Josh Epstein

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Josh Epstein is a Canadian actor, producer and writer. He produced, co-wrote and acted in Public Schooled starring Judy Greer, Russell Peters, Grace Park and Daniel Doheny which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017.[1] He received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, as cowriter with Kyle Rideout of the film Eadweard;[2] he also had a supporting role in the film as Thomas Edison.[3]

As a stage actor in Canada, his roles have included Michael Darling in a 1988 production of Peter Pan,[4] Charlie in Marvin's Room,[5] Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona,[6] Joey in Pal Joey,[7] LeFou in Beauty and the Beast,[8] Leo Bloom in The Producers,[9] one of the gangster pastry chefs in The Drowsy Chaperone,[10] Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,[11] Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,[12] Barnaby in The Matchmaker[13], Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost,[14] and Lensky in Onegin.[15] He won Jessie Theatre Richardson Awards for his acting as Barfee[16] and Lensky.[17]

He has also appeared in guest roles on the television series The X-Files, Breaker High, So Weird and Package Deal, and as a chorus dancer in the 2007 film Hairspray.

He has also written two one-man plays, Walking Away and Wow, I Didn't Know She Was Jewish.[18]


  1. ^ "Toronto: Netflix's 'Alias Grace,' Judy Greer's 'Public Schooled' Added to Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ "2016 Canadian Screen Awards nominees: ‘Rookie Blue,’ ‘Vikings,’ ‘Big Brother Canada’ nominated". Global News, January 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "The odd eadweardian era; Madman. Genius. Murderer. Film inventor not a conventional person". Edmonton Journal, October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Handsome but flawed Peter Pan". Vancouver Sun, May 14, 1988.
  5. ^ "Tears with laughter: Marvin's Room has its poignant moments". Vancouver Sun, May 20, 1994.
  6. ^ "Ungentlemanly Shakespeare: Director Dean Paul Gibson wrestles with a bunch of badly behaved Bard characters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona". Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2001.
  7. ^ "Tough Pal Joey a gritty success". Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2004.
  8. ^ "Enchanting fairy tale a delight at Arts Club". Vancouver Sun, December 18, 2007.
  9. ^ "Broadway has a history of turning movies into stage musicals". The Province, July 3, 2008.
  10. ^ "Drowsy? Not this production; Talented cast, stellar choreography make Canadian musical soar". Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 2009.
  11. ^ "Spelling Bee scores w-i-n at Vancouver theatre awards". The Globe and Mail. 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  12. ^ "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: A delightful romp on the French Riviera". The Globe and Mail. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  13. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2012-08-26). "'The Matchmaker' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  14. ^ "Love's Labour's Lost boasts a heap of talent". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  15. ^ "Onegin hits musical highs but love stories feel off: review". The Toronto Star. 2017-05-19. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  16. ^ "Spelling Bee scores w-i-n at Vancouver theatre awards". The Globe and Mail. 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  17. ^ "Onegin the big winner at 34th Annual Jessie Awards". Vancouver Sun. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  18. ^ "Performance festival packs plenty of Chutzpah!". Vancouver Sun, February 24, 2005.

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