Joshua Ilan "Josh" Gad is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer. He is best known for his role as Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. He is also well-known for portraying Ludlow Lamonsoff in the 2015 video game film, Pixels, and for voicing Louis in Blue Sky's Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Chuck in The Angry Birds Movie, and its 2019 sequel.
For Disney, he voiced Olaf in the 2013 Disney animated feature film, Frozen and has since reprised this role in most of his appearances, including the short film, Frozen Fever, the Sofia the First episode "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle", Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Kingdom Hearts III, Frozen II, At Home With Olaf, Once Upon a Snowman, and Olaf Presents. He also voiced Wendell in the Phineas and Ferb episodes "Doof 101" and "O.W.C.A. Files", and the Controller in Star Wars Rebels. Additionally, he portrayed LeFou in the 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and the upcoming Little Town series. He also is the narrator in the Disney+ National Geographic original series The Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Gad also played Mulch Diggums in the 2020 film, Artemis Fowl and will play Nick Szalinski in the film, Shrunk. In addition to being one of the creators, he provides the voice of Birdie in the 20th Century Fox Animation series, Central Park.