Justin Pierce - biography

Actor from England,United States of America

Justin Pierce Justin Charles Pierce (March 21, 1975 – July 10, 2000) was an English-born American actor and skateboarder. Born in London, England to a Welsh mother and an American father of English descent, Pierce was brought up in the Marble Hill section of New York City. He attended P.S. 7 in the Bronx for Elementary School and J.H.S. 141 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx for Junior High School. Pierce's parents divorced when he was 15. After his parents' divorce, he began acting out by stealing cigarettes and food and skipping school in favor of skateboarding. Pierce soon quit school and moved out, staying in a basement of a building with fellow skaters. Pierce was later arrested for the possession of marijuana and heroin under his pants in a police road search. The results in the court hearing were found inconclusive which resulted in the release of Pierce. He went back to live with his parents at age 19. While skateboarding in Washington Square Park, Pierce was discovered by film director Larry Clark, who cast him in his controversial 1995 film Kids. After the success of Kids, Pierce won an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of Casper, the profane and very heavily drug-addicted  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1975-03-21
Place of birth
London
Nationality
England,United States of America
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
2001 Loop Dreams: The Making of a Low Budget Movie
2000 The Big Tease
2000 Next Friday Roach
1998 Too Pure
1997 A Brother's Kiss
1997 First Time Felon
1995 Kids Casper

Death

Date of death
2000-07-10
Cause of death
Suicide,Hanging
Place of death
Las Vegas

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