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Overview (2)

Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

On the big screen, Chatwin recently wrapped production on Warner Bros.' Dax Shepard-directed feature, CHIPS, in which he stars opposite Vincent D'Onofrio And Michael Pena. He has also wrapped production on four independent films: THE SCENT OF RAN & LIGHTENING, along with Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Will Patton; the quirky comedy, UNLEASHED, opposite Kate Micucci, Steve Howey and Sean Astin; the romantic comedy NO STRANGER THAN LOVE, along with Alison Brie and Colin Hanks; and the independent drama WE DON'T BELONG HERE, in which he stars alongside Catherine Keener, Anton Yelchin, Cary Elwes and Maya Rudolph. He will next be seen in the independent drug thriller, URGE, opposite Pierce Brosnan.

Chatwin's additional film credits include BANG BANG BABY (TIFF, 2014) with Jane Levy; FUNKYTOWN, in which he starred opposite Patrick Huard and Paul Doucet; DRAGONBALL, the film adaptation of the Japanese manga phenomenon; John Stockwell's romantic comedy MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, also starring Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri; THE INVISIBLE, with Marcia Gay Harden; Steven Spielberg's re-telling of the H.G. Wells classic, WAR OF THE WORLDS, in which he starred opposite Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning; the independent film THE CHUMSCRUBBER, also starring Ralph Fiennes, Glenn Close, Rita Wilson and Allison Janney; and TAKING LIVES with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke.

Recently, Chatwin appeared in the dr. Who Christmas special as "the ghost" along side Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas as well as The CBS summer series "American Gothic". Chatwin is perhaps best known for his role as "Jimmy/Steve" on the critically-acclaimed Showtime drama series "Shameless." He was seen in BBC America's hit series, "Orphan Black" in which he played savvy drug-dealer, Jason Kellerman. Chatwin first garnered recognition for his starring role in the in the USA miniseries, "Traffic," directed by Stephen Hopkins. Based on his performance in the program, Newsweek magazine singled him out as an "Actor to Watch." Additional television credits include roles on "Lost" and "Weeds."

Chatwin was born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Besides acting, his passion sits with environmental and social issues. As well as motorcycles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Charlie Crowe

Trivia (8)

He does not smoke.
Justin's father (Brian) is a civil engineer and his mother (Suzanne) is a documentary filmmaker.
Justin has a sister named Brianna.
Justin worked with Dakota Fanning in Taken (2002) before they were in War of the Worlds (2005).
As of 2005, Justin resides in Los Angeles.
Justin studied commerce at the University of British Columbia.
Justin's big break was the movie War of the Worlds (2005).
Starred in the play, "Dark Matters" [2006]

Personal Quotes (8)

I trust you: That's huge. That's truth. That's real love. Everyone uses 'I love you' so loosely.
I just want to do shows because you get to see, over all the seasons, the person grow, and you get to grow with the character. That transformation, for me, is what I love about my job. I get to learn about myself and challenge myself and grow with the character. For me, it's a whole process of learning and growing.
You don't need to come from poverty to say growing up is tough. You can have everything in the world going for you and still feel the same loneliness and the same problems that a lot of kids have.
I really like 'Shameless' because it brings up important issues, but we get to talk and laugh and look at something that's really important that's a problem, like alcoholism and bad parenting. It's done in a funny, smart way.
'Shameless' is going to shake up television. Any drama is good drama. Bring it.
I didn't go to acting school.
I was completely open to learning about different aspects of Scientology... and I believe in a lot of it.
I think I went through my phase of feeling sort of invisible when I left my small hometown in Canada and moved to the big city of Vancouver. I kind of had to decide right there in that moment what I was going to do with the rest of my life and make a thousand decisions after finishing high school. Fortunately, I chose acting.

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