Justin Long facts for kids
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Long at the 2014 Fantastic Fest
Justin Jacob Long
June 2, 1978
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Vassar College|
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.
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'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.
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.
|1999||Galaxy Quest||Brandon||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor|
|Jeepers Creepers||Darry Jenner||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor|
|2003||Jeepers Creepers 2||Darry Jenner||Cameo|
|2004||Raising Genius||Hal Nestor|
|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|
|2006||The Sasquatch Gang||Zerk Wilder|
|The Break-Up||Christopher Hirons|
|Accepted||Bartleby "B" Gaines|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|For a Good Time, Call...||Jesse|
|Best Man Down||Scott|
|2013||Movie 43||Robin||Segment: "Super Hero Speed Dating"|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2021||Lady of the Manor||Max Cameron||Also writer, director and producer|
|2022||House of Darkness||Hap Jackson|
|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|
|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|
|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|