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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 May 1969Salem, Oregon, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Salem, Oregon, Justin Kirk spent his childhood in Union, Washington, where he attended grade school on a Native American reservation. Kirk knew from the age of 3 that he wanted to perform, and he made his acting debut at seven in a local college play. At 12, he moved with his mother to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended the Children's Theater School throughout high school.

After graduation, he moved to New York and enrolled at Circle in the Square, where he completed a two-year conservatory acting program. He soon landed his first role on Broadway, in "Any Given Day" at the Longacre Theater, and quit his job as a bellboy at the Royalton Hotel. He has been working steadily ever since and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the blind character Bobby on Broadway and in the feature film adaptation of Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997). Kirk was honored with an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble.

Additional stage work includes "Old Wicked Songs" at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, in which he starred as a piano prodigy, winning a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance. He also appeared in June Moon with the Drama Department, a theater company of which he is a founding member.

A self-described radio nerd, Kirk divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (4)

He went to elementary school on a Native American reservation.
He made his acting debut at seven in a local college play.
For his role in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" he won an Obie Award.
Was in a still photograph as Laura Alden's (Michelle Pfeiffer ) deceased brother in Wolf (1994).

Personal Quotes (4)

After many of years of getting cast in sweet, angelic roles, I'm finally getting to play closer to my real life as a horrible person.
Even though I wanted to be John Malkovich or Sean Penn when I was a kid, mostly I was a music nerd.
"Every day on this movie is something overwhelming. Luckily, I have Ben Shenkman , who plays Louis, and we're having identical experiences. When something crazy happens we just look at each other and laugh." (On his experiences with Angels in America (2003) ).
You always have these moments when projects are over when you wonder if you'll ever work again. In the end, what it comes down to is that it's a fine line between becoming too enamored of your own success and maintaining the confidence to do what you do and do it well. That's the line every actor, if they're lucky, has to walk.

Salary (1)

Animal Practice (2012) $50,000 per episode (2012-2013)

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