Date Of Birth

June 20, 1971


An American actor, Josh Lucas was born on June 20, 1971 as Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer. His birthplace is Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up traveling the South with his parents and younger siblings. In 1989, he graduated from Gig Harbor High School where he started acting in school plays. To pursue his acting career, he did not attend college.

Josh Lucas earned wider exposure through his role as Jake Perry in the 2002 romantic comedy, Sweet Home Alabama, where he acted alongside Reese Witherspoon. Other than appearing in several TV series, Josh Lucas played a relatively-unknown role as Jace “Flash” Dillon in the PC flight simulator Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, a sci-fi action film. He can also be seen as Lt. Macy in the 1997 Cracker, with Josh Hartnett. Lucas also portrayed Hansen in Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind. He displayed his diversity in acting by branching out into films like the 2003 hit Hulk, as Talbot. Josh Lucas was also in the Terence Malick-produced film Undertow. He continued appearing in other films like the thriller Wonderland and on Glory Road, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, where Josh acted with Jon Voight. Following that was a role with Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford in An Unfinished Life. In 2005, he played Lt. Ben Gannon in Stealth, alongside many noteworthy actors. That same year, he starred opposite Jessica Lange of Broadway fame in the revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Aside from films, Josh Lucas was also in The Picture of Dorian Grey at the Los Angeles Theater Center. He also starred in Terence McNally’s Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Lucas has also completed his collaboration with documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns on The War. Other documentaries to his credit include Operation Homecoming: The Wartime Experience, Trumbo and Resolved, all in 2007. Josh Lucas also has his own production company called Two Bridges.

Other roles of Lucas include those in films like Shadows and Lies, Life as We Know It, and Daydream Nation. In 2011, he was seen in the movies J. Edgar and Red Dog, as well as accepting the role of Mitch McDeere in the NBC series The Firm.

Place of Birth

Little Rock, Arkansas

Birth Name

Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer




2012: The Firm (TV series) – Mitch McDeere
2012: Stolen – Cab Driver
2012: Big Sur – Neal Cassady
2011: J. Edgar – Charles Lindbergh
2011: A Year in Mooring – Young Mariner
2011: The Lincoln Lawyer – Ted Minton
2011: Red Dog – John Grant
2011: Little Murder – Ben Chaney
2010: Life as We Know It – Sam
2010: Daydream Nation – Barry Anderson
2010: Shadows & Lies – Boss
2010: Peacock – Officer Tom McGonigle
2009: Stolen – Matthew Wakefield
2009: Tell Tale – Terry Bernard
2009: Possible Side Effects (TV movie) – Max Hunt
2008: Management – Barry
2008: T Takes: Josh Lucas (video short)
2008: T Takes: Room 115 (video short)
2008: Death in Love – Eldest Son
2006: Poseidon – Dylan Johns
2006: Glory Road – Don Haskins
2005: An Unfinished Life – Crane Curtis
2005: Stealth – Lt. Ben Gannon
2005: Empire Falls (TV movie) – Young Max
2004: Around the Bend – Jason Lair
2004: Undertow – Deel Munn
2003: Wonderland – Ron Launius
2003: Secondhand Lions – Adult Walter
2003: Hulk – Talbot
2002: Four Reasons – Boy
2002: Sweet Home Alabama – Jake Perry
2002: Coastlines – Eddie Vance
2001: A Beautiful Mind – Hansen
2001: Session 9 – Hank
2001: When Strangers Appear – Peter
2001: The Deep End – Darby Reese
2000: The Weight of Water – Rich Janes
2000: The Dancer – Stephane
2000: Drop Back Ten – Tom White
2000: You Can Count on Me – Rudy (Kolinski) Sr.
2000: American Psycho – Craig McDermott
1999: Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV series) – Lt. Macy
1999: Minotaur – G.R.
1998: Restless – Jeff Hollingsworth
1998: Harvest – Clay Upton
1997: The Definite Maybe – Eric Traber
1996: True Blue – Dan Warren
1996: Thinner – Male Nurse
1994-1995: Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV series) – Luke McGregor
1994: In the Heat of the Night (TV series) – Todd Walker
1994: In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice (TV movie) – Todd Walker
1994: Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (Video Game) – Maj. Jace ‘Flash’ Dillon
1993: Father Hood – Andy
1993: Class of ’61 (TV movie) – George Armstrong Custer
1993: Alive – Felipe Restano
1991: Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV movie) – John L. Jordan III
1991: Jake and the Fatman (TV series) – Jeff Boyce
1991: Parker Lewis (TV series) – Evan
1990: Life Goes On (TV series) – Dylan
1990: True Colors (TV series) – Jonathan


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