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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 January 1976Evanston, Illinois, USA
Nickname Josh
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed "Boom Chicago Theater", which for twenty years has been a thriving European outpost for American improv comedy. While there, Josh wrote and performed with noted "Boom Chicago" alums, including Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Peele and his brother, Seth Meyers. From Boom Chicago, Josh was hired into the cast of MADtv (1995), where he became known for his celebrity impressions, such as Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey. The sketch, "A Football Thing", which he wrote and performed with frequent partner Ike Barinholtz, is historically one of MADtv's biggest viral hits, with over 5 million views on YouTube. Meyers left MADtv for another Fox show, when he starred in the final season of That '70s Show (1998), replacing Topher Grace. Josh made his Broadway debut in "The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway", where he joined friend Paul Rubens and recreated various iconic roles - most proudly the voice of "Conky". Josh has been a regular contributor to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), starring in their parody series, "Jersey Floor", and is a frequent guest when he and his brother Seth play the "SiblingWed Game", where they compete to see who better remembers their childhood days. Recent television roles include The Mindy Project (2012) (as a singing male prostitute) and a regular role on The Awesomes (2013), an animated superhero series, where he plays the insufferable "Perfect Man". Film works include Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno (2009), where he played "Kookus" and the role of Liberace's attorney in the Emmy-winning Behind the Candelabra (2013). Josh is currently developing the sitcom, "Untitled Meyers Brothers Project", for Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video along with fellow "Boom Chicago" alum, Peter Grosz (The Colbert Report (2005)). Josh performs improv comedy regularly at the Hollywood Improv as well as stand-up comedy throughout Los Angeles and in Pasadena's famous Ice House.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (6)

Older brother, Seth Meyers, is a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) (March 2004).
Does an impression of Eminem, the hip-hop MC.
While his dad, Larry Meyers, works with GE Trade Finance, his mom, Hilary Meyers, is a legendary French teacher, at McKelvie Middle School in Bedford, NH, who is known almost universally throughout the town as Madame Meyers.
Now on the TV show, That '70s Show (1998). [November 2005]
Working as a repertory player on MADtv (1995). [March 2004]
Brother-in-law of Alexi Ashe Meyers.

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