Justin Long

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Justin Long

Born Justin Jacob Long
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Vassar College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Known for Ed playing Warren P. Cheswick
Jeepers Creepers playing Darry Jenner
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story playing Justin Redman
Voice of Alvin in Alvin and the Chipmunks
Accepted playing Bartleby "B" Gaines
Live Free or Die Hard playing Matt Farrell
Spyro the Dragon in the Skylanders television series.
Voice of Kevin Murphy in F Is for Family. Holt Mulligan in The Lookalike.
Partner(s) Drew Barrymore (2007–2008) (2009-2010)
Amanda Seyfried (2013–2015)
Parent(s) R. James Long & Wendy Lesniak

Justin Jacob Long[1] (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor. He is 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) and Comet (2014). He played Warren Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed, and appeared with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.

Early life

Long was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, to father R. James Long, a philosophy and Latin professor at Fairfield University, and mother, Wendy Lesniak,[2] a former actress who has mostly appeared on stage.[3] His grandmother was of Sicilian descent.[4] Long had a conservative Roman Catholic upbringing.[5][6] His older brother, Damian, is a local stage actor as well as a teacher and theatre director at Weston High School.[7] 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.[7]


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 Cheswick. He voiced the character of 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.[8] He also played the main character in the 2006 comedy film Accepted.

Long made a guest appearance in the 2006 documentary, Wild West Comedy Show. In 2007, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a "white-hat hacker" in Live Free or Die Hard[9] and had a role in the film, 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."[10]

Long also had a small role in the 2008 comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno, 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 Going the Distance with Drew Barrymore. He was cast as a one-armed Civil War veteran in Robert Redford's The Conspirator.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] In 2014 he starred in the independent love drama Comet, which he and his co-star Emmy Rossum also produced.

Personal life

He had a relationship with Drew Barrymore,[14] but they broke up in July 2008.[15] He also dated Amanda Seyfried from mid-2013[16] for two years, breaking up in September 2015.[17]


(left-right) Jonah Hill, Long, and Blake Lively promoting Accepted at Comic-Con in 2006


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Galaxy Quest Brandon Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2001 Happy Campers Donald
2001 Jeepers Creepers Darry Jenner Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2002 Crossroads Henry
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Darry Jenner Cameo
2004 Raising Genius Hal Nestor
2004 Hair High Dwayne Voice role
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Justin Redman
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Chris Harken Direct-to-video
2005 Robin's Big Date Robin Short film
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Kevin
2005 Waiting... Dean
2006 The Sasquatch Gang Zerk Wilder
2006 Dreamland Mookie
2006 The Break-Up Christopher Hirons
2006 Accepted Bartleby "B" Gaines
2006 Idiocracy Dr. Lexus
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Matt Farrell Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2007 Battle for Terra Senn
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin Seville Voice role
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story George Harrison Uncredited
2008 Strange Wilderness Junior
2008 Just Add Water Spoonie
2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Brandon St. Randy
2008 Pineapple Express Justin Deleted scene
2009 He's Just Not That into You Alex
2009 Still Waiting... Dean Uncredited
2009 Taking Chances Chase Revere
2009 Serious Moonlight Todd
2009 Drag Me to Hell Clay Dalton
2009 Funny People Re-Do Guy
2009 Beyond All Boundaries Corp. James R. Garrett / Sgt. John H. Morris Short film; voice
2009 Planet 51 Lem Voice role
2009 Old Dogs Troop Leader Adam Devlin Uncredited
2009 After.Life Paul
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Alvin Seville Voice role
2010 Youth in Revolt Paul Saunders
2010 Going the Distance Garrett
2010 Alpha and Omega Humphrey Voice role
2011 The Conspirator Nicholas Baker
2011 10 Years Marty Burn
2011 Free Hugs Checkout Boy Short film
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Alvin Seville Voice role
2012 For a Good Time, Call... Jesse
2012 Best Man Down Scott
2013 Movie 43 Robin Segment: "Super Hero Speed Dating"
2013 iSteve[18] Steve Jobs
2013 A Case of You Sam Also producer and writer
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Patchi Voice role
2014 Ask Me Anything Dan Gallo
2014 Veronica Mars Drunken Wingman Uncredited
2014 Comet Dell Also executive producer
2014 Tusk Wallace Bryton
2014 The Lookalike Holt Mulligan Also producer
2015 Yoga Hosers The Master of Winnipeg Enlightenment
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Alvin Seville Voice role
2016 Frank & Lola Keith
2016 Lavender Liam
2016 Ghost Team Ross


Year Title Role Notes
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
2011–15 New Girl Paul Genzlinger 5 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Gary (voice) 13 episodes
2013 Mom Adam 3 episodes
2014 TripTank Camera Man / Andrew (voices) 2 episodes
2015 F Is for Family Kevin Murphy (voice) Series
2015 Portlandia Justin Episode: "The Fiancée"
2015 Inside Amy Schumer Brian Episode: "Fight Like a Girl"
2016 The $100,000 Pyramid Himself (celebrity guest) Season 1, Episode: Justin Long vs. Tony Hale
2016 Skylanders Academy Spyro


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  2. "Justin Long Interview, Die Hard 4 - MoviesOnline". Moviesonline.ca. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  3. "Justin Long biography". Buddytv. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  4. Murray, Rebecca. "Justin Long Talks About The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang and Strange Wilderness". About.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  5. Topel, Fred (2006-08-14). "Interview: Justin Long". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2010-03-22. My family is Roman Catholic and kind of conservative...
  6. "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
  7. 1 2 "Justin Long- Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  8. Kroll, Justin. "Tony Hale Joins 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  9. "Mac Computer And Maggie Q For Die Hard 4". Cinemablend.com. 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  10. McNamara, Mary. "Not Strictly Commercial". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 2006.
  11. Pics and Justin Long for Redford's Conspirator (2009-10-16). "Pics and Justin Long for Redford's Conspirator". News in Film. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  12. "''Samuel J. and K'' appearance". Wtfestival.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  13. "Raw Special Guest Stars - August 16, 2010: The Cast of 'Going the Distance'". Wwe.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  14. "Justin Long Takes Drew Barrymore Home to Meet the Parents". People. 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  15. "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long end relationship". Fox News.com. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  16. 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 September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  17. "Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long Split After Dating for Two Years: Details". Us Weekly. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  18. Mogg, Trevor. "iSteve: Funny or Die to debut Steve Jobs comedy biopic starring Justin Long". Digital Trends. Retrieved March 19, 2013.

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