Joshua Leonard

Actor, Cameraman, Videographer
With his blond good looks, Joshua Leonard may have qualified as the "bimbo" of "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) and led to his early demise, but his career along with that of co-star Heather Donahue, has taken off. Once ... Read more »
Born: 06/17/1975 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Heartbeat 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scorpion 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Togetherness 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bates Motel 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ever After 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wildlike 2015 (Movie)

Dad (in photo) (Actor)

6 Years 2014 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Among Ravens 2014 (Movie)

Ellis Conifer (Actor)

City of Bars 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

If I Stay 2014 (Movie)

Denny (Actor)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Deputy Foster (Actor)

True Detective 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Eyed Dog 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Motel Life 2013 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Clutter 2012 (Movie)

Charlie Bradford (Actor)

The Mob Doctor 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Higher Ground 2011 (Movie)

Ethan Miller (Actor)

Shark Night 3D 2011 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Sunset Stories 2011 (Movie)

Chaz (Actor)

The Lie 2011 (Movie)

Lonnie (Actor)

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

JT Franks (Actor)

Treatment 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

United States of Tara 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Humpday 2009 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Hung 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mala Wielka Milosc 2008 (Movie)

Ian Everson (Actor)

Prom Night 2008 (Movie)

Bellhop (Actor)

Quid Pro Quo 2008 (Movie)

Isaac's Dad (Actor)

20 Years After 2007 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Bobby Z 2007 (Movie)

Partygoer #1 (Actor)

Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Ainsley (Actor)

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shaggy Dog 2006 (Movie)

Justin Forrester (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shooting Livien 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: New York 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madhouse 2004 (Movie)

Clark Stevens (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scorched 2003 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Deuces Wild 2002 (Movie)

Punchy (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Days 2001 (Movie)

Bill Buehl (Actor)

Cubbyhouse 2001 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

In the Weeds 2000 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Isert (Actor)

Sacrifice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Blur of Insanity 2000 (Movie)

Staley (Actor)

Mission 1999 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

Joshua (Actor)

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor

Things Behind The Sun (TV Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Behold My Heart 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lie 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Beautiful Losers 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Youth In Us 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Behold My Heart 2016 (Movie)

(co-writer) (Screenplay)

The Lie 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Radioman (Not a Music Video) 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

With his blond good looks, Joshua Leonard may have qualified as the "bimbo" of "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) and led to his early demise, but his career along with that of co-star Heather Donahue, has taken off. Once rumored to be dead at the hands of the mythical legend, the laid-back cameraman who disappeared in the middle of the night is very much alive and working steadily in both independent and studio features.

Relationships

Joann Leonard

Mother

Jon Leonard

Brother

Robert Leonard

Father
Taught theater at Penn State University

Alison Pill Actor

Fiance
Began dating in early 2013. Got engaged during a hiking trip in California's Joshua Tree National Park.

EDUCATION

New York Film Academy School of Film and Acting

New York , New York

Received his GED at age 16

Pennsylvania State University

University Park , Pennsylvania
Attended for one year, before dropping out

Milestones

2014

Small cameo in HBO's "True Detective"

2009

Co-starred in the comedy film "Humpday"

2006

Co-starred with Tim Allen in a remake of Walt Disney's 1959 favorite "The Shaggy Dog"

2005

Had a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" (CBS)

2002

Cast in the HBO original movie "Live from Baghdad"

2001

Cast as Punchy in Scott Kalvert's "Deuces Wild"; executive produced by Martin Scorsese

2001

Played the lead in the Australian-produced horror film "Cubbyhouse"

2000

Had a small part in the HBO movie "Sacrifice"

2000

Made the most of his opportunity as a romantic lead in "In the Weeds"

2000

First studio film, "Men of Honor," starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carl Brashear, the Navy's first African-American master diver

1999

Played the laid-back cameraman Joshua in "The Blair Witch Project"; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

Began acting in student films

Moved to Los Angeles

Cast by his father in plays like "Life With Father"

Underwent survival training with Outward Bound as preparation for a year and a half stay in Mexico

Worked as a photographer for Black Book; covered the 1998 Sundance Film Festival

Returned to the US to attend Penn State and later moved to New York City

Bonus Trivia

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On "The Blair Witch Project": "When we signed on to do the project, one of the first things they told us was, 'Your safety is our concern. Your comfort is not.' And they made that blatantly clear from the very beginning. You understand that intellectually, but still there's no way to really prepare. When you're on your third PowerBar day, when your cigarettes are gone, when you haven't showered, when you've been kept awake, when you've got a sleep deprivation thing going, when you're exhausted, when there's two inches of rain in the bottom of your tent - you've got to act. You're wiping your ass with leaves and you're with two total strangers 24 hours a day and there are babies crying outside your tents at 4 in the morning. There's only so much that you can intellectually prepare for, and then you go out and that's where you get the method, that's where you get reality." - Leonard to Salon magazine, July 13, 1999

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