Josh Randall

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Josh Randall
Joshua Reeve Randall[1][better source needed]

(1972-01-27) January 27, 1972 (age 49)

Joshua Reeve Randall (born January 27, 1972) is an American television actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Mike Burton in the 2000–2004 NBC sitcom Ed and the recurring guest role of Jake in Scrubs in 2005. He had a recurring role on CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Doug Wilson in 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Randall was born in Pacific Grove, California, to Randy (teacher) and Sharon (writer). He has a brother (Nathan) and sister (Joanna).

Randall graduated from Monterey High School in Monterey, California. During his senior year, Randall was co-Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, The Galleon. He also played basketball.[2]

His father Randy taught Chemistry and Physics at Monterey High. When Randy died in 1997 of colon cancer, the gym at Monterey High was named after him in memory shortly afterwards.

His mother, Sharon, is a syndicated columnist.[3] Randall wrote the foreword to her book "Birdbaths and Paper Cranes."

Randall attended Monterey Peninsula College and San Francisco State University. He earned a BA in English with a minor in Film Study from SF State.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Randall married Claire Rankin on September 10, 2000, but divorced in 2013.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Somebody Is Waiting Robber #1
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Guard #2
1998 The Party Crashers The Bruise
2000 It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Trying Theo
2001 Lucky 13 Franz
2005 Snow Wonder Billy
The Aviary Captain Julian
2007 Timber Falls Mike
One of Our Own Stellan


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Steve Hatchenback 1 episode
Angel Bartender 1 episode
2000–04 Ed Dr. Mike Burton series regular
2004 CSI: Miami Edward Mathis 1 episode
Cold Case Elliot Garvey 1 episode
Kevin Hill Andrew LaFleur 1 episode
Joey Roger 1 episode
2005 Lost Nathan 1 episode
Scrubs Jake 4 episodes
2006 Courting Alex Scott Larson
2007 Private Practice Carl 1 episode
Men in Trees Danny O'Donnel 1 episode
2008 Pushing Daisies Charles Charles
2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Officer Johnson
The Mentalist Ronald Crosswhite 1 episode
2011 CSI: NY Charles Martin 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy William 1 episode
Leverage Fred Bartley 1 episode
Greek Simon Siegel
The Glades Kyle Bertram 1 episode
2012 Criminal Minds Matthew Downs 2 episodes
Grimm Klaustreich
Castle Miles Haxton 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Doug Wilson
2013 Major Crimes Detective Sean Mackeroy
2014 NCIS: Parental Guidance Suggested Cmndr. Ryan Barnes
2016 Quarry Detective Tommy Olsen
2017 Ozark Bruce Liddell
2018 Timeless Mr. Calhoun 1 episode
Dirty John 1 episode


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At
  2. ^ a b Staff. "PG Native Josh Randall finds another prime time home". Monterey County Weekly. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  3. ^ "Josh Randall Biography (1972-)". Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  4. ^ "'Scrubs' Actor Josh Randall Files For Divorce -- My Marriage Has Flatlined". TMZ. Retrieved 2020-06-15.

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