Justin Bartha (Doug Billings) has four very different leading roles in films set for release this year.
He recently re-teamed with Trust the Man director Bart Freundlich on the upcoming romantic comedy The Rebound, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, about a single mom who falls for her babysitter, Bartha's character. Additional upcoming releases include New York, I Love You, an American version of the well-reviewed Paris, je'taime. Bartha appears in two vignettes directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Randall Balsmeyer.
Additionally, Bartha executive produced, and stars opposite Cesar Award winner Melanie Laurent, in writer-director Jennifer Devoldere's Shoe at Your Foot, as a man who takes a romantic Paris vacation, despite having just been dumped by his girlfriend, and has his luggage swapped for a French woman's. He also recently wrapped the indie drama Holy Rollers, with Jesse Eisenberg, in which he stars as a Brooklyn Hasid who lures a young neighbor into drug trafficking.
Bartha is best known as Riley Poole, partner to Nicolas Cage's character Ben Gates from the worldwide successes National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Other past film credits include Failure to Launch, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bart Freundlich's Trust the Man, opposite Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bartha also garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of the psychologically challenged brother of a powerful federal prosecutor in Martin Brest's Gigli, opposite Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Christopher Walken.
On television, he starred in Sidney Lumet's Thought Crimes, an HBO film produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson; and starred as the title character in the NBC mid-season comedy Teachers, directed by James Burrows.
Bartha studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated from its film school.