Josh Hutcherson has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most accomplished young actors. Josh has already received many accolades throughout his career including the 2012 Cinema Con award for “Breakthrough Actor,” MTV Movie Award for “Best Male Performance,” the Teen Choice Award for “Best Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy” and Logo’s New Now Next Award for the “Next Mega Star.”
Josh is best known for his portrayal of Peeta Mellark in the highly successful franchise, The Hunger Games alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. The Hunger Games is based on the novels by Suzanne Collins and all four films in the franchise set enormous box office records.
Josh can next be seen in Hulu’s upcoming sci-fi comedy series, “Future Man,” executive produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The series, which Hutcherson also produced, follows a janitor who must battle an intergalactic invasion. Haley Joel Osment, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and Glenne Headly also star.
Most recently, Josh and Michelle Hutcherson’s production company, Turkeyfoot Productions, partnered with Condé Nast Entertainment and Indigenous Media to launch five short films as part of “The Big Script,” an incubator featuring rising millennial filmmakers. The project aims to find and produce independently created content that can thrive on digital and emerging platforms and is driven by unique voices. Each of the short films was released on the Condé Nast-owned digital platform, The Scene. In addition to playing a prominent role in selecting the original scripts, producing all five films and mentoring the filmmakers, Josh Hutcherson made his directorial debut in the film, Ape, the short in which he also stars.
Last year, Josh wrapped three films for director James Franco: The Disaster Artist, which is set to debut at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, is based on the novel by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero and tells the story behind the creation of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, widely regarded to be one of the most diabolical films ever made; The Long Home, a drama set in the 1940’s in rural Tennessee where a young man goes to work for a bootlegger unaware that he had murdered his father 10 years prior; and In Dubious Battle, a drama in which he stars opposite James Franco and Selena Gomez, about an activist who gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.
Additional film credits include Escobar: Paradise Lost a drama about the notorious kingpin, Pablo Escobar; the animated film Epic; Red Dawn; Journey 2: Mysterious Island; the independent feature film Detention, in which Hutcherson also served as Executive Producer; Seven Days in Havana, an omnibus film which features seven shorts directed by seven different directors; Lisa Cholodenko’s Academy Award nominated film, The Kids are All Right, which aslo garnered Screen Actors Guild, Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globe nominations; The Vampire’s Assistant, opposite John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek; Carmel; Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, the first ever high definition 3-D live performance feature; Bridge To Terabithia; Winged Creatures; Firehouse Dog; RV; Little Manhattan; Zathura; Kicking and Screaming; Howl’s Moving Castle; and The Polar Express. Josh won Young Artist Awards for “Leading Young Actor” for his roles in Zathura and Bridge to Terabithia.
In addition to acting, Josh is extremely involved with his charity organization, Straight But Not Narrow (SBNN). SBNN is an ally organization that prepares and trains young adults on how to become allies of their LGBTQ peers. For the past three years, Josh has hosted a variety of sporting events to raise funds and awareness for the organization. In 2012, he was honored with GLAAD’s “Vanguard Award” for his work with the LGBT community.
Hutcherson currently resides in Los Angeles.
Josh Futturman hasn’t amounted to much. He still lives at home with his parents and has a dead end job as a janitor at Kronish Labs, a sexual disease research facility. Josh feels trapped in his own life—he has to believe he’s capable of more than mopping floors, but has no idea where to start. His only escape from his humdrum existence is his favorite video game, the famously unwinnable Biotic Wars. When Josh finally finds the inspiration to beat the final level, he’s visited by characters from the game who claim he’s been selected to travel back in time and help them save the world. Is he ready? Absolutely not…