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Lawson at the premiere of Any Questions for Ben? in Sydney, February 2012
22 July 1981
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Joshua Lawson (born 22 July 1981) is an Australian film and television actor.
Life and career
Josh Lawson was born and raised in Brisbane, and attended St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2001. He also spent one year studying improvisation techniques in Los Angeles at The Second City, The Groundlings, ACME Comedy Theatre and I.O. West.
Lawson has had guest-starring roles in such popular Australian television programs as Blue Heelers and Home and Away, but is probably best known for his appearances on the improv comedy program Thank God You're Here and on the Australian dramas Sea Patrol and The Librarians. He also had a guest role in the comedy Wilfred and starred in several television commercials, including advertisements for Coca-Cola Cherry and Gold Class cinemas. Lawson Also Played Bob In the cartoon hangover series 'Rocket Dog' (2013)
He was also one of the "Uncles" on the ABC's Agony Uncles (2012).
In 2012 Lawson starred in his biggest role to date, appearing alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the comedy hit The Campaign. Lawson also appeared in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Crave.
2014 will mark the release of his feature directing debut, The Little Death, which he also wrote and stars in.
During 2006 and 2007, Mr. Lawson was a regular guest co-host on the popular Australian radio show 'Get This' which was heard around Australia on Austereo's Triple M radio network. The show was very popular despite its short run and was one of many mediums at the time that helped boost Mr. Lawson's appeal and stature.
In 2013, he began voicing the role of Bob in the online series Rocket Dog.
- Wigney, James (29 January 2012). [=http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/lawsons-ballad-about-falling-in-love/story-fn6ck8la-1226256071668 "Lawson's ballad about love mimics life"]. The Sunday Mail (News Limited). Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "James Brayshsaw is no wipeout". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
- "Josh Lawson". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- Schembri, Jim (9 February 2012). "Any Questions for Ben?". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- Roach, Mel. "Rocket Dog".
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