top of page
Sphere on Spiral Stairs

Josh Robert Thompson

Personal Profile

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Josh Robert Thompson spent much of his childhood making silly voices into a Fisher-Price tape recorder.

Josh's gift for mimicry eventually brought him to Los Angeles and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where he appeared on camera in a number of sketches and also provided the voices of an invisible house band, a talking rhino head, celebrity insects, and every caller on Ferguson’s desk phone. But it was his role as Craig’s robot skeleton sidekick—Geoff Peterson—that proved to be Josh’s big break, creating one of TV’s most unlikely and endearing late night duos.

For over a decade Josh’s wide range of voices and impressions have appeared on FOX’s Family Guy, as well as American Dad, Robot Chicken and Skylanders Academy, just to name a few.

In audiobooks, Josh has provided character voices and narration on over 30 projects—most notably author Michael Kaminski's The Secret History of Star Wars and a series of scripted podcasts for Audible, including the Webby Award-winning, Killing Hollywood: The Cotton Club Murder.

On radio, Josh became a Howard Stern Show favorite as the voice of “Fake” Arnold Schwarzenegger—famously fooling everyone from George Takei to Fox News.

As a stand-up, Josh has toured all over the U.S. and Canada, playing such legendary venues as The Chicago Theater, Town Hall and Radio City. 

On screen, he starred in the romantic comedy Nowhere Girl, the indie supernatural thriller Revelator, and the award-winning comedic series F#ing 40.

Currently, Josh can be heard in the hit Netflix animated series Inside Job, the Kristen Wiig comedy Barb