Josh Helman Biography
Joshua Helman is an Australian television and film actor born on 22 February 1986. 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.
In 2007, Josh Helman started acting when he got a recurring role on the Australian television show Home and Away. 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.
Josh Helman appeared in 6 episodes, whereby, 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.
Josh Helman 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 in 2003. He later played Slit, alongside two-time fellow X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult, in the Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015. In 2016, Josh Helman had a main role in season two of the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan.