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.
22 February 1986
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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. He returned to Australia and was cast in Blinder, a film based on Australian rules football drama. 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.
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). He later played Slit, alongside two-time fellow X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult, in the Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). In 2016, he had a main role in season two of the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan.
|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|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||William Stryker|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road||Slit|
|2016||X-Men: Apocalypse||William Stryker|
|2017||Kate Can't Swim||Nick|
|2017||My Name Is Lenny||Lenny McLean|
|2019||Feast of the Seven Fishes||Juke|
|TBA||The End of the World As We Know It||Quinn||post-production|
|TBA||Small Engine Repair||Anthony Romanoski||post-production|
|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|
- Josh Helman takes his 'One Shot' Archived 21 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Aussie Rules film Blinder kicks off in Victoria" Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "SMALL ENGINE REPAIR". StageSceneLA. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
- Perry, Spencer (15 July 2013). "Characters and Story Details Revealed for X-Men: Days of Future Past". Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Trumbore, Dave (13 August 2012). "Updated Cast for Mad Max: Fury Road Includes One-Time Wonder Woman Megan Gale". Collider.