- February 22, 1986 (age 35)
Joshua "Josh"" Helman (born 22 February 1986) is an Australian television and film actor. Helman is perhaps best known for his role as William Stryker, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and its upcoming sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, set to be released in 2016. He has also appeared in the fourth installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, as Slit in 2015. He has also had roles in: Jack Reacher, Blinder, Animal Kingdom, All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, and A Country Called Home. He will also be in Falling, alongside Yael Stone, in 2015. Helman has also starred in episodes of Home & Away, McLeod's Daughters, The Pacific, and will be in Flesh and Bone, set to be released on 2015.
Helman was born in Adelaide, South Australia.
Helman started acting when he got a recurring role on the Australian television show, Home and Away in 2007, playing Denni Maitland. He then got a small role in a short film Aidan's View where he played the role of an intruder trying to break into the house of the protagonist. A few years later, he was cast as Cpl. Lew "Chuckler" Juergens in the American television show, The Pacific. He appeared in 6 episodes. He was then signed on by American talent agency The Gersh Agency. He made his major studio motion picture debut in 2012 when he was cast as Jeb Oliver in Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise. He returned to Australia and was cast in Blinder, a film based on Australian rules football drama.
He co-starred in the ensemble Marvel Comics film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, as a villain, William Stryker. He later played Slit in the Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), starring Tom Hardy.