Younger brother to "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) cast member Seth Meyers, Josh Meyers is familiar among TV viewers as a cast member of the FOX sketch comedy show “MADtv,” where he was widely remembered for his celebrity impersonations, including Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, rapper Eminem, and actor/writer Owen Wilson. He stayed on the show from 2002 to 2004.
From 2005 to 2006, Meyers played Randy Pearson in the eighth and final season of FOX teen sitcom “That '70s Show.” He also has guest starred in an episode of "Life As We Know It" and appeared in the made-for-television movies "Peep Show" (2005), "That Guy" (2006), and "Up All Night" (2007).
Meanwhile, moviegoers could catch him in the films "Date Movie" (2006) and "College Road Trip" (2008).
The 6' 1" comic once dated actress Missi Pyle (born on November 16, 1972), who has appeared in the films "Galaxy Quest," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Childhood and Family:
Born in Evanston, Illinois, On January 8, 1976, Joshua Dylan Meyers, nicknamed Josh, grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire. His father, Larry Meyers, is a BNP Paribas Supply Chain Finance executive, and his mother, Hilary Meyers, is a legendary French teacher at McKelvie Middle School in Bedford, New Hampshire, who is known throughout the town as Madame Meyers. Josh's older brother, Seth Meyers (born on December 28, 1973), was hired by "Saturday Night Live."
Josh attended Manchester West High School and became President of the Student Council. He graduated from Northwestern University, which his older brother Seth also attended.
Josh, who is a smoker, has many talents include playing the harmonica, conversational Dutch and teaching Improv.
That '70s Show
After college, Josh Meyers worked with Boom Chicago, along with future MADtv cast members Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz and Nicole Parker, in Amsterdam, where he starred on MTV Holland.
In 2002, he got his first break when he was hired as a featured player for the eighth season of FOX's sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, "Mad TV," along with comedy partner Ike Barinholtz. In the following year, he was promoted to a repertory player and is widely remembered for his celebrity impersonations, including Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, rapper Eminem, and actor/writer Owen Wilson. He was fired from the show in 2004.
Meanwhile, he was spotted as a guest in an episode of the ABC drama series based on the novel Doing It by British writer Melvin Burgess, "Life As We Know It."
2005 saw Meyers on the FOX teen sitcom "That '70s Show," playing Randy Pearson, the love interest to Laura Prepon's Donna Pinciotti character, during the eighth and final season of the show.
During this time, he starred in two made-for-television movies, "Peep Show" (2005) and "That Guy" (2006). He also appeared as a guest in an episode of Lifetime's improvisational comedy series, "Lovespring International."
On the big screen, Meyers could be seen as a bar jerk in Jason Winer's 15-minute short comedy film "The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend" (2005), and as Napoleon Dynamite and Owen Wilson look-alike in the romantic comedy film "Date Movie" (2006).
After his contract with "That '70s Show" ended, Meyers co-starred with John Cho in the comedic TV movie "Up All Night" (2007) and appeared in Aaron Samson's 14-minute short comedy "Wrangling Coach Rankin" (2007). He was most recently seen alongside Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symoné in Roger Kumble's new comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, "College Road Trip," which hit theaters on March 7, 2008.