Justin Louis Baldoni (born January 24, 1984) is an American actor and director.
Baldoni was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Medford, Oregon, the son of Sharon and Sam Baldoni. His mother is Jewish and his father is of Italian ancestry. Baldoni was raised in the Bahá'í Faith.
Baldoni played soccer and ran track in high school, and was a radio disc jockey at a local top 40 radio station. Unfortunately, his hopes of playing professional sports were foiled when he tore his hamstring his senior year. Even with his injury, Baldoni was offered a place on the Long Beach State track team his freshman year at California State University. However, he was not able to fully rehabilitate his hamstring in time, and Baldoni left Long Beach for Los Angeles.
While moving into a new apartment building, Baldoni met a manager who advised him to pursue a career in acting. In 2008, Baldoni wrote, produced, and directed his first music video that was selected and showcased at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival. Shortly thereafter Baldoni directed a short film entitled "The Walk to Fame" for Warner Brothers artist Jason Derulo and various music videos for Brendan James and S-Curve artist Andy Grammer.
He recently partnered with SoulPancake and Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson to create a documentary series titled "My Last Days." The show focuses on people who are terminally ill, but refuse to give up on life. Justin hopes the show will inspire people to stop taking the time we have left for granted, and begin to appreciate what truly matters. "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living."
|2005||The Helix... Loaded||Jason|
|2008||The House Bunny||Waiter (uncredited)|
|2009||The Forgotten Ones||Peter||Video|
|2011||Royal Reunion||Nicky||Short film|
|2011||Intervention: Cinderella||Aladdin||Short film|
|2012||Shadow of Fear||Bobby|
|2012||A Fine Step||Completed|
|2014||A Fine Step||Post-production|
|2004||The Young and the Restless||Ben||TV series|
|2004||Wedding Daze||Guillermo Valerio||TV movie|
|2005||JAG||Azzam||Episode: "Bridging the Gulf"|
|2005||Spring Break Shark Attack||J.T.||TV movie|
|2005||Charmed||Salko||Episode: "Something Wicca This Way Goes"|
|2005-2006||Everwood||Reid Bardem||15 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Damon Argento||Episode: "Cyber-Levity"|
|2008||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Diego||Episode: "Foiled Again"|
|2009||Heroes||Alex Woolsey||Episode: "Building 26"
|2010||The Bold and the Beautiful||Graham Darros||TV series|
|2010||CSI: NY||Heath Kirkfield||Episode: "Out of the Sky"|
|2011-2012||Single Ladies||Derek||4 episodes|
|2012||Undercover Bridesmaid||Jake||TV movie|
|2012||Blackout||Josh Martin||TV series, post-production|
|2013||Happy Endings||Marcus||TV series|
|2014-||Jane the Virgin||Rafael Solano||
- Danielle Turchiano | Justin Baldoni talks 'Jane the Virgin'
- Xfinity TV Blog | Who's That Guy?
- Entertainment Drive Thru | Justin Baldoni