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Justin Chambers : biography

July 11, 1970 -

Justin W. Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. Since 2005, he has starred in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Alex Karev. He is also known for his role in the first season of the CBS crime drama series Cold Case.


Year Title Role Note
1995 Another World Nicholas 'Nick' Hudson #1 Recurring Role
1995 New York Undercover Officer Nick Caso Season 2 - Episode 20 "Unis"
1996 Harvest of Fire George
1996 Swift Justice Rick Season 1 - Episode 12 "Stones"
1997 Rose Hill Cole Clayborne
1998 Four Corners Caleb Haskell
1999 Liberty Heights Trey Tobelseted
1999 Seasons of Love Adult Hocking
2001 The Wedding Planner Massimo
2001 The Musketeer D'Artagnan
2002 Leo Ryan Eames
2002 Hysterical Blindness Rick
2003 Cold Case Chris Lassing Season 1
2005–Present Grey’s Anatomy Alex Karev Starring
2005 Southern Belles Rhett Butler
2005 The Zodiac Inspector Matt Parish
2008 Lakeview Terrace Donnie Eaton
2009 Private Practice Alex Karev Season 2 - Episode 16 "Ex-life"
2010 The Happiest Man Alive Sherman
2013 Broken City Ryan
2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Barry Allen/The Flash Voice


Chambers was discovered by a modeling scout on the Paris Metro and went on to represent Calvin Klein in a fragrance campaign. He worked throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States for Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana1. After deciding on an acting career, he moved to New York, where he studied at the H.B. Studios and Ron Stetson Studios for four years. That landed him a few television roles, including Another World and New York Undercover. More recently, he starred in several movies, notably Liberty Heights (1999, as Trey, alongside Adrien Brody),The Wedding Planner (2001, as Massimo, alongside Jennifer Lopez), The Musketeer (2001) Southern Belles (2005), The Zodiac (2005),and the HBO original movie Hysterical Blindness (2002). Chambers was cast as one of the leads in the CBS crime drama Cold Case but left after appearing in only four episodes. Now he plays a pediatric surgery fellow Alex Karev on the hit ABC medical show Grey's Anatomy. In 2006, he was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award along with his fellow cast members for an "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series".

He guest-starred on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, for the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event.

His first major acting role came in the music video for "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews Band, in 1994.

Chambers appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, helping build a home for the Almquist family.

Chambers stars in the upcoming movie "Broken City" with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.

Personal life

Chambers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Pam and John Chambers.. Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-28. He has a fraternal twin brother named Jason, one older brother John Jr. (Chip), and two older sisters, Mia and Susan. He also has a half brother, Scott. He and his twin brother visited hospitals often as children due to frequent bouts with pneumonia. He attended Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio, and later Springfield Clark JVS.

In 1993, he married Keisha, a former model agency booker. They have five children together: Isabella (b. December 1994), twins Maya and Kaila (b. June 1997), Eva (b. March 1999) and Jackson (b. January 2002). His wife and children have recently moved from their home in a suburb just outside of New York City to Los Angeles.

In late January 2008, Chambers admitted that he suffered from biological sleep disorder. The actor checked himself into Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center to treat exhaustion due to the sleep disorder after a period of getting only two hours of sleep each week.. Starpulse.com (2008-03-28). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.

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