Justin Chatwin is a truly authentic actor who succeeds in all genres from drama to comedy, action and then some.
Currently Justin is shooting Carol Mendelsohn’s pilot DOOMSDAY for ABC. He plays the role of ‘Chris Wyatt,’ a respected Navy SEAL who is referred to as “Captain America by way of Harvard.”
In 2016 he played the lead on the CBS series AMERICAN GOTHIC, a one-hour murder mystery series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, which premiered in the summer. Justin appeared as a superhero in the two-hour Christmas special of the extremely successful BBC series DOCTOR WHO, which was also released in theaters in the U.S.
On the feature side Justin recently wrapped shooting the lead role opposite Peter Stormare in the indie detective thriller LEGACY. He also was in the Warner Bros. feature CHIPS, alongside Michael Pena, Kristen Bell and Vincent D’Onofrio and also the independent films THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING, opposite Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace, and Will Patton, the quirky comedy, UNLEASHED, opposite Kate Micucci, Steve Howey and Sean Astin, and the drama WE DON’T BELONG HERE, alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin.
In 2015 Justin reprised his role on Showtime’s Emmy nominated drama series SHAMELESS, which he was a series regular for the first three seasons. He also had a heavy arc on BBC America’s hit series ORPHAN BLACK. He also filmed the romantic comedy NO STRANGER THAN LOVE, opposite Alison Brie, the thriller URGE, alongside Pierce Brosnan, and starred as a rock idol ‘Bobby Shore’ in BANG BANG BABY, which was accepted into the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film’s producer has said “Justin’s charisma and iconic quality make him fun to watch while also being capable of conveying much depth to the character.”
Chatwin’s other film credits include FUNKYTOWN, in which he starred opposite Patrick Huard and Paul Doucet; DRAGONBALL, the film adaptation of the Japanese manga phenomenon; John Stockwell’s romantic comedy MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, also starring Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri; THE INVISIBLE, in which he starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden; Steven Spielberg’s re-telling of the H.G. Wells classic, WAR OF THE WORLDS, in which he starred opposite Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning; the independent film THE CHUMSCRUBBER, also starring Ralph Fiennes, Glenn Close, Rita Wilson and Allison Janney; and TAKING LIVES with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke.
Chatwin first garnered recognition for his starring role in the in the USA miniseries, TRAFFIC, directed by Stephen Hopkins. Based on his performance in the program, Newsweek magazine singled him out as an “Actor to Watch.” Additional early television credits include roles on LOST, SMALLVILLE, and playing Kevin Nealon’s son in Showtime’s comedy series, WEEDS.
Chatwin was born and raised to a documentary filmmaker mother and engineer father on Vancouver Island (Nanaimo), British Columbia. Chatwin currently resides in Los Angles, California.