Welcome to a sneak peak into the exciting life of Joshua Walters
Hello, my name is Joshua Walters.
I’m a country boy who grew up in a small town on the far west side of Canada on a small island called Campbell River.
In the beginning…
Since I was about eight years old I dreamed of one day going to Japan. I saved money, listened to language cassettes, worked hard at school and always told everyone that I would one day live in Japan and accomplish my dream. During my third year of university I was finally able to accomplish this dream and went to Osaka University for a year to study.
Acting and Modeling
Now I currently reside in Tokyo and every day I am continuously realizing, creating, and completing new goals for myself, while at the same time continuing to expand my skill sets and always learning as much as I can by the people around me.
In just under one year of my venture into the media industry of Japan, I have worked for companies such as Microsoft, Shiseido, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory, Tokyo Gas, and so on. I have also been on top Japanese TV shows such as: Dr. X and watashi wo hanasanaide, etc, and movies such as Exile high and low.
As for stunt work I have done stunts for Kirin, Tokyo Gas, etc, and am constantly training with one of Tokyo’s most prestige stunt trainer Chuck Johnson. I joined his all foreign stunt team in late 2015 and have been working with him every since
Martial arts and MMA
I have over 20 years over martial arts experience and still practice to this day.
I first started martial arts when I was 8 years old and went to my first Karate class. After that I found myself practicing many different other forms of martial arts, until I found my passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kick Boxing, and Wrestling, which I have been practicing for the the longest. Since then, I have competed and won gold medals in multiple tournaments in both Canada and Japan.
My love for Japanese comedy
I first got introduced to Japanese comedy through the internet in around 2008. I remember it was an episode of Gaki no tsukai arahende! I remember I laughed so hard and after the first five minutes I found myself in love with this unique form of comedy. I then started to watch batsu games, konto’s (skit comedy), manzai, and so on, and loved every aspect of it.
It wasn’t long until I made it a goal that I wanted to become a comedian in Japan.