Gordon–Levitt, Joseph 1981–

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Full name, Joseph Leonard Levitt; born February 17, 1981, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Dennis and Jane Levitt. Education: Attended Columbia University. Avocational Interests: Playing flag football, playing guitar, inline skating, computer programming.

Addresses: Agent Leslie Siebert, The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials for products such as peanut butter; appeared in "The More You Know," a series of public service announcements broadcast by NBC.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award, Young Artist Foundation, best actor under ten in a motion picture, 1993, for A River Runs through It; Young Artist Award nominations, best young actor in a new television series, 1993, for The Powers That Be, and best young actor guest starring in a television series, 1993, for "Permanent WaveJune 2, 1983," Quantum Leap; YoungStar Award, Hollywood Reporter, best actor in a feature film, 1996, for Angels in the Outfield; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedysupporting young actor, 1997, Young-Star awards, best performance by a young actor in a comedy television series, 1997 and 1998, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1997, 1998, and 1999, all for 3rd Rock from the Sun; YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actor in a comedy film, 1999, for 10 Things I Hate about You.


Television Appearances; Series:

David Collins/Daniel Collins at the age of eight, Dark Shadows (also known as Dark Shadows Revival ), NBC, 1991.

Pierce Van Horne, The Powers That Be, NBC, 19921993.

Information officer Tommy Solomon, 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock ), NBC, 19962001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rounder, Stranger on My Land, ABC, 1988.

Justin, Settle the Score (also known as Blood Knot and Hidden Rage ), NBC, 1989.

Josh Stadler, Hi Honey, I'm Dead, Fox, 1991.

Matthew "Matt" Hallam, Changes (also known as Danielle Steel's "Changes "), NBC, 1991.

Simon, Plymouth, ABC, 1991.

Gregory Kingsley (title role)/Shawn Russ, Gregory K (also known as Gregory K.: A Place to Be and Switching Parents ), ABC, 1993.

Matthew "Matt" Cunningham, "The Great Elephant Escape," The ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1995.

Flaco, Picking Up the Pieces, Cinemax, 2000.

Martin, Forever Lulu (also known as Along for the Ride ), Starz!, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994.

Host, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1996.

Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars under 21, ABC, 1999.

Himself, Dear Santa, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dougie, "Father, Can You Spare a Dime?," Family Ties, NBC, 1988.

Dougie, "Sign of the Times," Family Ties, NBC, 1988.

First boy, "Shear Madness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Archie Winslow at age nine, "Quest," China Beach, ABC, 1991.

Kyle, "Permanent WaveJune 2, 1983," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991.

Ricky, "Lose the Boss," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

George, "Daughters and Other Strangers," Roseanne, ABC, 1993.

Zack Lawson, "The Secret," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

George, "Follow the Son," Roseanne, ABC, 1994.

George, "I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep," Roseanne, ABC, 1994.

George, "Single Married Female," Roseanne, ABC, 1995.

Contestant, "Teen Celebrity Tournament," Jeopardy!, syndicated, 1997.

Buddy Morgan, "Eric's Buddy," That '70s Show, Fox, 1998.

Guest, The List, VH1, 2000.

Zach Henninger, "Something about Harry," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

Also appeared in thirtysomething, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

David Collins, Dark Shadows, NBC, 1990.

Partners, ABC, 1993.

Film Appearances:

First student, Beethoven, Universal, 1992.

Young Norman, A River Runs through It, Columbia, 1992.

Ezekiel "Zeke," Holy Matrimony, Buena Vista, 1994.

Rich, The Road Killers (also known as Roadflower ), Miramax, 1994.

Roger Beaumont (some sources cite Roger Bomman), Angels in the Outfield (also known as Angels ), Buena Vista, 1994.

Oliver Laird, The Juror, Columbia, 1996.

Jimmy Howell, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (also known as Halloween: H20, Halloween: H20 (20 Years Later), and Halloween 7 ), Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998.

Tony, Sweet Jane (also known as Lepers ), Overseas Film Group, 1998.

Cameron Jones, 10 Things I Hate about You, Buena Vista, 1999.

Lyle, Manic, 2001, IFC Films, 2003.

Voice of Jim Hawkins, Treasure Planet (animated), Buena Vista, 2002.

Elder Paul Ryder, Latter Days, TLA Releasing, 2003.

10029, 2003.

Brendan Frye, Brick, Bergman Lustig Productions, 2004.

Neil McCormick, Mysterious Skin, Antidote Films, 2004.

Sam, Havoc, MDP Worldwide, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Uncle Bob, SoHo Playhouse, New York City, 2001.



Starlog, November, 1997.

Teen People, June, 1999, p. 70.

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