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Justin Long
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Long at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Born
Justin Jacob Long

June 2, 1978 (1978-06-02) (age 42)
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Justin Jacob 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) and Comet (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.

Early life

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Justin Long 2011

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 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.

Career

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Justin Long at the premiere of Tusk, 2014 Toronto Film Festival

Long's film credits include Idiocracy, Waiting..., 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 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. He also played the main character in the comedy film Accepted (2006).

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.

Personal life

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.

Long endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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