A DOG'S PURPOSE
JOSH GAD (Bailey/Buddy/Tino/Ellie) brings incredible wit, humor
and depth to all of his roles, from a summer-loving snowman to a wacky Mormon
Gad will next be seen featured in the live-action Walt Disney Pictures film
Beauty and the Beast in the role of Le Fou, Gaston's sidekick. The film is set
for release on March 17, 2017.
He recently wrapped production on Open Road Film's Marshall, about Supreme Court
Justice Thurgood Marshall.
He was most recently found lending his voice in Sony Entertainment's The Angry
Birds Movie, an animated film adaptation of the popular game.
Gad's upcoming projects include Paramount's comedy Heavy Duty, based on his
original idea and STX's Russ and Roger, where he will star alongside Will
Ferrell and play the role of Roger Ebert.
In 2015, Gad starred alongside Billy Crystal in the FX show The Comedians about
a veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for
a late-night comedy sketch show.
Additional film credits include Sony Entertainment's Pixels, which also starred
Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage; The Wedding Ringer, which also starred Kevin
Hart; Zach Braff's indie project Wish I Was Here; Walt Disney Pictures'
award-winning animated film Frozen, where he starred as the loveable sidekick
Olaf; the Steve Job biopic, Jobs; Thanks for Sharing, which also starred Gwyneth
Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins; Shawn Levy's The Internship, which also
starred Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; Ed Zwick's Love & Other Drugs, which also
starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Hank Azaria; Shawn Levy's The Rocker,
alongside Rainn Wilson; 21, opposite Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne and Kevin
Spacey; and Crossing Over, which also starred Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and
Ashley Judd. Other voice credits include Ice Age: Continental Drift, alongside
Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez and John Leguizamo.
In 2012, Gad served as an executive producer, co-creator and star on NBC's
family comedy 1600 Penn. He played Skip Gilchrist, the clumsy eldest son of the
President (Bill Pullman), whose sincere attempts to do the right thing often go
awry. Gad has also lent his voice to Mondo on MTV's animated series Good Vibes
and played the titular role on BBC Worldwide's Gigi: Almost American. He has
guest-starred on hit series such as New Girl and Modern Family.
Gad also took Broadway by storm starring as Elder Cunningham in the Tony
Award-winning comedy musical Book of Mormon. Gad was nominated for a Tony, The
Drama League and The Fred & Adele Astaire awards and won the Outer Critics
Circle Award. He made his Broadway debut in a Tony Award-winning production of
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
After graduating from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Gad began his career
in theater. He then turned his sights to comedy, co-founding his own company,
The Lost Nomads comedy troupe.
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