
  • "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!" by Vengaboys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandra Jacobs, TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500, The New York Times, December 7, 2003.
  2. ^ "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". Dimestoredarlings.tumblr.com. 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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