Friday, May 15, 2009

First Look: Josh Peck In What Goes Up

Nobody expected that Josh Peck, a stay-indoors kid born in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City and raised alone by his single mother and maternal grandmother, would be so inspired by sitcoms that he would pursue stand-up comedy at age eight and engage in children's musical theater by the time he was nine. He did, and at age 14, Peck was offered a role on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show.

In What Goes Up, Peck plays Jim, a troubled teenager who comes across as a repressed voyeur who eventually reveals himself as a deeply wounded boy looking for affection while struggling to find his place in life. In this clip, complete with two scenes, Peck talks about the frailty of people and how his character is trying to prove himself as a young man. At the end of the clip, Peck embarrasses writer Bob Lawson, who can be heard laughing on camera.

First Look: Josh Peck in What Goes Up

Peck has appeared in dozens of television shows, most notably Josh & Drake, and movies that include Drillbit Taylor with Owen Wilson, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, and The Wackness, which received critical attention after winning the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He also received a special distinction award as part of the ensemble in the 2004 film Mean Creek.

Peck most recently completed voice work as Eddie for the third installment of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. He has also been very outspoken about "Darfur Now," speaking out against abuses to human rights.


  1. Yeahh Josh is cool xD!!! When i´ve watched Drake&Josh, JOsh was my favorite person. It alwasy was fun to watch him ^___^!! I didn´t know that he was born in Hells Kitchen oÔ...Oh my God xD

  2. @Choco

    Thanks so much! Josh Peck is a stand out performance in the film. People are going to be surprised! We love that monologue too. :D

    The Insider Team

  3. @ Insider Team

    Yeahh I´m really exited ^___^!! When I´ve watched the Trailer of what Goes Up, he loked so serious xD... This could be a new begining for him. I think everyone thinks that he is only that funny guy!! Maby he wants to show them that he can do also something else or he just wants to grow up with his actor-thing xD... So i think both of it right?

  4. Heya! What goes up with all the screenings in Bufalo?? Y not spread the luv? And Vegas?? Couple of sugestions MIAMI (HOME TOWN BABY), SAN FRAN. Chicago! Look at a map. How many people in Bufalo? Google please? 272 thousand. 5 locations? What goes up y'all??? Just wanna see my girl is all

  5. @Beachboy

    The producers will be adding more cities and confirming those listed here. There will be some changes, additions and drops.

    You won't see Miami, but you can always write in for your home town! The producers would love nothing but to add more cities.

    Thanks for the comment!

    All my best,

  6. hope it goes really good so it can be released on european (spanish better :D ) theaters!!!!


  7. Need Vancouver theaters PLEASE!!!! Only 11 days away and I need to book time off work.

  8. Hey Anon,

    The producers want to be in Vancouver. It is just not possible at this time. With a little luck, Vancouver or Seattle will become viable, even if it is not on May 19.

    All our best,
    The Insider Team