Who is Josh Meyers?
Joshua Dylan ‘Josh’ Meyers was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 8 January 1976, in Bedford, New Hampshire USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is a mixture of Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian, Swedish, German, English, Czech and Austrian descent. Josh is a writer, stand-up comedian, and an actor with 50 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Randy Pearson in the series “That ’70 Show”, a popular sitcom starring Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace and Mila Kunis; it had 77 award nominations and won 15, including a Primetime Emmy.
Early life, family, and education
Josh was raised in Bedford alongside his older brother Seth, by their father Laurence Meyers Jr. who was working in finance, and mother Hilary Claire Meyers who was a French teacher. His brother Seth is also an actor, perhaps known best as a host of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
Speaking of Josh’s educational background, he attended Manchester High School West, and upon matriculating in 1994, he enrolled at the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Theatre Production in 1998.
After graduation, he moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and joined the “Boom Chicago Theatre”, an international creative group that writes and performs improvisational comedy sketches.
Roles in series
Josh made his first appearance on television in 2003, cast to play Big Fat Slim Jim in the series “Half & Half”, followed by his appearance in the reality television talk show “MADtv”, based on the Mad Magazine, an American humor magazine from 1952, founded by Harvey Kurtzman and William Gaines; the series had 73 award nominations and won 16, including five Primetime Emmys. Josh was well known for his impressions of celebrities, and the sketch that he wrote “A Football Thing” was one of the most viewed on MADtv’s channel on YouTube.
In the following years, Josh had a guest role as Sam Conner in the series “Life as We Know It”, before he was cast to play Randy Pearson in the “That ’70 Show” and since his character was there to replace Eric (played by Topher Grace) Randy was widely disliked by viewers during the eighth and the final season of this series.
Josh subsequently made appearances in several series such as “Lovespring International”, “The Line”, “Floored and Lifted”, “Workshop”, “Are You There, Chelsea?”, and “Breaking In”, before he voiced the character Perfect Man in the series “The Awesomes”, the action animation comedy created by his brother Seth Meyers.
In the following years, Josh had some supporting roles in the various series, one of the most recent and recognizable to the audience is his role as Barry in the series “Red Oaks”.
Roles in movies
Josh made his acting debut on the big screen in the 2001 movie “The Shaft”, followed by his appearances in the movies such as “Snapshots”, “That Guy”, “Up All Night”, “College Road Trip”, and many others.
In the 2010 movie “How to Make Love to a Woman”, he was cast to play Andy Conners starring alongside Eugene Byrd and Krysten Ritter in this comedy drama about Andy, who is seeking help from friends, tantric experts, and porn stars to sexually satisfy his girlfriend Lauren.
In the following years, he played supporting roles in the movies “Straight A’s”, “The Real Adventures of Superman”, “Behind the Candelabra”, “The Sidekick”, and many others; during his career, he mostly played in short TV comedies and low budget movies, however, it doesn’t diminish his talent.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning both his love life and sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about any man or woman whom he has been with, and rumors that he’s gay started after he kissed a man in the series “Are You There, Chelsea”, back in 2012.
It is widely known that he was in a relationship with actress Missi Pyle back in 2006, and according to the pictures they have together, they were in love, however, it ended in 2007 after a year of dating.
There are some photos on Josh’s Instagram featuring him and a certain lady who can be found on this social media network under the name ‘mckenzieblairrrollins’, however, Josh hasn’t spoken about her, although he calls her ‘babe’; the only known thing about her is that she is a 2018 AEC Training Horse Champion.
As of late 2021, it is assumed that Josh is single, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Josh’s favorite hobby is canoeing, also he likes swimming and diving, and nature trips; he is into traveling, and thanks to his career has visited a couple of US states, and traveled around the world both for work and pleasure.
His favorite travel destination is Gallup, New Mexico, and he dreams of visiting Zagreb, Croatia because of his mother’s origins.
He is into sports, works out at the gym three to four days per week, rides a bicycle, and goes running and hiking.
In his spare time, he likes to read, watch movies, or hang out with his friends.
He’s an animal lover with dogs being his favorites, and has a pet dog named Pickles, which you can see in a lot of pictures on Josh’s Instagram.
As we said, Josh likes to read, but he is also a writer, having written 50 episodes of the series “MADtv”, two episodes of the series “The Awesomes”, and he also wrote a script for the short video “Pee-Wee gets an iPad”, and material for TV special of the “75th Golden Globe Awards”.
Age, height, and net worth
Josh is 45 years old, with blonde hair and his eyes are blue; he weighs around 172lbs (78kgs) and is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) tall.
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.