Justin Long

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Justin Long
Justin Long TIFF 2011.jpg
Born Justin Jacob Long[1]
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 35)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Vassar College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–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. His father, Raymond James Long, is a Philosophy and Latin professor at Fairfield University, and his mother, Wendy Lesniak,[2] of Polish descent, is a former actress who has mostly appeared on stage. One of his grandmothers is of Sicilian descent.[3] Long had a conservative Roman Catholic upbringing.[4][5] His older brother, Damian, is a local stage actor as well as a teacher and theatre director at Weston High School.[6] 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.[6] 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[7] 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."[8]

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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Long dated actress Drew Barrymore,[12] but they confirmed their split in July 2008.[13] The couple reunited in 2009 and co-starred in the 2010 film Going the Distance. They then reportedly split again in 2010.[14] Since October 2013, he has been dating actress Amanda Seyfried.[15]

Filmography[edit]

(left-right) Jonah Hill, Long, and Blake Lively promoting Accepted at Comic-Con in 2006
Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Galaxy Quest Brandon
2000–04 Ed Warren P. Cheswick TV series
2001 Happy Campers Donald
2001 Jeepers Creepers Darry Jenner
2002 Crossroads Henry
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Darry Jenner
2004 Raising Genius Hal Nestor
2004 Hair High Dwayne Voice role
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Justin
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Chris Harken
2005 Robin's Big Date Robin Short film
2005 Waiting... Dean
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Kevin
2006 The Sasquatch Gang Zerk Wilder
2006 That '70s Show Andrew Davis Episode: "Love of My Life"
2006 Dreamland Mookie
2006 The Break-Up Christopher Hirons
2006 Accepted Bartleby “B” Gaines
2006 Idiocracy Dr. Lexus
2006–07 King of the Hill Adam / Cashier 3 episodes
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Matt Farrell
2007 Battle for Terra Senn Voice role
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin Voice role
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story George Harrison Uncredited
2008 Strange Wilderness Junior
2008 Just Add Water Spoonie
2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Brandon St. Randy
2008 Pineapple Express Justin Deleted scene
2009 He's Just Not That into You Alex
2009 Still Waiting... Dean Uncredited
2009 Taking Chances Chase Revere
2009 Serious Moonlight Todd
2009 Drag Me to Hell Clay
2009 Funny People Himself
2009 Planet 51 Lem Voice role
2009 Old Dogs Troop Leader Adam Devlin Uncredited
2009 After.Life Paul
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Alvin Voice role
2010 Youth in Revolt Paul Saunders
2010 Going the Distance Garrett
2010 Alpha and Omega Humphrey Voice role
2011 The Conspirator Nicholas Baker
2011 10 Years Marty Burn
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Alvin Voice role
2011 New Girl Paul Genzlinger 4 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Gary (voice) TV series; 13 episodes
2012 For a Good Time, Call... Jesse
2012 Best Man Down Scott
2013 Movie 43 Robin
2013 Mom Adam Episode: "A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork"
2013 iSteve[16] Steve Jobs Funny or Die original video
2013 A Case of You Sam
2013 The Lookalike Holt Mulligan
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Patchi Voice role
2014 Veronica Mars Drunken Wingman
2014 Undiscovered Gyrl
2014 Comet Dell In post-production
2014 Tusk Wallace Bryton In 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. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Justin Long Talks About The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang and Strange Wilderness". About.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  4. ^ Topel, Fred (2006-08-14). "Interview: Justin Long". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2010-03-22. "My family is Roman Catholic and kind of conservative..." 
  5. ^ "Q & A with Die Hard's Justin Long". Daily Mail. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2010-10-19. "I grew up in a Catholic, conservative family" 
  6. ^ a b "Justin Long- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mac Computer And Maggie Q For Die Hard 4". Cinemablend.com. 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  8. ^ McNamara, Mary. "Not Strictly Commercial". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 2006.
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "''Samuel J. and K'' appearance". Wtfestival.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  11. ^ "Raw Special Guest Stars - August 16, 2010: The Cast of 'Going the Distance'". Wwe.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  12. ^ "Justin Long Takes Drew Barrymore Home to Meet the Parents". People. 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  13. ^ "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long end relationship". Fox News.com. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2517790/Amanda-Seyfried-takes-boyfriend-Justin-Long-Korea.html
  16. ^ 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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