Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He began working 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, and the film adaptations of Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. 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, and is set to play Robert in the Red Dawn remake.
On April 4, 2011 Lionsgate announced that Hutcherson had been cast as Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games series opposite Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. During this time he also appeared in two films: The Forger, where he also served as an executive producer, and the Journey ti the Center of the Earth sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In 2013, Hutcherson voiced the character Nod in the animated action-adventure film Epic, alongside Beyonce and Colin Farrell. Later that year, he reprised his role as Peeta in TheHunger Games sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which brought in $420 million to the box office making it Hutcherson's most commercially successful film. The day following the film's United States release, Hutcherson hosted his first episode of Saturday Night Live.
Hutcherson will be playing his role of Peeta in the two feature-length parts of the Mockingjay film adaption. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 released on November 21, 2014 and Part 2 is currently in theaters.