Justin Hires

Born in St Petersburg, Florida, Justin Hires was attracted to acting at a young age. He performed at St. Petersburg's Little Theater and in the local American Stage Theater Company's "Shakespeare in the Park" ... Read more »
Born: in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Rush Hour 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

10 Cent Pistol 2015 (Movie)

Jayson (Actor)

Key & Peele 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

TripTank 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jerks With Cameras 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

21 Jump Street 2012 (Movie)

Juario (Actor)

Zoey 101 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stomp the Yard 2007 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

Biography

Born in St Petersburg, Florida, Justin Hires was attracted to acting at a young age. He performed at St. Petersburg's Little Theater and in the local American Stage Theater Company's "Shakespeare in the Park" productions before heading to Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School where he was able to continue to put his talents on display. While still in college at Clark Atlanta University, Hires was cast in the films "The Gospel" (2005) and "Stomp the Yard" (2007). He was also a DJ for the college radio station, which led him to be chosen as a VJ for the new MTVU network. After college he appeared in the series "Disaster Date" (MTV 2009-2011). In 2010, Hires was in Affion Crockett's extremely popular internet spoof of Chris Brown's video "Deuces," called "Douche It." Later that year he appeared in Crockett's sketch comedy show "In the Flow with Affion Crockett" (Fox, 2011), executive produced by Jamie Foxx. Hires went on to make a number of appearances on the Peabody-winning sketch series "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central, 2012-) and had a supporting role in the big screen hit "21 Jump Street" (2012). In 2014, Hires became one of the core cast members on the hidden camera comedy show "Jerks With Cameras" (MTV 2014- ).

EDUCATION

Clark Atlanta University

Milestones

2016

Took on the role of Detective James Carter on the TV adaptation of "Rush Hour."

2014

Became a regular on the prank show "Jerks with Cameras."

2012

Played numerous roles on the Comedy Central sketch comedy series "Key and Peele"

2012

Appeared in the action comedy "21 Jump Street."

2009

Became a participant on the hidden-camera show "Disaster Date."

2007

Appeared in the film "Stomp the Yard."

Bonus Trivia

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Turned down a contract with a major network in New York in order to move to Los Angeles to further his entertainment career.

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Was such an existing fan of Chris Tucker's performance in the "Rush Hour" films that he didn't need to rewatch them when he was cast in the same role for the TV adaptation.

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Is a first degree black belt in karate.

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"I just love making people laugh. Life can be hard at times, so being able to put a smile on someone’s face brings me a lot of joy." - from Thesource.com, Jan. 29, 2016

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"I'm a fan of Chris Tucker. He's literally one of the reasons I got into comedy as a profession. I've been studying the Rush Hour movies since I was a little child, so absolutely it's an honor to walk in this dude's footsteps." - from www.blog.peopleschoice.com, December 28, 2015

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