On November 30, 1967, Julie Thayer (photographer) and Sidney Lazard (former foreign correspondant for ABC news) gave birth to their second son, Justin.
Justin spent most of his early in New York City, but moved to Paris at age seven when his father was relocated there. At age 15, his first year of highschool, Justin's parents divorced leaving him to attending boarding schools until he entered college.
Justin attended Emory University, in Atlanta, for a two years before dropping out. He then transfered to NYU, where he majored in acting.
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