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Overview (2)

Birth NameJoshua Gordon Emerson
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Josh was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His father Gordon was born in Biggar, SK, and worked as a Bio Med Technician and his mother Judy was born and raised in Montreal and works as a secretary.

At the age of twelve Josh moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta, where he attended High School. It was a tough change going from a Christian Elementary School to a public Junior High School. He played sports including football, basketball for his junior high school, but he soon found hockey was the sport for him.

He took acting classes with Elizabeth Ebbels, who initially took pity on him and later became his first real agent. He wasn't very popular in high school; he was overweight and not exactly the hottest guy in school. In his Senior year of high school he just decided to make a real change and started going to a local gym 2-3 hours everyday. This dramatic change later drove him to get involved with the wrong crowd on numerous occasions. After seeing quite a bit and getting sick of the life he was living, he decided to turn his life around and got focused on acting.

He entered Red Deer College and enrolled in the Motion Picture Arts Bachelor Program, graduating with a 3.67 GPA. The highlight for him was meeting his primary instructor and mentor Larry Reese, who had been in Unforgiven, Brokeback Mountain, and many other films.

A highlight for him was when Larry Reese took him as his personal reader on his auditions. One day he advised him on a move and two and half weeks later Josh moved to Vancouver and signed with Debbie Mahood at Lukas Talent, one of Canada's leading agencies. Debbie soon had him working on many of Canada's leading television shows and on more than a few American movies crossing the border. American audiences first saw him in Lifetime movies and in the CW series Aliens In America.

Josh's big break came when he was cast as Greg Saloga on I Love You, Beth Cooper directed by Chris Columbus and Jonas Konelle on Jennifer's Body with Megan Fox. With his amazing resume he plans to join the many other well-known Canadian actors in the US and has been scouting places in West Hollywood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Barney Oldfield

Trivia (11)

Became close friends with Pat Finn filming Beth Cooper.
First romantic scene was with Megan Fox.
Has worked with Chad Krowchuck and Stevie Mitchell on a few projects.
Has never worked with anyone he didn't end up liking.
His father was scouted to possibly box professionally.
One sister, Meaghan who, as of June 2008, has a 6 month old baby girl named Kadence.
Has had 2 family members play in the NHL.
Mother was the youngest of 14 children.
Attended the Tribeca Film Festival for Comeback Season.
Claims that Debra Winger, who played his teacher in the feature film Dawn Anna, is one of his favorite people in the world.
Has the ability to fluctuate in weight for his roles in a variance of over 40 lbs.

Personal Quotes (3)

(On working with Hayden Panettiere and Megan Fox) I found them to be very different people. Hayden is extremely energetic and always has a huge smile on her face and very outgoing, while Megan I found was quite shy and quiet, she can play the seductive rough and tough type to a T, but there is a very sweet side to her as well.
(About his experience on set) I love being on set and all the people from the PAs to the Director and Producers as much as I do being in the film, I find it very hard sometimes to wrap a project.
(On his Agent Debbie Mahood) She's amazing, I don't think, other than Larry Reese (acting teacher), I've ever met someone that believed in me more. It's so uplifting because I think every performer goes through times of trials where they doubt themselves and it means a lot to have that person be there to tell you there not worried at all and they know that something is just around the corner.

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