|Birth Date||27 February 1981|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Appearance(s)|| 16 Week 2 |
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Joshua Winslow Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
Known for his mature dusky baritone voice, Groban's first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records. As of 2012, he had sold over twenty-five million records worldwide.
Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education. David Foster called Groban to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer", with Céline Dion at the rehearsal for the 1998 Grammy Awards. Rosie O'Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show. Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor's Gray Davis' 1999 inauguration. He was cast in Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the 2001 Season 4 finale.
In 2017, he made his Broadway debut as Pierre Bezukhov in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 to critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. His performance at the 72nd Tony Awards earned him two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Live Variety Special and one for Original Music and Lyrics for the song "This One's For You". Groban co-starred as Tony Caruso Jr. in the Netflix original series, The Good Cop.