Josh Trank - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Josh Trank
Profession: Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Best Known For: Chronicle (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : February 19, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Joshua Benjamin Trank
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Richard Trank
Mother's Name: Pamela Trank
Siblings: 1

younger sister

High School: Beverly Hills High School
Ethnicity: N/A
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Krystin Ver Linden (2013 - 2017)

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Josh Trank?

Known for directing the films Chronicle, Fantastic Four, and Capone, Josh Trank is an American film director, screenwriter, and editor.

Josh Trank (Image: The New York Times)

Josh Trank – Age, Parents, Siblings

Josh Trank was born on February 19, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Born as Joshua Benjamin Trank to mother Pamela Trank, a school teacher, and father Richard Trank, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, he was raised with a younger sibling, a sister. His parents divorced when he was 13, and his father went on to marry comedian, Judy Toll. 

In the beginning, he was not close to his stepmother. However, after Toll invited him to perform with The Groundlings, they eventually bonded over his growing love for the entertainment field. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education Josh Trank attended Beverly Hills High School, graduating in 2002. His ethnicity is not known.

Josh Trank – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Trank dated screenwriter girlfriend Krystin Ver Linden before marrying her in early October 2013. The husband-wife does not have any children together. Moreover, they divorced in 2017.

Josh Trank is currently believed to be single.

Josh Trank (Image: Hollywood Reporter)

Josh Trank – Career

Early Days

At the start of his career as a filmmaker, Trank began posting his videos on YouTube. His video Stabbing at Leia's 22nd Birthday became very popular overnight which put him in the spotlight. He wrote and directed a spin-off of the web miniseries The Kill Point. His next major work was as an editor, and co-producer in the independent film Big Fan, which also starred Patton Oswalt.

Finally, in 2011 Josh Trank directed his first feature film Chronicle. It was released on February 3, 2012, and a critical success- grossing over $125 million worldwide, making him the youngest director to open a film at the US box office at number one.

Films, Series

Following his breakthrough with Chronicle, Trank was in talks to work in the Spider-Man spin-off Venom,  Warner Bros.'s The Red Star, and Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus. However, he turned them all now.

In 2015 Josh Trank directed Fantastic Four (2015). The film was a flop, receiving a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He infamously blamed the poor reviews on changes imposed by the studio and actor Toby Kebbell, who starred in the film, supported Trank’s claim. His Al Capone biopic Capone, in which he worked as a director and editor, was released in May 2020 and starred Tom Hardy. 

In May 2020 it was reported he was working to create a TV series about the CIA. 

Josh Trank (Image: The Playlist)


On the set of Capone, Trank worked with Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini, Noel Fisher, Jack Lowden, and Kathrine Narducci.

Josh Trank – Awards, Nominations

Josh Trank was nominated for Online Film & Television Association (2013), and won the infamous Golden Raspberry Awards (2016).

Josh Trank – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Trank are under review.

Josh Trank – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Josh Trank is absent. He was active on Twitter but erased his online presence in June 2020.

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