Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

Oct. 12th, 1992
Born in
Union, Kentucky, USA
5' 6

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Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began his acting career in the early 2000s, appearing in several minor film and television roles. Growing up as a child-actor, he gained exposure between 2004 and 2009 with major roles in the films Little Manhattan and Zathura, the comedy RV, the family adventure film Firehouse Dog, and the film adaptations of The Polar Express, Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. He received eight Young Artist Award nominations for Best Leading Young Actor in those five years, half of which he won.

Born in Union, Kentucky. His mother, Michelle (née Fightmaster), is a former Delta Air Lines employee who now assists with Josh's career, and his father, Chris Hutcherson, is an analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has a younger brother, Connor, who he's very close to. He has two dogs and two cats. Hutcherson ancestry is English, Scottish, German, and Irish. His hobbies and interests while growing up included cars, bowling, soccer, competing in triathlons, playing guitar, song writing, basketball, and rock climbing.

Hutcherson attended New Haven Elementary School in his hometown of Union until he began his career at the age of 9, after which he began homeschooling with his mother as his teacher. Hutcherson's passion for entertaining people developed at the age of three. For six years his parents had ignored his requests to pursue acting; however, they eventually realized that it could be something worth pursuing.

On August 11, 2007, Hutcherson served as the Grand Marshal at the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. On September 2008 he went to Italy for his first time. He visited cities like Rome and Milan.

On April 4, 2011, Lionsgate announced that Hutcherson had been cast as "Peeta Mellark" in the The Hunger Games series opposite 'Jennifer Lawrence' as "Katniss Everdeen". Between landing the role and the film's release, he appeared in two films: The Forger, where he also served as an executive producer, and the Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, reprising his role as Sean Anderson. After The Hunger Games was released on March 23, 2013 in the United States, Hutcherson received mostly positive reviews on his performance. He was awarded the 2012 NewNowNext award for "Next Mega Star" and the National Association of Theatre Owners's 2012 CinemaCon award for "Breakthrough Performer of the Year".

Later in 2012, he appeared in the Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 film of the same name. The film was panned by critics, achieving only a 12% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest score of any film Hutcherson has appeared in.

In 2013, Hutcherson voiced the character Nod in the animated action-adventure film Epic, alongside 'Beyoncé' and 'Colin Farrell' Later that year, he reprised his role as Peeta in The Hunger Games sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film received a 90% average approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes along with a 92% audience approval. It brought in $420 million ($431.45 million in 2014 dollars) at the box office, making it Hutcherson's most commercially successful film. The day following the film's United States release, Hutcherson hosted his first episode of Saturday Night Live.

Hutcherson will reprise his role as "Peeta Mellark" in the two feature-length parts of the Mockingjay film adaptation. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will be released (November 21, 2014), and Part 2 will follow (November 20, 2015).

"I’ve always thought that the arc that Peeta takes is really incredible throughout the whole book series. From the beginning he's such a vulnerable young lad, and into the literally tortured, inflicted kind of PTSD-suffering person that he becomes in the third book is kind of incredible. It’s something I'm excited about. I'm nervous about portraying it because I've never gone crazy before in a movie". Hutcherson, regarding his character's changes in the Mockingjay movies.

Hutcherson previously dated his Journey 2 co-star 'Vanessa Hudgens', and have been seen together in public. In January 2012, the pair revealed that they are now simply "good friends". He began dating Claudia Traisac in 2013, during filming of Paradise Lost.


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