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Josh Hutcherson Biography

Birth Name:
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson
Birth Place:
Union, Kentucky, United States

Fast Facts

  • Dreamed of acting since age 4 and began acting at 9
  • First role was in House Blend, a WB comedy pilot that wasn't picked up
  • Provided the movement for the animated Hero Boy in The Polar Express (2004), wearing a black body suit covered with motion sensors to aid in the animation process
  • Won the 2006 Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actor (Zathura)
  • Was in the running for the lead role in the 2012 Spider-Man film
  • Andrew Garfield scored the role
  • Made debut as an executive producer with the 2011 film Detention


  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated