Joseph Gordon-Levitt


name: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
born: February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA
lives in: Southern California with his family
family: father, Dennis; mother, Jane; one older brother
nickname: Joey
stats: 5'8", brown hair, hazel eyes
trivia: enjoys gymnastics, flag football and rollerblading; plays guitar and Dungeons and Dragons
before stardom: sang in a children's choir, where he was discovered; Joey had an agent and a career by the time he was 6
personal quote: "The whole concept of celebrity pisses me off. While I'm not a celebrity, it's such a weird concept that society has cooked up for us. Astronauts and teachers are much more amazing than actors."

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  • "Stranger on My Land" (1988) (TV) Rounder
  • "Settle the Score" (1989) (TV) Justin
  • "Plymouth" (1991) (TV) Simon
  • "Quantum Leap" (1991) (TV guest appearance) Kyle
  • "China Beach" (1991) (TV guest appearance)
  • "Family Ties" (1991) (TV guest appearance)
  • "LA Law" (1991) (TV guest appearance)
  • "Hi Homey - I'm dead" (1991) (TV) Josh
  • "Danielle Steel's 'Changes'" (1991) (TV)
  • "Dark Shadows" (1991) (TV series) David/Daniel Collins
  • A River Runs Through It (1992) Young Norman
  • Beethoven (1992) Student
  • "The Powers That Be" (1992) (TV series) Pierce Van Horne
  • "Gregory K" (1993) (TV) Gregory Kingsley
  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1991) (TV guest appearance)
  • The Road Killers (1994) Rich
  • "Partners" (1994) (TV)
  • Holy Matrimony (1994) Zeke
  • Angels in the Outfield (1994) Roger
  • "The Great Elephant Escape" (1995) (TV) Matthew
  • The Juror (1996) Oliver
  • "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996 - ) (TV series) Tommy
  • "Jeopardy" (1997) (TV guest appearance) himself
  • Halloween H2O (1998)
  • "That 70's Show" (1998) (TV guest appearance) Buddy
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Picking Up Pieces (2000)
  • Loving Lulu (2000)
  • Treasure Planet (2000) Jim Hawkins (voice)

comments: For only being 19 years old, Joey has quite an impressive list of accomplishments. He's been a regular on 3 television series (currently in "3rd Rock"); been in some major films, and had some very meaty roles in made-for-TV movies. No doubt because he's quite the actor. Says Joey of his current role: "I've never gotten to play anything besides a kid before and now I'm playing not only an alien, but I'm also playing an old man and a kid... It's so different from anything else. This is the kind of role you hope to play." Joey won the Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award as best actor in a feature film for his role in Angels in the Outfield. and twice for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a TV Comedy for his role as Tommy in "Third Rock From the Sun". Joey seems very level headed about the kind of work he does. He says that he choses his friends who aren't awestruck by his movie career. As far as the teen mags go: "I try to stay the heck out of them with all my effort and all my might. There's nothing more on this planet that I hate more than the teen magazines. Unfortunately lots of people read them, so I publicize my shows in them. Any time they ask questions about me, I answer about the movie."

Upcoming Projects:

  • Alfonso Arau's (director of Like Water For Chocolate) Picking Up the Pieces
  • Loving Lulu alongside Executive producer Melanie Griffith
  • Joey provides the voice of Jim Hawkins in the Disney animated feature Treasure Planet, a modern version of Treasure Island


contact: The Gersh Agency, P.O. Box 5617, Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5167 or c/o NBC, 3000 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91523

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fave book: Catcher in the Rye



  • Young Star Award, Best Actor (1995) by Hollywood Reporter for Angels in the Outfield
  • Young Star Award, Best Actor in a TV comedy (1995) by Hollywood Reporter for "3rd Rock from the Sun"


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