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Jacob Pitts at the 2012 FX Ad Sales Upfront
November 20, 1980 |
Weston, Connecticut, USA
|Occupation||Film, television actor, Songwriter, Singer, Guitar player|
Jacob Pitts (born November 20th, 1980) is an American actor. His most notable performances were in the films EuroTrip as Cooper Harris and as Bill "Hoosier" Smith in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. He appeared in the play Where Do We Live at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. Pitts has also appeared in popular TV shows such as Law & Order as John Telford, Sex & The City (2000) as Sam Jones, and Ed as Johnny Malone.
Currently Pitts has a recurring role on the FX television drama Justified as Deputy U.S. Marshall Tim Gutterson, a former Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan as a sharpshooter/sniper. Gutterson has post traumatic stress disorder and a very sardonic wit.
Pitts grew up in Weston, Connecticut. In high school he was very involved in the drama department and took part in all the productions, including a performance as the Mysterious Man in Into The Woods.
Pitts began his professional acting career in 1999, appearing in an episode of Comedy Central's sitcom Strangers with Candy. He then went on to the Broadway stage in 2000, playing Fleance in Shakespeare's Macbeth.After this Broadway production, he was cast in episodes of Law & Order and Sex and the City. In 2004 he had a major role in Eurotrip, his first big film role. His second studio feature was 21. During a 2006 interview, Pitts was asked "What is your inspiration for acting? Why do you do it?" He answered, "Money. Very, very occasionally a piece of writing comes along that I personally connect with, that really twists something in me, that I will have nothing but the most fervent dedication to. In that case, I do it just for the gratification of being involved with the piece, just to say I was there. But like I said, that's about .01% of the time. Not that I'm complaining-- when it's otherwise, I'm very well overpaid." Pitts has acted or appeared in 19 different film and television productions.
Awards and honors
In 2008, Pitts was presented with the Best Ensemble Award at the ShoWest Convention in the US for his role in 21. He shared the award with Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, and Josh Gad.
|1999||Strangers with Candy||Craig Snow||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|2000||Law & Order||Jon Telford||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|Sex and the City||Sam Jones||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|Zen and the Art of Landscaping||Andy Baxter||Short film|
|2002||K-19: The Widowmaker||Grigori||Movie|
|We Were the Mulvaneys||Patrick Mulvaney||TV movie|
|Ed||Johnny Malone||TV series, appeared in 1 episode|
|2004||A Separate Peace||Brinker||TV movie|
|MTV Hits||Himself||TV series, appeared in episode #2.15|
|Eurotrip: The Making of 'Eurotrip'||Himself||Documentary|
|Eurotrip: Nude Beach Exposed||Himself||Documentary|
|2005||1/4 Life||Andy||TV Movie|
|2006||The Novice||Peter Pekorius||Movie|
|Capitol Law||Ryan||TV Movie|
|2007||Across the Universe||Rap Magazine Employee||Movie|
|2008||21||Jimmy Fisher||Movie, won ShoWest Best Ensemble Award|
|Quid Pro Quo||Hugh||Movie|
|2010||The Pacific||PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith||TV mini-series, appeared in 5 episodes|
|2010-present||Justified||Tim Gutterson||TV series, Main Role|
|2012||Person of Interest||Henry Peck||TV series, appeared in episode #1.22 - "No Good Deed"|
|2013||That Thing with the Cat||Jackson||post-production|