Josh Hutcherson was born in Union, Kentucky on October 12, His father, Chris, is an analyst for the EPA. Josh's passion for entertaining people began developing at the age of three. His parents admit to ignoring his requests to act for six years before realizing that it may be something worth pursuing and not just a phase. He attended New Haven Elementary School in his hometown of Union until he began his career at the age of 9, after which he began homeschooling with his mother as his teacher. Hutcherson has a younger brother, Connor, as well as many pets, including three dogs, Diesel, Nixon a boxer , and Driver a pit bull who he adopted in
Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson) in The Hunger Games
Born on October 12, , Kentuckian Josh Hutcherson began his career as a child actor at the age of ten and ascended meteorically to the top of his game, transitioning effortlessly within a few short years from television series episodes to telemovies to big-screen voice-over work to live-action parts in Hollywood feature films. Hutcherson's career began when producers of the hit NBC series ER cast him in the "First Snowfall" episode of that program; it aired in late Hutcherson transitioned to telemovies the following year, as the grandson of Peter Falk, who accompanies the elderly man on a colorful road trip in David Mickey Evans' picaresque yarn Wilder Days Hutcherson debuted on the big screen in , with two back-to-back voice assignments on animated features. That same year, Hutcherson topped these efforts with additional small-screen voice-over work in the episode of the televised animated series Justice League Unlimited entitled "For the Man Who Has Everything. Later that same year, Hutcherson tackled his first lead with premier billing in Mark Levin's Wonder Years-style coming-of-age dramedy Little Manhattan; in that film, the actor played Gabe, an year-old boy from the New York upper crust who must contend with a newfound crush on a girl in his class Charlie Ray , against the backdrop of his parents' tentative split. That film also marked Hutcherson's first onscreen appearance alongside his younger brother, Connor.
Sign in. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old.