Josh McHugh, a New Hampshire native, got his first theatrical role at the age of six playing a not-so-Tiny Tim for
Pinardville Boys’ Club’s holiday production of “A Christmas Carol”. He would not see the footlights again for
another twenty-four years, as his interests turned to sports, academia and the odd girl who may have casually
glanced in his general direction.
His passion for the stage would be reignited when a friend of dubious tastes suggested he might prove to be a
good actor. Seriously. Thats all it took. As a result, he would spend the next year obsessing over the possibilities,
driving his wife slowly mad.
Finally, in an act of love, or exasperation, she settled on the “put up or shut up” approach, signing Josh up for a
day-long workshop at the Cambridge Adult Education Center in Harvard Square.
There, he would be assaulted with all manner of embarrassment:
Act like a tree.
The agony inflicted on his fragile ego was excruciating.
He loved it.
Since those first timid steps, he has taken every opportunity to grow in his craft, performing in numerous web
series and short films, an independent feature, a theater piece, in addition to commercial and voiceover work.
One web series’ role earned him eligibility to join SAG/AFTRA. The next short film lead role earned a nomination
for “Best Actor” at LA’s 2012 48 Hour Film Festival. He is looking forward to the next challenge in his journey.
He resides in “The Valley” with his wife of twelve years and his son of five.