John Cusack

Biography

John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966 - Height: 6' 2½" (1,89 m)) is an American film actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than 50 films, including The Journey of Natty Gann, Say Anything..., Grosse Point Blank, Con Air, High Fidelity, and 2012.

Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to a Catholic Irish-American family. His mother, Ann Paula "Nancy" (née Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. His father, Richard Cusack (1925–2003), was an actor, as are John's siblings, Ann, Joan, Bill, and Susie. His father was also a documentary filmmaker, owned a film production company, and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan.

Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in [his] belly".

Cusack is a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which, he says, he is "in trouble there". He has led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. He has also been spotted at multiple Chicago Bears games, and attended many of the Stanley Cup Finals games in support of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cusack has trained in kickboxing for over 20 years, under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything... and currently holds the rank of a level 6 black belt in Urquidez's Ukidokan Kickboxing system.

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John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966 - Height: 6' 2½" (1,89 m)) is an American film actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than 50 films, including The Journey of Natty Gann, Say Anything..., Grosse Point Blank, Con Air, High Fidelity, and 2012.

Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to a Catholic Irish-American family. His mother, Ann Paula "Nancy" (née Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. His father, Richard Cusack (1925–2003), was an actor, as are John's siblings, Ann, Joan, Bill, and Susie. His father was also a documentary filmmaker, owned a film production company, and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan.

Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in [his] belly".

Cusack is a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which, he says, he is "in trouble there". He has led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. He has also been spotted at multiple Chicago Bears games, and attended many of the Stanley Cup Finals games in support of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cusack has trained in kickboxing for over 20 years, under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything... and currently holds the rank of a level 6 black belt in Urquidez's Ukidokan Kickboxing system.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1966-06-28

Place of Birth Evanston - Illinois - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

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  • John Paul Cusack

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Cell as Clayton "Clay" Riddell
2015 Chi-Raq as Fr. Mike Corridan
2015 Dragon Blade as Lucius
2014 Reclaim as Benjamin
2014 The Prince as Sam
2014 Love & Mercy as Brian Wilson - Future
2014 Drive Hard as Simon Keller
2014 Maps to the Stars as Dr. Stafford Weiss
2014 The Bag Man as Jack
2014 Doll & Em(1 episode) as John
2013 Grand Piano as Clem
2013 We're No Animals
2013 Salinger as Himself
2013 The Butler as Richard Nixon
2013 The Frozen Ground as Robert Hansen
2013 The Numbers Station as Emerson
2013 Adult World as Rat Billings
2012 The Factory as Mike Fletcher
2012 The Paperboy as Hillary Van Wetter
2012 The Raven as Edgar Allan Poe
2012 WWE: 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History as Himself
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Himself
2010 Shanghai as Paul Soames
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine as Adam
2009 2012 as Jackson Curtis
2008 Igor as Igor (voice)
2008 War, Inc. as Brand Hauser
2007 Martian Child as David
2007 1408 as Mike Enslin
2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten as Himself
2007 Grace is Gone as Stanley Philipps
2006 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
2006 The Contract as Ray
2005 The Ice Harvest as Charlie
2005 Must Love Dogs as Jake
2003 Runaway Jury as Nicholas Easter
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Breakfast with Hunter as Himself
2003 Identity as Ed
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Adaptation. as Himself (uncredited)
2002 Max as Max Rothman
2001 Serendipity as Jonathan Trager
2001 America's Sweethearts as Eddie Thomas
2000 High Fidelity as Rob Gordon
1999 Cradle Will Rock as Nelson Rockefeller
1999 Being John Malkovich as Craig Schwartz
1999 This Is My Father as Eddie Sharp
1999 Pushing Tin as Nick Falzone
1999 The Jack Bull as Myrl Redding
1998 The Thin Red Line as Capt. John Gaff
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil as John Kelso
1997 Anastasia as Dimitri (voice)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Con Air as Marshal Vince Larkin
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank as Martin Q. Blank
1997 Chicago Cab as Scary Man
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 City Hall as Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
1994 The Road to Wellville as Charles Ossining
1994 Bullets Over Broadway as David Shayne
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Floundering as JC
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Money for Nothing as Joey Coyle
1993 Map of the Human Heart as The Mapmaker
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1992 The Player as Himself
1992 Roadside Prophets as Caspar
1991 Shadows and Fog as Student Jack
1991 True Colors as Peter Burton
1990 The Grifters as Roy Dillon
1989 Fat Man and Little Boy as Michael Merriman
1989 Say Anything... as Lloyd Dobler
1988 Tapeheads as Ivan Alexeev
1988 Eight Men Out as George 'Buck' Weaver
1987 Hot Pursuit as Dan Bartlett
1986 One Crazy Summer as Hoops McCann
1986 Stand by Me as Denny Lachance
1985 Better Off Dead... as Lane Meyer
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann as Harry
1985 The Sure Thing as Walter (Gib) Gibson
1984 Grandview, U.S.A. as Johnny Maine
1984 Sixteen Candles as Bryce
1983 Class as Roscoe Maibaum
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Southern Fury

Production

2016 Cell … Executive Producer
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine … Producer
2007 Grace is Gone … Producer
1997 Chicago Cab … Executive Producer

Writing

2000 High Fidelity … Screenplay
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank … Screenplay

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