This is my interview with Josh Peck. He is on the Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh and the movie Drake and Josh Go Hollywood. That is one of my favorite movies! He is also the voice of Eddie the possum in the movie Ice Age: The Meltdown. Thank you for letting me interview you Josh!
Where do you live?
I live in California. It is quite sunny here. There are many insects and bugs that scare the daylights out of me living just below my apartment building. Interestingly, there are few places to hide from such creatures.
What is it like where you live?
It’s like a slice of Americana with a dollop of soul sweet cream on top.
How did you get to be on TV?
The real question is, how do I get out of the tv? I’ve had to use the bathroom going on three years now. But, my voyage into the tv was a pretty silly one. I started doing stand up comedy when I was 8 years old and then got a part on The Amanda Show. Since then, all my dreams have come true and I’m subsequently thinking up new dreams that are even more out of my reach.
What is your favorite episode of Drake and Josh you have done?
The baby episode is my favorite. The one where we have to babysit for our neighbors and I think I’ve catapulted the baby onto the roof. In the scene where the baby pees on us, he really did that a few times. Ahh good times.
What is your favorite prank that Megan did?
It’s hard to have a favorite when they’re all so vicious and ruthless. Probably the one where Megan captures Drake and I in a huge net hanging over the living room. It was one of the less messy Megan pranks.
This one is for my mom. Was fun working with the sheep in the episode about Baaahb?
Baaaahb was the MAN. He really just knew how to hit his mark and keep it real. His poops all over the set were real too
My family loves Ice Age: The Meltdown. What was it like being the voice of Eddie?
It was pretty sweet, although they paid me in acorns and chestnuts. I had to do a lot of research for the part like becoming nocturnal and sleeping upside down. It was cool because they had a camera on us at all times so the animators could see our facial expressions and incorporate them into the characters.
What are you doing since Drake and Josh is out of production?
A lot of sleeping, dog walking, tv watching, yogurt with sliced banana in it eating. Pretty much all the extreme sports represented in this country.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Get a crazy game of Chess going where I play both sides, or seeing how long I can hold my breath before I look like a blueberry.
Are you in college now?
Clown college for the most part. I hear McDonalds has a pretty sweet hamburger highschool program I might check out.
What did you do for school when you were younger?
I had a tutor on set who would help me get all my work done. We had to do three hours of school A day. One of the teachers made me do push ups though, which I felt was unfair and sweat inducing.
Do you like cats?
They’re ok. I like the ones that live with old ladies. The ones in the zoo are the ones I keep an eye on.
What is your favorite type of cookie?
A cookie given to a person as a sign of friendship. Or a frookie as I like to call it. Other than that anything with oatmeal and a dried fruit in it is right up my alley.
What is your favorite number?
Any number below 200 when I get on a scale.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
I was to sleep-away camp when I was nine and I really wanted to try water skiing. I figured I’d be pretty good at it considering I’d watched and laughed as so many people had failed to get up. So wrong was I. During my third and last attempt to stand up my trunks fell off and I showed the entire boat of campers my junk for a good quarter mile of lake.
What is the most frightening thing that has ever happened to you?
Doing a back flip into the pool. I don’t wanna talk about it.