Saturday, April 20, 2013

Josh Thrower

Originally from Colorado, actor/model Josh Thrower has been living in Los Angeles for the last 6 years. He moved here immediately after graduating with a film degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007. He has done everything from casting for reality shows and traveling to the far reaches of Alaska and the Arctic Circle, to stocking mini-bars in hotel rooms, managing a restaurant, selling clothes at a retail store, and has worked as a personal assistant for a couple of celebrities.

In the last year, he has been in commercials for Pepsi, Vinki (Korean juice company), and more! He recently has done print ads for General Motors and Coca-Cola, and he starred in a short film in February called "Siphoned," which is currently set to screen at various film festivals in the coming months. Currently, Josh is set to star in his first lead role in a feature film - a suspense thriller called "1108" which is written, directed, and edited by Dan Brown, Jr. He will playing the role of "Dan", alongside Elizabeth Colunga and Beth Brown. He is also playing the character of "Evan" in the upcoming film "Helen Keller Had A Pit Bull" written, directed, and starring Josh Mitchell. Both films will be released later this year!

Josh currently studies acting at Scott Sedita Studios in Los Angeles, and is represented by TAG Models for commercial and print (310.461.3650).

Check out the following links for more about Josh and his upcoming projects:


7 Questions with Josh Thrower:

1. What are your favorite and your least favorite words?
Favorite words: treat, delightful/delight, panacea, perfect, summer, elegant wherewithal, and as an actor, my favorite three word combination would be: "You booked it!"

Least Favorite words: no, boss or chief (context: when someone approaches me and says "what's up boss!" or "hey there chief!"), panties (I feel creepy saying it), tummy, and when someone types the word "cool" with a "z" at the end (hence, "coolz")

 2. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, emotionally?
I think these things are interchangeable for the most part. I would say I get creatively, spiritually, and emotionally turned on by anything involving summer and nice weather - sunshine, palm trees, music blasting, the beach, etc. When it's nice out, I'm always at my most productive in all three areas. Of course, going home to visit family and friends in Colorado fulfills all three of these as well. Music inspires all three too (in particular, this band Hammock I was recently introduced to).

3. What is your favorite curse word?
That's easy. Shit. Shitty. Shitballs. Shithead (I use this as a term of endearment, among other names, when talking to my friend Scott).

4. What gets you up in the morning?
Well, my iPhone's alarm wakes me up, which sounds like the alarm that would go off if you were inside a nuclear plant that needs you to immediately evacuate. After that, a cup of coffee from my Keurig. But what motivates me to get up each day is knowing that we have a limited time on this planet and I need to make the most of it. Cheesy? Perhaps. True? Most definitely. Plus I'm not getting any younger, so I better get off my ass and make something happen.

5. What job other than you own would you most like to do?
Play basketball in the NBA. Be an archaeologist (Indiana Jones-style, not one that digs for 6 months to find a clay pot). Shoe designer at Nike.

6. What advice would you give your teenage self?
"When you meet ______, don't starting dating her. And you'll meet a girl named _______. Run the other way." Just kidding. Sort of. Honestly, I would probably tell myself to keep doing what you're doing. I've turned out pretty well so far, and I don't regret anything. So I would tell myself, "Work hard, be nice to people, say please and thank you, work even harder, and have fun."

7. Assuming heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or Allah or Yahweh or Odin. Generally the Supreme Being of your choice.) say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
"Josh, you made it! Keg's over there by the pool. Bathroom's upstairs. Snacks by the grill. We've got burgers, steaks, and hot dogs. And you've gotta try the hummus, it's amazing!"

 Burgers, steaks, and dogs. You, sir, are a man after my own heart!

Once more, if you want to know more about Josh, follow any one- or all, of the following links:

Big thanks to Josh for doing this little interview and big thanks to you for reading!

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