Josh Gad Biography |
  • Josh Gad Biography

    Born: February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, United States

    JOSH GAD brings wit, humor and depth to his roles on both the silver and small screens. He voices the character of Olaf in the forthcoming animated film FROZEN, alongside Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff. Gad will soon be seen as prankster Steve Wozniak in the biopic JOBS, which chronicles Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

    The actor was recently seen in Shawn Levy's THE INTERNSHIP, opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and Ed Zwick's LOVE & OTHER DRUGS, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer and Hank Azaria.

    Gad writes, executive-produces and stars in "1600 Penn," a comedy series that follows the Gilchrist family as they try to have a normal life while balancing the responsibility of being the First Family of the United States. Also on the small screen, Gad lends his voice to Woodie on MTV's animated series "Good Vibes" and plays the title role on BBC Worldwide's "Gigi: Almost American." He has guest-starred on hit series such as "The New Girl," "Bored to Death," "Californication" and "Modern Family."

    Additional film credits include Shawn Levy's THE ROCKER, alongside Rainn Wilson; 21, opposite Kate Bosworth, Lawrence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey; CROSSING OVER, with Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd; and the animated smash ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT.

    Gad starred in the blockbuster Broadway production "Book of Mormon," co-written by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Gad garnered a 2011 Tony nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Musical and the show won the Tony for Best Musical.

    In a Tony-winning production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Gad received rave reviews. Other stage credits include "All in the Timing" (Elephant Asylum), "The Crucible" (PPT), "Skin of our Teeth" (CMU) and "Axis of E" (The York Theatre).

    After graduating from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Gad began his career in the theater. He then turned his sights to comedy, joining the famed Groundlings Improv troupe and founding his own company, The Lost Nomads Comedy Troupe.

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