Josh McDermitt is an American actor whose popularity came from his roles in shows like The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks and Angie Tribeca. The actor actually stumbled on his career in the entertainment industry; he was studying Criminal Justice in preparation to join the police force when he made several anonymous calls to Tim & Willy, a local radio show in Phoenix. He would call in using different voices and accents, entertaining the show’s listeners, this led to him inadvertently discovering his hidden talent.
Shortly after, he began working for the show as a producer, thereby getting his start in the industry. Today, Josh is a recognized and celebrated actor.
Apart from on-screen acting roles, the versatile entertainer is also a stand-up comedian, a producer, a hot air balloon pilot among other things. Josh McDermitt is a part of the improvisational comedy group Robert Downey Jr. Jr. and he currently resides in Los Angeles.
Biography – Who Is Josh McDermitt?
Joshua Matthew Michael McDermitt was born in Phoenix, Arizona on the 4th of June 1978. The entertainer was raised in Phoenix alongside five other siblings by his parents.
The only information available on his educational background is that he went to George Mason University and was actually studying criminal justice in anticipation of becoming a police detective but later took the conscious decision to follow the path of entertainment. His career in radio presentation started after his repeated call-ins at a local radio station where he eventually ended up as a producer.
Brother & Family
Josh McDermitt leads a notoriously private life, to the point that there isn’t a lot of information about his early life available to the public. But it is known that the actor has five other siblings. He has even admitted in interviews that he channeled one of his siblings – his brother Zack, to play Eugene Porter in The Walking Dead.
Josh McDermitt got his career start by working at a radio station, as previously mentioned. He called into a local radio show repeatedly with different voices and was able to entertain the show’s hosts and audience. He able to parlay this into a producing gig at the radio station.
Soon after, he was one of the contestants on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, where he reached the semi-final stage. Later, Josh McDermitt landed the role of Brandon in the television sitcom Retired at 35 which ran from 2011 till 2012.
He was lucky enough to be cast in the critically acclaimed show, The Walking Dead, as Eugene Porter in the fourth season. The role which started as a recurring role was extended to a main role by the fifth season.
Josh McDermitt then landed the role of George Payton in two episodes of Mad Men. In 2015, he appeared as Homer in the feature film, Life In Colors. He has also appeared in Work It, Mad Men, and Twin Peaks.
Is he Gay?
It is no surprise that there are gay speculations about Josh McDermitt. The actor takes strides to keep his personal life private and there is no record of him ever being in a relationship with a woman. All of these are basically ammunition for gossip tabloids to speculate about his love life.
However, there is no record of the actor ever coming out of the closet, and until he does, the safe bet is to assume that he is straight.
Is Josh McDermitt Married? Who is his Wife?
As previously mentioned, Josh McDermitt likes to keep his personal life under wraps. He has mastered the art so effectively that no information about his love life or relationship status has ever been leaked to the public.
For that reason, there is no public record of any relationships, past or present. To that effect, we can say that Josh Mc Deermitt is not married, does not have a wife and is currently single.
Height & Weight
The entertainer stands at an impressive height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and weighs a total of 140lbs or 85 kg to compliment his height. His other body stats are 14-39-30 inches for biceps, chest, and waist respectively.
Josh McDermitt’s Total Net Worth
The comedian has appeared in several movies and TV series over the course of his career, but it is believed that he owes most of his $2 million net worth to his paycheque from The Walking Dead. It is safe to say that Josh McDermitt has done well for himself since his early days of calling into radio shows.