Josh Richards is a Canadian actor, model, and internet celebrity. After gaining prominence as a social media influencer, he is set to star in several upcoming films. A native of Ontario, Richards has loved to entertain others since he was a child. He harboured aspirations of becoming an actor and also wanted to make music. In the mid to late 2010s, he started posting content on social media. It did not take him long to garner an audience, especially on TikTok on which he is a crowned user. He is also active on YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. In addition, he has a website which he uses to sell his merchandise. Recently, Richards has been cast in at least three upcoming films, ‘Summertime Dropouts’, ‘Brother’s Keeper’, and ‘The Cardinal Sin’.
Rise to Fame
Josh Richards began his journey towards social media stardom in the mid-2010s. He is most prominently active on TikTok. A crowned user, he has garnered millions of fans and tens of millions of hearts on the app. Richards’ videos on the app are conventional in the sense that he lip-syncs to popular songs in them. However, his impeccable comedic timing elevates his content to something truly entertaining.
The oldest photograph on his Instagram was posted in July 2017. Since then, he has accumulated hundreds of thousands of followers and gets tens of thousands of likes on each of his posts.
Richards set up his YouTube channel in January 2017 and posts videos on it sporadically. At present, he has several thousand subscribers on the platform. He is also a successful model and has done a promotional collaboration with a youthful shoe brand called Call It Spring in 2018. That year, he was featured as a guest VIP at the Rock Your Hair Tour event in Toronto.
Richards is set to make his acting debut in the family-comedy film ‘Summertime Dropouts’, which is in its post-production period. Besides Richards, the film’s cast also includes Quinton Aaron and Nicholas Podany.
In Todd Randall’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’, Richards has been cast in the role of Logan and is working with actor Laurence Fishburne, who is renowned for playing Morpheus in the Matrix trilogy, Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ and Bill Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film ‘The Ant-Man and the Wasp’.
Richards is collaborating with director Eric Martinez in the upcoming sports drama ‘The Cardinal Sin’. The film will also star Vivica A. Fox, Quinton Aaron, and Keith Jardine.
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Family & Personal Life
Josh Richards was born on January 31, 2002, in Ontario, Canada, where he still resides. He has a younger brother who has appeared in his social media posts. He had dreams of becoming an actor since he was a child. He has always enjoyed performing for others. Besides acting, he is interested in sports and music. When he was younger, he had played ice hockey. Later, he also played football. These days, his attention has shifted to lacrosse. He has also begun taking guitar lessons.