Josh Hutcherson

Birth Day October 12th, 1992
Birth Place Union, Kentucky
Age 31 Years Old

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About Josh Hutcherson 

Josh Hutcherson is an American actor and producer, known for his versatile performances on screen. He embarked on his acting journey in the early 2000s, initially appearing in commercials and minor roles in films and television. However, he gained significant recognition when he secured his first major role in the pilot episode of "House Blend" in 2002. From there, he continued to make strides in his career, starring in diverse projects such as "Miracle Dogs" (2003), "The Polar Express" (2004) utilizing motion-capture technology, and lending his voice to "Howl's Moving Castle" (2005). During his early years, Hutcherson showcased his talent in films like "Little Manhattan" and "Zathura: A Space Adventure" (both 2005), "RV" (2006), "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007), "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008), and "The Kids Are All Right" (2010). However, it was in 2011 that he achieved widespread acclaim when he landed the leading role of Peeta Mellark in the highly successful film series, "The Hunger Games". The films, released annually from 2012 to 2015, broke box office records, and Hutcherson's portrayal earned him three MTV Movie Awards and a People's Choice Award. Alongside "The Hunger Games", he also took on prominent roles in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (2012) and lent his voice to the animated film "Epic" (2013). Furthermore, he has been cast as Mike Schmidt in the upcoming film adaptation of "Five Nights at Freddy's", produced by Blumhouse Productions and set to release in 2023. Beyond acting, Hutcherson has expressed a keen interest in directing and producing. He has taken on executive producer roles in films like "Detention" (2011), "The Forger" (2012), and "Escobar: Paradise Lost" (2015), all while showcasing his acting abilities in leading roles within these projects. Additionally, Hutcherson is actively involved in the advocacy campaign "Straight But Not Narrow," which aims to promote inclusivity and support for the gay–straight alliance. With his multifaceted talents and dedication to meaningful causes, Hutcherson continues to make a significant impact in the entertainment industry.

Josh Hutcherson Early Life & Family

Josh Hutcherson, born on October 12, 1992, in Union, Kentucky, USA, is the eldest son of Michelle (née Fightmaster) and Chris Hutcherson. Michelle, a former Delta Air Lines employee, now assists with Josh's career, while Chris works as an analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Both parents, who hail from Kentucky as well, met during their high school years in Dry Ridge. Josh has a younger brother named Connor. Joshua Ryan Hutcherson is his born name. At the age of 30, as of 2022, he holds American nationality and belongs to the American-White ethnicity. Despite initial concerns from his parents, Hutcherson developed a keen interest in acting as a child. From the tender age of four, he expressed a deep love for the entertainment industry. His father noticed his son's natural inclination to perform and attract attention, while his mother admitted that he persistently pursued acting, though she initially thought it was a passing phase. When he was eight, Hutcherson took the initiative to contact an acting agency after going through the yellow pages. In January 2002, he and his mother met acting coach Bob Luke, who traveled from New York City to Kentucky to guide them. Encouraged by Luke, they made the decision to move to Los Angeles and begin auditioning for television pilots. At that time, Hutcherson's acting experience was limited to a Kroger television commercial and a Vacation Bible School training film. They resided in the Oakwood apartments in Los Angeles for three years, a community specifically designed to accommodate young child actors and their families.

During his childhood, Josh found himself spending more time on film sets than in a traditional classroom. He initially attended New Haven Elementary School in Union, but his career in the entertainment industry began at the age of nine, prompting a shift to homeschooling with his mother serving as his teacher. Although he later briefly returned to Kentucky to attend Ryle High School, Hutcherson's true passions lay in sports. He actively played on the high school's soccer team and developed a strong enthusiasm for various sports, including football and tennis. At the age of 13, he even participated in a triathlon. Reflecting on his educational experiences, Hutcherson expressed a distaste for the structured school system, feeling that he could learn more effectively on his own. He disliked the routine of waking up early and listening to teachers discussing topics he believed he could grasp more easily through independent study.

Josh Hutcherson Acting Career

  • Josh Hutcherson began his acting career by appearing in television commercials before landing his first major role as Nicky Harper in the pilot episode of "House Blend" in 2002. 
  • He went on to have minor roles in shows like "ER" and "Becoming Glen".
  • In 2003, he played the lead role in the television film "Miracle Dogs" and starred in "Wilder Days" alongside Peter Falk and Tim Daly. Hutcherson's talent caught the attention of Daly, who praised his acting skills and confidence. 
  • He made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed "American Splendor" in 2004 and provided the voice for the character Markl in "Howl's Moving Castle". 
  • Hutcherson continued to expand his acting career in 2005, appearing in films such as "Kicking & Screaming", "Little Manhattan" (alongside his younger brother), and "Zathura: A Space Adventure", for which he received a Young Artist Award.
  • In 2006, Hutcherson appeared in "RV", where he had the opportunity to work with Robin Williams and enjoyed the comedic atmosphere on set. Despite mixed reviews for the film, Hutcherson earned his second Young Artist Award nomination. 
  • His breakthrough role came in 2007 when he portrayed Jesse Aarons in "Bridge to Terabithia", filmed on location in New Zealand. The film was well-received, and Hutcherson's performance as the introverted and artistic Jesse earned him critical acclaim. He won his second Young Artist Award for the role. 
  • Hutcherson's subsequent films included "Firehouse Dog" and "Winged Creatures" (also known as Fragments), both released in 2008. 
  • He gained further recognition for his roles in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Cirque du Freak", where he showcased his versatility as an actor. 
  • Hutcherson also appeared in the critically acclaimed film "The Kids Are All Right" in 2010.
  • In 2011, Josh Hutcherson landed the role of Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" series, which proved to be a significant breakthrough in his career. His close friend and co-star Jennifer Lawrence praised his portrayal, describing him as charming, sweet, and down-to-earth. The first film in the series, released in 2012, became a major box office success, and Hutcherson received critical acclaim for his performance, winning the MTV Movie Award for "Best Male Performance."
  • Between being cast in "The Hunger Games" and its release, Hutcherson took on lead roles in films such as "Detention" (2011) and "The Forger" (2012), where he also served as an executive producer. 
  • In 2012, he reprised his role as Sean Anderson in the sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island". He also appeared in the remake of "Red Dawn", although the film was heavily criticized by reviewers.
  • In 2013, Hutcherson voiced the character Nod in the animated film "Epic" and continued his role as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". He dedicated himself to physical training for the sequel and received his second MTV Movie Award for "Best Male Performance." Hutcherson hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" shortly after the release of "Catching Fire". He later reprised his role in the two-part Mockingjay film adaptation, showcasing a significant personality change in his character. 
  • Hutcherson also ventured into executive producing with the film "Escobar: Paradise Lost". 
  • In 2017, he began starring in the science fiction comedy series "Future Man", and in 2022, he was cast as Mike Schmidt in the film adaptation of "Five Nights at Freddy's."

Josh Hutcherson Awards and Achievements

  • 2004 Young Artist Awards: Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special - Leading Young Actor for "Wilder Days."
  • 2005 Young Artist Awards: Nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast for "Motocross Kids."
  • 2005 Young Artist Awards: Won Outstanding Young Ensemble in a New Medium for "The Polar Express."
  • 2006 Young Artist Awards: Won Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor for "Zathura: A Space Adventure."
  • 2007 Young Artist Awards: Nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor for "RV."
  • 2008 Young Artist Awards: Won Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor for "Bridge to Terabithia."
  • 2008 Young Artist Awards: Won Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast for "Bridge to Terabithia."
  • 2009 Young Artist Awards: Nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor for "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
  • 2010 Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2010 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Ensemble for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2010 Boston Society of Film Critics: Nominated for Best Cast for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists: Won Best Ensemble Cast for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated for Best Acting Ensemble for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "The Kids Are All Right."
  • 2012 NewNowNext Awards: Won Next Mega Star for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2012 CinemaCon Award: Won Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2012 MTV Movie Awards: Nominated for Best Cast, Best Kiss, and won Best Fight and Best Male Performance for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2012 Teen Choice Awards: Won Choice Movie: Liplock and Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2012 Do Something Awards: Won Movie Star: Male for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2013 People's Choice Awards: Won Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for "The Hunger Games."
  • 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Won Best Performance for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
  • 2014 Teen Choice Awards: Won Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
  • 2015 Teen Choice Awards: Won Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1."

Josh Hutcherson Dating & Girlfriend

Josh Hutcherson is currently in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Claudia Traisac, a Spanish actress. The couple first crossed paths while working together on the set of the 2014 thriller Escobar: Paradise Lost. Since then, they have been enjoying a harmonious and blissful life together, free from any major disruptions. Their love for each other continues to grow stronger with the passing of time, nurturing a deep and meaningful bond between them. His sexual orientaiton is straight. 

In the past, Josh Hutcherson has been rumored to have dated several individuals. These include Swedish fashion and runway model Alexandra Burman, who is three years older than Josh. He was also rumored to be involved with American actress Zoey Deutch, known for her roles in "Ringer" and "The Suite Life on Deck," although they are now good friends. Another rumored relationship was with German model and actress Leonie Kranzle, recognized for her work in the film "Love Pills." Josh dated American actress Shannon Wada for over three years from January 2003 to August 2006. He briefly dated AnnaSophia Robb, whom he met on the set of the movie "Bridge to Terabithia" in 2007. Josh also had a year-long relationship with Victoria Justice from January 2008 to March 2009. Lanchen Mihalic was another person he dated from 2009 to 2012, and they were spotted together on a movie date in August 2012. Singer Rochella Danishei was romantically involved with Josh from 2009 to 2011, while his relationship with Vanessa Hudgens lasted from January 2011 to September 2011. Although it was rumored, Josh was said to have dated Ariana Grande for six months from January 2012 to July 2012. There were also rumors of a fling with Francia Raisa in April 2012 and actress Chloe Bridges in December 2012.

Josh Hutcherson Net Worth

As of 2023, Josh Hutcherson has accumulated a net worth of $22 million, with an annual income exceeding $2 million. His primary source of wealth stems from his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor. With a vast filmography, Josh has showcased his talent in a range of notable movies, including "The Hunger Games" series, "Bridge to Terabithia," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth," among others. His journey in the acting realm began in 2000, and since then, he has made appearances in various films, television shows, and web series, establishing himself as a versatile performer. While acting remains his main profession, Josh has also displayed a passion for filmmaking and screenwriting, further showcasing his multifaceted talents within the industry.

Josh Hutcherson is an avid real estate enthusiast, having amassed an impressive portfolio of properties across the United States. With a penchant for buying and selling, he has become the owner of numerous estates. Among his prized possessions are at least two properties situated in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Additionally, he holds ownership of the renowned residence once owned by the late Heath Ledger, an iconic piece of Hollywood history. In addition to his real estate ventures, Josh indulges in his passion for automobiles, boasting a diverse and luxurious car collection. His fleet includes notable vehicles such as the sleek Chevrolet Camaro, the sophisticated Aston Martin, and the exhilarating Lamborghini, among other exotic and high-end cars. Whether it's cruising around town or hitting the open road, Josh finds joy in the thrill of driving his remarkable collection of cars.

Josh Hutcherson Height & Weight

Josh Hutcherson is a handsome actor known for his average build, standing at 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) and weighing 68 kg (150 pounds). He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes, which adds to his charm. One distinctive feature about him is his extreme love for body art, as he desires to cover every inch of his body with tattoos. Hutcherson got his first tattoo at the age of 17, with permission from his mother. To prepare for his role in "The Hunger Games," he worked extensively on his body, eating protein-rich foods like eggs and chicken to gain weight. He trained with ex-Navy Seal trainer Logan Hood for 5-6 days a week, and the intense workouts left him sore for days. In addition to his training, Hutcherson also enjoys playing basketball five times a week, which provides him with a cardio workout while having fun.

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