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
Becoming Bond
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Bombshell
The Little Death
Any Questions for Ben?
Mortal Kombat Long Story Short




55% 86% Mortal Kombat Kano (Character) $42.2M 2021
50% 59% Long Story Short Patrick (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
No Score Yet 63% 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),
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning Labels Gil (Character) - 2015
61% 64% The Little Death Paul (Character),
$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
59% 40% Any Questions for Ben? Ben (Character) - 2012
29% 25% Crave Aiden (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
No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Credits Director,
- 2010
43% 23% The Wedding Party Steve (Character) - 2010


93% 79% Superstore Tate Staskiewicz (Guest Star) 2015-2018
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Doug Guggenheim (Character) 2012-2016
74% 81% Arrested Development Astronaut Lovel (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agony Uncles Self 2012
6% 0% Romantically Challenged Shawn Goldwater (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandon Pictures Unknown (Character) 2007 2009