John Cusack Biography (1966-)

Surname is pronounced "Kyu-zack"; full name, John Paul Cusack; born June 28,1966, in Evanston, IL; son of Richard (an owner of a film production companyand actor) and Nancy (a mathematics teacher and owner of a film production company) Cusack; brother of Joan Cusack (an actress), Ann Cusack (an actress),and Susan Cusack (actresses), and Bill (an actor). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist:Wolf/Kasteler PR, 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
June 28, 1966
Evanston, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Roscoe Maibaum, Class, Orion, 1983
  • Johnny Maine, Grandview, U.S.A., Warner Bros., 1984
  • Bryce, Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984
  • Lane Myer, Better Off Dead (also known as Better Off Dead ...), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Harry, The Journey of Natty Gann, Buena Vista, 1985
  • Walter "Gib" Gibson, The Sure Thing, Embassy, 1985
  • Hoops McCann, One Crazy Summer, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Denny Lachance, Stand by Me, Columbia, 1986
  • (As John Cusak) Angry messenger, Broadcast News, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Dan Bartlett, Hot Pursuit (also known as Persecucion intensa), Paramount, 1987
  • Ivan Alexeev, Tapeheads, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1988
  • George "Buck" Weaver, Eight Men Out, Orion, 1988
  • Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (also known as ... Say Anything ...), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Michael Merriman, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadowmakers), Paramount, 1989
  • Corky, Elvis Stories, 1989
  • Roy Dillon, The Grifters, Miramax, 1990
  • Peter Burton, True Colors, Paramount, 1991
  • Student Jack, Shadows and Fog, Orion, 1992
  • (As John Cusak) Caspar, Roadside Prophets, Fine Line, 1992
  • Himself, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Host of "Cutting Edge Live," Bob Roberts, Paramount, 1992
  • Joey Coyle, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Clark (the mapmaker), Map of the Human Heart (also known as Meridian and La carte du tendre), Miramax, 1993
  • Charles Ossining, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • J. C., Floundering, Strand Releasing, 1994
  • David Shayne, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994
  • Kevin Calhoun, City Hall, Columbia, 1996
  • Martin Q. Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997
  • U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin, Con Air, Buena Vista, 1997
  • John Kelso, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros.,1997
  • Voice of Dimitri, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Eddie Sharp, This Is My Father (also known as L'histoire de monpere), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998
  • Captain John Gaff, The Thin Red Line, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Scary man, Chicago Cab (also known as Hellcab), Castle Hill, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Notting Hill, 1999
  • Nelson Rockefeller, The Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Craig Schwartz, Being John Malkovich, Propaganda Films, 1999
  • Arigo, True Crime Productions, 1999
  • Nick Falzone, Pushing Tin (also known as Turbulenzen-und andereKatastrophen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Rob, High Fidelity, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Eddie Thomas, America's Sweethearts, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2001
  • Jonathan Trager, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001
  • Max, Max Rothman, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Adaptation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Ed, Identity, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Nicholas Easter, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Himself, Breakfast with Hunter, 2003
  • Himself, Road to "The Sure Thing," MGM/UA Home Entertainment, Inc., 2003
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Executive producer, Chicago Cab (also known as Hellcab), Castle Hill, 1998
  • Producer, Arigo, True Crime Productions, 1999
  • Coproducer and music supervisor, High Fidelity, 2000
  • Executive producer, Never Get Outta the Boat, Lot 47 Films, 2002
  • Associate producer, Max, 2002
  • Producer, 2.2, 2002
  • Director of the short film Ready or Not.
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Voice, Baseball, PBS, 1994
  • Movies
  • Myrl Redding, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Class," 1983
  • An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988
  • Living in America, syndicated, 1991
  • The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Chicago on Stage, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, Eastwood on Eastwood, TNT, 1997
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Himself, Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001
  • Back in the U.S., ABC, 2002
  • The 7th Annual Prism Awards, F/X, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Voice of Greg, "Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven," Frasier, NBC,1996
  • Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • The View, ABC, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003
  • On the Record with Bob Costas, HBO, 2003
  • Himself, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, Extra, syndicated, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • Stage Work
  • Producer and director, Alagazam ... After the Dog Year, New CrimeProductions, Chicago, IL, 1988
  • Director, Methusalem, New Crime Productions, 1989
  • Director, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, New Crime Productions, 1991
  • Also directed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, New Crime Productions.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle Farmer, 1986
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997
  • (With D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, and Scott Rosenberg) High Fidelity (adapted from the novel of the same title by Nick Hornby), Working Title Films, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 3, Gale Group, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, January, 1998, p. 46
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 10, 1997, p. 96
    • Parade Magazine, July 22, 2001
    • People Weekly, July 15, 2002, p. 22

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