Josh Meyers

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Josh Meyers
Born Joshua Dylan Meyers
(1976-01-08) January 8, 1976 (age 38)
Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2001–present

Joshua Dylan "Josh" Meyers (born January 8, 1976) is an American actor and comedian, known for being a cast member of the sketch comedy series MADtv and playing Randy Pearson in the eighth and final season of That '70s Show. He is the younger brother of Late Night host Seth Meyers.

Early life and education[edit]

Meyers was born in Bedford, New Hampshire on January 8, 1976, the son of Hilary Claire (née Olson), a middle school teacher of French, and Laurence Meyers, Jr., who works in finance.[1][2] He attended Manchester High School West in Manchester, New Hampshire. He went on to graduate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Meyers' paternal grandfather was Jewish;[3][4] his other ancestry is Czech-Austrian (from his paternal grandmother), Swedish, English, and German.[5]

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

Meyers officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2002, as a featured performer for the eighth season. He would fill in the spot of the Spishak Spokesperson that David Herman and Pat Kilbane previously owned. Meyers was also known for his celebrity impersonations, including Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, various members of 'N Sync, rapper Eminem, and actor Owen Wilson.

Meyers's appearances on MADtv on Fox aired directly opposite his brother Seth's appearances on Saturday Night Live on NBC. This was referenced on a season 28 episode of Saturday Night Live in which Seth appears on Weekend Update to talk to his father and tells him to turn off MADtv and pay attention to him.

Other work[edit]

When Topher Grace left That '70s Show at the end of the show's seventh season, Meyers was chosen as a replacement, starring as Randy Pearson during the eighth and final season.

In 2006, Meyers made an appearance in the feature film Date Movie, where he plays Napoleon Dynamite and Owen Wilson's character from Wedding Crashers.

Meyers has a supporting role in the 2008 film College Road Trip, and appeared alongside Pee-wee Herman in the 2010 stage show revival of Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, TheThe Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Down ESU cop #5
2002 Snapshots Hooligan in red light district
2005 Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend, TheThe Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Bar jerk Short film
2006 Date Movie Napoleon Dynamite/Owen Wilson look-alike
2007 Wrangling Coach Rankin Josh Short film
2008 College Road Trip Staurt
2009 My Long Distance Relationship Professor Barnes Television film
2009 Brüno Kookus
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Andy Conners
2011 Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, TheThe Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway Various voices Television film
2013 Straight A's Jason
2013 Inventing Adam Adam
2013 Behind the Candelabra Liberace's attorney Television film
2013 Sidekick, TheThe Sidekick Jimmy T Short film
2013 Cafe Attitude N/A Short film
2014 Last Supper Andy
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002–2004 MADtv Various 47 episodes
2003 Half & Half Big Fat Slim Jim 2 episodes
2004 Life as We Know It Sam Conner Episode: "Family Hard-ships"
2005–2006 That '70s Show Randy Pearson Main cast (season 8); 21 episodes
2006 Lovespring International Cal Episode: "The Portrait and the Painter"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Dr. Carl Rosen Episode: "The Gynecologist"
2012 Breaking In Abe Frohman Episode: "Who's the Boss"
2013 Newsreaders Andrew Clatter Episode: "Unborn Again"
2013 Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project Adam Episode: "Pretty Man"
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Floored and Lifted Matthew Episode: "Matthew"
2010 Pee-wee Gets an iPad! Clocky/Conky (voice) Funny or Die short
2011 Workshop Apartment leasing agent Episode: "Sparkle White Gum"
2012 Dark Prophet Agent Noah Parish Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Awesomes, TheThe Awesomes Perfect Man (voice) 7 episodes
2013 Awesomes, TheThe Awesomes Thug #3 (voice) Episode: "Baby's Got Backstory"
2014 Charles, Your Hangover Rickey, the apprentice Episode: "The Apprentice"

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