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Josh Gad Biography

Birth Place:
Hollywood, Florida, United States

Fast Facts

  • Won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championship in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory while in high school
  • Went to high school with actor Seth Gabel, and is godfather to Gabel's son with Bryce Dallas Howard
  • Was one of the founding members of the Lost Nomads comedy troupe
  • Appeared in the 2002 Christian-themed direct-to-video feature Mary and Joe
  • Played William Barfee, owner of the magic foot, in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Followed a friend around a news station in Miami to prepare for his role as a news director on Back to You
  • Gained fame as Elder Cunningham in the hit Broadway show The Book of Mormon, although his first instinct had been to turn it down