Actor • Comedian • Musician
Hires was last seen playing BOZER in the CBS reboot of MACGYVER and recently released his debut comedy special LITTLE MAN, BIG CITY on YouTube. Next up, Justin will be seen in the feature film that he also wrote- HALF BAKED 2, for Universal and voicing the role of CHIN CHECK in Kevin Hart's upcoming animated series LIL KEV on BET+. Hires other credits include starring as DETECTIVE CARTER in the CBS action/comedy RUSH HOUR, portraying JUARIO in the box office success 21 JUMP STREET, and recurring on Comedy Central's popular sketch comedy show KEY & PEELE. In between filming, Justin can be seen headlining his own stand-up comedy tour and releasing fiery Hip Hop music under the moniker J. HIRES.
Born in St. Petersburg, FL and raised by two very supportive parents, Hires always had an extremely notable gift to make others laugh. While attending college at Clark Atlanta University, Justin was cast in two feature films- STOMP THE YARD and THE GOSPEL.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media- Radio, TV, and Film, Justin moved to Hollywood, CA. He started performing stand-up comedy and landing television and film roles, along with accumulating millions of views online with his personal sketches and reaction videos.
Justin is determined to continue his pursuit of international stardom and is positioned to become one of Hollywood's elite brand names.