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      Josh Lawson

      Josh Lawson

      Highest Rated: 100% The Eleven O'Clock (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)

      Birthday: Jul 22, 1981

      Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      Though becoming a star in two distinct cultures separated by the diameter of the planet Earth seems like no easy feat, Josh Lawson shouldered the task with aplomb. The Australia-born actor, writer, director, and improvisational performer kicked off his career with an impressive small screen celebrity in his native country, but truly flourished once branching out to American productions such as the U.S. series "House of Lies" (Showtime 2012-). Joshua Lawson was born on July 22, 1981 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Alongside his studies at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in New South Wales, Lawson accrued minor roles on Australian television series like "The Wayne Manifesto" (ABC TV 1996) and "Medivac" (Network Ten 1996-98). Following graduation in 2001, Lawson experimented with improvisational comedy at Los Angeles-based branches of The Groundlings and The Second City. In quick succession, Lawson began to collect recurring parts on scripted series like the soap opera "Home and Away" (Seven Network 1988-) and the police drama "Blue Heelers" (Seven Network 1994-2006), and made his big screen debut in the musical comedy film "BoyTown" (2006). At the same time, he drew on his tutelage in L.A. to win positions on improv comedy series like "Thank God You're Here" (Network Ten/Seven Network 2006-09). Lawson spent the bulk of his television career toggling between scripted performances, notably on the drama "Sea Patrol" (Nine Network 2007-2011) and the comedies "The Librarians" (ABC TV 2007-2010) and "Chandon Pictures" (Movie Extra 2007-09), and unscripted performances, such as a brief turn hosting "Wipeout Australia" (Nine Network 2009). Around this time, Lawson also tried his hand behind the camera, writing for the short-lived satirical comedy series "TV Burp" (Seven Network 2009). Following the premiere of the American sitcom "Romantically Challenged" (ABC 2010), which featured Lawson at the center of an ensemble including Alyssa Milano and Kyle Bornheimer, Lawson enjoyed his first starring position in a feature film, "The Wedding Party" (2010). This double-whammy begat a wealth of international attention for Lawson, who went on to appear in the award-winning dramedy series "House of Lies" (Showtime 2012-), as well as in the Will Ferrell-led comedies "The Campaign" (2012) and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013). After a turn on the sketch comedy series "Kinne" (7mate 2014-), Lawson made his feature writing and directing debut with the sex comedy "The Little Death" (2015), in which he also starred. Lawson's brother Ben, himself an actor with credits including the soap opera "Neighbours" (Seven Network/Network Ten/Eleven 1985-), also appeared in the picture.

      Highest rated movies

      The Eleven O'Clock poster
      The Eleven O'Clock
      Blaze poster Blaze True Spirit poster True Spirit Becoming Bond poster
      Becoming Bond
      Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues poster Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Bombshell poster Bombshell The Little Death poster
      The Little Death
      Any Questions for Ben? poster
      Any Questions for Ben?

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      78% 74% True Spirit Roger Watson (Character) - 2023
      94% 50% Blaze Jake (Character) - 2022
      50% 61% Long Story Short Patrick (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2021
      54% 86% Mortal Kombat Kano (Character) $42.2M 2021
      No Score Yet 58% Holly Slept Over Noel (Character) - 2020
      68% 84% Bombshell James Murdoch (Character) $31.7M 2019
      78% 83% Becoming Bond George Lazenby (Character) - 2017
      100% 69% The Eleven O'Clock Terry Phillips (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning Labels Gil (Character) - 2015
      61% 64% The Little Death Paul (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      $18.2K 2014
      8% 25% Growing Up and Other Lies Jake (Character) - 2014
      75% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Kench Allenby (Character) $127.3M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocket Dog Bob (Voice) - 2013
      29% 25% Crave Aiden (Character) - 2012
      59% 40% Any Questions for Ben? Ben (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 23% Freeloaders Dave (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away Michael Sullivan (Character) - 2011
      43% 26% The Wedding Party Steve (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Credits Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2010

      TV

      Credit
      93% 80% Superstore Tate Staskiewicz (Guest Star) 2015-2018
      No Score Yet 83% House of Lies Doug Guggenheim (Character) 2012-2016
      75% 85% Arrested Development Astronaut Lovel (Guest Star) 2013
      6% 0% Romantically Challenged Shawn Goldwater (Character) 2010