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Josh Groban


Mostly Credited As: Josh Groban
Birth Name: Joshua Winslow Groban
Date Of Birth: February 27, 1981 (Age 35)
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)
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Oprah Winfrey, Brooke Shields, guest co-host Josh Groban 35x122: (Jun/21/2016) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Holiday Music Week: Jim Cramer, Josh Groban, Jason Lee, 26x71: (Dec/10/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Holiday Music Week: Jim Cramer, Josh Groban, Jason Lee, 26x71: (Dec/10/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The One Show (2006) 
  Series 10, Show 83 10x83: (Dec/03/2015) As Himself 
  March 13, 2013 07x144: (Mar/13/2013) As Himself 
  March 13, 2013 07x144: (Mar/13/2013) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Kristen Wiig, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Groban 02x66: (Apr/29/2015) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Kristen Wiig, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Groban 02x66: (Apr/29/2015) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Parks and Recreation (2009) 
  Save JJ's 07x06: (Jan/27/2015) As Himself 

Happyland (2014) 
  Park Maintenance 01x04: (Oct/21/2014) As Dirty Dave 
  Park Maintenance 01x04: (Oct/21/2014) As Dirty Dave 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/30/2014) As Dirty Dave 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/30/2014) As Dirty Dave 

The Meredith Vieira Show (2014) 
  Josh Groban & Meredith Pranks a 30 Rock Tour 01x11: (Sep/22/2014) As Himself 
  Josh Groban & Meredith Pranks a 30 Rock Tour 01x11: (Sep/22/2014) 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]
  Liam Neeson, Dave Salmoni 12x94: (Feb/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Josh Groban, Kat Von D, The Kooks 06x77: (May/21/2008) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 159 39x159: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 159 39x159: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Katie Brown, Josh Groban, Joel Siegel 32x81: (Dec/25/2006) As Himself 
  Katie Brown, Josh Groban, Joel Siegel 32x81: (Dec/25/2006) As Himself 

American Dad! (2005) 
  News Glances With Genevieve Vavance 09x19: (May/11/2014) Voiced  Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Whiny Parishoner 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Whiny Parishoner 

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

Great Performances (1974) 
  Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration 41x05: (Oct/18/2013) As Himself, [Starring Roles]

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) 
  The Gang Saves the Day 09x06: (Oct/09/2013) As Himself 
  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]
  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 
  Series 4, Show 6 04x06: (Sep/09/2013) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  May 22, 2013 25x178: (May/22/2013) As Himself 
  May 22, 2013 25x178: (May/22/2013) As Himself 
  July 2, 2008 20x208: (Jul/02/2008) 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]
  Season 7, Episode 53 07x53: (Nov/13/2003) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 53 07x53: (Nov/13/2003) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) 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 
  March 4, 2013 14x63: (Mar/04/2013) As Himself 

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

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

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  James Franco, Dianna Agron, Christina Perri 18x173: (Aug/01/2011) As Himself (Top Ten List Presenter) 
  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]
  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]

Dancing With the Stars (2005) 
  Season 12 Finale 12x20: (May/24/2011) 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) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 8, Episode 32 08x32: (Apr/19/2011) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Josh Groban 09x01: (Apr/15/2011) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

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

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 55 02x55: (Nov/26/2010) As Himself 
  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 12, Show 45 12x45: (Nov/02/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Glee (2009) 
  Journey to Regionals 01x22: (Jun/08/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Journey to Regionals 01x22: (Jun/08/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  One of 7 Voted Off; Idol Gives Back 09x33: (Apr/21/2010) As Himself 
  One of 7 Voted Off; Idol Gives Back 09x33: (Apr/21/2010) As Himself 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Himself (Guest Performer) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Himself (Guest Performer) 

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

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 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 01x14: (May/26/2007) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

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

GMTV (1993) 
  January 29, 2007 15x29: (Jan/29/2007) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

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

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Salma Hayek, Adam Brody, Josh Groban 12x37: (Nov/10/2004) As Himself 
  Salma Hayek, Adam Brody, Josh Groban 12x37: (Nov/10/2004) As Himself 

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

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Paul O'Grady Show (2013) (2013) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Room 101 (1994) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Wright Stuff (2000) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Open Access (2004) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
Featured Songs

The Simpsons Songs:
+ In Her Eyes 
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.

He has two dogs, named Barnaby and Max.

He is of the Episcopalian religion.

He has brown, curly hair and brown eyes.

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.

His favorite TV shows include The Simpsons, South Park, Dexter's Laboratory, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

His favorite movies are Amelie, Braveheart, The Impostors, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

He likes to collect pennies.

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