Josh Gad is an American actor, comedian and singer. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Joshua Ilan “Josh” Gad.
2. He was born February 23, 1981.
3. His mother is a realtor and his stepfather is an investment advisor, he has 2 brothers and a stepsister.
4. He was raised Jewish; his father is a Jewish immigrant from Afghanistan and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
5. Josh Gad attended NSU University School (then “University School of NSU”), graduating in 1999.
6. While there, he won the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament Championships for Original Oratory in 1998, and for Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory in 1999.
7. He then attended the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.
8. During this time, he undertook a semester-long exchange at the National Institute of Dramatic Art
9. Josh Gad portrayed news director Ryan Church on the Fox sitcom Back to You, which lasted one season from 2007 to 2008.
10. Gad appeared as a correspondent on The Daily Show on May 5, 2009, and became a regular correspondent on June 2, 2009.
11. His signature segments include “The War on Christmas”, in which he played an oversexed Benjamin Franklin, and “Chubby Chasers”, in which he reported on Michelle Obama’s efforts to curb childhood obesity.
12. In 2008, he played a supporting role in the film 21, and a leading role in The Rocker.
13. In 2010, he had a role in Love & Other Drugs, and a guest role on the Bored to Death episode “Make it Quick, Fitzgerald!”.
14. He was cast in the American version of the British sitcom No Heroics.
15. In the pilot, Gad played Horse Force, a former classmate from Superhero College, who can summon horses and works at a bar where the group hangs out. The show was not picked up.
16. Josh Gad originated the role of Elder Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.
17. His last performance was June 6, 2012. The show opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011.
18. Gad was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, along with his co-star Andrew Rannells. Both lost to Norbert Leo Butz in Catch Me If You Can.
19. In 2011, Gad had a cameo appearance in ABC’s hit show, Modern Family, in Season 3’s Thanksgiving episode.
20. In 2011, Gad voiced “Mondo” in the MTV animated series Good Vibes.
21. He also made an appearance as Bump in the 2011 comedy road trip film Mardi Gras: Spring Break.
22. In 2012, he voiced the molehog Louis in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
23. In 2013 he voiced Olaf in Frozen, re-collaborating with co-songwriter Robert Lopez from The Book of Mormon. In 2014, Gad co-starred in Zach Braff’s film Wish I Was Here, playing the main character’s brother.
24. On August 5, 2013, it was announced that Gad will play Sam Kinison in a biopic. He wrote an article entitled “Technology pundit (for a day)”, which appeared in USA Today on August 12, 2013.
25.In 2015, Gad starred alongside Kevin Hart and Kaley Cuoco in The Wedding Ringer, co-starred with Billy Crystal on the FX comedy series The Comedians, which premiered on April 9, and starred alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Pixels, about video game players who are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who have attacked the earth.
26. In A Dog’s Purpose, released in 2017, he provided the voice for Bailey. The movie was billed as “a celebration of the special connection between humans and their dogs”.
27. Gad also played LeFou in the 2017 live-action film remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
28. Gad married actress Ida Darvish in 2008. They have two daughters.
29. Gad has stated that he loves the traditional aspects of Judaism and celebrates some traditions of his wife’s religion, Catholicism, but considers himself spiritual but not religious.
30. Josh Gad participated in the London 2017 Women’s March held on January 21, 2017.