Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began performing in the early 2000s, appearing in several minor film and television roles. He gained wider exposure with major roles in the 2005 films Little Manhattan and Zathura, the 2006 comedy RV, the 2007 family adventure film Firehouse Dog, the film adaptation of Bridge to Terabithia, as Jesse Aarons, and a film adaption of the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. On March 30, 2008, Hutcherson won a Young Artist Award (for Leading Young Actor). Hutcherson was also featured on a Celebrity Teens edition of the hit show MTV Cribs.
Hutcherson was born in Union, Kentucky, the son of Michelle and Chris Hutcherson. He has a younger brother, Connor,13, born on May 2, 1996, as well as many pets, including 2 dogs, Diesel and Nixon (boxer), and two cats, Paws and Jell-O. He has wanted to be an actor since he was four years old, but had only began auditioning for roles in 2002, at the age of 10 after a successful audition..
Hutcherson's first role was in the 2002 made-for-television film, House Blend; in the same year, he appeared in an episode of ER. In 2003, he played the