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).
Hutcherson said of the filming: "That was an amazing experience. There were beaches everywhere and all sorts of forests.
We took little road trips everywhere and just had a lot of fun." Author Ann C.
Paietta describes his character of Jesse Aarons as "an introverted boy with four sisters, a financially strapped family, and a real talent for drawing" whose life is turned around when Leslie Burke (Anna Sophia Robb) arrives, with whom he creates an imaginary utopian world.
Hutcherson's next role was in Firehouse Dog (2007), in which he played Shane Fahey, a firefighter's son who befriends a dog.The series also stars Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. The story was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, and Howard Overman, with a teleplay by Shaffir and Hunter. The comedy marks the first half-hour series from the “Sausage Party” duo, who currently executive produce comic book drama “Preacher” for AMC.“Future Man” is the latest in Hulu’s expanding slate of original programming, which includes current comedies “Casual,” “The Mindy Project” and “Difficult People,” drama “The Path” and upcoming series “Chance,” starring Hugh Laurie; “Shut Eye,” with Isabella Rossellini and Jeffrey Donovan; and an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes.The show, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, will join the Hulu Original slate in 2017.“Hunger Games” star Hutcherson produces and stars as Josh Futterman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.He attended New Haven Elementary School in Union until he began his career at the age of nine, after which he began homeschooling, with his mother as his teacher.