Josh Mikel is a new face for AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead, but he fits into the world so well, it feels like his character Jared has always been there to harass the good guys. When it comes to pushing buttons, Jared is the best at provoking those beholden to Negan and his army of Saviors.
Josh is an actor, playwright, director, and musician from Conyers, GA. A graduate of Florida State University’s Theatre and Creative Writing programs, he honed his craft on the stage at FSU’s School of Theatre and developed a love for film and TV working on both sides of the camera with the acclaimed Florida State Film School. A published playwright, Josh is known particularly for his theatre for young audiences works, The Monster Hunters and Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island.
His film and TV credits include Raggedy Man in Stephen King’s Cell, John Michael Paymon in the indie horror Last Shift, Vance in the indie thriller Intruders, as well as credits in The Vampire Diaries, We’re The Millers, Dirty Grandpa, and the role of Derek in the forthcoming Marvel film Ant Man and the Wasp.
As a director, he has created and animated music videos for the acts Against Me!, Waxahatchee, Jake Bugg, Neon Trees, and American Authors. Josh is the long time drummer for the indie rock band Look Mexico. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he is represented by J Pervis Talent and managed by Silver Lining Entertainment.