Date of Birth : Jun 2nd 1978
American actor, known for his performances in the films Jeepers Creepers, Waiting…, Accepted, Dodgeball, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Live Free or Die Hard, the TV series Ed, and his personification of a Macintosh computer in Apple’s “Get a Mac” advertisement campaign.
Long was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. His mother, Wendy Lesniak, is an actress who has mostly appeared on stage, and his father, R. James Long, is a philosophy teacher at Fairfield University. He has two brothers: an older brother, Damian, who is a high school English teacher and a local stage actor, and a younger brother, Christian, who appears in the movie Accepted as the Sandwich Mascot. Long was raised in a “conservative” Catholic family and attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in Fairfield where he was given the “Most Likely Not To Be Seen In Class” superlative. He attended Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughing Stock and starred in several plays including Butterflies are Free before graduating. Before leaving, he worked at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut as an acting instructor/counseler for a children’s theatre group.
Long’s notable film credits include Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Crossroads, Galaxy Quest, “Dreamland” and Waiting…. He was also a regular on the NBC TV series Ed (2000–2004), playing socially maladjusted high-school student Warren Cheswick. He has also appeared in the movies The Break-Up and played the main character in the 2006 comedy film Accepted. He co-stars with Bruce Willis and plays a “white-hat hacker” in the new Die Hard movie named Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard is its American title). He plays a fairly prominent role in the movie The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang.