Justin Jakob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for roles in such films as Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Alpha and Omega (2010), Tusk (2014), Comet (2014) and The Lookalike (2014). He played Warren P. Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed and appeared with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.
Long at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Justin Jakob Long
June 2, 1978
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Vassar College|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, humorist|
|Parent(s)||R. James Long|
Long was born the middle son of three boys in Fairfield, Connecticut, to father R. James Long, a philosophy and Latin professor at Fairfield University, and mother Wendy Lesniak, a former actress who has mostly appeared on stage. His paternal grandmother was of Italian descent. Long had a "kind of conservative" Roman Catholic upbringing. His older brother, Damian, is a local stage actor, teacher, and theatre director at Weston High School. Long attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school, and Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughingstock and starred in several plays, including Butterflies Are Free.
Long's film credits include Idiocracy, Waiting..., Jeepers Creepers, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, The Break-Up, Crossroads, Galaxy Quest, Dreamland and Live Free or Die Hard. He was also a regular on the NBC TV series Ed (2000–04), playing socially awkward Warren P. Cheswick. He was offered the opportunity to replace Steve Burns on Blues Clues after he left the show, but ultimately decline. He was the voice of the character Alvin in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. He also played the main character in the comedy film Accepted (2006).
Long made a guest appearance in the documentary, Wild West Comedy Show (2006). In 2007, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a "white-hat hacker" in Live Free or Die Hard and had a role in the comedy The Sasquatch Gang. Long is known for his depiction of a Mac in Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign. The campaign featured commercials in which Long as a Mac and John Hodgman as a PC engaged in playful banter about "the strengths of the Mac platform and weaknesses of the PC platform."
Long also had a small role in the comedy film Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), where he plays Brandon St. Randy, a gay porn star. In 2009, he starred in He's Just Not That into You along with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin and After.Life opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci. He also provided the voice of Humphrey in Alpha and Omega (2010), starring with Hayden Panettiere. Also in 2010, Long starred in the comedy film Going the Distance with Drew Barrymore. He was cast as a one-armed Civil War veteran in Robert Redford's The Conspirator.
Long read the audiobook version of Judy Blume's Then Again, Maybe I Won't and Stephen King's Everything's Eventual. From July 7–18, 2010, he appeared in a production of Samuel J. and K. at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. On August 16, 2010, he co-hosted WWE Raw with Going the Distance co-stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In 2014 he starred in the independent love drama Comet, which he and his co-star Emmy Rossum also produced. He also was in a few skits on the show ‘Inside Amy Schumer’. In April 2019, Long started the podcast, Life Is Short with Justin Long, with its introductory episode airing through Wondery on April 29, 2019. His first guest was actor Dax Shepard.
On June 24, 2019 Long, along with an ensemble cast, presented The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, a dramatic reading of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Long portrayed former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey.
He had a relationship with Drew Barrymore, but they broke up in July 2008. He also dated Amanda Seyfried from mid-2013 for two years, breaking up in September 2015. Long has also dated Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry.
|2000–04||Ed||Warren P. Cheswick||71 episodes|
|2006||Campus Ladies||Connor||Episode: "Fraternity Row"|
|2006||That '70s Show||Andrew Davis||Episode: "Love of My Life"|
|2006–07||King of the Hill||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Matthew McConaughey||Episode: Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor|
|2011–12, 2015||New Girl||Paul Genzlinger||5 episodes|
|2012||Unsupervised||Gary (voice)||13 episodes|
|2014||The Michael J. Fox Show||Zack||Episode: "Changes"|
|2014||TripTank||Camera Man / Andrew (voices)||2 episodes|
|2015–present||F Is for Family||Kevin Murphy (voice)||26 episodes|
|2015||Portlandia||Justin||Episode: "The Fiancée"|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Brian||Episode: "Fight Like a Girl"|
|2015–18||Drunk History||Arno Penzias / Elmer McCurdy||2 episodes|
|2016||Dream Team||Marty Schumacher||Pilot|
|2016–2018||Skylanders Academy||Spyro (voice)||Main role|
|2017||Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Himself||Episode: "A Body and an Actor"|
|2019||The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts||Summary||Himself||live reading/performance|
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My family is Roman Catholic and kind of conservative...
- "Q & A with Die Hard's Justin Long". London: Daily Mail. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
I grew up in a Catholic, conservative family
- "Justin Long- Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- "A Familiar Face Declined To Replace Steve From 'Blues Clues'". UPROXX. 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
- Kroll, Justin. "Tony Hale Joins 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- "Mac Computer And Maggie Q For Die Hard 4". Cinemablend.com. 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- McNamara, Mary. "Not Strictly Commercial". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 2006.
- Pics and Justin Long for Redford's Conspirator (2009-10-16). "Pics and Justin Long for Redford's Conspirator". News in Film. Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- "''Samuel J. and K'' appearance". Wtfestival.org. Archived from the original on 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "Raw Special Guest Stars - August 16, 2010: The Cast of 'Going the Distance'". Wwe.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- Wondery (2019-05-01). "Wondery: Feel the Story..." Wondery. Archived from the original on 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
- "Law Works: The Investigation". June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Justin Long Takes Drew Barrymore Home to Meet the Parents". People. 2007-11-28. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
- "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long end relationship". Fox News.com. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- Van Meter, Jonathan (May 18, 2015). "Amanda Seyfried Talks Family, Ted 2, and Finding Love on Instagram". Vogue. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on Sep 6, 2015. Retrieved Sep 30, 2015.
- "Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long Split after Dating for Two Years: Details". Us Weekly. 29 Sep 2015. Retrieved 11 Dec 2015.
- Mossman, Kate (May 20, 2018). "Chvrches: 'It only takes two seconds to say: I don't agree with white supremacy'". The Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
- Contreras, Cydney (September 13, 2018). "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long "Spending Time Together" 8 Years After Split". EOnline.com. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
- Justin Long [@justinlong] (27 Jun 2015). "We're on a roll, America! Next stop: classism + overturning #CitizensUnited by supporting @SenSanders. #SummerOfEquality" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Mogg, Trevor. "iSteve: Funny or Die to debut Steve Jobs comedy biopic starring Justin Long". Digital Trends. Retrieved March 19, 2013.