Josh Meyers

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

Joshua Dylan "Josh" Meyers (born January 8, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, he is known for being a cast member of the sketch comedy MADtv and playing Randy Pearson in the eighth and final season of That '70s Show. He is the younger brother of Saturday Night Live head writer and cast member and 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] his other ancestry is Czech-Austrian (from his paternal grandmother), Swedish, English, and German.[citation needed]

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/writer 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.

In 2002, Meyers joined MADtv. He has a supporting role in College Road Trip, and appeared alongside Pee-wee Herman as Fireman Phineas, Clockey, Conky, Randy, and Shamwow in The Pee-wee Herman Show.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Other Notes
2001 Down ESU Cop #5
2002 Snapshots Hooligan in red light district
2006 That Guy T.V. movie
Date Movie Napoleon Dynamite / Owen Wilson – Look-Alike
2007 Up All Night T.V. movie
2008 Living with Abandon Stevie T.V. movie
College Road Trip Staurt
2009 Brüno Kookus
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Andy Conners
2011 The Pee-wee Herman Show Firefighter
2013 Inventing Adam Adam
Behind the Candelabra Liberace's Attorney Movie
Television
Year Title Role Other Notes
2002–2004 MADtv Himself, Various
2003 Half & Half Big Fat Slim Jim
2004 Life As We Know It Sam Conner Episode: "Family Hard-ships"
2005–2006 That 70's Show Randy Pearson Main Role
2006 Lovespring International Cal Episode: "The Portrait and the Painter"
2009 Floored and Lifted Matthew Episode: "Matthew"
2011 Workshop Apartment Leasing Agent Episode: "Sparkle White Gum"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Dr. Carl Rosen Episode: "The Gynecologist"
Breaking In Abe Frohman Episode: "Who's the Boss?"
Dark Prophet Agent Noah Parish Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Newsreaders Andrew Clatter Episode: "Unborn Again "
The Mindy Project Adam Episode: " Pretty Man"
The Awesomes Perfect Man voice only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Hilary Olson marries Mr. Meyers". Boston Globe. July 5, 1970. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Jewz in the Newz". The American Israelite. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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