Joshua Triplett, the singer, actor, model, producer, director, magician may be the hardest working man in Hollywood. I sat down to discuss his many projects, family life, and what motivates him to wear so many hats. Intervew inside!
HTT: I called you a ‘Renaissance Man’ on twitter recently because… I mean, you pretty much do everything. What motivates you to wear so many hats?
Joshua: I am an entertainer. I like people, and I like making people laugh.
HTT: So, tell me a little about your music.You just released the EP titled In Development. It sounds very different compared to your earlier music. Tell me about it and this new sound.
Joshua: This EP is different and the title speaks for itself in that I am under development. I am trying to find my sound. I am still in that phase, and now I am working on a new concept album. In it I will be talking about a lot of personal things like being a dad, losing my dad. I want people to learn something about me in this next album. Its personal.
HTT: So you just released an album, working on finding your new sound, and working on another musical project? How do you balance it all?
Joshua: That’s a good question. It’s not easy. It takes my wife being understanding and me being understanding that we all need time together and personally. My personal time is spent working out but I balance the together time with getting them involved. I like to bring my wife and daughter on set with me. In fact, about 6 or 7 of the national commercials that I am in right now are with my daughter and/or my wife, even though she is not an actor.
HTT: When you were younger did you always know you wanted to be an entertainer?
Joshua: Well, yes, kind of. Music was first though. When I was in the second grade I was the lead singer in our choir. I was the youngest one. I remember watching The Jacksons: An American Dream and wanting to be Michael. He could act, and dance, and sing and I wanted to do that. I always liked acting. After singing I moved on to plays. I saw my first Broadway play in High School and saw that I would get to singe and act and fell in love.