Date of Birth : Oct 12th 1992
Hutcherson’s first role was in the 2002 made-for-television film, House Blend; in the same year, he appeared in an episode of ER. In 2003, he played the lead role in the comedy Miracle Dogs (which was released directly-to-video), starred opposite Peter Falk and Timothy Daly in the made-for-television film, Wilder Days, and had a minor role in the well-reviewed independent film, American Splendor. He performed for the motion-capture imagery in 2004’s The Polar Express.
In 2005, Hutcherson appeared in several Hollywood films. He had a minor role in the Will Ferrell comedy Kicking & Screaming (which was released in May), voiced Markl in the animated film Howl’s Moving Castle (June), and played the lead roles in Little Manhattan (September) and Zathura, which was released in November to positive reviews. The following year, Hutcherson appeared in the comedy RV, playing the son of Robin Williams’s character. He played Jesse Aarons in the drama Bridge to Terabithia, which was filmed in New Zealand and released on February 16, 2007 and performed well critically and commercially. He had not read the novel that the film is based on before being cast in the role.
Hutcherson’s next role was in Firehouse Dog (released on April 4, 2007), in which he played Shane Fahey, a firefighter’s son who befriends a dog. Hutcherson filmed Firehouse Dog after Little Manhattan and RV and before Bridge to Terabithia. He will also appear in the “very dark” independent film drama Winged Creatures (scheduled to begin filming in April 2007), as well as play the nephew of Brendan Fraser’s character in Journey 3-D, a new 3-D film version of Journey to the Center of the Earth; filming on Journey 3-D began in Montreal in June 2006 and ended in October for an August 8, 2008 release.
Josh Hutcherson has cited actor Jake Gyllenhaal as an inspiration. He enjoys math, especially algebra. Josh lives in Union, Kentucky with his family, something that he has said helps him “stay grounded”. According to Hutcherson, he still “get grounded” by his parents. Hutcherson has stated that he is “not much of a reader” and enjoys cars, competing in triathlons, bowling, soccer and playing his guitar.