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Josh Gad

Biography

Film, tv, and stage acting professional who starred within the Broadway creation of The Publication of Mormon, the 2008 humor film The Rocker, as well as the 2015 blockbuster Pixels. He also voiced the type Olaf within the 2013 cartoon feature Frozen and he was solid as Le Fou within the 2017 feature Beauty as well as the Beast. He earned the Country wide Forensics League Country wide Competition Championships in 1998 and 1999 while their studies at the College or university College of Nova Southeastern College or university. He appeared within the movies 21 and Like & Other Medicines, and made visitor appearances on displays such as Contemporary Family, Tired to Loss of life, and New Young lady. He offered his tone of voice for Ice Age group: Continental Drift in 2012. He wedded celebrity Ida Darvish in 2008 plus they possess two daughters, Ava and Isabelle. He’s the godfather of celebrity Bryce Dallas Howard’s boy Theo. He co-starred with Rainn Wilson in 2008’s The Rocker.

Quick Facts


Full Name Josh Gad
Date Of Birth February 23, 1981
Place Of Birth Hollywood, FL
Height 1.68 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, NSU University School, Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality American, Swedish
Spouse Ida Darvish
Children Isabella Gad, Ava Gad
Awards Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, The Game Award for Best ESports Player
Movies Frozen, The Angry Birds Movie, Pixels, The Wedding Ringer, Beauty and the Beast, A Dog's Purpose, The Internship, Love & Other Drugs, Thanks for Sharing, The Rocker, Jobs, Frozen Fever, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Wish I Was Here, 21, Mardi Gras: Spring Break, She Wants Me, Razortooth, Crossing Over, Big Guy, Me and My Shadow, Marshall, Murder on the Orient Express, The Lost Nomads: Get Lost!, No Heroics, Breakup in a Noisy Diner, Waiting to Die, Mary and Joe, The Book of Mormon
TV Shows The Comedians, 1600 Penn, Good Vibes, Woke Up Dead, Back to You, Gigi: Almost American, Frozen Northern Nights
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#Fact
1His father was born in Afghanistan, to an Afghan Jewish family. His mother, who is originally from New York, is of Ashkenazi Jewish background.
2Godfather of Theo Gabel, son of Seth Gabel and Bryce Dallas Howard.
3Nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Elder Cunningham in "The Book of Mormon.".
4Best friends and high school classmates with Dirty Sexy Money (2007)'s star, Seth Gabel (Seth Cosentino back in high school).
5Attended the University School (FL).
6Won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championships in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory in 1999.
7Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama. BFA, 2003


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Olaf's Frozen Adventure2017TV Short filmingOlaf (voice)
Murder on the Orient Express2017filmingHector McQueen
Marshall2017completedSam Friedman
Beauty and the Beast2017completedLe Fou
A Dog's Purpose2017Bailey / Buddy / Tino / ... (voice)
LEGO Frozen Northern Lights2016TV Mini-SeriesOlaf
Angry Birds2016Chuck (voice)
Sofia the First2016TV SeriesOlaf
TripTank2015TV SeriesLouis
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameOlaf (voice)
Pixels2015Ludlow Lamonsoff
The Comedians2015TV SeriesJosh Gad
Frozen Fever2015ShortOlaf (voice)
New Girl2012-2015TV SeriesBearclaw
Sesame Street2015TV SeriesVincent Van Stop
The Wedding Ringer2015Doug Harris
Gigi: Almost American - Season Two2014TV MovieGigi
Aloe Blacc: Can You Do This2014Video shortDoug Harris
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesWendell
Gigi: Almost American2011-2014TV SeriesGigi
Wish I Was Here2014Noah Bloom
Frozen2013/IOlaf (voice)
The Internship2013Headphones
1600 Penn2012-2013TV SeriesSkip Gilchrist
Jobs2013Steve Wozniak
Thanks for Sharing2012Neil
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012Louis (voice)
Men in Black: Alien Crisis2012Video GameEmilio Chauncey / Khnemu / Handsome Guest / ... (voice)
She Wants Me2012Sam Baum
Good Vibes2011TV SeriesMondo
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesBen Franklin
Modern Family2011TV SeriesKenneth
Mardi Gras: Spring Break2011Bump (Bartholomew T. Brown)
Californication2011TV SeriesDoctor
Love & Other Drugs2010Josh Randall
Bored to Death2010TV SeriesWarren
Marmaduke2010Bandana Dog (voice)
The Cleveland Show2010TV SeriesDroopy / Pimp
Breakup in a Noisy Diner2010Video shortBoyfriend #1
Big Guy2009ShortRodney
Woke Up Dead2009TV SeriesMatt
Rent Control2009TV MovieOfficer Freds
Numb3rs2008-2009TV SeriesRoy McGill
The Lost Nomads: Get Lost!2009Gigi / Miss Piggy / Jose Sanchez / ...
Party Down2009TV SeriesJeffrey Ells
Crossing Over2009Howie
No Heroics2009TV MovieHorseforce
Waiting to Die2009TV MovieSimon
American Dad!2008TV SeriesArt
Back to You2007-2008TV SeriesRyan Church
The Rocker2008Matt
212008Miles
Razortooth2007VideoJay Wells
Watching the Detectives2007Mark
ER2005TV SeriesSgt. Bruce Larabee
Mary and Joe2002Angel

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tripletsscreenplay announced
Untitled Josh Gad/Jeremy Garelick Musical Projectpre-production
Gigi: Almost American - Season Two2014TV Movie writer
Gigi: Almost American2011-2014TV Series 15 episodes
1600 PennTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2012 - 2013 story - 1 episode, 2012
Rent Control2009TV Movie
The Lost Nomads: Get Lost!2009written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Josh Gad/Jeremy Garelick Musical Projectproducer pre-production
The Comedians2015TV Series co-executive producer - 13 episodes
Gigi: Almost American - Season Two2014TV Movie executive producer
1600 Penn2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Gigi: Almost American2011TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Lost Nomads: Get Lost!2009executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pixels2015performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Frozen Fever2015Short performer: "Making Today a Perfect Day"
The Making of Frozen2014Short performer: "The Making Of Frozen"
Frozen2013/Iperformer: "In Summer"
Thanks for Sharing2012performer: "Come By Here Kumbayah" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special2016TV MovieHimself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Talking Dead2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2015TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent / Himself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Wedding Ringer
Larry King Now2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Him
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
World Premiere2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Wedding Ringer
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Sit Down with the Stars2015TV SeriesHimself
People Magazine Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
BAFTA Britannia Awards Special 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Narrator
Chelsea Lately2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Making of Frozen2014ShortHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself
Frozen Special2013TV MovieHimself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Getaway2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Game Night2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, and Josh Gad Support the Strike!2013Video shortHimself
The Soup2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryElder Arnold Cunningham (segment "Parker & Stone")
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2011TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Headlines: The Making of 'Back to You'2008Video shortRyan Church

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Wedding Ringers
Back to You Season 1: This Just In2008Video shortRyan Church

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionFrozen (2013)
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleFrozen (2013)
2014BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleFrozen (2013)
2014BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmFrozen (2013)· Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Jonathan Groff
· Santino Fontana
· Alan Tudyk
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmFrozen (2013)· Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Jonathan Groff
· Santino Fontana
· Alan Tudyk
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album· Andrew Rannells (principal soloist)
· Anne Garefino (producer)
· Robert Lopez (producer/composer/lyricist)
· Stephen Oremus (producer)
· Trey Parker (producer/composer/lyricist)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
· Matt Stone (producer/composer/lyricist)
2008Special AwardShoWest Convention, USABest Ensemble21 (2008)· Jim Sturgess
· Kevin Spacey
· Kate Bosworth
· Laurence Fishburne
· Aaron Yoo
· Liza Lapira
· Jacob Pitts

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorPixels (2015)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceFrozen (2013)
2012American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABreakout Performer of the Year


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#Quote
1[on abandoning a boyhood dream of becoming a performer and emulating actors like Robin Williams] I was about three years out of college and I called my mom up and said, 'I don't think I want to do this anymore'. She started crying. I said, 'I'm going to go to law school'. I thought she was going to celebrate that she wouldn't have to worry about me anymore. But she was really disappointed. And I said, 'Why are you disappointed?' She said, 'Because you've been dreaming about this for fifteen years , but you are only allowing yourself to live out your dream for three years, and I think that is unfair to yourself'. It was very startling to hear her say that.


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