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Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American actor, known for portraying Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's acclaimed 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 series Weeds.
Kirk in 2008
|Born||May 28, 1969|
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
|Education||Circle in the Square Theatre School|
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 moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings. He completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School.
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 for his role as a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs, staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse.
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.
|1997||Love! Valour! Compassion!||Bobby Brahms|
|1999||The Eden Myth||Aldo Speck|
|2002||Teddy Bears' Picnic||Damien Pritzker|
|2006||Hollywood Dreams||Robin Mack|
|2006||Flannel Pajamas||Stuart Sawyer|
|2006||Puccini for Beginners||Philip|
|2006||Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience||Himself/Narrator||Voice role|
|2006||Ask the Dust||Sammy|
|2009||Against the Current||Jeff Kane|
|2009||Four Boxes||Trevor Grainger|
|2009||The Presence||The Man|
|2010||See You in September||A.J.|
|2012||30 Beats||Adam the Anthropologist|
|2013||Mr. Morgan's Last Love||Miles Morgan|
|2014||Justice League: War||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern||Voice role|
|2016||Ghostbusters||Phil||Cut from theatrical cut – only appears in the extended edition|
|2017||The Tribes of Palos Verdes||Phil Mason|
|2020||Hollywood Fringe||Travis Sunstrom||post-production|
|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: Special Victims Unit||Eric Plummer||Episode: "Wrath"|
|2003||Angels in America||Prior Walter / Leatherman in Park||Television miniseries; 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"|
|2005–2012||Weeds||Andy Botwin||Main role, 98 episodes|
|2010–2015||Modern Family||Charlie Bingham||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2012||Animal Practice||Dr. George Coleman||Main role, 9 episodes|
|2013||The Blacklist||Nathaniel Wolff||Episode: "General Ludd"|
|2014||Tyrant||John Tucker||Main role (season 1), 10 episodes|
|2015||Wayward Pines||Peter McCall||2 episodes|
|2015||American Dad!||Ax Jenkins||Voice role; 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"|
|2017||APB||Gideon Reeves||Main role; 12 episodes|
|2018||Kidding||Peter||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2018||Overthinking with Kat & June||David||Episode:" The Icebreaker Cometh"|
|2018||Conversations in L.A.||Michael Miller||2 episodes|
|1993||Any Given Day||Willis|
|1995||Love! Valour! Compassion!||Bobby Brahms|
|1996||Old Wicked Songs||Stephen Hoffman|
|2001||Ten Unknowns||Judd Sturgess|
|2011||Other Desert Cities||Tripp Wyeth|
|2014||The Invisible Hand||Nick Bright|
|2015||These Paper Bullets||Ben|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
- Jacobs, Alexandra (December 7, 2003). "TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
- "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". Dimestoredarlings.tumblr.com. 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Rice, Lynette. "APB is Dead at Fox". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 12 May 2017.