Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born on 17 February 1981, in LA. When he was just four years old, little Joseph started performing in a music theater and landed a few advertising gigs. Two years later, he debuted in a TV movie Stranger on My Land.
In 1992, Joseph worked with Robert Redford on a movie A River Runs Through It. The young actor played the young version of Norman – one of the main characters. In 1992 and 1993, Levitt appeared in the sitcom The Powers That Be, where he portrayed Pierce Van Horne.
Gordon-Levitt started gaining popularity rather fast. In 1994, he appeared in 3 movies, including Angels in the Outfield – a remake of the 1951 movie with the same title.
In 1996, Joseph worked on the role of Tommy Solomon in a comedy series 3rd Rock From The Sun. He appeared in 131 episodes. The series brought Levitt three nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award.