Who is Josh Peck?
Joshua Michael ‘Josh’ Peck was born on the 10th November 1986, in Manhattan, New York City USA of Jewish descent, and is a 32 year-old actor and an online celebrity. Josh is primarily known as comedian, and became famous for playing the role of Josh Nichols in the highly popular comedy series “Drake & Josh”, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2004 until 2007. His career has been active since 1996.
Josh Peck Bio: Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education
Josh Peck was raised as a single child by his mother Barbara, who works as a career coach, and his maternal grandmother – he actually never met his biological father. Peck is of Jewish descent and had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony when he was young. He matriculated from P.S. 540 Augustus St.-Gaudens as well as The Professional Performing Arts School. Throughout his childhood he suffered from asthma, which caused him to mostly stay inside the house watching television. Eventually his love for comedy shows grew into a passion, and he decided to pursue a career in comedy.
His first contact with the world of comedy came when he was only eight years old. Young Josh was brave enough to join the TADA! Youth Theater, and subsequently appeared at Carolines on Broadway venue, where he performed his first stand-up comedy for the Audrey Hepburn foundation. This proved to be a success, and Josh went on to appear on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in 1996 when just 10 years old. In 1999, Peck landed a role in the live action comedy sketch “The Amanda Show”, then moved to Los Angeles at age 13 in order to pursue his acting career. Peck became a prolific and sought-after child actor, landing roles in movies such as “Spun” (2002), “Mean Creek” (2004) and “Special” (2006), beside his regular appearances on Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show”, and occasional appearances in other television series. His rise to real stardom came in 2004, when he was cast to play the role of Josh Nichols in Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh”.
Drake and Josh
“Drake and Josh” brought Peck international fame and popularity, with the series and its titular characters loved particularly by the younger audience. Peck was cast alongside Drake Parker, and the two went on to star in four seasons of the show, the last season aired in 2007. In addition, three television movies were released – “Drake & Josh Go Hollywood” in 2006, its sequel “Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp” in 2007, and “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” in 2008, all of which were commercially successful. For his role of Josh Nichols, Peck received a nomination for Favorite Television Actor at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held in 2008.
Peck was easily able to land new roles thanks to the popularity he gained during the “Drake and Josh” years. He subsequently starred in movies “Drillbit Taylor” (2008), “The Wackness” (2008) and “Safety Glass” (2009), among others. Furthermore, he played one of the main roles in the movie remake “Red Dawn” (2012) alongside Chris Hemsworth, and in the comedy series “Grandfathered” alongside John Stamos, receiving a nomination for Favorite Actor In A New TV Series at 2016’s People’s Choice Award for his role of Gerald in the latter. His latest roles were in 2018’s remake of “Fuller House” and “Lego Star Wars: All-Stars”.
International pop artist and true LA treasure, @Skylergreyart is already conquering the art world and he's still technically a TEEN. Please enjoy an all new episode of #BornAndBred pic.twitter.com/asw6mBeEq5
— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) January 29, 2019
In recent years, Peck has also become a famous YouTube personality, which began after his appearance in another popular YouTuber’s vlog in 2017, a couple of videos on David Dobrik’s YouTube channel, and was thus inspired to start his own. He launched his official YouTube channel on 19th July 2017, and has since gathered more than 2.4 million followers, and amassed more than 120 million views. Josh now uploads videos regularly, at least once a week, featuring videos with various activities and events from his everyday life, popular YouTube challenges, as well as vlogs with other prominent YouTube celebrities, such as David Dobrik, Liza Koshy and Gabbie Hanna. Peck’s popularity helped him to score sponsorship deals with brands such as RedBox, further adding to his wealth. In addition to this, Josh has recently launched his own podcast named “Curious with Josh Peck”, designed in the form of an interview, and featuring celebrities with whom Josh talks about their private life and current affairs.
The popular actor and YouTube star married his long-time girlfriend Paige O’Brien – a cinematographer and movie editor – in June 2017, in a ceremony in Malibu in the presence of their families and closest friends. They now have a son born on 1st January 2019, who the couple named Max Milo.
Have you ever wondered how rich Josh Peck actually is? According to authoritative sources, his overall net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million, acquired partly through his acting career, but currently his main source of income are his YouTube sponsorship deals.
Peck has an athletic body type. He is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (81kgs), with vital statistics of 43-16-33. He has dark brown hair and green eyes.