Justin Chatwin

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Justin Chatwin
Born (1982-10-31) October 31, 1982 (age 33)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Justin Chatwin (born October 31, 1982) is a Canadian film and television actor best known for his roles in films like War of the Worlds, The Invisible and Dragonball: Evolution and most recently in the Showtime dramedy Shameless.

Life and career[edit]

Chatwin was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, to an artist mother and an engineer father.[1] He was raised Catholic.[2]

His film roles include War of the Worlds, The Invisible, The Chumscrubber, SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Taking Lives, Dragonball: Evolution, and the Canadian film Funkytown.

Chatwin has also been in several television shows, including the miniseries Taken (two episodes in 2002) and Lost (one episode in 2006). He played the son of Kevin Nealon's character in the Showtime comedy series Weeds, appearing only in the pilot and series finale.

In Summer 2010, Chatwin was cast as a series regular on the Showtime dramedy Shameless, portraying Steve/Jimmy Lishman. The second season premiered on January 8, 2012. The third season premiered on January 13, 2013.[3]



Year Film Role Notes
2001 Christy Choices of the Heart, Part II: A New Beginning John Spencer
2001 Josie and the Pussycats Teenage fan
2003 The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Lawrence TV movie
2004 SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Zack
2004 Taking Lives Matt Soulsby
2005 War of the Worlds Robbie Ferrier
2005 The Chumscrubber Billy
2007 The Invisible Nick Powell
2008 Middle of Nowhere Ben Pretzler
2009 Dragonball Evolution Goku
2011 Brink Jeremy Short
2011 Funkytown Tino DeiFiori
2014 Bang Bang Baby Bobby Shore
2014 The Cycle Robert Short
2015 One Night Drew Post-production
2015 No Stranger Than Love Rydell Whyte
2015 The Greens Are Gone Tomas Post-production
2015 Urge Jason Post-production
2016 The Scent of Rain and Lightning Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Smallville Teen Jostled by Whitney 1 episode
2002 Just Cause Shaun Martin 1 episode
2002 Night Vision Pete Hartford 1 episode
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Vinny Rose 1 episode
2002 Glory Days Barry Bowers 1 episode
2002 Mysterious Ways Joey "J.T" Stanislaw 1 episode
2003 Taken Clauson TV series
2004 Traffic Tyler McKay
2004 Prodigy Dempsey TV Pilot
2005, 2012 Weeds Josh Wilson 3 episodes
2006 Lost Edward F. "Eddie" Colburn 1 episode
2011–present Shameless Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman / Jack 40 episodes
2015 Orphan Black Jason Kellerman Season 3

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations in film and television
Year Award Category Title of work Medium Result
2015 Canadian Screen Awards Best Actor in a supporting role Bang Bang Baby Film Nominated


  1. ^ "Justin Chatwin Biography (1982–)". Filmreference.com. 1982-10-31. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Kramer, Peter (July 5, 2005). "Chatwin looks to Cruise's style". USA Today. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Steve". Showtime website. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 

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