Joseph Gordon Bio, Wiki & Facts

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Who is Joseph Gordon ?

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt.

Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010.

His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, had been a well-known movie director.

After working for several years as a child actor, Joseph became better known for starring on the hit television series 3rd Rock from the Sun(1996), for which he earned two Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards. In addition, the show earned three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Peformance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Prior to his success on television, Joseph had already worked steadily in feature films, debuting in the Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It (1992).

He won a Young Artist Award for the latter film. During the 1990s, he also co-starred in the films Angels in the Outfield (1994), The Juror (1996), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).

Quick Facts

  • Weight: 159 lbs or 72 kg
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Shoe Size: 8
  • Build: Slim
  • Net Worth: $35 Million
  • Birth Name: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt
  • Nick Name: Joe, Joey, Jgl
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California,United States
  • Birthday: February 17, 1981
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Ethnicity: 100% Ashkenazi Jewish
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Mother: Jane Gordon
  • Father: Dennis Levitt
  • Siblings: Daniel Gordon-Levitt (older brother) (July 27, 1974 – October 4, 2010)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Favorite Movies: Dumbo [1941], Verites Et Mensonges [1974]