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Josh Hutcherson Bio

Actor Josh Hutcherson may be only 18, but he’s already been a rising star in the movie biz for over 10 years, starring in blockbuster movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Bridge to Terabithia. Now, he's been picked to play one of the leading roles (Peeta) in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. Find out how he got his start in his Kidzworld bio!

Kentucky Kid

Josh was born in Union, Kentucky, and has known since the age of four that acting was the life for him, but his parents made him wait until he was at least nine before he could start auditioning. His mother used to work for Delta, but now helps him with his career, and his dad works for the Environmental Protection Agency. He has a younger brother Connor, who is following his footsteps becoming an actor, and two dogs at home (Diesel and Nixon).

Polar Express to The Center of the Earth

Casting agents could tell right away that Josh was a talent to watch, and as soon as he started auditioning he first landed small roles on TV shows like the medical drama ER, The Division and the TV movies House Blend and Becoming Glen.  Josh soon moved on to bigger films, like The Polar Express (where he acted in a lead role, and was then animated over!) and also the Will Ferrell comedy Kicking and Screaming, and last but not least the blockbuster hits Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. His accomplishments did not go unrecognised: Josh won the Young Artist Awards for both Zathura and Bridge to Terabithia!

More Than All Right

Josh seemed to be the kind of actor that could play any kind of part, and was ready for more challenging roles, and he stated that he would like to be in every genre of film if he can. He got the chance to shine as a rising dramatic star in the film The Kids Are All Right, all about a family’s struggle to fit in and love each other, and the film turned heads at film festivals. Josh won a Breakthrough Actor in Film Award and the whole cast garnered the Outstanding Cast Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their performances.  There’s no doubt that  Josh is on a roll, he is now set to play the lead in a remake of the sci-fi classic Red Dawn and even better, he will be playing the beloved romantic lead in the Hunger GamesTrilogy, Peeta!

Did You Know…

  • Josh has said one of his greatest acting inspirations is actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
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