Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, known for his performances in such films as Jeepers Creepers, Waiting..., Accepted, Dodgeball, Galaxy Quest, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Live Free or Die Hard, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the TV series Ed, Drag Me to Hell and his personification of a Macintosh computer in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertisement campaign.
Long was born in Fairfield, Connecticut and raised in a Roman Catholic family. He attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school. His mother, Wendy Lesniak, is an actress who has mostly appeared on stage, and his father, R. James Long, is a philosophy and Latin teacher at Fairfield University.
Long has two brothers: an older brother, Damian, who is a local stage actor as well as a teacher and theater director at Weston High School, and a younger brother, Christian, who appears in the movie Accepted as the school mascot. Long attended Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group Laughingstock and starred in several plays including Butterflies are Free. He left college early to pursue his career. Before leaving, he worked at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut as an acting