Justin Bartha is a film, TV and stage actor with several notable acting credits to his name. He became well known for his role as Riley Poole in the highly successful National Treasure film series. He also appeared as Doug Billings in another box-office hit The Hangover trilogy.
Bartha has recorded several credits on the small screen including the sitcom Teachers and the comedy series The New Normal both on the NBC. In 2017, the talented actor was cast in the role of Colin Morrello in the web series The Good Fight.
Justin Bartha Bio, Age
Justin Lee Bartha was born on July 21, 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His parents are Stephen, a real estate developer and Betty, a school teacher. He has one sibling, an older brother named Jeffrey. The family relocated to West Bloomfield, Michigan when he was eight and there, he schooled at West Bloomfield High School. He graduated from high school in 1966 after which he moved to New York City. For college, he attended New York University’s Tisch School of Arts where he studied filmmaking and theatre.
Justin Bartha marked his acting debut as an uncredited extra in the drama film 54 (1998). He also took some time off acting to perform some behind-the-scenes roles afterwards. He worked as a production assistant on the 1999 film Analyze This after which he wrote, produced and directed the short film Highs and Lows (2003). He also wrote, produced and featured in an MTV pilot The Dustin and Justin Show.
Bartha returned to the screens with roles in the short film Carnival Sun (2002) as well as the star-studded romantic comedy Gigli (2003) alongside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. In 2004, he appeared as Riley Poole in the action adventure film National Treasure which was a box-office hit. The talented actor recorded further box-office success with roles in Failure to Launch (2006) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), a sequel to National Treasure.
The talented movie star struck box-office gold once again when he appeared in the comedy film The Hangover (2009) starring as Doug Billings. He also starred in the romantic comedy film The Rebound (2009) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, followed by roles in Holy Rollers (2010) and Dark Horse (2011).
Justin Bartha reprised his role as Doug Billings in the second and third instalments of The Hangover trilogy; The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover Part III (2013) both of which were highly successful. Following the success of the Hangover films at the box-office, Bartha has also featured in other films like CBGB (2013), White Girl (2016) and Sticky Notes (2016).
In a similar fashion, Justin Bartha’s television credits are also as impressive as his film credits. His small screen debut dates back to 2004 with a small role in the telefilm Strip Search. This was followed by lead roles in the short-lived sitcom Teachers (2006) and the miniseries WWII in HD (2009). Bartha was the lead star of the sitcom The New Normal (2012–2013) starring as David Sawyer and he was also on the main cast of another sitcom Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (2016). In November 2016, the talented actor was cast as Colin Morrello in the political series drama series The Good Fight (2017-present).
Justin Bartha has had a steady rise up the Hollywood ladder since marking his professional acting debut in 1998. The talented actor has also had a fair share of big-budget box-office hits in the course of his career including the National Treasure film series and The Hangover trilogy. Thanks to his thriving Hollywood career and a couple of other business ventures, the actor has been able to garner an enviable net worth of $22 million.
Justin Bartha’s wife is none other than fitness instructor Lia Smith. It remains uncertain when this couple first got together, however, their romance became public in January 2013 when they were photographed vacationing in Hawaii. Things proceeded pretty quickly between the 2 lovebirds as they announced their engagement by May 2013.
Justin Bartha and his leading lady Lia Smith ultimately tied the knot on January 4, 2014, in Smith’s home-city of Oahu, Hawaii. Soon after getting married, they welcomed their first child on April 13, 2014, a daughter named Asa Charlotte.
Is Justin Bartha Gay?
Prior to his marital union with Lia Smith, Justin Bartha had been involved in a number of high profile relationships all of which were with people of the opposite gender. He had dated model and actress Stephanie Sieber as well as actress-turned-fashion designer Ashley Olsen. Bartha was equally linked with superstar actress Scarlett Johansson at some point.
It is pretty obvious that this Hollywood actor is into women going by his dating history. Of course, he portrayed a gay character in the series The New Normal, but all that was make-believe and is totally different from the actor’s reality.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Justin Bartha is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall and he maintains a 69 kg (152 lb) body weight. His chest circumference measures 43 inches (109 cm) while his biceps and waist sizes are 15 inches (38 cm) and 35 inches (89 cm) respectively.