Jun. 4th, 1978
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Joshua Matthew Michael McDermitt (born June 4, 1978) known professionally as Josh McDermitt is an American film and television actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Eugene Porter on AMC's The Walking Dead. In 2006, McDermitt appeared on Last Comic Standing as a contestant, but he did not win. McDermitt had a main role on the sitcom Retired at 35 from 2011–2012, playing the character Brandon. The series was canceled after its second season.
Since its fourth season, McDermitt has been playing the role of Eugene Porter on The Walking Dead. McDermitt was made a series regular starting from the show's fifth season.
McDermitt grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and is one of six children. He is of Dutch and Portuguese descent. McDermitt now resides in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational comedy group, xxxRobert Downey Jr Jr. McDermitt is also a qualified hot air balloon pilot.
McDermitt began his career in entertainment by calling in to a local radio show in Phoenix, Tim & Willy, at a young age. Calling in routinely, under the guise of different voices, McDermitt kept listeners and Tim & Willy entertained. Not long afterward, he began working with them as a producer, following them to both KNIX & KMLE.
McDermitt was a semi-finalist in the fourth season of Last Comic Standing. He played the role of Larry in the 2009 TV movie Rehab for Rejects. McDermitt then starred in the TV Land sitcom Retired at 35, playing the role of Brandon. The show ran for two seasons from 2011–2012, before being canceled.
In October 2013, it was announced by the TV show producers that McDermitt had been cast as Eugene Porter, a character from The Walking Dead comic book, for the fourth season of the TV series of the same name. He will return as a main cast member for the fifth season.
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