Still in love with Rosita, Eugene is once again the odd man out in vying for her affection and attention behind Gabriel, with whom she is in a relationship, and Siddiq, the father of her child. Eugene is lonely and wants to be in a relationship. He analyzes his actions with Rosita with the same vigor he problem solves for the communities. Both involve many people with different opinions. Both are life and death. His decisions could severely alter everyone’s way of life.
In addition to playing the role of Eugene on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Josh McDermitt plays the role of Glenn Beck in Showtime’s limited series The Loudest Voice, the Roger Ailes Fox News story, starring Russell Crowe. McDermitt has also taken to the stage starring in the off-Broadway premiere of Amy and the Orphans at the Roundabout Theatre Company, directed by 7-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and starring alongside Tony winner Debra Monk and Mark Blum.
Previous credits include a recurring role on the final season of Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men on AMC. On film he starred in two independent features, both of which received critical acclaim on the festival circuit: Middle Man, a dark comedy written and directed by Ned Crowley; and Life In Color, a romantic comedy written and directed by Katherine Emmer.
McDermitt never had aspirations to be in the entertainment business. Growing up he wanted to be a police officer or detective. He fell into the radio industry at an early age, working at the local radio station at the age of fourteen, where he began to discover his voice creating characters. McDermitt attended Grand Canyon University where he majored in Marketing and Public Relations, while he continued to work in radio.
After college and working at the radio station for more than ten years, McDermitt wanted to try his hand in stand-up comedy. Within two years of doing shows locally, he auditioned for NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made it to the semi-finals. As one of the 50 comics picked nationwide, the show put him on the map in the comedy world and he went on the road full time. He toured with some of the best, opening for Joe Rogan, Louis CK, and Dave Attell. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue work in film and television, doing stand-up comedy on the side.
In 2011, McDermitt landed a series regular role on TV Land’s Retired at 35, working with some of the greats in acting, including Oscar Nominee George Segal and Emmy Award Winner Jessica Walter. After 20 episodes, McDermitt landed the role of Eugene on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
When not working, McDermitt is a writer, working on pitching and developing several projects. He has a love for charity and actively supports several organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, and various foundations that support Pancreatic Cancer Research.