Born on the 21st of January, 1978, Justin Bartha grew up just outside of Detroit, in Michigan. He's main role has been playing Riley Poole in National Treasure. He previously starred in Sidney Lumet’s Thought Crimes opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Glenn Close for HBO Films. Thought Crimes was written by Tom Fontana and was produced by Fontana and Barry Levinson. Justin also garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor in Martin Brest’s Gigli opposite Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
As a filmmaker, Bartha wrote and directed a short film, Highs and Lows, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March 2003. Additionally, he wrote, produced, and starred in the MTV pilot, The Dustin and Justin Show, a satirical take on an entertainment magazine program, executive produced by Todd Phillips. Justin trained at New York University’s Meisner Extension and currently resides in New York.