Josh Hutcherson

Biography

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old. In 2002, Josh landed his first acting role in the TV film, House Blend (2002), with Amy Yasbeck, Dan Cortese and Sean Faris. The same year, Josh was cast in the pilot, Becoming Glen (2002), but Fox did not order it to series (though, several years later, it was reconfigured as the short-lived series, The Winner (2007), starring Rob Corddry, and co-written/produced by Seth MacFarlane). Toward the end of 2002, Josh appeared on an episode of Спешно отделение (1994). Josh made his big-screen debut, in 2003, with a bit part in the Oscar-nominated Американски разкош (2003). His career began its measured ascent in 2005 with a supporting slot as one of Will Ferrell's kids in Футболен татко (2005), a co-starring role in the indie hit Малкият Манхатън (2005), and another co-starring role in Затура: Космическо приключение (2005), which was originally conceived as a sequel to Джуманджи (1995). Despite underperforming at the box office, "Zathura" helped earned for Josh his first Young Artist Award for "Leading Young Actor". 2006 saw bigger returns for Josh's burgeoning film career with a role as one of Robin Williams' sons in the modest hit, R.V.: Runaway Vacation (2006). The following year, he landed his first breakthrough role in Мост до Терабития (2007), the kid-approved adaptation of Katherine Paterson's novel that co-starred AnnaSophia Robb, whose career was also taking off at this time. Josh starred as Brendan Fraser's nephew in another family-film hit, Пътуване до центъра на Земята (2008), and he had a smaller role in the Crash-like drama, Fragments (2008), though by now his face and name were being used in movie-marketing materials. Though it wasn't a hit, Josh's character in Циркът на кошмарите: Чиракът на вампира (2009) served as a major plot device early in the story. In 2010, Josh co-starred in the critically-acclaimed film, Децата са добре (2010), alongside Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Mia Wasikowska. The film received several awards and four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Josh's performance as the youngest child in a family, led by two mothers, earned him acclaim from audiences and the industry, alike. Josh followed up with an expanded role in Пътуване до тайнствения остров (2012), which saw Dwayne Johnson take over as the main character from Brendan Fraser. Between the star power and the allure of 3D, the sequel was a worldwide hit and a third installment is in development. With the announcement that he would portray the beloved "Peeta Mellark" in Игрите на глада (2012), the film adaptation of the best-selling novel written by Suzanne Collins, Josh became an instant celebrity. In the wake of the movie's massive worldwide success, Арест (2011), a horror/comedy that Josh made before "The Hunger Games", was released. Josh was also an executive producer on that feature. Before Josh reprises his role as "Peeta" in Игрите на глада: Възпламеняване (2013), we will see him in the long-delayed remake of Червена зора (2012); the omnibus 7 дни в Хавана (2012) (aka "7 Days in Havana") (Josh's segment was directed by Benicio Del Toro); The Forger (2012) opposite Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, and Hayden Panettiere; and the animated Тайната на горските пазители (2013) from Ледена епоха (2002) co-director (and voice of "Scrat"), Chris Wedge.