If you’ve seen the biopic, Jobs, then you probably recognize this face as Steve Wozniak; Steve Jobs’ trusted friend played by Josh Gad. Josh is an award-winning American actor, singer, and comedian who is also known for uniquely voicing Olaf in Frozen; for which he won an Annie Award, and playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in The Book of Mormon; for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. But more than that, Gad is a husband and a father of two lovely daughters. This writeup puts together details about his bio, net worth, family as well as an answer to the question, whether or not he is gay?
Josh Gad’s Bio, Age
Josh Gad was born—Joshua Ilan Gad—in Hollywood, Florida, on February 23, 1981, to Susan and Sam Gad. His mother, Susan, works as a real estate agent while his stepfather works as an investment advisor. His original parents were divorced in 1887 when he was only 6. Gad’s ethnicity is a mix of Jewish and German. His father is a Jewish immigrant from Afghanistan and his mom was born into an Ashkenazi Jewish family in Germany. Consequently, Gad, his two brothers, stepbrother, and stepsister were raised in a predominantly Jewish setting.
Although we have no information on his elementary education, we know that he attended University School of Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated in 1999. A year before graduation, Gad won the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament Championships for Original Oratory. Plus, he also won the award for Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory in 1999. Gad then proceeded to the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003.
Josh Gad got his start in acting with his appearance as Angel in the 2002 film Mary and Joe. Since that time Josh has appeared in at least 30 films, 31 Television shows and series, 2 theaters and voiced characters for 4 video games. Some of his numerous film credits include a supporting role in 21 (2008), the lead role, Matt, in The Rocker (2008), as Josh Randall in Love & Other Drugs (2010), Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011) , as Louis’ voice in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), The Internship (2013), Jobs (2013), as Chuck’s voice in The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and as Olaf’s voice in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017). Plus, Gad’s TV stint include ABCs Modern Family (2011), No Heroics (2009), New Girl (2012-2015), Back to You (2007-2008) and The Comedians (2015).
On the Broadway scene, Josh appeared in the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005). He also appeared as Elder Cunningham in 2011 musical, The Book of Mormon. For which he was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical together with his co-star Andrew Rannells.
Together with Chadwick Boseman and Dan Stevens, Gad also appeared in the biopic, Marshall. In 2017, he starred alongside Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. In addition, he starred alongside Lupita Nyong’o in the Australian zombie romantic-comedy, Little Monster (2019). Josh Gad will appear as Mulch Diggums in the 2020 film, Artemis Fowl.
As of our last update, sources put Josh Gad’s net worth at $2 million. Much of which has come from his over 15-year on-screen career. However, the specifics of his annual take home are not known.
Family: Wife, Kids, Is He Gay?
Josh Gad is currently married to actress Ida Darvish, since 2008. Together, they have two lovely daughters; Ava Tanya (b. January 2011) and Isabel Eve (February 17, 2014). Perhaps the public’s attribution of the Gay identity to Gad is connected to his role as Le Fou; the first openly gay character in the live-action version of the film, Beauty and the Beast (2017). However, that in no way spills into his real-life identity. Besides Gad himself has rebuffed the rumors stating that he considers himself a spiritual person and practices traditional aspects of Judaism, while celebrating some traditions of Catholicism; his wife’s religion.
Josh Gad’s Height and Body Measurement
Josh Gad is of average build. He stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.68 meters) tall and weighs 216 pounds (98 kg). He has black hair and dark brown eyes. As of this writing, his shoe and dress sizes, as well as his body measurement, are at large. But we’re sure to hint you as soon as we get the specifics.