Joshua Ilan Gad is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is known for voicing Olaf in the Frozen franchise, playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, and LeFou in the live-action adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. For his role as Olaf, Gad won two Annie Awards, and for his work in The Book of Mormon, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Gad played Skip Gilchrist in the political sitcom 1600 Penn on NBC, and a fictionalized version of himself on FX's The Comedians, alongside Billy Crystal. His other film roles include The Rocker, The Internship, 21, Love & Other Drugs, Jobs, Pixels, The Wedding Ringer, The Angry Birds Movie and the sequel, A Dog's Purpose and sequel A Dog's Journey, Marshall, and Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. He will star in the upcoming Netflix movie Super-Normal. He has also appeared in ER, The Daily Show, Modern Family, New Girl, Bored to Death, and Numb3rs.
|Born:||Joshua Ilan Gad, February 23, 1981, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|Education:||Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)|
|Occupation:||Actor, comedian, singer|
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|Youtube:||Josh Gad's Youtube channel|
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About Josh Gad
Film, television, and stage actor who starred in the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, the 2008 comedy film The Rocker, and the 2015 blockbuster Pixels. He also voiced the character Olaf in the 2013 animated feature Frozen and he was cast as Le Fou in the 2017 feature Beauty and the Beast.
He won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championships in 1998 and 1999 while studying at the University School of Nova Southeastern University.
He appeared in the films 21 and Love & Other Drugs, and made guest appearances on shows such as Modern Family, Bored to Death, and New Girl. He provided his voice for Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012.
He married actress Ida Darvish in 2008 and they have two daughters, Ava and Isabelle. He is the godfather of actress Bryce Dallas Howard's son Theo.
He co-starred with Rainn Wilson in 2008's The Rocker.
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- 21st-century Mizrahi Jews
- American Mizrahi Jews
- Nova Southeastern University alumni
- Jewish male comedians
- Male actors from Florida
- Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts alumni
- Annie Award winners
- Ashkenazi Jews