His father said that his son was compelled to perform for people from a very young age, possessing a personality that attracted people's attention.
His mother said that he "bugged us so much" into becoming an actor, Luke advised them to go to Los Angeles and begin auditioning Hutcherson for TV pilots.
He is also heavily involved in the gay–straight alliance chapter called "Straight But Not Narrow".
Born in Union, Kentucky, on October 12, 1992, Hutcherson is the elder son of Michelle (née Fightmaster), a former Delta Air Lines employee who now assists with Josh's career, and Chris Hutcherson, an analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Maybe she will be the one who he will take to the wedding?