Justin Chatwin, born and raised on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, did not originally plan to go into acting. When he was 18, on a dare, he went with a friend on an audition. The acting bug bit him, and Chatwin never looked back. His first part was a small one in the television miniseries, "Christy, Choices of the Heart" (ION, 2001), followed by a small role as a rock fan in "Josie & The Pussycats" in 2001. He followed that with a small part in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "Taken" in 2002, his first official work with Steven Spielberg. But his first recognizable role was in the miniseries, "Traffic," in 2004, followed by another quirky and memorable role as a youthful and disturbed hitchhiker in "Taking Lives." Justin Chatwin managed to hold his own with the Hollywood big leagues as Robbie, the son of Tom Cruise's Ray in 2005's "War of the Worlds." Also in 2005, he played the part of Billy in the quirky and memorable "Chumscrubber." Chatwin lit up fan message boards online with the announcement of his next role, as an adult film star in "The Pornographer's Poem," set for release in 2006, and in "The Invisible," directed by David Goyer, also set for 2006. Other film roles include "Middle of Nowhere" (2008) and "Dragonball Evolution" (2009). In 2014, Chatwin joined the cast of "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011- 2021) as Steve. In 2018, Chatwin took on the role of Michael Connolly in "The Assassin's Code," then Andy in "Summer Night" (2019) and Terrence in "Die in a Gunfight" (2021). During this time, he was also in the Netflix series "Another Life" as Erik Wallace, along with Katee Sackhoff.