"When Josh Schell listens to his fellow actors onstage, he truly appears to be hearing the lines for the first time — which makes the scenes he's in feel alive and fully spontaneous." - San Francisco Weekly
Josh Schell began training as an actor at the A.C.T. Young Conservatory in San Francisco before going on to earn a BFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Shortly after graduating from USC, he returned to the Bay Area where he acted professionally in 21 plays, taking on roles in everything from Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water to Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In addition to his work onstage, he has been cast in several independent movies, including Other Side of the Box (Grand Jury award for Best Midnight Short at SXSW 2019, Best Bump in the Night Short at SCAD Savannah Film Fest 2018), a starring role the micro-budget feature For the Coyotes (premiered at the 2015 BendFilm Festival), The Whistler (which has accumulated over 400k views on YouTube), and Feed (released by Sony Pictures in 2017). His commercial and industrial credits include union projects for clients like Toyota, Google, and Samsung.
He was named "Best Actor" by San Francisco Weekly for his work in Bay Area theater and is a proud member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Josh relocated from San Francisco back to Los Angeles in 2017.