(BIO NARRATED BY MORGAN FREEMAN)
Ever since he was a little boy, Josh Robert Thompson has been talking to himself.
Born & raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Josh took to playing with puppets and building cardboard talk show sets in his basement (naturally playing both host and guest). Realizing his odd behavior wasn't just a phase, Josh's parents were left with only one choice: ship him off to Los Angeles.
It was in a small, remote corner of La La Land that Josh discovered a ramshackle public access TV studio where, for the next ten years (1998-2008), he would produce countless shows, developing his original characters and improv skills.
As fate would have it, one of Josh's viewers also happened to be a writer on a little program called "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." And so, in early 2007, Josh quickly became a fixture on the late night talkshow, appearing in multiple sketches as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, the voice of Morgan Freeman and many others. But it was his role as Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson, that would endear him to viewers until the show's final bow in December 2014.
A series regular on "Family Guy" since 2011, Josh's wide range of original voices and celebrity impressions can also be heard in "The Angry Birds Movie," "Robot Chicken," "Man Seeking Woman," and in popular video games like "Final Fantasy" and "Call of Duty."
"Howard Stern Show" fans remember Josh as the voice of "Fake" Arnold Schwarzenegger, which he performed from 2003-2011. (His classic George Takei prank call is now hailed as one of the Top 10 moments in Stern Show history.)
As a stand-up, Josh has toured all over the U.S. and Canada, playing in such legendary venues as The Chicago Theater and Radio City Music Hall.
In film, he stars in the romantic comedy "Nowhere Girl" and appears in the upcoming supernatural thriller, "Revelator."
Currently, Josh is the voice of "Skull" in the Netflix animated series "Skylanders Academy." His podcast ("Joshin' Around") is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. And he hosts a live weekly call-in show on his Facebook Fan Page (see link below).