Josh Helman

Joshua "Josh" Helman (born 22 February 1986) is an Australian television and film actor. Helman is perhaps best known for his role as William Stryker in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. He has also appeared in the 2015 installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, as Slit. Helman has also appeared on a number of television series and mini-series, including recurring roles in Home and Away, The Pacific, Flesh and Bone and Wayward Pines.

Josh Helman
Joshua Helman

(1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 34)
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Helman was born in Adelaide, South Australia.[citation needed]


Helman started acting when he got a recurring role on the Australian television show Home and Away in 2007, playing Denni Maitland. He then got a small role in a short film Aidan's View where he played the role of an intruder trying to break into the house of the protagonist. A few years later, he was cast as Cpl. Lew "Chuckler" Juergens in the American television show, The Pacific. He appeared in 6 episodes. He was then signed on by American talent agency The Gersh Agency. He made his major studio motion picture debut in 2012 when he was cast as Jeb Oliver in Jack Reacher.[1] He returned to Australia and was cast in Blinder, a film based on Australian rules football drama.[2] In 2011, Helman acted in the original production of Small Engine Repair at Theatre Theater in Los Angeles; he will also take part in its film adaption, filmed Winter 2019.[3]

He co-starred in the ensemble Marvel Comics film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, as William Stryker—shown, through footage, to be the younger/1973 version of the Stryker played by Brian Cox in X2 (2003).[4] He later played Slit, alongside two-time fellow X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult, in the Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).[5] In 2016, he had a main role in season two of the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan.


Feature films and made-for-TV-films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane Party Guest / Wedding Guest Independent Film, Debut Film
2009 Aidan's View The Intruder Short Film
2010 Animal Kingdom Const. Peter Simmons
2012 Jack Reacher Jeb
2013 Blinder Morts
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past William Stryker
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Slit
2016 Falling Malcolm Washington
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse William Stryker
2017 Kate Can't Swim Nick
2017 My Name Is Lenny Lenny McLean
2018 Undertow Brett
2019 Feast of the Seven Fishes Juke
2020 Monster Hunter post-production
TBA The End of the World As We Know It Quinn post-production
TBA Small Engine Repair Anthony Romanoski post-production
Television series and mini-series
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Home and Away Denni Maitland 5 episodes
2009 McLeod's Daughters Grown Up Xander 1 episode
2010 The Pacific PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens 6 episodes
2015 Flesh and Bone Bryan 8 episodes
2016 Wayward Pines Xander Beck 10 episodes
2019 The Loudest Voice James Murdoch 2 episodes


  1. ^ Josh Helman takes his 'One Shot' Archived 21 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Aussie Rules film Blinder kicks off in Victoria" Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "SMALL ENGINE REPAIR". StageSceneLA. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Perry, Spencer (15 July 2013). "Characters and Story Details Revealed for X-Men: Days of Future Past". Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  5. ^ Trumbore, Dave (13 August 2012). "Updated Cast for Mad Max: Fury Road Includes One-Time Wonder Woman Megan Gale". Collider.

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