AKL Josh Thomson

Josh ThomsonFeatured Popular

Retail, Kiwi, Mid Range, Smooth


FEATURE FILM

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

TELEVISION

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

WEB SERIES

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

THEATRE

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

SHORT FILM

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

AWARDS

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

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2015 ASB
NZ
2015 Accor Hotels
Australia
2013 Fresh Up
NZ

07-11Cash Converters
NZ

VOICE WORK

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.

TRAINING


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

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Highlights

FEATURE FILM

2016 Pork Pie 'Fats'
Four Knights Film, Dir. Matt Murphy
2016Gary 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

TELEVISION

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
2014 Terry Teo, 'McMurray'
Semi-Professional Pictures, Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2013 Coverband, 'Marcus'
The Downlowconcept, Dir. Jonathan Brough
2013 Short Poppies, 'Jason the Ranger'
Augusto Ltd, Various directors
2011 Hounds, 'Lance'
The Downlowconcept, Various directors

2009A Night at the Classic, 'Himself' (comedian)
Two Heads Ltd, Dir. Josh Thomson
08-09Jono's New Show, 'Various'
C4 TV, Dir. Josh Thomson
2007Paradise, 'John' (core cast)
Gibson Group, Various directors
2006Orange Roughies, 'Teina Banbury'
Screenworks, Dir. Chris Bailey
03-04The Last Laugh, 'Various / Presenter'
Cream TV, Various directors

WEB SERIES

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
 

THEATRE

2009There's a Blueburd 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

SHORT FILM

2010Only Son, 'Sydney Manson' (lead)
The Downlow Concept / 48 Hour Film Festival
2006Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story, 'Tim Porch' (lead)
The Downlow Concept / 48 Hour Film Festival

AWARDS

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
2010Grand National Champion for 'Only Son'
48 Hour Film Festival

Biography

Actor and comedian Josh Thomson has a unique ability of being able to bring humour to almost any script. Whether he's faux-suaving his way through a Cash Converters hard sell, laying cool as a possum in a Toyota TVC or screaming madness as a rotund ginger child in the animated series "Barefoot Bandits", Josh can make the comedy hit when and where it needs to.

Josh has voiced numerous commercials for a great range of products like biscuits, cars, finance and road safety. He's even narrated TV series for kids, adults and Australians. His smooth timbre, ability to take direction and also throw unexpected offers into the mix make him an indispensable talent.

ACCENTS

American (standard), Australian, British, RP, Maori, Polynesian

Additional Samples

Additional Characteristics

Character, Bloke, Comedy

Skills

  • Archery
  • Artist
  • Bowls
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Cricket
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • Fire Breathing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • MC
  • Bass Guitar
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Presenter
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Singer
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Theatre Sports
  • Voice Artist
  • Writer