Josh Thomson - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 25, 2022

Josh Thomson
Nick Name: Thomo
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Don't Make Me Go (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 8, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Josh Thomson
Birth Place: New Zealand
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: David Thomson
Mother's Name: Soana Thomson
Siblings: 2

older brothers

High School: Timaru Boys' High School
University: University of Otago
Ethnicity: New-Zealander
Nationality: New Zealander


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Soana Ann Rose Thomson (daughter)
George Kiola William Merry Thomson (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
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Who is Josh Thomson?

Josh Thomson is an actor, a stand-up comedian by profession, and New Zealander by nationality. He is best known for starring in the TV series Young Rock, Wellington Paranormal, The New Legends of Monkey, and TV host of The Project.

Josh Thomson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Josh Thomson’s birth took place on March 8, 1981, in New Zealand. His mother Soana Thomson was of Tongan descent while his ex-engineer father David Thomson is of Scottish descent. His parents raised him on a family farm in Timaru alongside two older brothers whose names are not yet known to the public.

Josh, David Thomson (Image: Supplied)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Josh Thomson attended the boarding school- Timaru Boys' High School. Following graduation in 1999, he joined the University of Otago the same year where he studied Theatre and Film Studies, graduating from the same in 2002.

His ethnicity includes Scottish and Tongan.

Josh Thomson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

In 2006, Thomson met Elizabeth McGlinn at an acting class and was paired with her for a dramatic seduction scene. They eventually began to date after she approached him. He married his girlfriend after years of dating in 2014 on their family farm.

After three miscarriages, his wife gave birth to daughter Soana Ann Rose Thomson in April 2018. They welcomed their second child- son George Kiola William Merry Thomson on born March 7, 2020. The couple seems to be happy with their growing family and there are no rumors of divorce surrounding the pair.

Josh Thomson's wife Elizabeth with their children (Image: Instagram- posted June 2021)

Josh Thomson – Career

Early Days

Thomson had always been recognized for his sense of humor. After graduation from college, he started doing stand-up comedy in order to “meet girls and party." He eventually met coach Michael Saccente who advised Josh Thomson to pursue comedic acting. Thus he competed in a Dunedin comedy contest- got through the finals, and was even offered a spot on the stand-up show Pulp Comedy.

In 2003, he moved to Auckland to pursue his career as an actor and stand-up comedian.

Films, Series

Josh Thomson’s debut screen role was in the 2007 film The Devil Dared Me To as Chip Butler. This was followed by minor appearances in the films My Wedding and Other Secrets (2011), Gary of the Pacific (2017), etc and in the TV series Welcome to Paradise (2007), The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2009), Hounds (2012), Short Poppies (2014), Terry Teo (2016), The Barefoot Bandits (2016-2017), among others.

Finally, in 2018, he was cast as Pigsy in the TV series The New Legends of Monkey. He played the role for a total of 20 episodes and is considered his breakthrough role.

Since then, Thomson has appeared in the TV series Inside (2020), Educators (2020), Young Rock (2021-2022), Good Grief (2021-2022), Kiri and Lou (2019-2020), to name a few. He has also starred in the films How to Please a Woman (2022), Don't Make Me Go (2022).

Josh Thomson in The New Legends of Monkey (Image: Supplied)


On the set of Don't Make Me Go, Josh Thomson has worked alongside Mitchell Hope, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jade Harlow, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Mia Isaac.

Josh Thomson – Awards, Nominations

For his work in The Project and 7Days, Josh Thomson has won the New Zealand Comedy Guild Award for Best Comedy Performance on Television in the years 2017 and 2015

Josh Thomson – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Josh Thomson is estimated at around $1.5 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Josh Thomson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Thomson is followed by thousands of fans on social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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