Justin Hires

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Justin Hires
Born (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 34)
Years active2007–present
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Justin Hires (born June 24, 1985)[1] is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Hires was known for portraying the role of Detective James Carter on the CBS television series Rush Hour. He also portrayed the supporting role of Juario in the 2012 action-comedy film 21 Jump Street. He currently stars as Wilt Bozer in the MacGyver reboot series on CBS.

Early years[edit]

Hires was born on June 24, 1985 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Barbara Hires, who worked as an Area 2 superintendent for the schools of Pinellas County.[2] Hires attended Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida where he graduated.[2] Hires attended and graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was also in many different Vines.


Hires landed minor roles in two feature films Stomp the Yard and The Gospel. In 2015, Hires joined the cast and landed the role of Detective James Carter for the Television series Rush Hour based on the movie trilogy.[3] In June 2016, Hires was cast in the MacGyver reboot series as Wilt Bozer.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Gospel Youngster
2007 Stomp the Yard Byron
2012 21 Jump Street Juario
2013 Slightly Single in L.A. Bar Guy
2014 10 Cent Pistol Jayson
Year Title Role Notes
2012–2015 Key and Peele Laron's Friend #3, Bystander #1 4 episodes
2016 Rush Hour Detective James Carter Lead Role
2016–present MacGyver Wilt Bozer Main Role
2018 The Lion Guard Hodari (voice) Episode: "The Little Guy"


  1. ^ "Hires's Profile". tvguide.com.
  2. ^ a b "St. Petersburg's Justin Hires hits big on CBS's 'Rush Hour'". tampabay.com. Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "'Rush Hour': How Justin Hires and Jon Foo stack up to the original stars". ew.com. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 13, 2016). "'MacGyver": 'Rush Hour's Justin Hires Cast In CBS Series Reboot". Deadline.

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