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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Fall TV Preview: Josh Gad

This is part of our Fall TV Preview in the Sep/Oct 2007 issue.


The irony of playing a stressed-out TV news director named Ryan Church in the Kelsey Grammer-Patricia Heaton Fox sitcom Back to You isn't lost on Josh Gad, who grew up in an Orthodox home in Hollywood, Florida. "In the back of my mind the character is Jewish. I play him with that Jewish sense of neuroses, but his religion isn't something we focus on," says Gad, a TV newcomer whose break came on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee last year.

Since then he's filmed three movies, playing Rainn Wilson's nephew in The Rocker, one of several MIT brains who beat the house in blackjack in Las Vegas in 21, opposite Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, and a British Jew in December's Crossing Over, which he describes as "Crash but about illegal immigration. "A non-practicing Jew who's trying to get into the country and I tutor him for the test."

Back to You premieres Sep. 19 at 8 PM on FOX.

-- Text by Gerri Miller / Photo by Sam Jones.

This is part of our Fall TV Preview in the Sep/Oct 2007 issue.
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