Theroux, Justin 1971–

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THEROUX, Justin 1971


Born August 10, 1971, in Washington, DC; son of Eugene (a corporate lawyer) and Phyllis (an author and journalist) Theroux; nephew of Paul Theroux (a travel writer); cousin of Louis Theroux (an actor, writer, and journalist). Education: Bennington College, B.A., visual art and drama, 1993; attended British American Drama Academy, London; some sources cite language studies at Beijing Foreign Language Academy. Avocational Interests: Music, motorcycling.

Addresses: Agent Bill Butler, Gersh Agency, 130 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036. Manager 3 Arts New York, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials, including print advertising for Gap clothing stores, 2002, and in public service announcements. Worked as a painter, muralist, and interior designer.

Awards, Honors: Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding featured actor, League of OffBroadway Theatres and Producers, 2003, for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme.


Film Appearances:

Mark, I Shot Andy Warhol, Orion/Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Clarence (cowboy), Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Buena Vista, 1997.

Mark Brooks, Dream House, 1997.

Flav, Frogs for Snakes, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

James, Dead Broke, 1999.

Backwards Looks, Far Corners, 1999.

Timothy Bryce, American Psycho, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Marshall, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (also known as 8x10 ), Screen Gems, 2000.

Rebecca's boyfriend, The Sleepy Time Gal, Far Corners, 2001.

Adam Kesher, Mulholland Dr. (also known as Mulholland Drive ), Universal Focus, 2001.

Evil disc jockey, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001.

Seamus O'Grady, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Columbia, 2003.

Cooper "Coop" Sinclair, Duplex, Miramax, 2003.

Jack, Nowhere to Go But Up, Forensic Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Nick Pierce, The District, CBS, 20002002.

Joe, Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Daniel Beckett (some sources cite Daniel Simpson), Below Utopia (also known as Body Count ), HBO, 1997.

Officer David Bontempo, Sirens, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gary Andrews, "Stephanie and the Wolves," Central Park West, CBS, 1995.

Jared, "The Monogamists," Sex and the City, HBO, 1998.

Frankie, New York Undercover, Fox, 1998.

Attorney Raymond Brown, "Just Looking," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Attorney Raymond Brown, "You Never Can Tell," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Pete Gregory, "Local Hero," Spin City, ABC, 1998.

Vaughn, "Shortcomings," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

Simon Walker, "A Missing Link," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Simon Walker, "Repercussions," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Jack Phelan, The Last Defense (pilot), CBS, 1998.

Bronx County, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Teddy, Hide Your Love Away, Actors' Playhouse, New York City, 1995.

Enrico, Water and Wine (oneact), Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Rodez and understudy for Solyony and Tuzenbach, Three Sisters, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Robbie, Shopping and Fucking, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1998.

Young Kenneth Pyper, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Appeared as Hal, Loot, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT; appeared in regional productions of Alice in Wonderland, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and A Winter's Tale; other stage appearances include roles in American Dream, Getting Out, Nothing to Say, School for Husbands, Tango, and Translations. Also participates in benefit performances.

Major Tours:

Young Kenneth Pyper, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme, U.S. cities, 2002.



Appeared in the music video "Hysteria" by Muse, 2003.



Boston Globe, April 26, 2002.

Entertainment Weekly, May 30, 2003, p. 19.

Film Fever, October 24, 2001.

Guardian, December 29, 2001.

New York Newsday, July 1, 2003.

New York Times, July 3, 2003.

Washington Times, October 12, 2001.


Justin Theroux Official Site,, January 20, 2004.