Justin Kirk

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Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk at the Paley Center for Media Gala Honoring Showtime Networks (2008) - Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Born (1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 46)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American stage and film actor. He is known for playing Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of Angels in America (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series) and for his portrayal of Andy Botwin in Showtime's Weeds.

Early years[edit]

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

Kirk grew up in Union, Washington, 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 then moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings.[2] He completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School.[citation needed]


His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He also appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion!, both onstage, for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble, and in the film version. 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! Bobby Brahms
1998 99 Threadwaxing Half-brother Short film
1999 The Eden Myth Aldo Speck
1999 Chapter Zero Lonnie
2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic Damien Pritzker
2006 Hollywood Dreams Robin Mack
2006 Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience Himself
2009 Against the Current Philip
2009 Four Boxes Trevor
2009 The Presence The Man
2010 See You in September A.J.
2010 Elektra Luxx Benjamin
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 Direct-to-video
2014 Walter Greg
2015 The Groke (student film) Mr. Emerson In production


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 Main role, 32 episodes
2001 Law & Order: SVU Eric Plummer Episode: "Wrath"
2003 Angels in America Prior Walter Main role, 6 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
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"
2005–2012 Weeds Andy Botwin Main role, 98 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2010–2015 Modern Family Charlie Bingham 6 episodes: "Benched", "Halloween", "Phil on Wire", "First Days", "The Big Game" & "Summer Lovin'"
2012 Animal Practice Dr. George Coleman Lead role, 9 episodes
2013 The Blacklist Nathaniel Wolff Episode: "General Ludd"
2014 Tyrant John Tucker Main role, 10 episodes
2015 Wayward Pines Peter McCall 2 episodes: "Our Town, Our Law" & "One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire"
2015 Manhattan Joseph Bucher Episode: "Fatherland"
Pending—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
2015 You're the Worst Rob Episode: "LCD Soundsystem"

Music Video[edit]

  • "Whatever You Like" by Anya Marina (remix of T.I.'s song)
  • "How Blue" by Bleu
  • "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!" by Vengaboys


  1. ^ Alexandra Jacobs, TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500, The New York Times, December 7, 2003.
  2. ^ "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". Dimestoredarlings.tumblr.com. 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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