The Hangover actor Justin Lee Bartha is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles as Riley Poole in the National Treasure film series (which is a series of historical theatrical adventure action mystery), Doug Billings in The Hangover trilogy, and David Sawyer in the NBC comedy series The New Normal. He starred as Colin Morrello in the CBS All Access legal and political drama The Good Fight.

Early Life

Bartha was born on July 21, 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and moved to West Bloomfield, Michigan when he was eight. His mother, Betty, is a school teacher, while his father, Stephen is a real estate developer.

Justin Bartha when he was younger.
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His parents are both from Jewish families (their families moved to the U.S. from Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia). Jeffrey Bartha’s older brother and Jeffrey was raised in a Reform Jewish family.


Bartha’s first debut movie was 54 as clubgoer. However, he began his career behind the camera as a production assistant. A short film titled Highs and Lows was written and directed by him with Darrel M. Smith as co-producer, which was shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2003. Moreover, he produced, wrote, and starred in Justin Show. Gigli and Carnival Sun in 2003 was his major role. He also enjoyed parts in Failure to Launch and NBC’s Teachers which only aired six-episode in 2006. He cost in an indie comic-drama, Holy Rollers in November 2007.

Justin at the movie premiere.
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He was featured in another of Jesse Eisenberg‘s plays, A Little Part of All Of Us, for Playing On Air, a non-benefit agency that “records short plays [for public radio and podcast] composed by top writers and performed by remarkable actors in 2014. He has worked with the Matrix Theater Company, serving as the guest director for their Teen Company in Are You Passing?, a play on the condition of schooling in Detroit.

Married to Lia Smith

Justine Bartha and his wife Lia Smith who is Instructor at Pilates, tied the knot in the bride’s native Hawaii, on January 4, 2014. As per sources, the couple was married just before sunset Saturday afternoon in Oahu.

Justin with his wife and child.
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They met during a Pilates session at Equinox in L.A. Smith and Bartha have two kids. Asa Charlotte (April 13, 2014), is the elder one, and Ruby (2016, April 10) is their younger kid.

Acting Career

Justin Bartha has an enormous career in Movies, TV Series, and some theatre plays too. Some of his best movies include New York, I Love You in 2008, The Rebound in 2009, Dark Horse in 2011. As for his small screen credits, they include Strip Search in 2004, Teachers in 2006, and The New Normal in 2012–2013.

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Putting some glimpse on theatre Plays, he appeared in Lend Me a Tenor in 2010, All New People in 2011, and The Sunshine Boys in 2013.

Net Worth

The 42 years old American actor and film producer Justin Bartha has an estimated net worth of $22 million. His main source of income includes acting. Besides, he is also gaining royalty from his blockbuster movies over the past two decades. He is also a producer who earns a decent amount of money from the profession which contributes to his net worth.

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