John Cusack

28 Jun 1966

Actor, Producer, Writer

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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Filmography (73 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···River Runs Red
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Horace)
(movie, 2018)
···Distorted
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vernon Sarsfield)
(movie, 2017)
···Singularity
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Elias Van Dorne)
(movie, 2016)
···Cell
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Igor (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Love & Mercy
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Brian Wilson - Future)
(movie, 2015)
···天將雄師
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lucius)
(movie, 2014)
···Reclaim
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Benjamin)
(movie, 2014)
···The Prince
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Sam)
(movie, 2014)
···Drive Hard
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Simon Keller)
(movie, 2014)
···Maps to the Stars
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Stafford Weiss)
(movie, 2014)
···Grand Piano
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clem)
(movie, 2014)
···The Bag Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack)
(movie, 2014)
···Adult World
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Rat Billings)
(movie, 2013)
···No somos animales
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
···The Butler
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Richard Nixon)
(movie, 2013)
···The Frozen Ground
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Robert Hansen)
(movie, 2013)
···The Numbers Station
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Emerson)
(movie, 2012)
···The Factory
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike Fletcher)
(movie, 2012)
···The Paperboy
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hillary Van Wetter)
(movie, 2012)
···The Raven
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Edgar Allan Poe)
(movie, 2010)
···Shanghai
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paul Soames)
(movie, 2010)
···Hot Tub Time Machine
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2009)
7.82012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Jackson Curtis)
(movie, 2008)
···Igor
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Igor)
(movie, 2008)
···War, Inc.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Brand Hauser)
(movie, 2008)
···War, Inc.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hauser)
(movie, 2007)
···Martian Child
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as David)
(movie, 2007)
···1408
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike Enslin)
(movie, 2007)
···Grace is Gone
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2006)
···The Contract
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ray)
(movie, 2005)
···The Ice Harvest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charlie)
(movie, 2005)
···Must Love Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jake)
(movie, 2003)
···Runaway Jury
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nicholas Easter)
(movie, 2003)
7.0Identity
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ed)
(movie, 2002)
···Max
Genre: War, Drama
Role: Actor (as Max Rothman)
(movie, 2001)
···Serendipity
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jonathan Trager)
(movie, 2001)
···America's Sweethearts
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eddie Thomas)
(movie, 2000)
···High Fidelity
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1999)
···Being John Malkovich
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Craig Schwartz)
(movie, 1999)
···This Is My Father
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eddie Sharp)
(movie, 1999)
···The Jack Bull
Genre: Action, Drama, Western, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Myrl Redding)
(movie, 1999)
···Cradle Will Rock
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nelson Rockefeller)
(movie, 1999)
···Pushing Tin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nick Falzone)
(movie, 1998)
···The Thin Red Line
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Capt. John Gaff)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Kelso)
(movie, 1997)
···Anastasia
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Dimitri (voice))
(movie, 1997)
···Con Air
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Marshal Vince Larkin)
(movie, 1997)
···Grosse Pointe Blank
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1997)
···Chicago Cab
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1996)
···City Hall
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun)
(movie, 1994)
···The Road to Wellville
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles Ossining)
(movie, 1994)
···Bullets Over Broadway
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as David Shayne)
(movie, 1994)
···Floundering
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as JC)
(movie, 1993)
···Money for Nothing
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Joey Coyle)
(movie, 1992)
···The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1991)
···Shadows and Fog
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Student Jack)
(movie, 1991)
···True Colors
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peter Burton)
(movie, 1990)
···The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Roy Dillon)
(movie, 1989)
···Fat Man and Little Boy
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Michael Merriman)
(movie, 1989)
···Say Anything...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Dobler)
(movie, 1989)
6.8Say Anything...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Dobler)
(movie, 1988)
···Tapeheads
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ivan Alexeev)
(movie, 1988)
···Eight Men Out
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as George 'Buck' Weaver)
(movie, 1987)
···Hot Pursuit
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dan Bartlett)
(movie, 1986)
···One Crazy Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Hoops McCann)
(movie, 1986)
···Stand by Me
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Denny Lachance)
(movie, 1985)
···Better Off Dead...
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lane Meyer)
(movie, 1985)
···The Sure Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Walter (Gib) Gibson)
(movie, 1985)
···Better Off Dead...
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lane Meyer)
(movie, 1985)
···The Journey of Natty Gann
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Harry)
(movie, 1984)
···Grandview, U.S.A.
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Johnny Maine)
(movie, 1984)
···Sixteen Candles
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bryce)