Joshua Malina

Actor & Producer

Josh Malina currently co-stars on ABC's hit drama Scandal. He has also appeared on the critically acclaimed television series the West Wing and Sports Night. For three seasons, Josh portrayed multi-millionaire Peter Alpert on USA Network's hit In Plain Sight.

After graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in Theatre Studies, Josh made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. His film credits include the comedy A View from the Top with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Meyers, In the Line of Fire with Clint Eastwood, and Bulworth with Warren Beatty and Halle Berry. He can be seen in the upcoming films Knights of Badassdom and The First Time. A co-creator of Bravo’s hit show Celebrity Poker Showdown, Josh recently wrote, produced, and co-starred in the comic web series Backwash. It is available for free viewing on and YouTube. Co-stars in the project include Jon Hamm, Michael Ian Black, Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, and many others.

A graduate of Westchester Day School, Josh has been active in Jewish affairs for some time. He appeared in the Jewish Federation’s “Live Generously” campaign, and starred in a video aimed at Jewish high school students, to prepare them for the possibility that they’ll face an anti-Israel climate on college campuses. In an appearance on “Celebrity Jeopardy,” Josh won $50,000 for Bet Tzedek, a pro bono law firm in Los Angeles. This July he took Mazon’s SNAP Food Stamp Challenge, and discussed the experience on Current T.V.’s The Young Turks. Over the last few years, Josh has spoken at dozens of Federations and Hillels across the country.

Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Josh now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.


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