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Long at the 2014 Fantastic Fest
Justin Jacob Long

(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 44)
Alma mater Vassar College
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
  • R. James Long (father)

Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, director and screenwriter. Long is known for his film roles, notably appearing in Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Idiocracy (2006), Dreamland (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Drag Me to Hell (2009), Tusk (2014), The Wave (2019), and Barbarian (2022) as well as voicing Alvin Seville in the live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks film series. He is also known for his television appearances in Ed (2000-2004) and F is for Family (2015–2021). He appeared alongside John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign, and as himself in Intel's "Go PC" campaign.

Early life

Long was born the middle 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 grandmother was of Italian descent. Long had a "kind of conservative" Catholic upbringing. His older brother, Damian, is a local stage actor and teacher at Weston High School. Long attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit institution, and Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughingstock and starred in several plays, including Butterflies Are Free.


Long at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

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 Blue's Clues after he left the show, but ultimately declined. 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."

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. In 2020, he appeared in the reality television series Celebrity Watch Party alongside his younger brother Christian Long. He appeared in commercials for Intel's "Go PC" campaign.

Personal life

Long had a relationship with Drew Barrymore that was on and off between 2007 and 2010. He also dated Amanda Seyfried from mid-2013, breaking up in September 2015.

Long is a political liberal. He supported Barack Obama during the 2012 U.S. presidential election and was an outspoken critic of the Republican nominee Mitt Romney, describing him as a "modern-day Gordon Gekko". Long endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He endorsed Sanders again in the 2020 Democratic primary, has been seen at Sanders rallies, and has appeared on the campaign trail as a surrogate.

As of January 2022, Long is in a relationship with actress Kate Bosworth.


Justin Long
Left to right: Jonah Hill, Long, and Blake Lively promoting Accepted at Comic-Con 2006


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Galaxy Quest Brandon Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2001 Happy Campers Donald
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
Hair High Dwayne Voice
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Justin Redman
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Chris Harken Direct-to-DVD
2005 Robin's Big Date Robin Short film
Herbie: Fully Loaded Kevin
Waiting... Dean Saunders
2006 The Sasquatch Gang Zerk Wilder
Dreamland Mookie
The Break-Up Christopher Hirons
Accepted Bartleby "B" Gaines
Idiocracy Dr. Lexus
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Matthew "Matt" Farrell Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Battle for Terra Senn Voice
Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin Seville Voice
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story George Harrison Uncredited
2008 Strange Wilderness Junior
Just Add Water Spoonie
Pineapple Express Justin Deleted scene
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Alex
Still Waiting... Dean Saunders Uncredited
Taking Chances Chase Revere
Serious Moonlight Todd
Drag Me to Hell Clay Dalton
Funny People Re-Do Guy Cameo
Beyond All Boundaries Corp. James R. Garrett / Sgt. John H. Morris Voice; Short film
Planet 51 Lem Kerplog Voice
Old Dogs Troop Leader Adam Devlin Uncredited
After.Life Paul Coleman
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Alvin Seville Voice
2010 Youth in Revolt Paul Saunders
Going the Distance Garrett Scully
Alpha and Omega Humphrey Voice
2011 The Conspirator Nicholas Baker
10 Years Marty Burn
Free Hugs Checkout Boy Short film
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Alvin Seville Voice
2012 Unsupervised Gary Voice role
For a Good Time, Call... Jesse
Best Man Down Scott
2013 Movie 43 Robin Segment: "Super Hero Speed Dating"
iSteve Steve Jobs
A Case of You Sam Also producer and writer
Walking with Dinosaurs Patchi Voice
2014 Ask Me Anything Dan Gallo
Veronica Mars Drunken Wingman Uncredited
Comet Dell Also executive producer
Tusk Wallace Bryton
The Lookalike Holt Mulligan Also producer
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Alvin Seville Voice
2016 Yoga Hosers Yogi Bayer
Frank & Lola Keith Winkleman
Lavender Liam
Ghost Team Ross
Trump Baby Baby Voice; Short film
2017 And Then I Go Tim Hanratty
Literally, Right Before Aaron Adam Schulz
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Brandon St. Randy
After Class Josh Cohn
The Wave Frank
2021 Lady of the Manor Max Cameron Also writer, director and producer
2022 House of Darkness Hap Jackson
Barbarian AJ Gilbride
Clerks III Orderly
TBA Dear David Bryce


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2004 Ed Warren P. Cheswick 71 episodes
2006 Campus Ladies Connor Episode: "Fraternity Row"
That '70s Show Andrew Davis Episode: "Love of My Life"
2006–2007 King of the Hill Various voices 3 episodes
2009 Saturday Night Live Matthew McConaughey Episode: Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor
2011–2012, 2015 New Girl Paul Genzlinger 5 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Gary Voice; 13 episodes
2013 Mom Adam 3 episodes
2014 Sober Companion Pilot
2014 The Michael J. Fox Show Zack Episode: "Changes"
TripTank Camera Man / Andrew (voices) 2 episodes
2015–2021 F Is for Family Kevin Murphy Voice; 35 episodes
2015 Portlandia Justin Episode: "The Fiancée"
Inside Amy Schumer Brian Episode: "Fight Like a Girl"
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"
2018 The Conners Neil 2 episodes
2019 The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts Himself, James Comey live reading/performance
Giri/Haji Ellis Vickers 4 episodes
2020 Shop Class Himself Host
2021 Creepshow Simon Sherman Season 2 Episode 5 / Night of the Living Late Show
Masters of the Universe: Revelation Roboto Voice
TBA Goosebumps Nathan Bratt Main role, upcoming series
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