Joseph Cross (actor)
|Born||Joseph Michael Cross
28 May 1986
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S
|Years active||1997 - Present|
Joseph Michael Cross (born May 28, 1986) is an American actor. He began work as a child actor, and starred in three 1998 films, Desperate Measures, Wide Awake, and Jack Frost. More recently, he headlined the film Running with Scissors (2006), and co-starred in Untraceable, Milk, and Lincoln.
Life and career
Cross was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Maureen (née Toumey), a real estate agent, and Michael J. Cross, who worked in marketing. He has four siblings. Cross grew up in Pelham, New York and attended Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School. For his undergraduate studies, Cross transferred from Hartford's Trinity College to Columbia University.
As a child actor, Cross appeared in the 1997 Disney Channel Original Movie Northern Lights and Hollywood films Desperate Measures, Wide Awake and Jack Frost, all of which were released in 1998. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also appeared in several television roles, and played Casey Hughes on As the World Turns between 1999 to 2004.
In 2006, Cross played the young Augusten Burroughs in Running with Scissors, a drama also featuring Annette Bening and Evan Rachel Wood, and appeared as real-life Marine Franklin Sousley in the big-budget Flags of Our Fathers, a Clint Eastwood-directed war film. Cross has said that he enjoyed the transition from appearing in Running with Scissors, which he has described as "very character driven and smaller" to the high-profile "epic" Flags of Our Fathers. Running with Scissors has been described by media sources as Cross's "breakout performance". Cross was also in the film Untraceable, in which he played the role of Owen Reilly, who is the killer in the film which (Diane Lane) is trying to find.
|1997||Northern Lights||Jack||TV movies|
|1998||Saint Maybe||Thomas at 10|
|Desperate Measures||Matthew Conner|
|Wide Awake||Joshua Beal|
|Touched by an Angel||Petey||Episode: "Psalm 151"|
|Jack Frost||Charlie Frost|
|1999||As the World Turns||Luke Snyder||1999–2000|
|2000||The Spring||Nick Conway||TV movie|
|2002||As the World Turns||Casey Hughes||2002–2004|
|2003||Third Watch||Eric Beckman||Episode: "Snow Blind"
Episode: "In Confidence"
|The O'Keefes||Danny O'Keefe||TV series|
|2004||Smallville||Jordan Cross||Episode: "Hereafter"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Adam Nesbit||Episode: "Home"|
|Strangers with Candy||Derrick Blank|
|Law & Order||Will Shea||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2006||Flags of Our Fathers||Franklin Sousley|
|Running with Scissors||Augusten Burroughs||Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|Milk||Dick Pabich||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2009||Falling Up||Henry O'Shea|
|2011||The Last Film Festival||Junior Agent|
|Son of Morning||Philip|
|Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster||Val Kozak|
|Born To Race||Danny Krueger||Video 31 December 2011|
|2012||Art Machine||Declan Truss||Premiered at Woodstock Film Festival|
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- The New Everyman Joseph Cross, Blackbook Magazine. By Nick Haramis. November 30, 2007. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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- Alvi, Zalina (2006-10-18). "Growing up crazy ain’t all that bad". Excalibur: York University's Newspaper. Retrieved 2007-03-24.
- Mann, Ted (2007-02-23). "Joseph Cross takes another sabbatical from Trinity College". Lower Hudson Online. Retrieved 2007-03-24.