Josh Peck needs no introduction for anyone ages 18 to 25 who grew up on a steady diet of Nickelodeon. He spent his childhood side-by-side with fellow actor Drake Bell as one-half of the comedy duo Josh and Drake. Peck also starred with Amanda Bynes on her hit television series from 2000 to 2002. In between all that, he voiced several characters for successful movies and shows like the Ice Age movies, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, and Code Name: Kid’s Next Door.
In 2008, the actor began branching out in different directions to sharpen his skills. Recently Peck has been seen in more adult-oriented films. He took on the role of a college-bound New York drug-dealer in The Wackness. The versatile actor found himself the captive of a crazed killer in the horror / thriller ATM.
His latest role has Peck inheriting Charlie Sheen’s character in the remake of the classic 1984 film “Red Dawn.” I had the opportunity of participating in a round-table discussion with Peck when he was on a publicity tour for “Red Dawn.” The extremely friendly actor answered questions regarding to the three year delay of the movie’s release, getting in shape for the part, and whether he could survive fighting a war and living in the wild if fiction ever became a reality.
Check out the conversation below.