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Check out my latest reel & some other recent acting stuff:

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bio

Josh Ruben is an award-winning actor, writer, and director whose feature film SCARE ME - which he wrote, directed and starred alongside Aya Cash and Chris Redd - debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Shudder, AMC's horror platform, bought the feature in advance of the festival premiere. For television, Josh directed sketches for "The Late Late Show" with James Corden and episodes of TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything." As a commercial director, Josh has helmed hundreds of spots for clients from Geico to Comedy Central, including a recent DiGiorno pizza campaign starring comedian Jay Pharoah. As one of the founding members of CollegeHumor's "Originals" department, Ruben has directed and/or starred in hundreds of shorts, amassing views well into the billions. He recently directed (and voice cameoed) in all 10 episodes of Funny or Die & Spotify's narrative podcast, THE LAST DEGREE OF KEVIN BACON starring Matt Walsh, Lamorne Morris, Kyra Sedgwick, Michaela Watkins, Terry Gross, and Bacon as himself. His second feature is WEREWOLVES WITHIN, a horror/comedy whodunnit starring Sam Richardson. The film, produced by Ubisoft Film & Television and Vanishing Angle, completed production in March 2020. Portrait by Carissa Dorson

contact

joshruben@gmail.com

Brian Steinberg (Artists First) - bs@artistsfirst-ny.com

Taryn Ariel (ICM) - aariel@icmpartners.com

Matt Ambrosia (PARADIGM - VO) - mambrosia@paradigmagency.com

Honor Society (U.S. COMMERCIAL DIRECTING) - megan@honorsociety.tv

Oceana Studios (COMMERCIAL DIRECTING - ASIA & MIDDLE EAST) -

dannysawaf@oceanastudios.com

directing

I've directed a sh*t ton of commercials, sketches & narrative short films. In February 2019, I wrapped my first feature, "SCARE ME" starring Aya Cash, Chris Redd, and myself. It premiered in the Midnight section of Sundance 2020 and has been picked up by Shudder for distribution in the US, UK, and Ireland. My next film is "WEREWOLVES WITHIN" - a comedy/ensemble whodunnit from Ubisoft Film & Television starring Sam Richardson. I started shooting in February 2020. Check out some selected work:

COMMERCIALS

I direct commercials, too! I'm on the roster at Honor Society.

mindhouse podcast

Great guests and funny voices with Josh Ruben. The Mindhouse Podcast is kind of like “WTF” but less articulate.  New episodes Tuesdays! Intro track by my sister, Rachael Yamagata!

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