Fierth i-ON interview with Actor and Film Maker Joshua Nelson
Fierth: What is your name?
Fierth: Do you have a nick-name?
Joshua: My wife calls me an asshole but I’m not very fond of that nickname
Fierth: How tall are you?
Fierth: What is your motto?
Joshua: “Laziness will cause you pain”
Fierth: What exactly are you wearing right now?
Joshua: Grey sweatpants and a KISS shirt…(the band kiss)
Fierth: List 5 quirky things about yourself.
-I do Indian accents out loud around my house
-I will watch the TV show Hill Street Blues even if it comes on at 4am
-If I get a nose bleed I pretend I’m in a film and just got beaten up
-When I play Gorilla with my kids, I am very impressed how well I do it
-I am terrified of any girl names Regan because of The Exorcist.
Fierth: How do you keep it real?
Joshua: I don’t, I’m an actor…
Fierth: What were you like as a child?
Joshua: Overactive imagination, always a performer and horror film fan, since I was like 2.
Fierth: What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
Joshua: Honestly, I never got in trouble as a kid…I was a very good boy. My troubles started when I started dating.
Fierth: Where did you grow up?
Joshua: Born and raised in The Bronx, NY.
Fierth: As a teenager where did you think you would be now?
Joshua: SUPER famous…with 2 daughters…I have 1 daughter and 1 son…and still hoping on the fame.
Fierth: How would your best friend describe you?
Joshua: A motivational, creative leader.
Fierth: What are some qualities you value in your friends?
Joshua: Humor, talent, loyalty…
Fierth: Describe a time/event in your life that you’re nostalgic for.
Joshua: My first acting job…it was a TV show in Los Angeles starring opposite the late Corey Haim…I miss those days every day of my life.
Fierth: Where are you based; where do you call home?
Joshua: I live inSparta,NJ…we have bears that go through our garbage at night…fun!
Fierth: Describe your home in 6 words or less
Joshua: Cute, neighborless, NJ suburban home.
Fierth: Do you collect anything?
Joshua: Al Pacino Memorabilia to some extent…and autographs of Horror Movie celebrities.
Fierth: What’s the weirdest item you’ve ever mourned losing?
Joshua: An old X-Men Coming. (it was # 94
Fierth: What is your greatest extravagance?
Joshua: When I can buy myself Chinese Food…(Kids are expensive)
Fierth: Do you have any obsessions right now?
Joshua: A TV show called HARDCORE PAWN
Fierth: If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy?
Joshua: A huge home and new car for my family.
Fierth: What do you think about and are the first three things you do first after waking up in the morning?
Joshua: I think about the endless possibilities the day an bring then, Washoff the blood, burying the body, destroying the evidence.
Fierth: What were you doing right before this interview?
Joshua: Making breakfast for my kids, taking my daughter to school.
Fierth: What is your guilty pleasure?
Joshua: Snowballs…the hostess cakes.
Fierth: What is your beauty secret?
Joshua: I’m from Venus
Fierth: What brings you the most joy?
Joshua: Super cheesy but my kids…I adore them…and work…being a working actor is still the greatest joy ever!
Fierth: How do you describe your work?
Joshua: I am an actor, writer and filmmaker. Also an Acting teacher and the other jobs don’t pay very well…
Fierth: What about your work frustrates you?
Joshua: Well, as an actor my main frustration is not getting enough work…When people say it’s hardest business in the world, it’s an understatement!
Fierth: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Joshua: As a filmmaker, I am most proud of my film “Skinned Alive”…I had always wanted to make a romantic comedy about a cannibal hooker…and it worked!
Fierth: What is the secret to success?
Joshua: LUCK, GOD, TALENT…in that order…yet many seem to make it without God & Talent…I am hoping hard work and dedication also count because I’m still counting on that.
Fierth: What do you like most about what you do?
Joshua: Well, it’s the only thing in the world I WANT to do…and in some ways, CAN do…so the fact that I still love it after all these years is a blessing.
Fierth: If you weren’t doing what you are doing now what do you think you would be doing instead?
Joshua: The only other thing I would be happy doing is being a police officer for the ASPCA, like an Animal Cop…
Fierth: What motivates you in life?
Joshua: 2 children to raise and an unfulfilled dream.
Fierth: Who are your main inspirations?
Joshua: Al Pacino
Fierth: Who do you have your eye on right now?
Joshua: 2 young actors from the film “Just Go With it”…they were very good.
Fierth: You can trade places with any other person, living or dead, for 24 hours. Who would you choose and why?
Joshua: Bruce Lee…just to walk into a bar and kick some ass!
Fierth: Which celebrity do you suspect is actually a hologram?
Joshua: Wow…I’m not sure what this means…but perhaps Megan Fox fits into this answer…
Fierth: What’s something about yourself that no one knows?
Joshua: When I was young I would read the TV guide from cover to cover.
Fierth: What’s the strangest thing you’ve done this month?
Joshua: Spent far too much time at Build –A- Bear!
Fierth: Write a brief story about an actual ‘accidental adventure’ you’ve had.
Joshua: Blind date through a personal ad in the Village Voice…it was…not good…And I was terrified…I don’t advise it.
Fierth: Are you a morning or night person?
Fierth: What do you daydream about?
Joshua: Working on major feature films
Fierth: What do you think about before falling asleep?
Joshua: Different Film Ideas
Fierth: What would be the introduction song to a movie based on your life?
Joshua: Theme from the film “Fame” by Irene Cara
Fierth: What is your favorite song?
Joshua: DUECE by Kiss
Fierth: What is your favorite sound?
Joshua: My kids laughter…I know a lot of people say that but it’s true.
Fierth: What if any books (or any media) are you reading right now ?
Joshua: Just finished biography of DOG the Bounty Hunter…loved it!
Fierth: What is your “Safety Word”?
Fierth: My generation was …
Joshua: Pretty freakin’ cool…
Fierth: The kids today …
Joshua: Have no clue what a pay phone is!
Fierth: What do you think is the meaning of life?
Fierth: Do you believe in karma?
Joshua: Yes…but still waiting!!!!!
Fierth: What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
Joshua: My wife wrote me the most amazing poem when we met…
Fierth: Have you ever had a rumor spread about you?
Joshua: They were all true!
Fierth: What is the worst advice you have ever received?
Joshua: Cut your hair Joshua!
Fierth: If you could choose a superhero power, what would it be, and how would you use it?
[Invisibility, Ability to Fly, Super Strength, Read Peoples Mind’s,
Elasticity, Super Stamina]
Joshua: I think beings able to perfectly read people’s minds would be amazing…ultimately; you can get anything you want in life if used correctly.
Fierth: Lets play a round of Word Association ‘Quick Fire’, I am going to say a word , Tell me the first thing that comes to mind
Bitch: My Ex-Ex girlfriend
Unique: Thank you!
Moist: HATE! DISGUSTING!
Funny: My Son
Fierth: If someone wrote a biography on your life, what do you think the title should be?
Joshua: Overpaying My Dues (Actually, if I make it, that will be the title of my book)
Fierth: Which causes do you believe in the most, and why?
Joshua: Diabetes research because it killed my Grandfather
Fierth: Do you have a bucket list? List some things on it.
Joshua: Academy Award…period.
Fierth: What are you going to do next?
Joshua: Wonder about some of these answers…
Fierth: Leave us a quote to carry on with :
Joshua: If you can conceive it, and you can believe it, you can achieve it.
Fierth: How can we find out more about you :
Josh: My acting School in New Jersey: