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Josh Lawson

Born: 22 July 1981 (38 years old)
Gender: Male

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Josh Lawson is an Australian actor best known for his appearances on the improv comedy programme Thank God You're Here (2006-2009) and for his role as Able Seaman Toby 'Chefo' Jones on the Australian drama series Sea Patrol, in 2007.

He currently stars as management consultant Doug Guggenheim in the dark comedy television series House of Lies, since 2012.

He was also the co-host of Wipeout Australia, which was based on ABC's reality game show of the same name, and was a series regular in Chandon Pictures.

A recipient of The Mike Walsh Fellowship in 2004, Lawson has a long history of performing and comedy improvisation.

He appeared in the finals of the Cranston Cup, Australia's most illustrious Theatresports competition - featuring top improvisers - more than five times since 1999, and has won it twice in that time.

His own critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, 160 Characters, has toured internationally and is a hit at major comedy festivals.

In addition to several television series roles in Australia, Lawson's film work includes BoyTown and the Australian release Kin.

He stars in the independent film, Crave, as a troubled photographer whose dangerous visions begin to destroy his relationship with a beautiful young woman.

He also stars in the comedy Freeloaders as one of the slackers who is living for free in a rock star's mansion.


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