Man Candy Monday: Josh Dallas

Man Candy Monday: Josh Dallas (source: josh-dallas.org)

Who is Josh Dallas? The Vital Stats:

  • Name: Joshua Paul Dallas
  • Nicknames: Josh
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Age: 30
  • Born: December 18, 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Profession: Actor
  • Status: Currently separated from wife, actress Laura Pulver
  • Filmography (year, title, role):

2006: Ultimate Force (Weaver) – television series, 1 episode “The Dividing Line”
2008: 80 Minutes (Floyd) – feature film
2008: Dr. Who (Node 2) – television series, 1 episode “Silence in the Library”
2009: The Boxer (Ben) – feature film
2009: The Descent: Part 2 (Greg) – feature film
2009: The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers (Ace) – made for TV movie
2010: Money (Spunk Davies) – television series, 2 episodes
2010: Ghost Machine (Bragg) – feature film, voice work
2010: Hawaii Five-0 (Ben Bass) – television series, 1 episode “Ko’olauloa”
2011: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Kip Woodman) – television series, 1 episode “Targets of Obsession”
2011: Thor (Fandral) – feature film
2011: Five (Henry) – made for TV movie
2011: Once Upon a Time (David Nolan/Prince Charming) – television series
2012: Red Tails (Ryan) – feature film

source: josh-dallas.org

I don’t think it would be possible for me to be more excited to see the support Josh Dallas got in last week’s Man Candy Monday poll. Josh has been a favorite of mine since I saw him in The Boxer but I honestly didn’t pay much attention to him until he popped up for a guest spot on Hawaii Five-O. The following year, it seemed like Josh was suddenly everywhere, showing up on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and in the surprisingly awesome movie, Thor. It seemed like Josh’s star was finally on the rise. I heard people talking about him more and more often. I was excited for what was to come. Then Once Upon a Time happened and things got really exciting.

source: josh-dallas.org

Josh Dallas seemed destined for a career in the arts from a very young age. Josh attended New Albany Senior High School in New Albany, Indiana – a school often recognized for its award winning performing arts program; a program Josh took full advantage of. He not only participated in the program but excelled, winning the prestigious and highly coveted Sarah Exley Scholarship at only sixteen. This full scholarship allowed Josh to study at the highly regarded Mountview Conservatory for the Performing Arts in London, England for three years. It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment considering the scholarship is only given out once every three years and to only one American student.

source: Once Upon a Time/ABC

Josh began acting professionally at twenty years old when he landed a spot with the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. From there, Josh performed with some of the biggest names in the world of theater including The English National Opera, The New Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theater and The Young Vic. During this time, Josh began cutting his teeth in film, landing several independent film roles and a few television roles. After spending ten years in London, however, he decided it was time to return to the US to pursue acting and made the move from London to California. That move turned to be a stroke of genius. He had only been in California for five days when he was offered the role of Fandral in Thor.

source: Once Upon a Time/ABC S01E03 "snow falls" stills

While roles in projects like Hawaii Five-O, Thor and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation introduced Josh to a wider audience, it’s really been his role as David Nolan/Prince Charming on ABC’s fairly tale based drama Once Upon a Time that has put Josh on the map and he definitely deserves it. First of all, his work on the show is one of my favorite things about the show. Even when I don’t like what David Nolan is doing it, I enjoy watching Josh play the scene. He has a real gift for picking up the nuances of a character and transforming that character into something that lives and breathes on its own. Watching Josh in Thor was far different than watching him in Hawaii Five-O.  Watching him on Once Upon a Time is different than watching him in anything else he’s done. That’s what makes him such an interesting actor to watch. You forget that he’s Josh Dallas and instead believe the character.

source: Thor Premiere Red Carpet Photos

There’s a lot I love about Josh Dallas. He seems grounded despite his many accomplishments. On his Twitter account (@joshdallas) he’s not shy with his fans, giving retweets and replies as often as he can. That sort of dedication to keeping a connection with his fans is always nice to see and isn’t something you often get with performers of his stature. Of course, the fact that he’s incredibly talented and absolutely gorgeous doesn’t hurt. Those eyes of his are just ridiculous. Although I wasn’t able to find as many pictures of Josh as I would’ve liked for this post, I definitely enjoyed looking. This man is going places. Remember his name because you’re going to be hearing a lot more of it.

Before I get to the gallery, I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for Josh last week as well as the other men on our Man Candy poll. It was a great week with the most votes we’ve received yet. Let’s make that happen again this week. You can vote directly in this week’s poll by clicking here or you can head over to my personal blog, Girl in Stereo, to learn more about the candidates you can choose from and to see a few pictures. Visit Girl in Stereo by clicking here. As always, we welcome write in votes as long as you make sure the man you’re nominating hasn’t already been featured. You can check out a complete list of previous winners at the end of this post (immediately following the gallery) or at the end of the Meet the Candy Candidates post on GIS. Okay, enough talk. Let’s get to the pictures!

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