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Joshua Michael Peck

(1986-11-10) November 10, 1986 (age 37)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • YouTuber
Years active 1996–present
Paige O'Brien
(m. 2017)
Children 2
YouTube information
Years active 2017–present
Subscribers 3.73 million
Total views 342.5 million+
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Subscriber and view counts updated as of May 12, 2021.

Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and had an early role on the Nickelodeon sitcom The Amanda Show from 2000 to 2002. Peck rose to prominence for his role as Josh Nichols alongside Drake Bell's character on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007, and in its two television films, Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006) and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008). He then acted in films such as Mean Creek (2004), Drillbit Taylor (2008), The Wackness (2008), ATM (2012), Red Dawn (2012), Battle of the Year (2013), Danny Collins (2015), and Take the 10 (2017) and played the main role in the Disney+ original series Turner & Hooch, a continuation of the 1989 movie of the same name. Peck provided the voice of Eddie in the Ice Age franchise since Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and voiced Casey Jones in the Nickelodeon animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012–2017). He also starred with John Stamos in the Fox comedy series Grandfathered (2015–2016). In 2017, Peck started a comedic lifestyle YouTube channel, Shua Vlogs, featuring his wife Paige O'Brien, David Dobrik, and many of the vlogsquad members.

Early life

Peck was born in New York City, He grew up with his mother, Barbara Peck, who is a career coach, and his maternal grandmother. Peck never met his father prior to his death in 2013. Peck is Jewish, as are both his parents. He grew up in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, and attended P.S. 40 and The Professional Performing Arts School. He had a bar mitzvah ceremony. He had asthma during his childhood, and often stayed indoors watching old sitcoms. He was inspired to become involved in stand-up comedy when he was eight years old.


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Peck in 2010

Peck subsequently appeared at TADA! Youth Theater and performed stand-up comedy at Carolines on Broadway for the Audrey Hepburn foundation. He appeared on The Rosie O'Donnell Show at the age of 10 in 1996. At the age of 13, he was offered a role on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show and, at his mother's suggestion, accepted the part and moved to Los Angeles to further pursue an acting career.

Peck made his film debut in Snow Day (2000), and appeared regularly on The Amanda Show until the end of its run in 2002. He also starred opposite Alex D. Linz and Zena Grey in the theatrical film, Max Keeble's Big Move, which was released on October 5, 2001. In 2001, he guest starred in an episode of the NBC drama ER called "Thy Will Be Done". During this period, Peck appeared in several independent films, including Spun and 2004's Mean Creek, for which he received critical praise. He was cast as Josh Nichols, opposite Drake Bell's Drake Parker, in another Nickelodeon sitcom, Drake & Josh, which began airing in 2004 and gained Peck recognition among young audiences. Peck's character, Josh Nichols, was smart, funny, and organized, but was always being tormented along with Drake by Megan Parker (Miranda Cosgrove), Drake's younger sister. Both characters sing in a remake of the song "Soul Man" by Sam and Dave. In 2006, Bell and Peck starred in their own TV movie called Drake & Josh Go Hollywood, and in 2007, they starred in a sequel called Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp. Josh was nominated for Favorite Television Actor at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for his work on Drake & Josh. Peck also made his debut as a director in the Drake & Josh episode, "Battle of Panthatar". He also directed his co-star Drake Bell's music video for the theme song to Drake & Josh, "Found a Way". He has also appeared in the series finale of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, an episode of Codename: Kids Next Door called "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E.", and the direct-to-video New Line Cinema film Havoc. Peck returned to the character of Josh Nichols in 2008 for the television film Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.

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Peck in 2012

In 2006, Peck appeared in the independent film Special, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and voiced Eddie, one of two possum brothers, in the animated sequel, Ice Age: The Meltdown, which was released on March 31 of that year. Peck played a high school bully in 2008's Drillbit Taylor, and starred in the films The Wackness (released July 2008), American Primitive, Safety Glass, and reprised his role as Eddie in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. In 2011, Peck had a cameo role on the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious as an audience member for a play Jade wrote. In 2012, Peck starred in the remake of Red Dawn, and once again reprised his role as Eddie, in Ice Age: Continental Drift. In 2013, he began voicing Casey Jones in Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In 2014, Peck appeared as Danny Norwood in the pilot of The Rebels, one of Amazon Studios' five adult test pilots released on Amazon Video in early 2014.

In 2015, Peck was cast as a lead in the comedy series, Grandfathered, starring alongside John Stamos. Grandfathered premiered on September 29 and has gained generally favorable reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Both Peck and Stamos are nominated for a 2016 People's Choice Award in the category "Favorite Actor In A New TV Series". However it was canceled after one season.

In 2016, Peck was cast as Ross in the FOX series Pitch. He appeared in 2 episodes as a statistics analyst. The series was cancelled after 10 episodes.

Peck made several features on David Dobrik's vlog, becoming a frequent contributor to "The Vlog Squad", before pursuing his own YouTube channel. Peck is an active Influencer on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok with 10.3m, 3.76m and 1.9m followers respectively.

Peck also currently has a podcast called "Curious with Josh Peck" produced by Ramble, where he interviews celebrities such as John Stamos and Bob Saget discussing not only current topics but their personal lives.

In February 2020, it was announced that Peck had been cast in the title role as U.S. Marshal Scott Turner II in the sequel series of Turner & Hooch on Disney+. The series premiered in July 2021, and after one season was canceled in December.

In August 2021, Peck joined the cast of How I Met Your Father as Drew, an elementary school vice principal. The series premiered on Hulu on January 18, 2022. He appears in two episodes of the second season of the iCarly revival, debuting in "iBuild a Team".

In March 2022, HarperOne released his memoir titled Happy People Are Annoying.

Personal life

In the fourth season of Drake & Josh, Peck was noticeably thinner. He said: "I made a conscious effort to lose weight because I knew I could be happier as well as being healthier. I started by going on a diet a year and a half ago and I got a personal trainer, but I definitely have a healthier lifestyle now. Also I feel that because I do so much television, I am a better role model. I don't really understand why I should be a role model, but I know that kids do look up to me, so it is my responsibility to motivate people and be inspiring. I hope that I can do that for kids. It doesn't really matter what you look like though."

In June 2017, Peck married his longtime girlfriend, Paige O'Brien. In August 2018, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Their son was born that December. On October 13, 2022, they welcomed to their second child.

Peck has named Ben Kingsley as his favorite actor, stating "Nobody is as good as him in my opinion".



Year Film Role Notes
2000 The Newcomers Slim
Snow Day Wayne Alworth
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Robert "Robe"
2002 Spun Fat Boy
2004 Mean Creek George Tooney
2005 Havoc Josh Rubin
2006 Special Joey
Ice Age: The Meltdown Eddie Voice role
2008 The Wackness Luke Shapiro
Drillbit Taylor Ronnie
2009 Wild About Harry Spoke White
What Goes Up Jim Lement
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Eddie Voice role
Aliens in the Attic Sparks Voice role
2012 ATM Corey Thompson
Ice Age: Continental Drift Eddie Voice role
Red Dawn Matt Eckert
2013 Battle of the Year Franklyn
2015 The Wedding Ringer Bad Best Man
Danny Collins Nicky Ernst
The Timber Samuel
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Minion Pig 2 Voice role
Ice Age: Collision Course Eddie Voice role
Chronically Metropolitan John
2017 Take the 10 Chris
Gnome Alone Liam Voice role
2018 Locating Silver Lake Daniel
2019 Fantastica: A Boonie Bears Adventure Bramble Voice role
English version
2021 Doors Vince
2022 13 Rabbi Shapiro
2023 Oppenheimer Kenneth Bainbridge Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2000 All That Himself Episode: "The cast from Snow Day/Hoku"
2000 Double Dare 2000 Himself Episode: "Snow Day vs. The Amanda Show"
2000–2001 The Amanda Show Various characters Series regular
2001 ER Nick Stevens Episode: "Thy Will Be Done"
2001 Family Guy Charlie Voice role (uncredited); Episode: "The Kiss Seen Around the World"
2001 Samurai Jack S Kid / Pig #3 / Alien Kid Voice; Episode: "Aku's Fairy Tales"
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Lenny Voice role (5 episodes)
2002 MADtv Jeffrey Lugz 1 episode
2002 Fillmore! Randall Julian Voice role; Episode: "To Mar a Stall"
2003–2004 The Guardian Chris Rapp 2 episodes
2004–2007 Drake & Josh Josh Nichols Co-lead role (57 episodes)
2005 All That Himself Episode: "Nickelodeon's All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special"
2006 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 50 Million B.C. Voice role; Episode: "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E."
2006 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Damian / Kid / Zombie Kid #2 Voice roles (Episode: "E-Scream")
2006 Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Josh Nichols Nickelodeon television film
2008 Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Nickelodeon Christmas special film
2009 iCarly Jimmy Uncredited; Episode: "iReunite with Missy"
2011 Victorious Josh Nichols Uncredited (2 episodes)
2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Eddie TV special; voice role
2013–2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey Jones Voice
2013–2014 The Mindy Project Ray Ron 3 episodes
2014 The Big Bang Theory Jesse Episode: "The Occupation Recalibration"
2014 The Rebels Danny Norwood Episode: "Pilot"
2015–2016 Grandfathered Gerald Main role (22 episodes)
2015 Teen Choice Awards Himself Host
2016 Pitch Ross 2 episodes
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Eddie TV special; voice role
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Josh Peck vs. Christina Milian"
2018–2020 Fuller House Ben 2 episodes
2018 Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. Himself Cameo
2021 Turner & Hooch Scott Turner Main Role (12 episodes)
2021 Robot Chicken Josh Nichols Voice role; Episode: "May Cause Immaculate Conception"
2022 How I Met Your Father Drew 5 episodes
2022 iCarly Paul Episodes: "iBuild a Team", "i'M a USA Bae"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Eddie
2007 Drake & Josh Josh Nichols Character design
Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Eddie
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games Mobile game
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze Casey Jones

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Award Mean Creek (shared with ensemble) Won
2008 2008 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Drake & Josh Nominated
2008 UK Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star Drake & Josh Won
2013 Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Ice Age: Continental Drift Nominated
2014 Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Himself Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Viner Himself Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Actor In A New TV Series Grandfathered Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Viner Himself Nominated

See also

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