Childhood & Early Life
Justin Long was the second of the three children born to Raymond James Long and Wendy Lesniak. He had two brothers, one elder and the other younger.
While his father serves as a professor of philosophy and Latin at Fairfield University, his mother is a former actress.
Raised as a Roman Catholic, he attended the the Jesuit school, Fairfield College Preparatory School to complete his formal education. Later on, he enrolled at the Vassar College.
It was while in college that he served as the member of the sketch comedy group, Laughingstock. Furthermore, he starred in various plays such as ‘Butterflies Are Free’
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Completing education, he took up the profile of an acting instructor/counsellor for children’s theatre group at the Sacred Heart University.
He made his debut in 1999 with the film ‘Galaxy Quest’, playing the role of a geek which was highly admired by both critics and the audience. The following year, he was cast in the dramedy ‘Ed’ as an awkward adolescent, Warren Cheswick. The series aired on NBC was a major hit and continued for four years.
From 2001 to 2003, he appeared in three movies, ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘Happy Campers’, ‘Crossroads’ and a sequel of ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’.
In 2004, he was cast in four movies, ‘Raising Genius’, ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story’ and ‘Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie’. Additionally, he was seen playing a voice role in the film ‘Hair High’.
The following year, he made an appearance in a short film, ‘Robin’s Big Date’. Additionally, he was seen in two other flicks, ‘Waiting..’ and ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’.
2006 was a busy year for this talented actor who appeared in five films, including ‘The Sasquatch Gang’, ‘Dreamland’, ‘The Break-Up’, ‘Accepted’ and ‘Idiocracy’. He also made an appearance in an episode of ‘That 70’s Show’, ‘Love of My Life’. Furthermore, he appeared in 3 episodes of ‘King of the Hill’. He even made a guest appearance in the documentary, Wild West Comedy Show.
In 2007, he did two voice roles for the films, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ and ‘Battle for Terra’. Alongside this, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a ‘white-hat hacker’ in ‘Live Free or Die Hard’.
The following year, he appeared in several movies, including ‘Strange Wilderness’, and ‘Just Add Water.’ In one of the movies, he played the role of Brandon St. Randy, a gay adult film star
In 2009, he played the character of Alex opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in ‘He's Just Not That into You’. Furthermore, he was seen making an appearance in several other flicks including ‘Still Waiting...’, ‘Taking Chances’, ‘Serious Moonlight’, ‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Funny People’, ‘Old Dogs’ and ‘After.Life’.
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Same year, he did two voice roles, one in the films ‘Planet 51’ and the second was for ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ where he reprised for the character of Alvin.
Year 2010 and 2011 saw him appeared in numerous movies such as, ‘Youth in Revolt’, ‘Going the Distance’, ’Alpha and Omega’, ‘The Conspirator’, ’10 Years’, and ‘New Girl’. He yet again did the voice role for the third offering from the Alvin and the Chipmunks camp, ‘Chipwrecked’.
In 2012, he appeared in 13 episodes of the TV series, ‘Unsupervised’. He further appeared in the films, ‘For a Good Time, Call’ and ‘Best Man Down’.
In 2013, he was seen playing the role of Robin in ‘Movie 43’. Furthermore, he appeared in the episode ‘A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork’ in ‘Mom’. He was next seen in a Funny or Die original video playing the Steve Jobs in ‘iSteve’. Furthermore, he did voice role for ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’
His upcoming projects include, ‘Comet’, ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Tusk’.