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Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969[1]) 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.

Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk 2008.jpg
Kirk in 2008
Born (1969-05-28) May 28, 1969 (age 50)
EducationCircle in the Square Theatre School
Years active1995–present

Kirk is also known for his portrayal of Andy Botwin on the series Weeds.

Early yearsEdit

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]


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.[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.

In 2017 Kirk starred in the procedural drama APB, which was cancelled by Fox after its first season.[4]



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 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.
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 role
2014 Walter Gregory Tomlinson
2016 Ghostbusters Phil Cut from theatrical cut – only appears in the extended edition
2017 Molly's Game Jay
2017 The Tribes of Palos Verdes Phil Mason
2018 Vice Scooter Libby
2020 Hollywood Fringe Travis Sunstrom post-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: 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–present Kidding Peter Recurring role
2018 Overthinking with Kat & June David Episode:" The Icebreaker Cometh"
2018 Conversations in L.A. Michael Miller 2 episodes
TBA Perry Mason Upcoming miniseries


Year Play Role Notes
1993 Spine Mike Jr.
1993 Any Given Day Willis
1995 Love! Valour! Compassion! Bobby Brahms
1996 Old Wicked Songs Stephen Hoffman
2001 Ten Unknowns Judd Sturgess
2009 The Understudy Harry
2011 Other Desert Cities Tripp Wyeth
2014 The Invisible Hand Nick Bright
2015 These Paper Bullets Ben

Awards and nominationsEdit


  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. ^ Jacobs, Alexandra (December 7, 2003). "TELEVISION; When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dimestore Darlings, 9-9-09 Dimestore Darlings: Rock Band". 1996-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  4. ^ Rice, Lynette. "APB is Dead at Fox". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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