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22 July 1981
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Joshua "Josh" Lawson (born 22 July 1981) is an Australian actor.
Life and career
Lawson was born and raised in Brisbane, and attended St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2001. He also spent one year studying improvisation techniques in Los Angeles at The Second City, The Groundlings, ACME Comedy Theatre and I.O. West. His older brother, Ben Lawson, had a full-time role on soap opera Neighbours as Frazer Yeats, while his younger brother, Jordan Lawson, plays bass in the Brisbane-based band The Gallant.
Lawson has had guest-starring roles in such popular Australian television programs as Blue Heelers and Home and Away, and is known for his appearances on the improv comedy program Thank God You're Here and on the Australian dramas Sea Patrol and The Librarians. He also had a guest role in the comedy Wilfred and starred in several television commercials, including advertisements for Coca-Cola Cherry and Gold Class cinemas.
Lawson played Ben in the American pilot Spaced and Shawn on Romantically Challenged for ABC. Since its inception in 2012, he has played management consultant Doug Guggenheim on Showtime's House of Lies.
He frequently appeared as one of the "Uncles" on ABC's Agony Uncles (2012).
In 2012 Lawson starred in his biggest role to date, appearing alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the comedy film The Campaign. Lawson also appeared in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Crave.
2014 will mark the release of his feature directing debut, The Little Death, which he also wrote and stars in.
During 2006 and 2007, Lawson was a regular guest co-host on the Australian radio comedy show Get This which aired on Triple M. In 2013, he voiced the role of Bob in the Cartoon Hangover short film Rocket Dog.
|1998||Day of the Roses, TheThe Day of the Roses||Mark Shuttler||Television film|
|2006||Hey Stranger||Caller||Short film|
|2006||Charmed Robbery||Customer||Short film|
|2009||Law and Order: Really Special Victims Unit||The pianist||Short film; also writer|
|2010||Hawke||Grant Nihill||Television film|
|2010||Wedding Party, TheThe Wedding Party||Steve|
|2010||After the Credits||Rude passenger||Short film; also director and writer|
|2011||Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away||Michael Sullivan||Television film|
|2012||Any Questions for Ben?||Ben|
|2012||Campaign, TheThe Campaign||Tripp Huggins|
|2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Kench Allenby|
|2014||Growing Up and Other Lies||Jake|
|2014||Border Protection Squad||Emma||Completed|
|2014||The Little Death||Paul||Completed; also director and writer|
|1997||Wayne Manifesto, TheThe Wayne Manifesto||Trevor||2 episodes|
|2002||TwentyfourSeven||Tony White||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2004||Home and Away||Felix Walters||3 episodes|
|2006||Blue Heelers||David Murray||5 episodes|
|2006||All Saints||Nick Bagnall||Episode: "Tough Love"|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||ER doctor||Episode: "Autopsy Room Four"|
|2006–2009||Thank God You're Here||Various Characters||9 episodes; 3 show wins|
|2007||Sea Patrol||Toby "Chefo" Jones||Main cast (series 1); 13 episodes|
|2007||Librarians, TheThe Librarians||Lachie Davis||Main cast (series 1); 6 episodes|
|2007–2009||Chandon Pictures||Carmichael Chandon||Main cast; 11 episodes|
|2010||Wilfred||Spencer||Episode: "The Dog Father"|
|2010||Romantically Challenged||Shawn Goldwater||Main cast; 6 episodes|
|2012–present||House of Lies||Doug Guggenheim||Main cast|
|2012||Lowdown||Mark Hardy||Episode: "A Bollywood Ending"|
|2014||Kinne||Supporting cast||6 episodes|
|2013||Rocket Dog||Bob||Voice; short film|
- Wigney, James (29 January 2012). [=http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/lawsons-ballad-about-falling-in-love/story-fn6ck8la-1226256071668 "Lawson's ballad about love mimics life"]. The Sunday Mail (News Limited). Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "James Brayshsaw is no wipeout". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
- "Josh Lawson". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- Schembri, Jim (9 February 2012). "Any Questions for Ben?". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- Roach, Mel. "Rocket Dog".
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