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Joshua Rush

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Joshua Rush
Born (2001-12-14) December 14, 2001 (age 16)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names Josh Rush
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Joshua Rush (born (2001-12-14)December 14, 2001[1]) is an American child actor. He is known for playing Cyrus Goodman on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack, Turner in the film Parental Guidance, Bunga on the Disney Junior series The Lion Guard, and young versions of Gabriel Gray on the television series Heroes and Chuck Bartowski on the television series Chuck.


Rush was ten months old when he first appeared in a local television special, and then several ads and catalogs shortly thereafter. By age 2​12, he had the uncanny ability to identify cars by logo and body style, and was featured on the KHOU morning news in a segment on how to raise "smart kids."[2]

Before working on Heroes, Rush appeared on Private Practice. His film credits include Blue Boy, The Journal, and Mindsight, and he played Carlos in the Baby Jamz: Daily Lessons and Jamz Sessions children's video with Solange Knowles. He has also acted in commercials for Space Center Houston and Safeco Insurance, and a video e-card for[3] In 2009, Rush appeared on The Jay Leno Show as the "Super Duper Nanny Son." The same year he also appeared on Medium as Tanner Campbel, the boy in the banana costume, and on Criminal Minds as Ronny Downey.

Rush's first major television role came in 2009 when he was cast on Heroes. He played Zachary Quinto's character Gabriel Gray at a young age. This recurring role was part of a major plot point in season three. After Heroes, Rush had minor roles on Parenthood, CSI: NY, and Special Agent Oso.

In 2010, Rush began portraying a young version of Zachary Levi’s character Chuck Bartowski on Chuck. In this role, he worked with such actors as Scott Bakula and Linda Hamilton. Following his work on Chuck, Rush did ADR work on the Hallmark Channel movie "November Christmas", and commercials for McDonald's and GameStop.

In 2012, Rush appeared as Turner Simmons in the feature film Parental Guidance, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actor Age Ten and Under in a Feature Film.[4] He is also in the thriller film Emelie (2015).

Rush voices Bunga on the Disney Junior series The Lion Guard, Toby in Netflix's The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Breehn on Cartoon Network's Clarence.

Rush plays Cyrus Goodman, one of Andi's two best friends, on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.[5] The series premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017 with the one hour premiere amassing over 14 million views.[6]

Personal life

Rush was born in Houston, Texas.[7] His father is a marketing strategist and his mother is a corporate documentary producer.[7][8] Rush is fluent in English and Spanish (having learned Spanish from his nanny and in bilingual immersion schools).[9][2] Rush is Jewish, and currently lives in Carson, California.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Parental Guidance Turner Simmons
2013 Saving Lincoln Tad Lincoln
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Young Shanker Voice role
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Carl Voice role
2014 Break Point Barry
2015 Emelie Jacob
2015 Sex, Death and Bowling Eli McAllister


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Private Practice Will 1 episode
2009–2010 Heroes Little Sylar 6 episodes
2009 Medium Tanner Campbel/Boy in Banana Costume 2 episodes
2009 The Jay Leno Show Super Duper Nanny Son 1 episode
2009 Criminal Minds Ronny Downey 1 episode
2010 CSI: NY Luke Garito 1 episode
2010 Chuck Young Chuck 3 episodes
2011 Childrens Hospital Seth 1 episode
2012 House Ryan 1 episode
2012 Gravity Falls Soldier Kid 1 episode
2014–2016 Clarence Breehn 15 episodes
2015 40's and Failing Max 4 episodes
2015–2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Jeremy Birnbaum 5 episodes
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Bunga Television film
2015 Bones Bradley 1 episode
2015–present The Adventures of Puss in Boots Toby Voice role; 42 episodes
2016 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Wheels 1 episode
2016–present The Lion Guard Bunga Main role
2017-present Andi Mack Cyrus Goodman Main role


  1. ^ Joshua Rush | Instagram. When the Image is zoomed in the DOB states 14th of December, 2001. Retrieved on the 5th of November, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Home | Joshua Rush | Official Site. Joshua Rush (2008-09-10). Retrieved on 2012-12-13.
  3. ^ Video Clips | Joshua Rush | Official Site. Joshua Rush. Retrieved on 2012-12-13.
  4. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Andi Mack' Comedy From 'Lizzie McGuire' Creator Picked Up To Series By Disney Channel". Deadline. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Amasses Over 14 Million Views Across Linear and Digital Platforms To Date". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  7. ^ a b
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  9. ^ EXCLUSIVE: Interview With 10-Year Old ‘Parental Guidance’ Star, Joshua Rush – Page1 – Shalom Life Canada. Retrieved on 2012-12-13.

External links

  • Official website
  • Joshua Rush on IMDb
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