One of the most iconic actors in Hollywood, known for his comedic traits and excellent portrayals is Josh Gad. He has quite a handful when it comes to entertainment. Apart from being an actor and a voice actor, he is also a writer, comedian, and singer. Josh is well known for his role in The Book of Mormon, The Wedding Ringer, Pixels, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Le Fou and for voicing Olaf in Frozen.
He has starred alongside notable actors such as Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer, Billy Crystals in the comedy series, The Comedians, Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Pixels, Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast.
Josh Gad’s Bio, Age
Born as Joshua Ilan Gad in Hollywood Florida on the 23rd day of February 1981, he said that he believes in spiritualism and not religion. Josh is a brand of the 1999 class of University School of Nova Southeastern University where he won the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament Championships for Original Oratory in 1998 as well as for the 1999 Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory.
After high school graduation, he went on to the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts. While he was in college, Josh took on a semester-long exchange at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He graduated in 2003 bagging a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.
He lights up the screen whenever he comes on board with his cute smile and beautiful portrayals. Growing up and having to face the spin-off of his parents’ divorce when he was only 6, he resorted to humor as a tool to combat the unfortunate event and its attendant sadness. Having discovered how therapeutic the tool could be, he has not stopped letting his audience and fans share the same.
Career and Net Worth
Josh Gad’s film credits include a supporting role in 21, a lead role in The Rocker, a role in the 2010 Love & Other Drugs, Mardi Gras: Spring Break, The Internship, Jobs, a 2014 Zach Braff’s film, Wish I Was Here, She Wants Me.
These TV shows and series have played host to his talents and skills as well, they include ABCs Modern Family, No Heroics, The Pilot, a guest role in the Bored to Death episode of Make it Quick, Fitzgerald!, New Girl, Back to You. In 2013, he also acted in NBC’s 1600 Penn which he co-created and executive produced.
Besides his acting works in films and television, he has also appeared in the media for some notable reasons. The comedian Josh became a correspondent for the TV comedy series, The Daily Show in 2009. His article, Technology pundit (for a day), appeared in USA Today on August 12, 2013.
He made his debut on Broadway as the boy with the magic foot William Barfee in 2005 in the musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A few years later, he appeared in another musical The Book of Mormon as Elder Cunningham. His role in the musical scored him a 2011 Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical with his co-star Andrew Rannells.
For his roles as a voice actor, he voiced Mondo in Good Vibes (2011), Louis in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), the hug-loving Olaf in Frozen (2013), the dog Bailey in A Dog’s Purpose (2017). Josh also had a guest voice role on Phineas and Ferb in 2014.
Chadwick Boseman and Dan Stevens were his co-stars in the biographical drama, Marshall, Johnny Depp, and Daisy Ridley co-starred in a film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel Murder on the Orient Express. He will star alongside Lupita Nyong’o in the Australian zombie romantic-comedy, horror film crossover, Little Monster.
The actor has a net worth of $2 million garnered from his career.
Is Josh Gad Gay? Wife, Daughter, Family
Josh’s character, Le Fou was the first openly gay character for the live-action version of the film, Beauty and the Beast. The subtle but incredibly effective scene in the film became a topic of discussion following its finale. However, Josh said that there was nothing in the script that suggests that his character is gay. The film director after he alluded to a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie said that the character’s sexuality has been a little overstated.
Le Fou’s emotional complexity was one of the most important things for Josh but he noted that instead of focusing solely on that, the audience should rather see the other moments in the film worthy of discussion. One of such is the idea of not judging a book by its cover.
Josh was born to a realtor mother. His stepfather is an investment advisor and he grew up alongside his two brothers and a stepsister. He was raised Jewish as having a Jewish immigrant father from Afghanistan and an Ashkenazi Jewish descent mother born in Germany facilitated that.
The funnyman, Josh is definitely not gay and has been married since May 10, 2008, to his sweetheart, actress Ida Darvish. Not only is he married, he is also a loving father of not just one but the two lovely daughters he shares with his wife. Their first, Ava Tanya was born in January 2011 and Isabel Eve who shares the same birth month with her father came three years later on February 17, 2014.
Josh Gad is so smitten with his daughters that he wouldn’t mind flying for over 22 hours just to spend a moment with his little ones. And a Disney birthday for his daughter, Isabelle is not out of the equation.