Joseph Cross

Joseph Cross

Highest Rated: 93% Milk (2008)

Lowest Rated: 16% Untraceable (2008)

Birthday: May 28, 1986

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Fresh-faced actor Joseph Cross established himself as an onscreen presence from the late '90s onward, with a series of effective and tightly knit characterizations in consistently interesting (if critically divisive) projects. After a somewhat mawkish start, as the lovelorn preteen son in the family-oriented Michael Keaton movie Jack Frost (1998), Cross ultimately breached more adult-oriented material, much of it offbeat. He landed two of his most prominent roles in the mid-2000s: white trash Jerri Blank's (Amy Sedaris) jockey stepbrother in the satirical comedy Strangers with Candy (2005) and young Augusten Burroughs, a youngster growing up amid a hopelessly dysfunctional and cracked environment, in Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Burroughs' memoir, Running with Scissors (2006). The latter represented Cross' premier lead; most critics commended his efforts and his ambition, even as they panned the film for the incohesiveness of its elements. The following year, Cross also landed a supporting role in the Diane Lane thriller Untraceable (2008).


Highest Rated Movies



52% Summer Night Director Actor Producer 2019
No Score Yet Everything Beautiful Is Far Away Lernet 2017
75% Tilt Joseph Burns 2017
No Score Yet The Last Film Festival Junior Agent $4K 2016
67% The Automatic Hate Davis Green 2016
No Score Yet Mine Games Michael 2014
38% Last Weekend Roger Green $3.2K 2014
52% Jimmy P. Dr. Holt 2014
No Score Yet Art Machine Declan 2014
89% Lincoln John Hay $129.5M 2012
53% Edwin Boyd (Citizen Gangster) Val Kozak $625 2012
No Score Yet Born To Race Danny Krueger 2012
No Score Yet Son Of Morning Producer Phillip Katz 2011
No Score Yet Falling Up Henry O'Shea 2010
93% Milk Dick Pabich $31.8M 2008
16% Untraceable Owen Reilly $28.7M 2008
73% Flags of Our Fathers Franklin Sousley $33.7M 2006
31% Running With Scissors Augusten Burroughs $6.8M 2006
52% Strangers with Candy Derrick Blank $2M 2005
No Score Yet The Spring Nick Conway 2000
19% Jack Frost Charlie Frost 1998
42% Wide Awake Joshua Beal 1998
No Score Yet Northern Lights Jack 1997
17% Desperate Measures Matthew Conner 1997


95% Elementary
Petros Franken 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order
Will Shea 2005
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Adam Nesbit 2004
No Score Yet Third Watch
Eric Beckman 2003
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Petey Petey Carmichael 2000


Augusten Burroughs says: I want rules... and boundaries... because... what I've learned is that... without them... all life is... is a series of surprises.

Ambitious Reporter says: You took advantage of your position in life.

Phillip Katz says: I didn't mean to. I sort of fell into it.

Augusten Burroughs says: According to Hope, Freud died of kitty leukemia. According to me, Freud died of being trapped in a laundry basket for four days without food or water.