Joseph Gordon Levitt young
February 17, 1981
5 ft 9 in | 176 cm
70 kg | 154 pounds
40 in | 102 cm
9 US | 42 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on February 17, 1981, is an American actor and filmmaker.
Young Joseph Gordon Levitt first started performing with musical theater group in a production of "The Wizard of Oz", in role as Scarecrow, at the age of four.
He began his professional acting career in commercials and television, at the age of 6.
He got his television debut in western movie Stranger on My Land (1988) in role as Rounder.
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Beethoven (1992) in role as Student.
Joseph's breakthrough performance came as Tommy Solomon in NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001).
He made his directorial debut with short drama film Sparks (2009).
He landed his feature movie directorial debut with romantic comedy drama Don Jon (2013) which he also wrote and starred in lead role as Jon Martello Jr.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) drama in role as Richard H. Shultz
7500 (2019) action thriller in role as Tobias Ellis
He voiced Detective Hardrock in mystery comedy movie Knives Out (2019).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:
500 Days of Summer (2009) romantic comedy drama in role as Tom Hansen
50/50 (2011) comedy drama in role as Adam Lerner
He won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Under 10 in a Motion Picture for his role as Young Norman Maclean in drama film A River Runs Through It (1992), directed by Robert Redford.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) science fiction action with Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) drama romance opposite Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles
Brick (2005) neo-noir mystery in role as Brendan Frye
Hesher (2010) dark comedy drama with Natalie Portman
Inception (2010) science fiction action with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) superhero in role as Sgt. John Blake
Looper (2012) science fiction thriller opposite Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt
Lincoln (2012) epic historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) drama crime in role as Johnny
The Night Before (2015) comedy opposite Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie
The Walk (2015) drama thriller with Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon
The Lookout (2007) thriller drama with Jeff Daniels and Isla Fisher
Snowden (2016) biographical thriller in role as Edward Snowden
He hosted, created, and directed variety show HitRecord on TV (2014-2015), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience.
Dark Shadows (1991) NBC series in role as Daniel Collins / David Collins
The Powers That Be (1992) NBC sitcom in role as Pierce Van Horne
Roseanne (1993-1995) ABC sitcom in role as George
He played Tommy Solomon in NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001) in 131 episodes.
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2009 and 2012.
He voiced Iosif Baciu in buddy cop series Comrade Detective (2017).
He hosted The Comedy Central Roast (2018) in episode "Bruce Willis".
Graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1999.
Has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Had an older brother, Dan, who died in 2010.
Big fan of Batman.
He sings, plays the drums and the guitar.
Good friends with Channing Tatum, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway.
He voiced Jim Hawkins in animated science fiction action adventure film Treasure Planet (2002) and Slowen Lo in epic space-opera movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
He considers himself a feminist.
Founded online production company hitRECord in 2004.
He married Tasha McCauley in 2014, they have two sons.
He dated Meighan Bennett (2012-2013), Alexandra Hulme (2010), Devon Aoki (2010), Meagan Good (2004), Julia Stiles (1999) and Larisa Oleynik (1998-2002).
Every day I've got to be thankful that I am alive, and you never know - the cliche is, I guess, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so you'd better be at peace with whatever you got going at the moment.
I just like to do work that inspires me, and I don't pay any attention to whether it's a high- or low-budget movie.
When I was a teenager I loved acting, but I really just loved it for myself. I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing. When I moved to New York, I started to realize that I wanted people to see the s tuff that I was doing, and I wanted it to mean something to them.
The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative.
There's no royalty in America, so people deify actors.
When I'm on set, I do whatever I can to find my focus.
I was such a big Dustin Hoffman fan when I was young.
Normally, it's difficult for me to watch a movie that I'm in.