Justin Kirk

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Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk at the 2008 Paley Center for Media gala in Los Angeles
Born (1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 47)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969)[1] is an American actor, known for portraying Prior Walter in Mike Nichols' screen adaptation of Angels in America, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He is also known for his portrayal of Andy Botwin on the Showtime series Weeds.

Early years[edit]

Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon.[1] His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry.[2]

Kirk grew up in Union, Washington,[1] where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation, until his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, when he was 12 years old. He attended high school there and performed at Children's Theatre Company. He moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings.[3] He completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion! both in the film and in the original stage version – for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble. He also appeared in Other Desert Cities with Stockard Channing, Judith Light, and Stacy Keach, He won a Backstage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance on his role of a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs, staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse.[citation needed]

Kirk's other films include Flannel Pajamas, Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, and Call o' the Glen. He made his television series debut in Jack & Jill. He starred as Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series Weeds alongside former Angels in America co-star Mary-Louise Parker.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! Bobby Brahms
1999 The Eden Myth Aldo Speck
1999 Chapter Zero Lonnie
2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic Damien Pritzker
2002 Outpatient Morris Monk
2006 Hollywood Dreams Robin Mack
2006 Flannel Pajamas Stuart Sawyer
2006 Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience Himself / Narrator Voice
2009 Against the Current Jeff Kane
2009 Four Boxes Trevor Grainger
2009 The Presence The Man
2010 See You in September A.J.
2010 Elektra Luxx Benjamin
2012 30 Beats Adam the Anthropologist
2012 Vamps Vadim
2012 L!fe Happens Henri
2012 Goats Bennet
2012 Nobody Walks Billy
2013 Mr. Morgan's Last Love Miles Morgan
2014 Justice League: War Hal Jordan / Green Lantern Voice
2014 Walter Gregory Tomlinson
2016 The Tribes of Palos Verdes Mr. Mason In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York News Unknown Episode: "You Thought the Pope Was Something"
1998 The Pretender Horace Strickland Episode: "Hazards"
1999–2001 Jack & Jill Bartholomew Zane 32 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eric Plummer Episode: "Wrath"
2003 Angels in America Prior Walter 6 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Patrick Bromley Episode: "Spark of Life"
2005 Jack & Bobby John McCallister Episode: "Under the Influence"
2005 Without a Trace Thomas Beale Episode: "Lost Time"
2006 Everwood James Carmody Episode: "Enjoy the Ride"
2005–12 Weeds Andy Botwin 98 episodes
2010–15 Modern Family Charlie Bingham 6 episodes
2012 Animal Practice Dr. George Coleman 9 episodes
2013 The Blacklist Nathaniel Wolff Episode: "General Ludd"
2014 Tyrant John Tucker 10 episodes
2015 Wayward Pines Peter McCall 2 episodes
2015 American Dad! Ax Jenkins Voice; Episode: "My Affair Lady"
2015 Manhattan Joseph Bucher 2 episodes
2015 You're the Worst Rob 2 episodes
2016 The Crossroads of History Leonardo da Vinci Episode: "Mona Lisa"
2016 A.P.B. Gideon Reeves Upcoming series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Angels in America Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Nominated
2007 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Weeds Nominated
Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Manhattan Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ Alexandra Jacobs, TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500, The New York Times, December 7, 2003.
  3. ^ "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". Dimestoredarlings.tumblr.com. 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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