Josh Hamilton (actor)

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Josh Hamilton
Joshua Cole Hamilton

(1969-06-09) June 9, 1969 (age 52)
Years active1977–present
Lily Thorne
(m. 2005)

Joshua Cole Hamilton (born June 9, 1969) is an American actor. He received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in hit indie film Eighth Grade.

Early life and career[edit]

Hamilton was born in New York City, the son of actors Sandra Kingsbury and Dan Hamilton.[1] His former stepmother was actress Stephanie Braxton. His Broadway credits include Proof and The Coast of Utopia (2007, Lincoln Center).



Year Title Role Notes
1977 A Good Dissonance Like a Man Young Charles Credited as Joshua Hamilton
1984 Old Enough Timothy
1984 Firstborn Brad
1988 Another Woman Laura's boyfriend
1993 Alive Roberto Canessa
1994 With Honors Jeffrey Hawks
1994 Straight to One Jim Green Short film
1995 Kicking and Screaming Grover
1996 The Proprietor William O'Hara
1997 The House of Yes Marty Pascal
1997 Drive, She Said Tass Richards
1998 Chocolate for Breakfast N/A
1999 Freak Talks About Sex David Keenan
2000 Urbania Matt
2001 Landfall Erik Miller
2002 On Line John Roth
2002 Ice Age Dodo / Aardvark Voice
2002 The Bourne Identity Research tech #2
2002 West of Here Gilbert "Gil" Blackwell
2002 Stella Shorts 1998–2002 Cousin Greg Direct-to-video
2005 Dumped! Siegel
2005 The F Word Joe Pace
2005 Robin's Big Date Tony Short film
2005 Sorry, Haters Man Uncredited
2005 Escape Artists Billy Bane
2005 Homecoming Barry Griffith
2006 Diggers Cons
2006 Outsourced Todd Anderson
2007 Broken English Charlie Ross
2007 Neal Cassady Crook Sherman
2007 The Last New Yorker Zach
2009 Alexander the Last Playwright
2009 Away We Go Roderick
2010 Ten Stories Tall Charlie
2011 Margaret Victor
2011 J. Edgar Robert Irwin
2011 I'm Coming Over Matt Downing Short film
2012 Harry Grows Up Voice of Harry Short film
2012 See Girl Run Graham
2012 Frances Ha Andy
2012 The Letter Raymond
2013 Dark Skies Daniel Barrett
2013 Bottled Up Becket
2013 The Wait Sammy's dad
2015 Experimenter Tom Shannon
2015 Take Me to the River Keith
2016 Manchester by the Sea Wes
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories Loretta's Friend
2018 Eighth Grade Mark Day Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
2018 Blaze Zee
2020 Tesla Robert Underwood Johnson
2021 The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Daniel
2021 False Positive Greg
TBA A Mouthful of Air


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Wilder Summer Willoughby Television film
1984 All My Children Philip "Charlie" Brent Jr. Episode dated May 3, 1984
1984 ABC Afterschool Special Swenson Episode: "Summer Switch"
1985 Not My Kid Eddie Television film
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Todd Johnson Episode: "The Exchange Student"
1986 Kate & Allie Rick Episode: "Winning"
1987 The Lawrenceville Stories Lovely 3 episodes
1989 A Man Called Hawk Jeffrey Stone Episode: "Hear No Evil"
1990 American Playhouse Wallace Kirkman Episode: "Women & Wallace"
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Chip Fulton Episode: "Abby, My Love"
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
1992 O Pioneers! Young Carl Linstrum Television film
1996 Don't Look Back Steve Television film
1999 The '60s Michael Herlihy Television film
2000 Sex and the City George Episode: "All or Nothing"
2001–2002 Third Watch Dr. Thomas 6 episodes
2002 Absolutely Fabulous Serge Turtle Episode: "Gay"
2003 The Practice Lawrence Gilbert Episode: "Victims' Rights"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Justin Reid Episode: "On Fire"
2008 Law & Order Attorney Reardon Episode: "Rumble"
2009 Delocated Actor Jon Episode: "Member's Only"
2010 Mercy Bill Rotko Episode: "Wake Up, Bill"
2010 Louie Jeff Episode: "Dogpound"
2012 The Good Wife Judge Edward Serena Episode: "After the Fall"
2013 Necessary Roughness Paul Episode: "Hits and Myths"
2013 Elementary Drew Gardner Episode: "Déjà Vu All Over Again"
2013 American Horror Story: Coven Hank Foxx/Henry Renard 7 episodes
2014 Gracepoint Joe Miller 10 episodes
2014 Louie Counselor 2 episodes
2015 Madam Secretary Arthur Gilroy 5 episodes
2017–2020 13 Reasons Why Matt Jensen 35 episodes
2019 Mrs. Fletcher Ted Fletcher 3 episodes
2020 This Is Us Dr. Mason Episode: "Strangers: Part Two"
2020 Mrs. America William Ruckelshaus Episode: "Jill"
2020 Bull Mr. Westbury Episode: "My Corona"
2021 The Walking Dead Lance Hornsby Season 11


Hamilton performed in The Cherry Orchard at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and February 2009, alongside Ethan Hawke, who was his co-star in the 1993 film Alive. In November 2010, it was announced that both Hamilton (who will play Tom) and Dane Cook (who will play Carter) would star in Neil Labute's Fat Pig. This marked Labute's Broadway directorial debut.[2] In 2011 Hamilton starred as Torvald in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.[3] Hamilton has also performed on PRI's Selected Shorts, reading Neil Gaiman's story "The Thing About Cassandra".[4] In late 2012, he appeared on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's short-lived new comedy Dead Accounts, starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz.


  1. ^ "A traveled thespian". Feb 17, 2011. Retrieved Dec 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dane Cook & Josh Hamilton Bring FAT PIG to Broadway in 2011; LaBute Directs". Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  3. ^ "A Doll's House | Williamstown Theatre Festival". Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  4. ^ "Selected shorts". Retrieved 2012-01-09. Gaiman's own story, The Thing About Cassandra also dissolves the boundaries between real and imagined life. It's read by Josh Hamilton—whose stage credits include Proof and The Coast of Utopia, and whose television credits (almost de rigueur for SHORTS readers) include Law and Order. Hamilton is making his Shorts debut with this reading.

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