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Justin Baldoni

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Date of Birth:
24 January 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Justin Baldoni was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Medford, Oregon.He was a soccer and track star in high school, as well as a radio disc jockey at a local top-40 radio station. Baldoni was offered a place on the Long Beach State track team his freshman year at California State University, but a hamstring injury left him unable to compete. Baldoni left Long Beach for Los Angeles where, while moving into a new apartment building, Baldoni met a manager who advised him to pursue a career in acting.Soon after, Baldoni booked a series regular role on the WB's hit series Everwood where he played "Reid Bardem" a medical student and love interest for "Amy Abbot" (Emily Vancamp) who was secretly battling depression. Reid was the first character on the WB to attempt (unsuccessfully) suicide giving the show a platform to discuss the effects and consequences of depression. Baldoni later filmed PSA's urging teens battling the disease to seek professional help.Recently Baldoni has established himself as one of Hollywood up-and-coming music video directors, having directed campaigns for Universal Records, and artists including Bobby Valentino and Snoop Dogg. His Production company AFG Productions is in development on several feature films in which Baldoni is slated to direct..Recently he starred in a recurring arc on NBC's Heroes. He can next be seen in Knuckle Draggers, The Lost Tribe, the 2010 film, Unrequited and has just been tapped to star as the former "wonder boy of Wall street" Barry Minkow, opposite James Caan and Ving Rhames in the Untitled Barry Minkow Story.
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