Josh Wiggins

Josh Wiggins (born November 2, 1998) is an American actor, best known for his role of Jacob Wilson in the drama Hellion (2014), Justin Wincott in the adventure drama Max (2015) and Franky Winter in Giant Little Ones (2018).

Josh Wiggins
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Wiggins at SXSW 2017
Born (1998-11-02) November 2, 1998 (age 24)
Years active2014–present

Early lifeEdit

Wiggins was born on November 2, 1998, in Houston, Texas, to Jennifer and Steve Wiggins. Wiggins has two older brothers, Jacob and Luke.[1][2]


In 2014, Wiggins made his feature film debut as the lead role of Jacob Wilson in the drama Hellion with Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, and directed by Kat Candler.[3] The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014, and released domestically on June 13, 2014.[4] His performance in the film was praised by several critics.[5][6]

In 2015, Wiggins starred as Justin Wincott in the adventure drama Max with Dejon LaQuake, Thomas Haden Church, and Robbie Amell, about Max, a dog starring in the titular role.[7][8] The film was directed by Boaz Yakin and released domestically on June 26, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures.[9][10] Also in 2015, Wiggins co-starred as Louis in the action-thriller film Lost in the Sun with Josh Duhamel.[11][2] In 2017, he starred in the survival drama Walking Out and the drama movie The Bachelors.

Wiggins next played the lead role of Franky Winter in Keith Behrman’s coming of age story Giant Little Ones. The film's critically acclaimed screenplay explored present-day complexities of sexual identity and was released in 2018 and 2019 (Canada and the United States respectively).



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Hellion Jacob Wilson
2015 Max Justin Wincott
2015 Lost in the Sun Louis Moody
2016 Mean Dreams Jonas Ford
2017 Walking Out David
2017 The Bachelors Wes Palet
2018 Giant Little Ones Franky Winter
2019 Light from Light Owen
2020 Greyhound Talker #1
2020 I Used to Go Here Hugo Gaffney
2022 Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood Steve


  1. ^ "Josh Wiggins on Instagram - Birthday". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  2. ^ a b M Smith, Nigel (June 13, 2014). "The Indiewire Springboard: Teen Actor Josh Wiggins Tears Up the Screen in 'Hellion' Opposite Aaron Paul". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Brown, Emma. "Aaron Paul and Josh Wiggins Were Never Hellions". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Mathews, Dana (January 27, 2014). "Josh Wiggins, Sundance's Big Breakout Star, Was Discovered on YouTube". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Bahr, Lindsey (January 17, 2014). "Sundance 2014: The next Leonardo DiCaprio? Meet 'Hellion' breakout Josh Wiggins". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Debruge, Peter (January 18, 2014). "Sundance Film Review: 'Hellion'". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  7. ^ McCue, Michelle (June 22, 2015). "Actor Josh Wiggins And Director Boaz Yakin Talk MAX Movie". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (June 24, 2015). "Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins Celebrate Military Dog Heroes at 'Max' Premiere". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Max (2015)". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 3, 2015). "Warner Bros Shifts 'Max' To June; RLJ Entertainment Ups One Exec, Hires Another". Deadline. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Flaster, Craig (March 26, 2014). "Get 'Lost In The Sun' With Josh Duhamel: Exclusive Set Visit". MTV. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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