Josh Hutcherson, born on October 12, 1992, is a famed actor in the American film industry. Adored by worldwide fans, he debuted as a child actor in early 2000s hit feature films–such as “Zathura: A Space Adventure” (2005) and “Bridge to Terabithia” (2007). He’s also well-known for playing the starring role of Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games” film series, which received well at the worldwide box office and landed him several awards. Hutcherson also served as a producer in several films that he played in, showing his interest in producing and directing films. We’re helping you celebrate his day today!
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson, well-known as Josh Hutcherson, is a household name in the American film industry. He was born on October 12, 1992, in Union, Kentucky, U.S. He grew up with his mother, Michelle Hutcherson, who formerly worked for Delta Air Lines, and his father, Chris Hutcherson — an analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also has one younger brother, Connor. Hutcherson had always shown interest in the entertainment industry and in 2002, he met acting coach Bob Luke and moved to Los Angeles to focus on acting.
After starring in various T.V. commercials, Hutcherson landed his first significant role in the pilot episode of the T.V. show “House Blend” (2002). His first feature film role is in the 2003 independent film, “American Splendor,” which won at the Sundance Film Festival for the grand jury prize. Afterward, he landed voice-over roles in “The Polar Express” (2004) and “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004). He then starred in a lead role in the 2005 Jon Favreau film, “Zathura: A Space Adventure.” He earned a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actor” for this performance. His breakthrough came when he played the lead role as Jesse Aarons in “Bridge to Terabithia” (2007), where he won his second Young Artist Award in the same category. The film was well-received by viewers and critics. After several feature films, Hutcherson was cast as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games” film series. The first film, “The Hunger Games” (2012), became part of the highest-grossing films of that year and earned Hutcherson several awards–such as MTV Movie Awards’ “Best Male Performance.” Other than acting, Hutcherson is also actively involved in film production. He became the executive producer for the French-Spanish thriller “Escobar: Paradise Lost” (2015).
Hutcherson is currently dating actress Claudia Traisac and they have been together since 2013. He’s also a loyal advocate for the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community, specifically involved in “Straight But Not Narrow,” — a gay-straight alliance campaign. This involvement earned him several awards, such as the Young Humanitarian Award in the 2015 unite4:humanity awards.
Hutcherson first acts in “House Blend” in a pilot episode that later lands him several minor roles.
He enters the film industry by acting in the independent biographical-comedy film “American Splendor,” which won at the Sundance Film Festival.
For his performance in “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” Hutcherson gets the Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actor.”
Hutcherson stars in the fantasy drama “Bridge to Terabithia” with Anna-Sophia Robb, where he gained critical acclaim and massive attention for the role.
Hutcherson wins the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance for his role in the first “The Hunger Games” film.
Showing his interest in being a producer and director, Hutcherson works in the thriller “Escobar: Paradise Lost.”
Why We Love Josh Hutcherson
He’s friendly and down-to-earth
With so many fans adoring him, Hutcherson declared that fame had not changed him as a person. He’s well-known for having a pleasant attitude on and off-stage.
He cares about social justice
Hutcherson is a well-known ally of the LGBTQ+ community, which came from family ties where two of his gay uncles passed from AIDS-related illnesses. He co-founded the gay-straight alliance campaign “Straight But Not Narrow”, which he is currently still active.
He isn’t afraid to take risks
Becoming an actor since little did not stop Hutcherson from showing interest in other roles. He expressed his interest in being a director and producer, which he achieved in the end. In 2017, he released a short movie called “Ape,” making his directorial debut.
5 Surprising Facts
His current house belonged to Heath Ledger
Hutcherson famously purchased the $2.5 million house in 2012 in Lauren Canyon, Hollywood Hills.
He starred in a music video
Not only in T.V. shows and films, but Hutcherson acted in the music video for DJ Snake’s hit song “Middle.”
He made up a language once
When he was younger, Hutcherson created a language with a friend to be their way of communication in front of adults.
His adoration for reality television
He once tweeted that he enjoys watching shows like “Breaking Amish” and “Long Island Medium.”
He’s a prankster on set!
Hutcherson loves pulling pranks on his co-stars, and he is also famously known to prank Jennifer Lawrence on “The Hunger Games” set, leading her to accidentally kicked him.
Josh Hutcherson FAQs
Who is Josh Hutcherson married to?
He is not married. However, he is currently in an almost 10-years relationship with his girlfriend, Claudia Traisac.
Who was Josh Hutcherson’s first kiss?
His first kiss was with Charlotte Ray Rosenberg in the movie “Little Manhattan” (2005).
Is Jennifer Lawrence still friends with Josh Hutcherson?
Yes, she is. They formed a close bond during the filming and still keep in touch.
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