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Joshua Ryan Hutcherson
Born Joshua Ryan Hutcherson
October 12, 1992 (1992-10-12) (age 17)
Union, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
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Joshua Ryan "Josh" Bob Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began performing 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, 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 Leading Young Actor). Hutcherson was also featured on a Celebrity Teens edition of the hit show MTV Cribs. He is also set to play Robert in the Red Dawn remake.

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Early life

Josh Hutcherson was born in Union, Kentucky, the son of Michelle and Chris Hutcherson. He has a younger brother, Connor, as well as many pets, including two dogs, Diesel and Nixon (boxer),[1] and two cats, Paws and Jell-O.[2] He has wanted to be an actor since he was four years old,[3] but had only began auditioning for roles in 2002, at the age of 9.[4]

Career

Hutcherson's first role was in the 2002 made-for-television film, 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 (which was released directly-to-video), 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 (which was released in May), 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's character. In 2006 he attended several acting classes and character briefings for the movie Bridge to Terabithia in Sydney, Australia. The movie was his most famous movie so far when he played Jesse Aarons in the drama Bridge to Terabithia, which was filmed in New Zealand[5] 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.[5][6]

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.[7] Hutcherson filmed Firehouse Dog after Little Manhattan and RV, but before Bridge to Terabithia even though Bridge to Terabithia came out first.[8] He also appeared in the "very dark"[7] independent film drama Winged Creatures,[9] and played the nephew of Brendan Fraser's character in Journey 3-D[5], a new 3-D film version of Journey to the Center of the Earth; filming on Journey 3-D, which was released on July 11, 2008, began in Montreal in June 2006 and ended in October of that year.[5][7] Hutcherson also appeared in a movie adaptation of the book Cirque Du Freak. He also appeared in a film adaptation of the book Spy High along side Richard "Ali" Muhammad and Gage Golightly. This film premiered in the Sundance Film Festival.

Hutcherson has said that he would like to appear in "every type" of film genre.[7]

Personal life

Hutcherson counts The Dark Knight, Talladega Nights and Transformers as a few of his favorite movies. He is also a big fan of the Cincinnati Bengals - his favorite NFL team. Hutcherson has cited actor Jake Gyllenhaal as an inspiration.[6] He is home schooled while performing in films, and enjoys Math, especially algebra. When he is not being home schooled because of a movie, he goes to Ryle High School. Hutcherson lives in Union, Kentucky with his family, something that he has said helps him "stay grounded". According to Hutcherson, he still "get[s] grounded" by his parents. He recently gained his license to drive. Hutcherson has stated that he enjoys cars, competing in triathalons, bowling, and soccer. On August 11, 2007, Hutcherson served as the Grand Marshal at the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.[10] On September 2008 he went to Italy for his first time. He visited cities like Rome and Milan, and participated in a local event about kids and cinema.[11]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2002
Becoming Glen Young Glen TV Movie
2003
Miracle Dogs Charlie Logan TV Movie
One Last Ride Joey
American Splendor Robin
Wilder Days Chris Morse TV Movie
2004
Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett TV Movie
Motocross Kids TJ
Party Wagon Toad E. Bartley TV Movie (voice)
Howl's Moving Castle Markl voice: English version
The Polar Express Additional child performer: Hero Boy
2005
Kicking & Screaming Bucky Weston
Little Manhattan Gabe
Zathura: A Space Adventure Walter
2006
RV Carl Munro
2007
Bridge to Terabithia Jesse Aarons
Firehouse Dog Shane Fahey
2008
Winged Creatures Jimmy Jaspersen
Journey to the Center of the Earth Sean Anderson
2009
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Steve
2010
The Kids Are All Right Laser
Carmel Post-Production
Red Dawn Robert Finished
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002
House Blend Nicky Harper Only the pilot
Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Episode
2002
ER Matt First Snowfall
2003
The Division Matthew Inwood Till Death Do Us Part
Line of Fire Donny Rawlings Take the Money and Run
2004
Justice League Van-El / Young Bruce Wayne (voice) For the Man Who Has Everything
Video Game
Year Title Role Notes
2008
Journey to the Center of the Earth Sean Anderson
Producer
Year Title Note
2010
Carmel Executive Producer

Awards and nominations

In March 2008, he won a Leading Young Artist Award (Leading Young Actor), as did co-stars AnnaSophia Robb and Bailee Madison for Bridge to Terabithia.

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2004 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor Nominated Wilder Days
2005 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Nominated Motocross Kids
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a New Medium Won The Polar Express
2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Won Zathura: A Space Adventure
2007 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Won RV
2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Won Bridge to Terabithia
2009 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Nominated Journey to the Center of the Earth
Saturn Award 2006 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Zathura: A Space Adventure
2008 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Bridge to Terabithia

References

  1. ^ Copley, Rich (2007-04-01). "Young film star calls Northern Ky. home.". Lexington Herald-Leader. http://www.kentucky.com/121/story/31571.html. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Josh Hutcherson. Biography". 2008-08-02. http://josh-h.com/bio.php. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "N. Kentucky young star, Bee in films". The Cincinnati Post: p. T7. 2006-04-21. http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:CNPB&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=11123F6685ED6908&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0D0CB579A3BDA420. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  4. ^ Bird, Rick (2006-04-28). "Josh: A rising star". The Cincinnati Post (E. W. Scripps Company): p. C1. http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:CNPB&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=11158A2E0863B480&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0D0CB579A3BDA420. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b c d Pickle, Betsy (2007-03-09). "‘Terabithia’ stars fall for New Zealand At the movies". The Journal Gazette. http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/16868610.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  6. ^ a b Westhoff, Jeffrey (2007-02-15). "Westhoff: 'Terabithia' stars hope to inspire imaginations". Northwest Herald. http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2007/02/15/lifestyle/columnists/doc45d4f4fc4396d715024772.txt. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  7. ^ a b c d Jacobs, Evan (2007-03-30). "INTERVIEW: Josh Hutcherson Talks Firehouse Dog". MovieWeb. http://www.movieweb.com/news/67/18767.php. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  8. ^ "20th Century Fox - Firehouse Dog - In Theatres : Wednesday". MovieVine. 2007-04-01. http://www.movievine.com/news/article00582.shtml. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Michael (2007-03-28). "Hudson may star in 'Winged'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117962040.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  10. ^ Hutcherson has two cocker spaniels called Poppy and Frank. "Hutcherson Will Serve As Grand Marshal at Kentucky". IndyCar.com. 2007-04-17. http://www.indycar.com/news/story.php?story_id=8618. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  11. ^ http://www.ragazziecinema.it/1.5/ultime-notizie/1-latest-news/191-finalmente-bentornato-ragazzi-e-cinema.html

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Josh Hutcherson
File:Josh Hutcherson
Hutcherson at the premiere of Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Born Joshua Ryan Hutcherson
October 12, 1992 (1992-10-12) (age 18)
Union, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Website
http://www.joshhutcherson.com/

Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began acting early in 2000. He performed in several minor film and television roles. He became famous in his major roles in the 2005 films Little Manhattan and Zathura, the 2006 comedy RV, the 2007 family adventure film Firehouse Dog, the film adaptations of Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.

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