Joseph Cross

Actor
Wholesome, young thespian Joseph Cross made his auspicious acting debut at age 11, starring opposite Diane Keaton in the made-for-TV movie "Northern Lights" (Disney Channel, 1997). He continued working steadily ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1986 in New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Born to Race 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Falling Up 2014 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Holt (Actor)

Last Weekend 2014 (Movie)

Roger Green (Actor)

Son of Mourning 2014 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

The Automatic Hate 2014 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

The Evil Within 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

All is Bright 2013 (Movie)

Friend 2 (Actor)

Citizen Gangster 2012 (Movie)

Val Kozak (Actor)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

John Hay (Actor)

Art Machine 2011 (Movie)

Declan (Actor)

Mine Games 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Milk 2008 (Movie)

Dick Pabich (Actor)

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

Owen Reilly (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Franklin Sousley (Actor)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

Augusten Burroughs (Actor)

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Derrick Blank (Actor)

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O'Keefes 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Measures 1998 (Movie)

Matthew Conner (Actor)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

Charlie Frost (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Wide Awake 1998 (Movie)

Joshua Beal (Actor)

Northern Lights (TV Show)

Actor

The Spring (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Wholesome, young thespian Joseph Cross made his auspicious acting debut at age 11, starring opposite Diane Keaton in the made-for-TV movie "Northern Lights" (Disney Channel, 1997). He continued working steadily throughout the late-1990s and into the new millennium with appearances in a variety of film and television projects, including "Desperate Measures" (1998) and an episode of "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06/The CW, 2006-2011) among them. All that changed when Cross landed the starring role in the film adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling memoir "Running with Scissors" (2006). Widely praised for his performance in the film, acting opposite the likes of Annette Bening and Jill Clayburgh, the actor went on to land roles in such highly-anticipated productions as director Clint Eastwood's World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) and the political biopic "Milk" (2008), starring Sean Penn. Interested more in challenging roles than big paydays, Cross continued to hone his skills in quirky, independent fare like the religious satire "Son of Morning" (2011) and the unconventional coming-of-age story "Art Machine" (2012). Remarkably focused and discerning for such a young artist, Cross was surprised and impressed as his burgeoning career moved into its next phase.

Relationships

Liz Cross Digital Effects Artist

Sister

Michael Cross

Father

Maureen Cross

Mother

Andrew Cross

Brother

Brian Cross

Brother

James Cross

Brother

Milestones

2012

Portrayed the president's assistant John Hay opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

2008

Co-starred with Diane Lane in the thriller "Untraceable"

2008

Played Harvey Milk's campaign manager Dick Pabich in Gus Van Sant's biopic "Milk"

2006

Portrayed Augusten Burroughs in "Running with Scissors"; film based on the personal memoirs of Burroughs

2006

Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Cast in "Strangers with Candy," co-starring Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert

2003

Guest-starred on NBC's "Third Watch"

2000

Joined cast of the CBS daytime serial "As the World Turns"

1998

Portrayed Andy Garcia's terminally ill son in the thriller "Desperate Measures"

1998

Portrayed the son of a rock musician (Michael Keaton) whose father is reincarnated as a snowman in "Jack Frost"

1998

Film acting debut in the lead role, "Wide Awake" as a 10-year-old Catholic schoolboy

1997

Appeared in the Disney Channel TV-movie "Northern Lights"

Landed recurring role on ABC soap opera "Loving"

Acted in TV commercials

Bonus Trivia

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"I just wanted to be able to say, 'I never did one movie for money or because I was bored and just wanted to work. I picked all of these movies because they meant something to me, and because I thought that the director was going to be able to make something great out of a great script.'" – Cross to Interview magazine, November 2006

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