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Josh Groban

Mostly Credited As: Josh Groban
Birth Name: Joshua Winslow Groban
Date Of Birth: February 27, 1981 (Age 33)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Josh Groban


Josh Groban is an American singer, known for his mature baritone voice. He sings in genres varying from classical to pop.

Born February 27, 1981, Josh was exposed to music of all types at an early age, from musical theater to rock. While his parents were not musicians, they both appreciated fine arts and passed that appreciation for the fine arts to their children. Josh learned to play the piano by ear, would often bang on pots and pans for percussion, and sang around the house. He grew up loving music, and also respecting it and the bonds between musician and fans.

Josh made his singing debut in the seventh grade, in a school production. In 1997, he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp to continue training. He honed his vocal skills through extensive voice lessons, and even learned how to play the drums. Josh found a place where he actually didn’t mind attention being drawn to him: the stage.

In late 1998, Josh met David Foster, a Grammy-winning producer/arranger. Josh sang at the inauguration of Governor Gray Davis, and later sang at the 1999 Grammy Awards when Andrea Bocelli was unable to attend rehearsals. Josh would later appear on the Rosie O’Donnell Show after she saw him sing with Celine Dion at the award show. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University, in the musical theater department. His musical career soon began to conflict, however, and he eventually decided to pursue his music career full time, and accept a recording contract that 143 Records had offered him.

Josh started to recognize his potential as a solo artist. He sang at several high-profile events, and was noticed by television producer David E. Kelley, who wrote a role on Ally McBeal exclusively for him. The character was popular enough to get a reprise role and appear on the show’s next season.

On November 20, 2001, his self-titled album debuted, and over the next year, it went from gold to double-platinum. He began to appear on numerous talk shows. On February 24, 2002, Josh sang “The Prayer” with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. In November later that year, Josh Groban in Concert aired on PBS. He also performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert and a holiday concert at the Vatican theater in Rome.

On November 11, 2003, his sophomore album, Closer, was released. He brought much more of his own personality and style to this CD. He co-wrote three of the songs and played the piano on the hit “Remember When It Rained.” Closer reached the Billboard charts number 1 on January 6, 2004. In November of 2004, his second live DVD, Live at the Greek, was released.

Josh is currently in the process of making his third album, tentatively due to hit stores in spring-summer this year.


Discography

Albums:
  • Josh Groban [2001]
  • Closer [2003]
  • Awake [7 November 2006]


Concerts:
  • Josh Groban in Concert [2002]
  • Live at the Greek [2004]


Featured In (Vocal):

  • Sarah Brightman: La Luna (Live in Concert) (DVD) - [2001] - Duet of “There for Me”
  • A.I. - Artificial Intelligence Oringinal Motion Picture Score - [2001] - Duet on “For Always”
  • Enchantment - [2001] - Duet on “The Prayer”
  • Prelude: The Best of Charlotte Church - [2002] - Duet on “The Prayer”
  • Enchantment: Charlotte Church (DVD) - [2002] - Duet on “Somewhere” and “The Prayer”
  • Duets: Barbara Streisand - [2002] - Duet on “All I Know of Love”
  • Concert for World Children's Day (DVD) - [2003] - Performed “Gira Con Me,” “To Where You Are,” “The Prayer” (duet with Celine Dion), and “Aren't They All Our Children Anthem” as a cast.
  • Troy Soundtrack - [2004] - “Remember” with Tanja Tzarovska
  • Polar Express Soundtrack - [2004] - “Believe”
  • Lady In the Water (Teaser Trailer) - [2006] - “Mi Mancherai (Il Postino)”

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Rising Star (2014)As: Himself (Host)
Happyland (2014)As: Dirty Dave
Episode Cast Credits 

Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012) 
  Josh Groban Wears a Suit and Striped Socks 03x10: (Jul/10/2014) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Ludacris, Kesha, Josh Groban, Brad Paisley, Michael Stevens 12x149: (Jun/17/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Liam Neeson, Dave Salmoni 12x94: (Feb/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Josh Groban, Kat Von D, The Kooks 06x77: (May/21/2008) As Himself 
  Amy Poehler, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Groban 05x52: (Apr/02/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Gerard Butler, Josh Groban, Eric Ripert, guest co-host Mark Consuelos 32x205: (Jun/13/2014) As Himself 
  Holiday Music Week: Jim Cramer, Josh Groban, Jason Lee, 26x71: (Dec/10/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Howie Mandel, John Leguizamo and Josh Groban 25x50: (Nov/10/2006) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 159 39x159: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Josh Groban 33x60: (Nov/30/2007) As Himself 
  Katie Brown, Josh Groban, Joel Siegel 32x81: (Dec/25/2006) As Himself 
  Josh Groban, Election Coverage 32x48: (Nov/08/2006) As Himself 

American Dad! (2005) 
  News Glances With Genevieve Vavance 09x19: (May/11/2014) Voiced  Himself 
  Deacon Stan, Jesus Man 01x07: (Jun/19/2005) Voiced  Whiny Parishoner 

The Crazy Ones (2013) 
  Sydney, Australia 01x07: (Nov/07/2013) As Danny Chase 

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) 
  The Gang Saves the Day 09x06: (Oct/09/2013) As Himself 

America's Got Talent (2006) 
  The 1 Million Dollar WINNER is announced! 08x27: (Sep/18/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 6 04x06: (Sep/09/2013) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Chris O'Dowd, Josh Groban 13x12: (Jun/21/2013) As Himself 
  Josh Groban, Billie Piper, Frank Skinner, Example 12x11: (Jan/04/2013) As Himself 
  David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Josh Groban 09x01: (Apr/15/2011) As Himself 

The Wright Stuff (2000) 
  May 23, 2013 14x99: (May/23/2013) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  May 22, 2013 25x178: (May/22/2013) As Himself 
  December 14, 2010 23x72: (Dec/14/2010) As Himself 
  July 2, 2008 20x208: (Jul/02/2008) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 160 16x160: (May/09/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Josh Groban, guest co-host Kristin Chenoweth 10x108: (Feb/09/2007) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 53 07x53: (Nov/13/2003) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 107 05x107: (May/29/2002) As Himself 

Dancing With the Stars (US) (2005) 
  Season 16, Episode 2A 16x03: (Mar/26/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Season 12 Finale 12x20: (May/24/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Result Show 04x06: (Apr/03/2007) As Himself (Guest Performer) 

The One Show (2006) 
  March 13, 2013 07x144: (Mar/13/2013) As Himself 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 3 10x03: (Mar/09/2013) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  March 4, 2013 14x63: (Mar/04/2013) As Himself 

Sunday Brunch (2012) 
  Josh Groban, Charlie Brooks, The Vaccines 02x02: (Mar/03/2013) As Himself 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Blood Actually 09x16: (Feb/15/2013) As Himself 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  The Boat 09x06: (Nov/08/2012) As Walter Bernard, Jr. 
  Garden Party 08x04: (Oct/13/2011) As Walter Bernard, Jr. 

Room 101 (1994) 
  Alistair McGowan, Hilary Devey, Josh Groban 12x05: (Feb/17/2012) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  James Franco, Dianna Agron, Christina Perri 18x173: (Aug/01/2011) As Himself (Top Ten List Presenter) 
  Forest Whitaker, "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue cover model Irina Shayk, a Top Ten List presented by Joy Philbin, Josh Groban 18x90: (Feb/15/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Matthew Broderick, Heidi Montag, Josh Groban 15x106: (Apr/30/2008) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 
  Oprah's Favorite Things 2007 22x52: (Nov/20/2007) As Himself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 8, Episode 32 08x32: (Apr/19/2011) As Himself 
  Series 7, Episode 45 07x45: (Nov/26/2010) As Himself 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack 05x09: (Mar/06/2011) Voiced  Himself 

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  Josh Groban, Charlie Baker, Tinchy Stryder, Michael Ball, KT Tunstall 24x10: (Dec/21/2010) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Omid Djalili, Martin Freeman, Josh Groban, Heston Blumenthal, Grant Nicholas 22x11: (Dec/11/2008) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 55 02x55: (Nov/26/2010) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 15, Show 56 15x56: (Nov/22/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Series 13, Show 67 13x67: (Dec/02/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Series 12, Show 45 12x45: (Nov/02/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Series 11, Show 102 11x102: (Jun/05/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Glee (2009) 
  Journey to Regionals 01x22: (Jun/08/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Acafellas 01x03: (Sep/16/2009) As Himself 

Soundstage (2003) (2003) 
  Idina Menzel with special guests Josh Groban and Ravi Coltrane 07x02: (Jan/15/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Josh Groban: Awake Live 06x07: (Jun/26/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Charlotte Church Show (2006) 
  Becky Adlington, Josh Groban 03x08: (Aug/28/2008) As Himself 

MLB All-Star Game (1948) 
  MLB 79th All-Star Game 60x01: (Jul/15/2008) As Himself (God Bless America), [Musical Guests]

GMTV (1993) 
  June 26, 2008 16x179: (Jun/26/2008) As Himself 
  January 29, 2007 15x29: (Jan/29/2007) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Simon Cowell, Rob Schneider, Josh Groban 16x124: (May/19/2008) As Himself 
  Emilio Estevez, D.L. Hughley, Josh Groban 15x39: (Nov/16/2006) As Himself 
  Sissy Spacek, Jim Belushi, Josh Grobman 10x138: (Jan/28/2002) As Himself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 5, Show 40 05x40: (May/16/2008) As Himself 
  Series 4, Show 27 04x27: (Oct/23/2007) As Himself 
  Series 3, Show 45 03x45: (Jun/01/2007) As Himself 

Any Dream Will Do (2007) 
  Live Finals 7 (Result) 01x15: (May/26/2007) As Himself 
  Live Finals 7 01x14: (May/26/2007) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Himself (Guest Performer) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Bob Costas, Ashley Tisdale, Josh Groban 14x86: (Feb/08/2007) As Himself 
  Salma Hayek, Adam Brody, Josh Groban 12x37: (Nov/10/2004) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Josh Groban, Sharon Moalem 56x113: (Feb/07/2007) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Himself ("Believe"), [Musical Guests]

Open Access (2004) 
  Charities 01x11: (Nov/07/2004) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 56 01x56: (Dec/15/2003) As Himself 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Nine One One 05x07: (Dec/10/2001) As Malcolm Wyatt 
  The Wedding 04x23: (May/21/2001) As Malcolm Wyatt 
Featured Songs

The Simpsons Songs:
Lisa the Drama Queen + In Her Eyes 
Dancing With the Stars (US) Songs:
Result Show + So She Dances 
The Young and the Restless Songs:
Ep. #8457 + To Where You Are 
American Idol Songs:
Idol Gives Back + You Raise Me Up 
Trivia

Josh's birthday of February 27 makes him a Pisces.

Josh's mother, Melinda, is an art teacher. She is of Norwegian descent. Josh's father is an executive recruiter, of Russian/Polish descent.

Josh has a brother, Chris Groban, born February 27, 1985.

He has two dogs, named Barnaby and Max.

He is of the Episcopalian religion.

He has brown, curly hair and brown eyes.

He wears contacts or glasses, and is right-handed.

His favorite colors are dark blue and black.

His favorite foods are sushi, Rice Krispie Treats, and coffee ice cream.

His favorite music includes Bjork, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Afro-Celt Sound System, Limp Bizkit, Pavarotti, Domingo, Sting, Paul Simon, Radiohead, and Disturbed.

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