Justin Kirk


Date Of Birth

May 28, 1969


Justin Kirk is an American actor who made a name for himself on cable TV, first for playing Prior Walter in the HBO series Angels in America and for portraying Andy Botwin in Showtime's Weeds. His other famous roles include Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, Flannel Pajamas, and Call o' the Glen.

Though Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon, he was raised in Union, Washington where he studied grade school on a Native American reservation. He then moved to New York after finishing high school and completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square.

Kirk, who first got his break on the TV series Jack & Jill, also ventured into Broadway where he received several recognitions. He was first cast in Any Given Day and then in Love! Valour! for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble. He also notably won a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance on his role of a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs.

Place of Birth

Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.

Birth Name

Justin Kirk



Fun Facts

Justin Kirk is a self-described radio nerd.


He won a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series for Weeds in 2005.

He won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series for Angels in America in 2003.


-Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
-99 Threadwaxing (1998)
-The Eden Myth (1999)
-Chapter Zero (1999)
-Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
-Outpatient (2002)
-Flannel Pajamas (2006)
-Ask the Dust (2006)
-Hollywood Dreams (2006)
-Puccini for Beginners (2006)
-Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007)
-Against the Current (2009)
-Four Boxes (2009)
-See You in September (2009)
-The Presence (2009)
-Elektra Luxx (2010)




6' 1" (1.85 m)


"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."

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