Jacob Rives Pitts
November 20, 1979
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
Jacob Rives Pitts (born November 20, 1979) is an American television, film and stage actor. His most notable performances were as Cooper Harris in the film EuroTrip (2004), as Bill "Hoosier" Smith in the HBO miniseries The Pacific (2010), and as U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson on the FX television drama Justified (2010–15). He appeared in the play Where Do We Live at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. Pitts has also appeared in TV shows such as Law & Order, Ed and Sex and the City. He had a recurring role in the first season of The Sinner and is currently starring as Lance Lord in the crime drama series Sneaky Pete.
Pitts grew up in Weston, Connecticut, the son of Arlene and Joseph Rives Pitts. He described himself as a hyperactive child. In high school, he was involved in the theater production company, and took part in 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 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 each of Law & Order and Sex and the City. In 2004, he played a role in Eurotrip, and in 2008 was cast in 21.
In 2006, Pitts discussed his career motivations during an interview with Damien Echols:
Echols: What is your inspiration for acting? Why do you do it?
Pitts: 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.
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|
|2010–2015||Justified||Tim Gutterson||TV series, Main Role|
|2012||Person of Interest||Henry Peck||TV series, appeared in episode #1.22 - "No Good Deed"|
|2012||True Dead||Walter||Short film|
|2013||That Thing with the Cat||Jackson||post-production|
|2014||Elementary||Paul Ladesma||TV series, appeared in episode #3.03 - "Just a Regular Irregular"|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Reporter||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|2016||Limitless||Adam Bruster||TV series, appeared in 2 episodes - "Finale: Part One!" and "Finale: Part Two!!"|
|2017||Sneaky Pete||Lance Lord||TV series, recurring character|
|2017||The Sinner||J.D.||TV series, recurring character|
|2018||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Chris Hodges||Ep 8 Hell's kitchen|
- Jacob Pitts, TV Guide.
- Southern, N. (2009). Jacob Pitts: Biography
- Petski, Denise (23 March 2018). "'Homecoming': Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri & Jacob Pitts Set To Recur In Julia Roberts Amazon Series". Deadline. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "In Conversation With... Jacob Pitts (Justified's Tim Guttterson)". Sunny Side of the Street. November 8, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
- Sony Pictures. (2008). About the Cast. Jacob Pitts Archived 2008-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Pitts, J. (2006). Jacob Pitts. Interview by D. Echols
- Pitts, J. (2008). Jacob Pitts [Audio file].