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Justin Kirk

I’ve been watching some of his older and newer work and wondering why he doesn’t have a bigger career. He’s a good actor, handsome and charismatic.

Not much is known about him personally, even by DL standards it seems. I assume the under the radar career is probably what he wants.

by Anonymousreply 35May 17, 2023 6:06 AM

He's very sexy

by Anonymousreply 1March 22, 2023 3:49 PM

Loved him in Weeds. Funny. And sexy.

Can’t think of anything I’ve seen him in since then.

by Anonymousreply 2March 22, 2023 3:51 PM

In this post from several years ago, his cousin states that he's not on social media.

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by Anonymousreply 3March 22, 2023 3:53 PM

I thought his AiA costar Ben Shenkman would have a bigger career too.

by Anonymousreply 4March 22, 2023 4:14 PM

Justin Kirk has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). His chest size is 42, waist 32, and biceps 15. His shoe size isn’t available.

Justin Kirk isn’t very open about his dating life, and tends to keep it far away from the eye of the public. However, it is known that he was in a relationship once with actress Elizabeth Reaser. It is believed that he is single at the moment, dividing his time between Los Angeles, California, and New York City.

He’s a self-described radio nerd.

by Anonymousreply 5March 22, 2023 4:17 PM

I knew Justin pretty well in the 1990s. Really smart, low-key and sweet, totally heterosexual and quite horny. Haven't been in touch in at least 15 years and I'm also disappointed he hasn't had a bigger career. He never seemed terribly ambitious, though, so perhaps that explains some of it.

I think he was more or less "discovered" by Joe Mantello when Mantello cast him as a young unknown in Love! Valour! Compassion! But I don't think they've worked together since though Mantello has certainly had numerous opportunities.

by Anonymousreply 6March 22, 2023 4:25 PM

R6, that’s nice to know he’s down to earth and yeah, lack of ambition could explain it.

by Anonymousreply 7March 23, 2023 2:14 AM

He was one of the main characters in Angels in America. Good actor loved him in bot Weeds and Angels

by Anonymousreply 8March 23, 2023 2:23 AM

He's playing gay Hamilton Burger on "Perry Mason" every Monday night on HBO. Try to keep up.

by Anonymousreply 9March 23, 2023 3:16 AM

R9, I had no idea. I will check it out.

[quote] Really smart, low-key and sweet, totally heterosexual and quite horny.

Spill, R6! :)

by Anonymousreply 10March 25, 2023 5:35 PM

OP = Justin

by Anonymousreply 11March 25, 2023 5:40 PM

Shocked to read he’s a straight horndog. I mostly know him from Weeds and never bought him as straight even though his character was supposed to be

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by Anonymousreply 13March 25, 2023 5:48 PM

[quote] wondering why he doesn’t have a bigger career.

I hate this question.

Justin Kirk is undeniably talented, but does he look like a star? He’s weasely with terrible bone structure and slight features aside from the nose

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by Anonymousreply 14March 25, 2023 5:53 PM

Stars just look extraordinary which is why they are stars

Henry Cavill is so extraordinary looking that even a dog became obsessed with him

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by Anonymousreply 15March 25, 2023 5:56 PM

6'1¨ ? I don't believe it.

by Anonymousreply 16March 25, 2023 6:41 PM

That guy is straight???

by Anonymousreply 17March 25, 2023 6:58 PM

Joe Mantello worked with him again when he replaced in the Broadway run of OTHER DESERT CITIES.

by Anonymousreply 18March 25, 2023 7:46 PM

Sex on wheels I will watch him in anything

by Anonymousreply 19March 25, 2023 10:53 PM

R15, these days stars aren’t all extraordinary looking, just some of them. JK was in a show with Ivan Sergei and Simon Rex, who are conventionally better looking to most probably, but Kirk has had a better career. Sergei was beautiful, but never really broke out career wise. His features look a little weird now on an older face too.

by Anonymousreply 20March 29, 2023 1:23 AM

Only ever seen him in Weeds, he was excellent. His acting stood out for how good it was. Also sexy as hell to me as well.

by Anonymousreply 21March 29, 2023 1:42 AM

Ivan Sergei had small eyes and a fleshy face.

Stars tend to have very big eyes (I call them Disney eyes), strong facial features and bone structure, and very big heads.

This side by side of Paul Dano and Paul Mescal is a good example of why some people become stars. You can’t take your eyes off Mescal.

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by Anonymousreply 22March 29, 2023 1:50 AM

I like Mescal, but that’s a bad picture of him. Don’t think he’d be thought of as conventionally handsome.

by Anonymousreply 23March 29, 2023 2:58 AM


Why not? He's very attractive. He also plays smart characters well.

by Anonymousreply 24May 16, 2023 9:30 PM

R4 reviews iirc at the time caned the Shenkman/Kirk pairing onscreen, but I thought they were entirely credible in AIA. They seemed like a couple who'd been together for years in a raw emotionally stripped-back way.

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by Anonymousreply 25May 16, 2023 10:05 PM

[quote]Justin Kirk is undeniably talented, but does he look like a star? He’s weasely with terrible bone structure and slight features aside from the nose

One could say all of this about Daniel Day Lewis -except the nose part, I mean, that man has got a gigantic, bent schnoz.

In some ways, not being beautiful allows you to disappear into a role better than being drop dead gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 26May 16, 2023 10:18 PM

Love Justin Kirk and other funny, lanky men. I would lick his feet and rim his hole to watch him writhe in pleasure. Only his jokes would be able to pry my lips off his cock.

by Anonymousreply 27May 16, 2023 10:23 PM

He was so hot in Modern Family also

by Anonymousreply 28May 17, 2023 1:42 AM


Kirk and Shenkman were adorable and completely credible.

by Anonymousreply 29May 17, 2023 1:45 AM

I adored the Nichols ANGELS IN AMERICA and was amazed by how well they translated such a theatrical piece into cinematic terms. The acting was pretty stunning across the board.

That said, I've read a few pieces that argue that Kirk as cast and directed isn't close to what Kushner had in mind for Prior, who was meant to be the apotheosis of the screaming queen. Interesting to consider. I'll take Kirk over Andrew Garfield in the role any day.

by Anonymousreply 30May 17, 2023 2:12 AM

I would not be surprised if Kirk finally gets a leading role in the next few years. He’s a good actor and sexy.

by Anonymousreply 31May 17, 2023 2:15 AM

R30 what I liked so much about Justin's Prior is that he did seem ambiguous, androgynous, switchy--like the Angel of Death he was meant to be becoming. One moment, line or scene he'd be nelly and wispy, then a minute later he'd get a bit butch and deadpan and brusque. He had this mercurial quality that was captivating and gave a lot of shades to Kushner's dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 32May 17, 2023 2:18 AM

I loved his performance too, R32! Just interesting to think about a reading of the part that's different from (and as valid as) what Kushner originally conceived. That's why it's such great material.

by Anonymousreply 33May 17, 2023 2:48 AM

Kushner shaped Prior with Stephen Spinella who played him on Broadway. And Spinella is a very smart, savvy and outspoken actor who, no doubt, brought a lot to the writing. Those two are old friends.

by Anonymousreply 34May 17, 2023 2:53 AM

he starred in a Henry Jaglom film Hollywood Dreams with Jaglom's wife Tanna Frederick.

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