Josh Herdman

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Josh Herdman
Born Joshua Colin M. Herdman
(1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 29)
Hampton, London, England
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Jessica
Children 2

Joshua Colin M. "Josh" Herdman[1] (born 9 September 1987)[1] is an English actor and MMA fighter. He is best known for portraying Gregory Goyle in all of the Harry Potter films.

Early and personal life[edit]

Herdman was born in Hampton, London.[1] The son of actor Martin Herdman and Jessica Herdman, the youngest of the four brothers.

Herdman started acting when he was about seven years old and one day Martin found him an agent. Herdman also had a child with his partner, Jessica – the couple had a son, Morgan.

Herdman began his MMA career on 23 April 2016 in Romford with a decision win over Janusz Walachowski. He said, "I chose MMA because I love the sport. It's raw, exciting and unpredictable. I find it more interesting than boxing although I appreciate the beauty and art in boxing. It also made sense to move onto MMA because of my jujitsu training. I would like a few amateur fights first to get me started and where it goes from there, who knows?"[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Gregory Goyle
2002 Thunderpants Damon
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gregory Goyle
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2011 The Estate Film Skunk
2012 Piggy Anthony
2013 Common People Simon
2016 Sink Jason Post-production
2017 Giantland Jason Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2003–2005 UGetMe Ben Recurring role, 47 episodes
2004 The Bill David Wilson Episode: "221"
2012 Wizards vs. Aliens Steve Episode: "Rebel Magic, Part 1"
2013 Coming Up Eater Episode: "Burger Van Champion"


  1. ^ a b c Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at
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