Joseph Cross Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Movies, TV Shows

Joseph Cross Biography

Joseph Cross born Joseph Michael Cross is an American actor and producer. Cross started work as a child actor, starring in the 1998 films Desperate Measures, Jack Frost and Wide Awake. Cross won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture for Running with Scissors in 2006 and co-starred in Flags of Our Fathers in 2006, Untraceable in 2008, Milk in 2008 and Lincoln in 2012.

Joseph Cross

Cross starred as Casey Hughes in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1999 to 2004. He appeared in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies in 2017 and the Netflix crime drama series Mind hunter.

Joseph Cross Age

Joseph Michael Cross was born on May 28, 1986 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Joseph Cross Net Worth

Cross has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Joseph Cross Married

Cross likes to keep his personal life away from the public eye and this makes it difficult to tell whether he is married or not. He has not talked about his relationship or either uploaded a picture of the same on social media.

Joseph Cross Siblings

Cross was born to Maureen (née Toumey), a real estate agent and Michael J. Cross, who worked in marketing. Cross has four siblings.

Joseph Cross Education

He grew up in Pelham, New York and went to Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School. For his undergraduate studies, he transferred from Hartford’s Trinity College to Columbia University.

Joseph Cross Career

As a child actor, Cross appeared in the Disney Channel Original television film Northern Lights (1997), and starred in the action-thriller Desperate Measures, comedy-drama Wide Awake, and Christmas fantasy film Jack Frost, all of which were released in 1998. He subsequently appeared in several television roles, notably portraying Casey Hughes in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns from 1999 to 2004.
Cross played the young Augusten Burroughs in Running with Scissors in 2006, a drama also featuring Annette Bening and Evan Rachel Wood and appeared as real-life Marine Franklin Sousley in the big-budget Flags of Our Fathers, a Clint Eastwood-directed war film.
He has said that he enjoyed the transition from appearing in Running with Scissors, which he has described as “very character driven and smaller” to the high-profile “epic” Flags of Our Fathers. Media sources described Running with Scissors as his “breakout performance” and he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Cross starred in the 2008 thriller film Untraceable (2008) with Diane Lane and portrayed gay rights activist Dick Pabich in the Academy Award-nominated Harvey Milk biopic Milk in 2008. Cross won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble with his Milk co-stars. The following year, Cross played William “Fred” Parsons in the West End production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opposite Anna Friel.
He had a leading role as Declan Truss in 2012 Doug Karr’s comedy film Art Machine. He portrayed the lead role of Davis Green in the drama film The Automatic Hate in 2015 together with Deborah Ann Woll. Cross portrayed the lead role of Lernert in the science-fiction film Everything Beautiful Is Far Away in 2017 together with Julia Garner. Cross made his directorial debut with the coming-of-age film Summer Night (2018), produced by James Ponsoldt.

Joseph Cross Movies


  • Desperate Measures as Matthew Conner (1998)
  • Wide Awake as Joshua Beal (1998)
  • Jack Frost as Charlie Frost (1998)
  • Homecoming as Young Barry Griffith (2005)
  • Strangers with Candy as Derrick Blank (2005)
  • Flags of Our Fathers as Franklin Sousley (2006)
  • Running with Scissors as Augusten Burroughs (2006)


  • Untraceable as Owen Reilly (2008)
  • Milk as Dick Pabich (2008)
  • Falling Up as Henry O’Shea (2009)
  • Son of Morning as Philip Katz (2011)
  • Citizen Gangster as Val Kozak (2011)
  • Born to Race as Danny Krueger (2011)

2012- Present

  • Art Machine as Declan Truss (2012)
  • Mine Games as Michael (2012)
  • Lincoln as John Hay (2012)
  • Jimmy P. as Robert R. Holt (2013)
  • Last Weekend as Roger Green ( 2014)
  • The Automatic Hate as Davis Green (2015)
  • The Last Film Festival as Junior Agent (2016)
  • Tilt as Joseph Burns (2017)
  • Everything Beautiful Is Far Away as Lernert (2017)

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.