Guarini, Justin 1978-

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Guarini, Justin 1978-


Full name, Justin Eldrin Bell Guarini; born October 28, 1978, in Columbus, GA; son of Eldrin (a police chief) and Kathy (a television journalist and realtor) Bell; stepson of Jerry Guarini (a military physicist). Education: Attended School for Film and Television, New York City, 1999-2000, and University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.


Publicist—Jeff Ballard, Jeff Ballard Public Relations, 4814 North Lemona Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.


Actor, singer, and songwriter. Concert performer, including tour of Afghanistan and Qatar with United Service Organizations, 2008. Atlanta Boys Choir, child performer, c. 1982; Cutting Edge Entertainment, worked as a wedding singer; Midnight Voices (a capella singing group), founding member, 1996; director of amateur theatre groups, including Riverside Haunted Woods; also host of Internet programs. Worked as a sales representative for home security systems. Activist for Support Music Education; performer at charity fundraising events.

Awards, Honors:

Teen Choice Award nominations (with Kelly Clarkson), choice male movie breakout star and choice movie chemistry, 2003, both for From Justin to Kelly; Music for Life Award, International Music Products Association (also known as NAMM), 2006.


Television Appearances; Series:

Contestant, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2002-2003.

Judge, American Juniors, Fox, 2003.

American Idol Rewind, Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Bubblegum Babylon, VH1, 2002.

Host, Summer Music Mania 2003, Fox, 2003.

Miss Teen USA, NBC, 2003.

An American Idol Christmas, Fox, 2003.

American Idol: Where Are They Now?, Fox, 2003.

American Idol: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Teen Choice Awards 2002, Fox, 2002.

Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2002 (also known as VMAs 2002), MTV, 2002.

The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '03 (also known as Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Host and special correspondent, Idol Chat (also known as Idol Wrap), TV Guide Network, 2007-2008.

Host and special correspondent, Idol Tonight, TV Guide Network, 2007-2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Paul Hanson, "'Twas the Night before Homecoming," Run of the House, The WB, 2003.

"Song Island," Film Fakers, AMC, 2004.

"The Top Three Finalists Perform," American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2008.

"Finale," American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2008.

Also appeared in an episode of Mind of Mencia, Comedy Central.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2002.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2002.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2002, 2003.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

Guest cohost, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Good Morning America, ABC, 2003.

The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003.

CBS News Sunday Morning (also known as Sunday Morning), CBS, 2003.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

Soul Train, 2003.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2003, 2005.

Guest cohost, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2004.

Guest host, VH-1 Top 20 Video Countdown, VH1, 2004.

Good Day L.A., Fox, 2004, 2005.

KTLA Morning Show, 2008.

Guest correspondent, Fox News Live, Fox, 2008.

Hollywood 411, 2008.

TV Watercooler, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Justin, From Justin to Kelly (also known as From Justin to Kelly: With Love), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Fourth customer, Tilt-a-whirl (short film), Chesapeake Films, 2005.

Keith, Frankie the Squirrel, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2007.

Darryl Sands, Fast Girl, Allumination Filmworks, 2008.

Keith, The Unknown Trilogy, Allumination Filmworks, 2008.



(And coproducer) Midnight Voices, McNucci Productions, 1999.

American Idol Greatest Moments, 2002.

Justin Guarini, RCA, 2003.

American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics, RCA, 2004.

(And producer) Stranger Things Have Happened, Justice Entertainment, 2005.

(Contributor) Foundation for Global Harmony, RCA, 2006.

(Contributor) David Hughes, Foreign Shores, 2006.

(Contributor) Revolve, 2008.

Singles include "Before Your Love," RCA, 2003; "Unchained Melody," RCA, 2003; and "Foolish," RCA.


American Idol: The Search for a Super Star, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, March 5, 2004, pp. 38-41.

People Weekly, January 17, 2005, p. 111.

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