Who is Justin Berfield? Wiki Bio
Justin Tyler Berfield was born in Agoura Hills, California USA, on 25 February 1986, so his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, film producer, and a writer, best known for having starred as Reese in the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle” which aired from 2000 to 2006 – it also starred Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston, and follows a teenager who is being raised in a rather strange family.
Childhood and education
Justin was raised in Agoura Hills alongside his older brother Lorne by their father Eric ‘Rick Berfield who was a real estate agent, and their mother Gail who was a teacher.
Lorne has also become an actor and is known for appearing in the comedy series “Evening Shade” in 1990, the action drama show “Double Blast” in 1994, and the comedy series “Someone Like Me” in 1994 as well.
Justin became interested in acting after he saw Lorne appear in several series as well as in his school plays, and decided to try and become an actor. He began training in the school’s drama club, while Lorne also took Justin onto the sets of series he was shooting for. Upon matriculating from high school, Justin didn’t pursue a college degree, but focused on his acting career.
Roles in movies and producing credits
Justin made his debut film appearance in 2001, when he portrayed Caption Writer in the comedy movie “Max Keeble’s Big Move”, which starred Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller and Jamie Kennedy, and which followed a young boy who is trying to get his revenge after being bullied by his peers. For his performance, Justin was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actor.
In 2006, he produced the romantic comedy musical “Romance and Cigarettes” which starred James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet, and which follows the story of a man who has to choose between his wife and his mistress.
Justin has also produced the romantic comedy film “Blonde Ambition” in 2007, which starred Luke Wilson and Rachael Leigh Cook.
He both produced and acted in “The Pet Detective” in 2007, and in “Virgin Produced: Comedy Vault” in 2012.
Appearances in TV series
Justin made his debut TV series appearance in 1994, when he portrayed Bob Bowman in 13 episodes of the comedy series “The Good Life”. In the same year, he appeared in two episodes of the baseball sitcom “Hardball”, and four episodes of the comedy show “The Boys are Back”.
In 1996, he was invited to guest star in an episode of “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man”, and was then cast in the lead role of Ross Malloy in the sitcom “Unhappily Ever After”, which also starred Geoff Pierson, Kevin Connolly and Nikki Cox, and which follows a family of six in which the father is schizophrenic. For his performance, Justin was nominated for two Young Artist Awards for the Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Supporting Young Actor in 1998 and 1999, while he was also nominated for a YoungStar Award for the Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series.
In 2000, he jointly won a Young Star Award for the Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television together with his colleagues from the series “Malcom in the Middle”, while they also won a Young Artist Award for the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) in 2002.
Justin went on to star in the episode “Tangled Web” of the horror series “The Nightmare Room”, and then had his first voice role in the animated action comedy series “Kim Possible”. Some of his roles which followed were in “The Fairly Odd Parents” in 2004 and “Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive” in 2005, which he also produced. His latest role in a TV series has been in the comedy “Sons of Tucson” in 2010.
Love life and relationships
Justin has been keeping the details of his love life hidden from the media’s curiosity, and because he hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated, there are rumors circulating the internet that the popular actor’director is gay.
It’s believed that Justin was romantically linked to Haley Egeana Giraldo, the daughter of the famous American singer and actress Pat Benatar. Justin and Haley have known each other since they were kids, and a rumor has it that they were dating for several years sometime in the 2000s. However, in 2017 Haley married Matt Williams, who is a model and a bodybuilder.
Justin is currently single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Justin likes to travel, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while he’s also visited countries in Europe such as England and Germany, and in Asia such as China and Japan. He is very sporting, and is playing soccer and tennis while he also has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body. He has been taking Tang Soo Do karate lessons for years now, and holds a third degree red belt. Justin enjoys fishing, and his Instagram account is flooded with pictures of fishes that he’s caught. He likes to do real estate investing for fun, and once bought a house belonging to the famous actress and singer Jessica Simpson, and then sold it for a larger amount of money.
He is interested in doing charity work and volunteering, and served for three years as the National Youth Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House charity organization. Justin has also donated money to The Virgin Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He is a huge fan of the movie franchise “Star Wars”, and in 1999 he auditioned to play Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, but the role eventually went to Jake Lloyd.
Appearance and net worth
Justin is 34 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $10 million.