Justin Lazard

Actor, Producer, Model
Justin Lazard parlayed his good looks into an acting career that has encompassed stage, television and films. The son of former foreign correspondent Sidney Lazard and photographer Julie Thayer, he was born and raised ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

Joshua (Actor)

The Brutal Truth 1999 (Movie)

TJ (Actor)

Universal Soldier: the Return 1999 (Movie)

Captain Blackburn (Actor)

Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Species II 1998 (Movie)

Patrick Ross (Actor)

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Center 1993 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Freshman Dorm 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Born to Ride 1991 (Movie)

Brooks (Actor)

Spike of Bensonhurst 1988 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

The Big Fall (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dark Harbor 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Justin Lazard parlayed his good looks into an acting career that has encompassed stage, television and films. The son of former foreign correspondent Sidney Lazard and photographer Julie Thayer, he was born and raised in NYC. In 1974, the family relocated to Paris where his father was stationed by ABC News. After his parents' divorce when he was a freshman in high school, Lazard marked time in boarding schools and at Emory University. Transferring to NYU to study acting, he was "discovered" in a bar by a talent agent and was soon appearing in TV commercials. After a small role in "Spike of Bensonhurst" (1988), Lazard landed the recurring role of a punk-rock undercover cop on NBC's "Miami Vice." To pay for acting classes, the handsome, preppy-looking performer began a brief career as a model. Small parts in features (i.e., "Born to Ride" 1991) and regular roles in unsuccessful series (e.g., "Second Chances" CBS 1993-94) followed.

Relationships

Christina Greeven

Companion

Sidney Lazard

Father
worked for ABC News descendent of the Lazard banking family divorced from Julie Thayer c. 1981

Marc Lazard

Brother
born c. 1965 co-owns Lazard Productions with Justin

Sasha Lazard

Sister
born c. 1969

Ines Missan

Companion
Russian together from c. 1990 to c. 1995

Julie Thayer

Mother
divorced from Lazard's father c. 1981

EDUCATION

Emory University

attended for two years; transferred to NYU

attended a boarding school in Massachusetts

New York University

New York, New York
dropped out

Buckley School

New York, New York

Milestones

2000

Executive produced and appeared in "Stanley's Gig", written and directed by his brother Marc

1998

First leading role in features, an astronaut infected with alien spores in "Species II"

1998

Screenwriting debut as co-author of "Dark Harbor"; also produced

1995

Co-starred in the short-lived adventure series "Extreme"

1988

Feature film debut, "Spike of Bensonhurst"

1974

Lived in Paris with family when father was stationed there by ABC News

Began working as a model to pay for acting classes

Had recurring role of undercover cop Joey Hardin on "Miami Vice" (NBC)

Played featured role of stockbroker Gil Chase on the unsuccessful CBS primetime soap opera "Central Park West/CPW"

Born and raised in NYC

Spotted by an agent in a bar; began doing TV commercials

Debut as series regular on "Second Chances" (CBS)

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