Joseph Cross

Joseph Cross

Highest Rated: 93% Milk (2008)

Lowest Rated: 16% Untraceable (2008)

Birthday: May 28, 1986

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Wholesome, young thespian Joseph Cross made his auspicious acting debut at age 11, starring opposite Diane Keaton in the made-for-TV movie "Northern Lights" (Disney Channel, 1997). He continued working steadily throughout the late-1990s and into the new millennium with appearances in a variety of film and television projects, including "Desperate Measures" (1998) and an episode of "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06/The CW, 2006-2011) among them. All that changed when Cross landed the starring role in the film adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling memoir "Running with Scissors" (2006). Widely praised for his performance in the film, acting opposite the likes of Annette Bening and Jill Clayburgh, the actor went on to land roles in such highly-anticipated productions as director Clint Eastwood's World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) and the political biopic "Milk" (2008), starring Sean Penn. Interested more in challenging roles than big paydays, Cross continued to hone his skills in quirky, independent fare like the religious satire "Son of Morning" (2011) and the unconventional coming-of-age story "Art Machine" (2012). Remarkably focused and discerning for such a young artist, Cross was surprised and impressed as his burgeoning career moved into its next phase.

Highest rated movies

Licorice Pizza
Flags of Our Fathers
The Automatic Hate
Citizen Gangster
Jimmy P.




83% No Score Yet Devotion Unknown (Character) - 2022
91% 65% Licorice Pizza Matthew (Character) $17.3M 2021
52% 24% Summer Night Director,
- 2019
75% 32% Tilt Joseph Burns (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 62% Everything Beautiful Is Far Away Lernert (Character) - 2017
67% 47% The Automatic Hate Davis Green (Character) - 2015
38% 34% Last Weekend Roger (Character) $6.1K 2014
52% 40% Jimmy P. Dr. Holt (Character) $19.8K 2013
No Score Yet 28% Mine Games Michael (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 44% Art Machine Declan (Character) - 2012
56% 40% Citizen Gangster Val Kozak (Character) $625 2011
No Score Yet 62% Born to Race Danny (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 16% Son of Morning Philip (Character),
- 2011
No Score Yet 32% Falling Up Henry O'Shea (Character) - 2009
93% 89% Milk Dick Pabich (Character) $31.8M 2008
16% 52% Untraceable Owen Reilly (Character) $28.7M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Door Henry (Character) - 2008
31% 56% Running With Scissors Augusten Burroughs (Character) $6.8M 2006
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Franklin Sousley (Character) $33.6M 2006
51% 55% Strangers With Candy Derrick Blank (Character) $2.1M 2005
No Score Yet 15% The Spring Nick Conway (Character) - 2000
19% 40% Jack Frost Charlie Frost (Character) $34.5M 1998
45% 66% Wide Awake Joshua A. Beal (Character) $258.2K 1998
19% 37% Desperate Measures Matthew Conner (Character) $13.7M 1997
No Score Yet 49% Northern Lights Daphne (Character) - 1997


97% 95% Mindhunter Benjamin Barnwright (Guest Star) 2017
89% 89% Big Little Lies Tom (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Petros Franken (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet As the World Turns Unknown (Character) 2004 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Adam Nesbit (Guest Star) 2004
78% 68% Smallville Jordan Cross (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The O'Keefes Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997