Keaton, Josh 1979–

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Keaton, Josh 1979–

(Joshua Keaton, Josh Wiener, Joshua Wiener)


Original name, Joshua Luis Wiener; born February 8, 1979, in Pasadena, CA. Avocational Interests: Cars, boxing, and watching movies.

Addresses: Manager—Evolution Entertainment, 901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Career: Actor and voice performer. All God's Children (gospel group), member; No Authority (band), member, 1997–98; pursued solo music career, 1999; appeared in ads for Oshkosh B'Gosh, c. 1982, Burger King, Yamaha, Verizon Wireless, Stolichnaya, The Gap, Toyota, Jell-O, Coca-Cola, Lite Brite, Sirius Satellite Radio, UPS, Starbucks, Disneyland, Nesquik, AAA, Universal Studios, Hurricane Harbor, Scion, and T-Mobile; served as spokesperson for Knott's Soak City for two years, Six Flags for two years, and McDonald's for three years. Sometimes credited as Joshua Keaton or Josh Wiener.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award, outstanding voice-over in an animation series, 1992, Young Artist Award nomination, outstanding young voice-over in an animated series or special, 1993, Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actor in a voice-over role—TV or movie, 1994, all for Back to the Future; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a youth actor—TV guest star, 1995, for Someone Like Me; Young Artist Award nomination, best professional actor/singer; Young Artist Award nomination, best male entertainer; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a voice-over—TV or film—young actor, 1998, for Hercules; Young Artist Award, best young adult performer in a teenage role, 2004, for The Even Stevens Movie.


Film Appearances:

(As Joshua Wiener) Brad, All I Want for Christmas, Paramount, 1991.

(As Joshua Wiener) Newsies dancer, Newsies (also known as Newsboys), Buena Vista, 1992.

Andy, Same River Twice, KOAN Inc., 1996.

Second boy, Judge and Jury, A-Pix Entertainment, 1996.

(As Joshua Wiener) David, Infinity, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Teenager on trolley, Just Write, Heartland Film Releasing, 1997.

Speaking voice of Young Hercules, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997.

Illusion Infinity, 1997.

Young Barry, The Souler Opposite, Curb Entertainment, 1998.

Roy, Chimera House, 1999.

Voice of Charlie Carbone, Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S. A.!, Warner Bros. Animation, 2004.

Also appeared in Toms Nu Heaven; Horror High.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Joshua Wiener) Voice of Jules Erastosthenes Brown, Back to the Future (animated; also known as Back to the Future: The Animated Series), CBS, 1991.

Bryce, The Secret World of Alex Mack (also known as Alex Mack), Nickelodeon, 1995–96.

Tim, General Hospital, ABC, 1997.

Second Brendon, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1999–2002.

Owen, Skin, 2003.

Also appeared as voice of Curly, Peter Pan and the Pirates.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Young Denny, A Murder on Shadow Mountain, CBS, 1999.

Mootai and Jason, The Even Stevens Movie, The Disney Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Prep, The WB, 2002.

Voice of Maro, Huncachi (animated), 2004.

Also appeared in A. J. Time Travelers, UPN; Paul Rodriguez Show, The WB; Definitely, Maybe, UPN.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Young Michael, "It's Never Too Late," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1992.

(As Joshua Wiener) Second boy, "The Uninvited," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1994.

(As Joshua Wiener) Roy, "The Beard," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1994.

Franklin, "It's a Party Thang," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1995.

Eddie, "The Son Also Rises," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Will Peters, "Just Say Maybe," Step by Step, ABC, 1997.

Todd Rose, "Rendezvous," Baywatch, syndicated, 1997.

Young Nick, "Made in the U.S.A.," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Martin Andrews, "Chapter Thirty-Four," Boston Public, Fox, 2002.

"Tell Me Where It Hurts," ER, NBC, 2002.

Sal, "Queens for a Day: Parts 1 & 2," Will & Grace, NBC, 2004.

Also appeared in Primetime Glick, Comedy Central.

Television Work; Series:

(As Joshua Wiener) Additional voices, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), TBS and syndicated, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Alan, One Red Flower: Letters from Nam, Village Theatre, Seattle, WA; Arty, Lost in Yonkers, La Mirada Theatre; Peter, Diary of Anne Frank, La Habra Depot Theatre.


Video Games:

Voice of Harry Osborn, Spider-Man, 2002.

(Uncredited) Voice of Sun Quan/Lu Xun, Shin sangoku musou 3 mushouden (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends), 2003.

(Uncredited) Voice of Lu Xun/Sun Quan, Shin sangoku musou 3 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4), 2003.

(English version; uncredited) Voice of Lu Xun/Sun Quan, Shin sangoku musou 3: Empires (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires), 2004.

(English version; uncredited) Voice of Masamune Date/Nagamasa Azai, Sengoku musou (also known as Samurai Warriors and Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends), 2004.

Voice of Ranmaru Mori, Onimusha 3 (also known as Onimusha 3: Demon Siege), Capcom Entertainment, 2004.

Voices of Harry Osborn and reporter 1, Spider-Man 2, Activision, 2004.

Voice of Tick Tock, ShellShock: Nam '67, Eidos Interactive, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Ocelot, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (also known as MGS3 and Metal Gear Solid 3), Konami Corp., 2004.

Voice of Crispy, Area 51, Midway Manufacturing Corp., 2005.

Voices of Lungfish zealot, Dingio Inflagrante, and Matador, Psychonauts, Majesco Sales, 2005.

Albums; With No Authority:

Keep On, MJJ, 1997.



Teen Magazine, March, 2000, p. 68.


Josh Keaton Official Site,, June 28, 2005.