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Overview (1)

Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chicago native, Joshua Funk is an Emmy nominated composer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles. With a BFA in Musical Theater from The University of Michigan, Joshua started his professional career at The Second City in Detroit. While there, he co-founded The Planetant Improv Colony in Hamtramck, MI as well as regional rock powerhouse, Park: A Rock Band. He then became resident director for The Second City in Chicago and won Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Director and Best Production.

In Los Angeles, Joshua's television career started as improv director/actor for MTV's, "Wild n' Out." From there, he went on to act in dozens of film and television projects from Steven Soderbergh's, "The Informant" to Jordan Vogt-Robert's, "Kong: Skull Island." He now resides as Artistic Director for The Second City in Hollywood.

As a composer for television, Joshua got his start on Comedy Central's, "Key & Peele" where he earned an Emmy nomination for the musical parody, "Les Mis." Not soon after, Joshua moved into the world of animation at Warner Brothers composing music for "Wabbit," "New Looney Tunes," and "Scooby Doo." Since then, he has recorded with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Axl Rose, Weird Al Yankovich, Jordan Peele, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, and Keegan Michael Key.

Joshua is married to actress, Nyima Funk and they have two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nyima Funk

Spouse (1)

Nyima Funk (? - present)

Trivia (7)

Co-founder of the Planet Ant Theater in Hamtramck, Michigan, with Ryan Carlson, Margaret Exner, Nancy Hayden, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Joshua's improv comedy troupe "The 313" is named after the Detroit area code. The group... (Joshua Funk, Nyima Funk, Larry Joe Campbell, Keegan Michael Key, Marc Evan Jackson, and Andy Cobb) are all former cast mates from The Secon City Detroit.
Joshua Funk created and was lead singer/guitarist in a band called Park: A Rock Band.
He was a cast member of Second City Detroit. He then became an award-winning director at the Second City Chicago. He won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director for the revue: Holy War, Batman and Best Show for the revue: Pants on Fire.
Improv Coach for the MTV show: Wild'n Out With Nick Cannon. His job was to coach the red and black teams, and teach the celebrity talent to improvise. He was a performer on 11 of the shows.
He was awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Holy War, Batman! or the The Yellow Cab of Courage" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Pants on Fire" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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