Josh McDermitt

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Josh McDermitt
Josh McDermitt at the 2017 Florida SuperCon
McDermitt at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1978-06-04) June 4, 1978 (age 43)
EducationGrand Canyon University
Greenway High School
OccupationActor, comedian
Notable work
Eugene Porter in The Walking Dead (2014–present)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Josh McDermitt (born (1978-06-04)June 4, 1978) is an American film and television actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Eugene Porter on AMC's The Walking Dead. In 2006, McDermitt appeared on Last Comic Standing as a contestant. McDermitt had a main role on the sitcom Retired at 35 from 2011–2012, playing the character Brandon. The series was canceled after its second season.

Early life[edit]

McDermitt was born on (1978-06-04)June 4, 1978,[1] in Phoenix, Arizona.[2] He resides in Los Angeles, California, where he is a member of the improvisational comedy group Robert Downey Jr.[3]


McDermitt began his career in entertainment by calling in to a local radio show in Phoenix, Tim & Willy, at a young age. Calling in routinely, under the guise of different voices, McDermitt kept listeners and Tim & Willy entertained. Not long afterward, he began working with them as a producer, following them to both KNIX & KMLE.

McDermitt was a semi-finalist in the fourth season of Last Comic Standing. He played the role of Larry in the 2009 TV movie Rehab for Rejects. McDermitt then starred in the TV Land sitcom Retired at 35, playing the role of Brandon. The show ran for two seasons from 2011–2012, before being canceled.[4][5]

In October 2013, it was announced by the TV show producers that McDermitt had been cast as Eugene Porter, a character from The Walking Dead comic book, for the fourth season of the TV series of the same name.[6] He returned as a main cast member for the fifth season.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Last Comic Standing Himself/Comedian
2009 Rehab for Rejects Larry TV movie
Madison Hall Derek Rightman
2010 Iron Man 2 Table Read Jon Favreau Video short
The Pitch Eric Short
2011–2012 Retired at 35 Brandon Main cast
2012 King of Van Nuys Event Official TV movie
Work It Quiz Emcee/Manager
2013 The Third Wheel Mark Short
2014 Headshots and Handcuffs Captain Collins TV short
2014–present The Walking Dead Eugene Porter Recurring (season 4)
Also Starring (seasons 5–6)
Main Cast (season 7–present)
2014 Mad Men George Payton
2015 Life in Color Homer
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "Spoon Fed"
Middle Man T-Bird
2017 Twin Peaks Casino Patron
Robot Chicken Eugene Porter (voice) Episode: "The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking"
2019 The Kids Are Alright Mr. Crane
2021 Creepshow Harlan King Episode: "Pesticide"


  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 4, 2019". United Press International. June 4, 2019. Archived from the original on February 20, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021. actor Josh McDermitt in 1978 (age 41)
  2. ^ "Josh McDermitt". TV Guide. Archived from the original on February 20, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  3. ^ "Robert Downey Jr Jr official website". Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 11, 1992). "'Retired At 35' Cancelled On TV Land After Two Seasons". Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara. "'Retired at 35' Cancelled by TV Land". TV by the Numbers/Zap2It. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "'Walking Dead' Casts Two Pivotal Comic Book Characters". Hollywood Reporter. October 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "'Walking Dead' Promotes Trio to Series Regulars for Season 5". Hollywood Reporter. March 31, 2014.

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