Hutcherson in 2013.
|Born||Joshua Ryan Hutcherson |
October 12, 1992
Union, Kentucky, U.S.
Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began acting in the early 2000s, appearing in several minor film and television roles. He gained wider exposure with major roles in the 2005 films Little Manhattan and Zathura, the 2006 comedy RV, the 2007 family adventure film Firehouse Dog, and the film adaptations of Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. On March 30, 2008, Hutcherson won a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor. Hutcherson was also featured on a Celebrity Teens edition of the hit show MTV Cribs, and portrayed Peeta Mellark in the 2012 film The Hunger Games.
Hutcherson was born in Union, Kentucky. His mother, Michelle (née Fightmaster), is a former Delta Air Lines employee who now assists Josh, and his father, Chris Hutcherson, is an analyst for the EPA. He has a younger brother, Connor, as well as many pets, including two dogs, Diesel and Nixon (a boxer). He has English, as well as Scottish, German, and Irish, ancestry.
Hutcherson has wanted to be an actor since he was four years old, but had only begun auditioning for roles in 2002, at the age of 9. He moved from Union to California due to limited acting opportunities.
Hutcherson's first acting role was in the 2002 pilot episode, House Blend; in the same year, he appeared in an episode of ER. In 2003, he played the lead role in the comedy Miracle Dogs (released on Animal Planet); starred opposite Peter Falk and Timothy Daly in the made-for-television film, Wilder Days; and had a minor role in the well-reviewed independent film, American Splendor. He performed for the motion-capture imagery in 2004's The Polar Express.
In 2005, Hutcherson appeared in several Hollywood films: he had a minor role in the Will Ferrell comedy Kicking & Screaming, voiced Markl in the animated film Howl's Moving Castle (June), and played the lead roles in Little Manhattan (September) and Zathura, which was released in November to positive reviews. The following year, Hutcherson appeared in the comedy RV, playing the son of Robin Williams' character. Hutcherson subsequently played Jesse Aarons in the drama Bridge to Terabithia, which was filmed in New Zealand and released on February 16, 2007, performing well critically and commercially. He had not read the novel that the film is based on before being cast in the role.
Hutcherson's next role was in Firehouse Dog (released on April 4, 2007), in which he played Shane Fahey, a firefighter's son who befriends a dog. Hutcherson filmed Firehouse Dog before Bridge to Terabithia, though the latter film was released first. He next appeared in the independent drama Winged Creatures and the science fiction adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth, a new 3D version of the novel of the same name. Filming on Journey, which was released on July 11, 2008, began in Montreal in June 2006 and ended in October of that year. Hutcherson also appeared in a film adaptation of the book Cirque Du Freak.
In 2010, he had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed movie The Kids Are All Right, playing Laser. Hutcherson has said that he would like to appear in every type of film genre. On April 4, 2011, Lionsgate announced that Hutcherson had been cast as Peeta Mellark in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games. He appeared in the 2012 Red Dawn remake.
On August 11, 2007, Hutcherson served as the Grand Marshal at the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. In September 2008, he traveled to Italy for the first time. He visited Rome and Milan, and participated in a local event for children interested in moviemaking. Hutcherson recorded a video for the "Straight But Not Narrow" campaign, designed to encourage young, straight men to come out in support of their gay peers. On April 21, 2012, Josh received the Vanguard Award from GLAAD, awarded to those in the entertainment industry who make a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.
Being from Northern Kentucky, Hutcherson has been a lifelong fan of both the University of Kentucky's Wildcats and nearby Cincinnati, Ohio's Major League Baseball team, the Reds. As a guest on Conan, Hutcherson talked about painting his face to show his support during Kentucky Wildcats basketball games and being a season ticket holder. On April 7, 2012, Hutcherson threw the ceremonial opening pitch before the Reds' game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park.
|Howl's Moving Castle||Markl||Voice role|
|The Polar Express||Hero Boy||Motion-capture only|
|2005||One Last Ride||Joey|
|Kicking & Screaming||Bucky Weston|
|Little Manhattan||Gabriel "Gabe" Burton|
|Zathura: A Space Adventure||Walter|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Jesse Aarons|
|Firehouse Dog||Shane Fahey|
|Journey to the Center of the Earth||Sean Anderson|
|2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||Steve "Leopard" Leonard|
|2010||The Kids Are All Right||Laser Allgood|
|2011||Detention||Clapton Davis||Also producer|
|2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Sean Anderson|
|The Hunger Games||Peeta Mellark|
|7 Days in Havana||Teddy Atkins|
|The Forger||Joshua Mason|
|Red Dawn||Robert Kitner|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Peeta Mellark||Post-production|
|Aaron & Sarah||Aaron||In-development|
|2014||Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon||Sean Anderson||In-development|
|2002||Becoming Glen||Young Glen||Television film|
|House Blend||Nicky Harper||Television film|
|ER||Matt||Episode: "First Snowfall"|
|2003||The Division||Matthew Inwood||Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part"|
|Miracle Dogs||Charlie Logan||Television film|
|Wilder Days||Chris Morse||Television film|
|Line of Fire||Donny Rawlings||Episode: "Take the Money and Run"|
|2004||Eddie's Father||Eddie Corbett||Television film|
|Party Wagon||Toad E. Bartley||Voice role; Television film|
|Justice League||Van-El / Young Bruce Wayne||Voice role; Episode: "For the Man Who Has Everything"|
|2010||The Third Rule||Chuck||Short film|
|2012||Punk'd||Himself||Episode: "Lucy Hale"|
Awards and nominations
- "Coming attractions". USA Today. December 22, 2006.
- Kiesewetter, John (October 19, 2003). "11-year-old finds sudden stardom". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- Copley, Rich (April 1, 2007). "Young film star calls Northern Ky. home.". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
- "N. Kentucky young star, Bee in films". The Cincinnati Post. April 21, 2006. p. T7. Retrieved February 20, 2007.
- Bird, Rick (April 28, 2006). "Josh: A rising star". The Cincinnati Post (E. W. Scripps Company). p. C1. Retrieved February 20, 2007.
- Carpenter, Edwin L. "Josh Hutcherson is Living His Dream as an Actor". Dove. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- Pickle, Betsy (March 9, 2007). "‘Terabithia’ stars fall for New Zealand At the movies". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved March 26, 2007.
- Westhoff, Jeffrey (February 15, 2007). "Westhoff: 'Terabithia' stars hope to inspire imaginations". Northwest Herald. Retrieved February 20, 2007.
- Jacobs, Evan (March 30, 2007). "INTERVIEW: Josh Hutcherson Talks Firehouse Dog". MovieWeb. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
- "20th Century Fox - Firehouse Dog - In Theatres : Wednesday". MovieVine. April 1, 2007. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
- Fleming, Michael (March 28, 2007). "Hudson may star in 'Winged'". Variety. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
- Sperling, Nicole (April 4, 2011). "'The Hunger Games': Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth complete the love triangle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
- "Josh Hutcherson And Vanessa Hudgens: Most Awkward Interview Ever?". The Huffington Post. January 18, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- "Hutcherson Will Serve As Grand Marshal at Kentucky". IndyCar.com. April 17, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2007.
- "Finalmente Bentornato Ragazzi E Cinema!". Ragazziecinema.it. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
- Williams, Steve. "Actor Josh Hutcherson Records Video for Straight, Not Narrow Campaign". www.care2.com. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- "'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson to receive GLAAD honor". Ministry of Gossip. LA Times. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- "The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson Is A Kentucky Facepainter". TeamCoco.com. March 27, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- Meggie Zahneis (April 7, 2012). "Stars come out for Reds' opening weekend". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
- ""The Hunger Games" Star Josh Hutcherson Adopts!". TooFab. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
- Vena, Jocelyn (February 29, 2012). "NewNowNext Nominees Include Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Olsen". MTV. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
- "JOSH HUTCHERSON TO RECEIVE "CINEMACON® BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AWARD"". CinemaCon. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- Josh Hutcherson at the Internet Movie Database
- Josh Hutcherson on Twitter
- People in Film: Josh Hutcherson - Focus Features
- Josh Hutcherson on Myspace
- Josh Hutcherson's channel on YouTube