Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on October 31 of 1982, Justin Chatwin studied commerce at the University of British Columbia and in his spare time, took acting lessons. Justin Chatwin’s first role was a bit part as a teenage fan in the motion picture Josie and the Pussycats in 2001. The same year, Justin Chatwin made guest appearances on Smallville and Mysterious Ways. Justin Chatwin also won the part of John Spencer in the TV miniseries Christy: A Change of Seasons and Christy: A New Beginning. The following year, Justin Chatwin was chosen to play Clauson in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed miniseries Taken in 2002, starring Dakota Fanning. Justin Chatwin then played a supporting role in the TV movie The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie in 2003 starring Gena Rowlands. After taking on a role in the USA network miniseries, Traffic in 2004, Justin Chatwin was named by Newsweek as one of their young stars on the rise. Ironically, Justin Chatwin then played supporting roles in Taking Lives with Angelina Jolie and in SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 in 2004 with Jon Voight, Jolie’s father. In April 2004, Justin Chatwin filmed The Chumscrubber, playing a high school drug dealer opposite actors such as Ralph Fiennes and Glenn Close. Justin Chatwin’s big break came when he again had the chance to work with Spielberg and Fanning as Tom Cruise’s son in the blockbuster feature War of the Worlds in 2005.