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Josh Peck

Josh Peck On Fame, Fatherhood, Becoming Sober & Finding Happiness


Life should be a journey where we strive for not only radical self-acceptance, but radical self-love as well. Over the years, I’ve discovered that the more we love ourselves, the more we’ll be able to show up for the dreams, goals, and vision we have for our lives. Without a solid sense of self-love, having the respect to show up for ourselves day in and day out will be even more difficult than it already is.

My guest today grew up in an environment that made him grow up fast, leaving little room for the exploration and grace that most of us get as kids, teens, and young adults. And, as you’ll hear during our conversation, that spotlight was often cruel, unforgiving, and lonely. 

By facing the man in the mirror and developing peace and genuine joy in his life, he was able to transform into the incredible person, public figure, and father he is today. His name is Josh Peck – let’s give him a warm welcome to The School of Greatness!

“It takes no courage to critique, it takes courage to create.” @itsjoshpeck  

Josh Peck has established himself as one of Hollywood’s rising talents, making the seamless transition from child actor to leading man. He’s starred in feature films such as Mean Creek alongside Rory Culkin (2004), The Wackness beside Ben Kingsley (2008), Red Dawn alongside Chris Hemsworth (2012), Dany Collins with Al Pacino, Annette Benning, and Jennifer Garner (2016), Take The 10 with Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen (2017), Netflix’s The Musical, co-starring Debra Messing, out later this year, and much more.

You can next see Josh Peck in the highly anticipated Hulu series, How I Met Your Father, and in the iCarly Reboot on Paramount+. Josh is best known for his role on the Nickelodeon phenomenon Drake & Josh (2004-2007) for which he received a Kids’ Choice Nomination. You can find him on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. He has 32.6 million fans across social media.

I’m SO excited to share this wide-ranging and deep conversation with Josh Peck. He was so generous with his time and attention, and I’m already excited to talk to him again. Without further ado, let’s jump into Episode 1,261 of The School of Greatness!



“The bad times are here to teach us, and the good times are here to remind us what we are here for.” @itsjoshpeck  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is the biggest misconception about fame?
  • What did you get in life that wasn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be?
  • What’s the biggest lesson you learned from your dad not being around?
  • Where are you on a scale of 1-10 with self-love?
  • Why is it important to be of service?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How it felt for Josh to lose over 100 pounds.
  • Why happy people are annoying.
  • The biggest misconception of fame.
  • How Josh was able to overcome addictions and become sober.
  • What being a father has taught Josh.
  • And much more…

Show Notes:

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