Josh McDermitt

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Josh McDermitt
Josh McDermitt July 2017.jpg
McDermitt at the 2017 Florida SuperCon
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, comedian

Josh McDermitt 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 resides in Los Angeles, California, where he is a member of the improvisational comedy group Robert Downey Jr.[1]


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.[2][3]

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.[4] He returned as a main cast member for the fifth season.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Last Comic Standing Himself/Comedian
2009 Rehab for Rejects Larry TV movie
2009 Madison Hall Derek Rightman
2010 Iron Man 2 Table Read Jon Favreau Video short
2010 The Pitch Eric Short
2011–2012 Retired at 35 Brandon Main cast
2012 King of Van Nuys Event Official TV movie
2012 Work It Quiz Emcee/Manager 2 episodes
2013 The Third Wheel Mark Short
2014 Headshots and Handcuffs Captain Collins TV short
2014–present The Walking Dead Eugene Porter 42 episodes
Recurring (season 4)
Also Starring (seasons 5–6)
Main Cast (season 7–present)
2014 Mad Men George Payton 2 episodes
2015 Life in Color Homer
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "Spoon Fed"
2016 Middle Man T-Bird
2017 Twin Peaks Casino Patron 1 episode


  1. ^ "Robert Downey Jr Jr official website". Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 11, 1992). "'Retired At 35' Cancelled On TV Land After Two Seasons". Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara. "'Retired at 35' Cancelled by TV Land". TV by the Numbers/Zap2It. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Walking Dead' Casts Two Pivotal Comic Book Characters". Hollywood Reporter. October 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Walking Dead' Promotes Trio to Series Regulars for Season 5". Hollywood Reporter. March 31, 2014. 

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