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2016 Pork Pie 'Fats'
Four Knights Film, Dir. Matt Murphy
2016 Gary of the Pacific, 'Gary'
Chief Gary Ltd, Dirs. Jarrod Holt, Nigel McCulloch & Ryan Hutchings
2012 3 Mile Limit "Gavin"
No 8 Films, Dir. Craig Newland
2010 My Wedding & Other Secrets, 'Neil'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Roseanne Liang

2006The Devil Dared Me To, 'Chip Butler'
Elevenmedia, Dir. Chris Stapp
02-03Dating Blind, 'Bob'
Dir. Till Noever


2017 The Project, 'Host'
Mediaworks TV Ltd
2016 Terry Teo, 'Det. McMurray'
Semi-Professional Pictures, Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2016 7 Days, 'Comic Panelist' (recurring)
MediaWorks TV Ltd
2015 7 Days, 'Comic Panelist' (recurring)
MediaWorks TV Ltd
2015 Step Dave 2, 'Sal'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2013 Coverband, 'Marcus'
The Downlowconcept, Dir. Jonathan Brough
2013 Short Poppies, 'Jason the Ranger'
Augusto Ltd. Various directors
2012 7 Days, 'Comic Panelist'
TVWorks Ltd
2011 Hounds, 'Lance'
The Downlowconcept, Various directors
2010 Trails of Napier, 'Jason'
Great Southern TV, Dir. Jonathan Brough
2010Feedback, 'Policeman / Chainsaw Maniac'
Great Southern Television, Dir. Chris Heath

2009A Night at the Classic, 'Himself' (comedian)
Two Heads Ltd, Dir. Josh Thomson
08-09Jono's New Show, 'Various'
C4 TV, Dir. Josh Thomson
2009Pulp Sport, 'Isi Aslipi'
Shonky Productions
2007Paradise, 'John' (core cast)
Gibson Group, Various directors
2006Orange Roughies, 'Teina Banbury'
Screenworks, Dir. Chris Bailey
2004Havoc, 'Iranian Banbury'
Screenworks, Dir. Chris Bailey
03-04The Last Laugh, 'Various / Presenter'
Cream TV
02-03Pulp Comedy: series VI - VII, 'Himself' (comedian)
Dir. Mandy Toogood
2006Kiwifruit, 'Shane the Straight Guy'
Cream TV


2016 The Critic & the Pig, 'The Pig' (co-host)
The Downlow Concept
2016 Subject: Dad, 'himself'
thedownlowconcept, Dir. Josh Thomson
2016 The Boardroom, 'himself'
TVNZ, Dir. Kiel McNaughton


2014There's a Bluebird Inside My Heart but I Tell it to Shut Up
Playfight Productions/Basement Theatre, Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2009 Bollocks, 'Mr Happy'
The Cult, Dir. Daniel Cowley
2007Ladies Night, 'Graham'
Red TV Studios, Dir. Tim Tsiklauri
2001Macbeth, 'Macbeth'
University of Otago, Dir. Richard Huber
2001The Rimers of Eldritch, 'Skelly'
University of Otago, Dir. Hilary Halba
2001Fucking Atriedes, 'Duke'
University of Otago
2000Coyote Ugly, 'Dowd Pewsy'
University of Otago, Dir. Amber Todd
2000Bringing it All Back Home, 'Miss Horne'
University of Otago
2000Lola: High on George, 'Mr Brown'
University of Otago, Dir. Natasha Wakefield
2000Albert Names Edward, 'Edward'
University of Otago, Dir. Robin Hall
1998Sweeney Todd, 'Sweeney Todd'
Timaru Dramatic Society, Dir. Carol Angland


2010Only Son, 'Sydney Manson' (lead)
The Downlow Concept / 48 Hour Film Festival
2008Water As Metaphor, 'Lead'
Red Bull Reel Life Short Film Competition

2006Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story, 'Tim Porch' (lead)
The Down Low Concept / 48 Hour Film Festival
2002Guaranteed Cumshot, 'Armed Offender Squad Sergeant / Gang Member'
Dir. Mike Peters
2001The Shoot-mes, 'The Shooter'
Dir. Josh Thomson
2001Draft, 'John Draft'
Dir. Josh Thomson


2010 Winner Best Short Film, 'Only Son'
Qantas Film & Television Awards
2010 Winner Best Screenplay for a Short Film, 'Only Son'
Qantas Film & Television Awards
2010 Nominated Best Actor in a Short Film, 'Only Son'
Qantas Film & Television Awards
2010Grand National Champion for 'Only Son'
48 Hour Film Festival

2010Auckland City Regional Winner for 'Only Son'
48 Hour Film Festival
2010Best Script for 'Only Son'
48 Hour Film Festival
2009Best Entertainment Show for 'Jonos New Show'
Qantas Media Awards
2008National Winner for 'Water As A Metaphor'
Red Bull Reel Life Film Competition
2006Grand National Champion for 'Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story'
48 Hour Film Festival
2006Best Script for 'Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story'
48 Hour Film Festival
2006Best Actor for 'Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story'
Richmond Road Film Festival


2015 ASB
2015 Accor Hotels
2013 Fresh Up

07-11Cash Converters


2015 The Barefoot Bandits, 'Fridge'
Mukpuddy Animation Ltd

2008Power Rangers: Jungle Fury, 'Bai Lai'
Ranger Productions, Various directors

Other work includes weekly narration for children's TV show 'Sticky TV' & various voice overs for television commercials.


02-09Meisner Technique
with Michael Saccente
2002BA in Theatre Studies, Film & Media Studies
University of Otago



Josh Thomson is a Timaru born funny man from sturdy South Island, NZ, and even sturdier Tongan Island Stock. He studied Theatre and Film at the University of Otago and now has the ubiquitos Bachelor of Arts stashed carefully somewhere at his parent's house.

Josh arrived in Auckland in the early '00s looking to become a stand up comedian, and ended up nailing the assignment - as well as working behind the scenes as a director, writer and editor he soon was cutting it on stage with the big names in shows such as 'Pulp Comedy', 'The Last Laugh' and 'Night at the Classic'. He's now a recognisable face to most NZers from his regualr appearances on popular weekly comedy panel show '7 Days', and weekly news and current affaris talk show 'The Project'. 

He's graced the small screen in some iconic commercials and several local TV series including 'Wellington Paranormal', 'Educators', and 'Terry Teo', and has enojyed working on various international TV shows including Netflix's 'The New Legends Of Monkey', and NBC's 'Young Rock'. 

You can currenlty catch him on the big screen alongside some of the great names of Australian comedy, in 'How to Please a Woman'. And many other naturally captivating cameos in “Baby, Done”, “Guns Akimbo”, Pork Pie” and “My Wedding And Other Secrets” grace the pages of his CV.

He's toured with NZ's best comedians both doing stand up and the “7Days: Live" show across the length of the New Zealand. He's hosted the NZ Film Awards, the 48Hour Film awards, various corporate events as well as guest spots at the NZ Music awards.

Josh continues to work internationally as an actor, MC and comedian, watch this space! 


Josh was superb! We have had amazing feedback and his presence really set the tone for the whole event which was a big success
Josie Pagani, Council for International Development (CID)
Josh was very funny. Kept things interesting and within the script we had for the day. We would definitely look at engaging Josh again for future events Higgins have. A true professional. Engaged with staff, did his homework on Higgins which was fantastic. Easy to talk to and you can see why people love him. It all went very smooth.
Dwayne Mason, Higgins
Josh was fantastic and everyone loved him. He was a wonderful MC just the right balance of professionalism and humour.
Gemma Angus, BP Oil New Zealand


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