Many gifted lads who begin their journey at the early stage of life don’t usually make it to the spotlight due to challenging factors they meet on their way to greatness; just a few doggedly soldier on like Josh Peck who is still fighting to make it to the list of the world’s famous entertainers.
Today, all is tireless sacrifice has paid off as his name is written and echoed among famous American actors. He is also a comedian and YouTube personality widely known for his role in Nickelodeon’s sitcom Drake & Josh. Dig in to learn more about his career journey, if he is a gay as rumoured and more.
Josh Peck Bio, Age
Josh was born as Joshua Michael Peck on November 10, 1986, in New York City, New York to parents that were yet to officially marry at the time of his birth. He was raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan by his career coach mother, Barbara, and his maternal grandmother.
He was born and raised a Jew and at the age of 13 had the Bar Mitzvah ceremony held for him. Josh attended P.S. 40 and The Professional Performing Arts School. As a kid, he suffered asthma which forced him to stay indoors watching sitcoms which eventually became his passion from which he built a career. To pursue his dream, he became a stand-up comedian from the age of 8.
In his early years, Josh Peck performed at TADA! Youth Theatre and Carolines on Broadway for the Audrey Hepburn Foundation. He would make an appearance on The Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1996 at the age of 10 before he got a role in Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show which forced his relocation to Los Angeles.
In 2000, he starred in The Newcomers, Snow Day, All That, Double Dare. With an impressive outing in his first set of scripts, more followed through. The year 2001 saw him star in Max Keeble’s Big Move alongside Alex D. Linz and Zena Grey, he also made a guest appearance in an episode of NBC drama titled ER.
Josh Peck’s career breakthrough work came in 2004 in another Nickelodeon’s sitcom titled Drake & Josh where he portrayed the character of Josh Nichols starring alongside Drake Bell and Miranda Cosgrove. Since his breakthrough, he has continued to improve and woo his fans. In 2014, he appeared as Danny Norwood in the pilot of The Rebels, one of Amazon Studio’s five adult test pilots.
He has starred in well over 25 films and 25 Television series. The notable ones among them are Drillbit Taylor (2008), The Mindy Project (2013-2014), Battle of the Year (2013), Take the 10 (2017), Grandfathered (2015-2016), Fuller House (2018) to mention a few.
The Drake and Josh star has also clinched 2 awards including an Independent Spirit Awards and a 2008 UK Kid’s Choice Awards.
As a YouTube star, he has a channel which he created on June 8, 2017. it boasts over 2.5 million subscribers.
The YouTube celebrity and comedian has carefully earned recognition, fame as well as wealth from his career that has lasted for decades. Josh Peck’s net worth has been estimated at not less than $3 million. His earnings have afforded him and family with a luxurious home of their own.
Family – Dad and Sister
Josh Peck was born to a mother named Barbara, however, the identity of his biological father is unknown as it is on record that the star never met his dad after his birth. The actor does not have any known sibling anywhere. He grew up with his mother and maternal grandmother thus it explains his closeness with his mum.
Married (Girlfriend, Wife) or Gay.
Josh Pecker has never openly commented on his sexual preference, however, since becoming a star, he has publicly dated only women. He once dated actress Allison Scagliotti, however, their relationship was short-lived much to the dismay of fans who were rooting for them.
He found love again in Paige O’Brien, and after dating for a while, they got engaged in 2016. They got married in June of 2017, in a private ceremony. Paige is a film editor and daughter of former NFL quarterback, Ken O’Brien. Their union has produced a son named Max Milo Peck who was born on December 2018.