Justin Long


Justin Long

Infobox actor



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birthname = Justin Jacob Long
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|6|2
birthplace = Fairfield, Connecticut
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yearsactive = 1999 - present
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website = http://www.justinlong.net
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Justin Jacob Long (born June 2 1978) is an American actor, known for his performances in the films "Jeepers Creepers", "Waiting...", "Accepted", ', "Galaxy Quest", ', "Live Free or Die Hard", the TV series "Ed", and his personification of a Macintosh computer in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertisement campaign.

Biography

Early life

Long was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. His mother, Wendy Lesniak, [ [http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_12217.html Justin Long Interview, Die Hard 4 - MoviesOnline ] ] is an actress who has mostly appeared on stage, and his father, R. James Long, is a philosophy and Latin teacher at Fairfield University. He has two brothers: an older brother, Damian, who is a local stage actor and a Film and English teacher and Theatre Director at Weston High School, in Weston, CT; and a younger brother, Christian, who appears in the movie "Accepted" as the school mascot. Long was raised in a conservative, Roman Catholic family [ [http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Interview-Justin-Long-3173.html Interview: Justin Long] ] and attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in Fairfield where he was given the "Most Likely Not To Be Seen In Class" superlative. He attended Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughingstock and starred in several plays including "Butterflies are Free". He left college early to pursue his career. Before leaving, he worked at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut as an acting instructor/counseler for a children's theatre group.

Career

Long's notable film credits include "Jeepers Creepers", ', "The Break-Up", "Crossroads", "Galaxy Quest", "Dreamland", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Live Free Or Die Hard". He was also a regular on the NBC TV series "Ed" (2000–2004), playing socially maladjusted high-school student Warren Cheswick. He voiced the character of Alvin in 2007's "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and played the main character in the 2006 comedy film "Accepted". He made a guest appearance in the 2006 documentary '. In 2007, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a "white-hat hacker" in "Live Free or Die Hard" [ [http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mac-Computer-And-Maggie-Q-For-Die-Hard-4-3468.html Mac Computer And Maggie Q For Die Hard 4] ] and had a fairly large role in the movie "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang". Long will also reprise his role as Alvin Seville in the 2010 sequel "Alvin and the Chipmunks II".

Long is also known for his depiction of a Mac in Apple's Get a Mac campaign. The campaign features commercials in which Long as a Mac and John Hodgman as a PC, are engaged in playful banter about "the strengths of the Mac platform and weaknesses of the PC platform." [ [http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/showcase/la-ca-long23jul23,0,1268414.story?track=tottext McNamara, Mary. "Not Strictly Commercial." Los Angeles Times 23 Jul. 2006. The Life of Hollywood.] ] Despite Long's various roles as computer geeks, he admitted to CraveOnline, "I'm very, very computer illiterate... I get the worst of both worlds; I look like a geeky hacker but I don't know anything about computers". [ [http://www.craveonline.com/filmtv/articles/04648127/justin_long_on_living_free_and_well_you_know.html Justin Long on Living Free and Well, You Know] ]

Personal life

In July 2008, it was announced that Justin had split with Drew Barrymore. [ [http://www.usmagazine.com/drew-barrymore-justin-long-split EXCLUSIVE: Rep: Drew Barrymore & Justin Long Split] .]

Filmography

*"Galaxy Quest" (1999) as Brandon
*"Happy Campers" (2001) as Donald
*"Jeepers Creepers" (2001) as Darry Jenner
*"Crossroads" (2002) as Henry
*"Jeepers Creepers II" (2003) as Darry Jenner
*"Raising Genius" (2004) as Hal Nestor
*"Hair High" (2004) as Dwayne (voice)
*"" (2004) as Justin
*"" (2004) as Chris Harken
*"Robin's Big Date" (2005) as Robin
*"Waiting..." (2005) as Dean
*"" (2005) as Kevin
*"The Sasquatch Gang" (2005) as Zerk Wilder
*"Dreamland" (2006) as Mookie
*"The Break-Up" (2006) as Christopher
*"Accepted" (2006) as Bartleby “B” Gaines
*"Idiocracy" (2006) as Doctor Lexus
*"Just Add Water" (2007) as Spoonie
*"Live Free or Die Hard" (2007) as Matt Farrell
*"Terra" (2007) as Senn (voice)
*"Alvin and the Chipmunks" (2007) as Alvin (voice)
*"" (2007) as George Harrison (uncredited)
*"Strange Wilderness" (2008) as Junior
*"Patriotville" (2008) as Chase Revere
*"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008) as Brandon
*"He's Just Not That into You" (2009) as Alex
*"Serious Moonlight" (2009) as Todd
*"Youth in Revolt" (2009) as Paul Saunders
*"Planet 51" (2009) as Lem (voice)

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0519043|name=Justin Long
* [http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/ Mac Ads]
* [http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2006/11/apple-ditches-mac-guy-in-new-ads.php RadarOnline Article about Apple not bringing Long back, and bringing him back after all]
* [http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/blbreakupjl052206.htm Video interview with Justin Long] at the premiere of "The Break-Up"
*" [http://www.transbuddha.com/mediaHolder.php?id=1343 Robin's Big Date] " on Transbuddha.com
* [http://www.craveonline.com/filmtv/articles/04648127/justin_long_on_living_free_and_well_you_know.html Justin Long on Living Free and Well, You Know]


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