Josh Helman

Josh Helman
Born Joshua Helman
(1986-02-22) 22 February 1986
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007present

Joshua "Josh" Helman (born 22 February 1986) is an Australian television and film actor. 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 fourth installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, as Slit in 2015. He has also had roles in: Jack Reacher, Blinder, Animal Kingdom, All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, and A Country Called Home. He will also be in Falling, alongside Yael Stone, in 2015. Helman has also starred in episodes of Home & Away, McLeod's Daughters, The Pacific, and in Flesh and Bone.

Early life

Helman was born in Adelaide, South Australia.


Helman started acting when he got a recurring role on the Australian television show Home and Away in 2007, playing Denni Maitland. 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. He appeared in 6 episodes. 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, starring Tom Cruise.[1] He returned to Australia and was cast in Blinder, a film based on Australian rules football drama.[2]

He co-starred in the ensemble Marvel Comics film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, as William Stryker.[3] He later played Slit in the Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), starring Tom Hardy.[4] In 2016, he had a main role in season two of the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan, along with Jason Patric, Nimrat Kaur, Tom Stevens, and Kacey Rohl.


Feature films and made-for-TV-films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane Party Guest/Wedding Guest Independent Film, Debut Film
2009 Aidan's View The Intruder Short Film
2010 Animal Kingdom Const. Peter Simmons
2012 Jack Reacher Jeb
2013 Blinder Morts
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past William Stryker Replacing Brian Cox and Danny Huston
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Slit
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse William Stryker
2017 My Name Is Lenny Filming
Television series and mini-series
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Home and Away Denni Maitland 5 episodes
2009 McLeod's Daughters Grown Up Xander 1 episode
2010 The Pacific PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens 6 episodes
2015 Flesh and Bone Bryan 8 episodes
2016 Wayward Pines Xander Beck Season 2


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