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All About Josh

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on October 27, 2006 - 1:54pm

Random info. Name: Joshua Winslow Groban
Birthdate: February 27, 1981
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Mother: Art teacher, Melinda/'Lindy' (Norwegian descent)
Father: Executive Recruiter, Jack (Russian/Polish descent)
Brother: Chris Groban (Feb. 27, 1985)
Pets: 2 Dogs, Barnaby and Max
Hometown: Los Angeles
Marital status: Single
Religion: Episcopalian
Height: 5'11'
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown and Curly!
Other: Wears contacts or glasses, lacks tonsils as of August 7, 2002, wears briefs, and is right-handed.
Favorite Color: Dark Blue and Black.
Favorite Foods: Sushi, Rice Krispy Treats, Coffee Ice Cream
Favorite Pizza: Vegetarian Mushroom
Favorite Condiment: Ketchup
Favorite Kind of Chocolate: Dark, bittersweet, Chocolate
Favorite Restaurant: The Farm, in Beverly Hills.
Favorite dish at The Farm: Corn chowder and tuna plate.
Favorite Music: Bjork, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Afro-Celt Sound System, Limp Bizkit, Pavarotti, Domingo, Sting, Paul Simon, Radiohead, Disturbed.
Favorite CDs: GRACELAND by Paul Simon, DEBUT by Bjork
Favorites in TV: The Simpsons, Power Puff Girls, South Park, Dexter's Laboratory, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Monty Python.
Favorite South Park Characters: Stan's adopted, Canadian, little brother (with the beady little eyes) and Satan (from the movie) cause he busts out into show tunes.
Favorite Movie Genre: Humor
Favorite Movies: Amelie, Braveheart, The Imposters, Monty Python/Holy Grail.
If he could be a Holy Grail Character who would he be?: The Knights Who Say 'Ni' or the Snooty Frenchman (at the top of the castle throwing coconuts at the Kuhniggits.
Favorite Disney: Lady and the Tramp.
Favorite Reading: The Onion.
Favorite Veg-out activities: Playing video games.
Favorite Thing to Collect: Pennies
Celebrity crushes: Bjork
Before a concert: Drinks water, tea or apple juice.
Most Prized Posession: His instruments, especially his piano and drums. And of course, his new home! As well as a silver dollar given to him by his grandmother!
Talents (other than singing): Plays 6 different instruments, including drums, piano, flute, uilleann pipe (an elbow-powered type of bagpipe) and penny whistle. Speaks some Japanese.
Sports: Tennis, ping pong, lacrosse, and running.
Drives: Ford Explorer and a Porsche
Influences: Peter Gabriel, Mandy Patinkin, his grandmother, Paul Simon's Graceland, The musical, 'Cats.'
Educational Stuff: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Theatre, 1999; attended Carnegie Mellon University /musical theatre program Participated in the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Appearances: Ally McBeal, Oprah Winfrey (wearing leather pants), Jay Leno, Larry King Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 20/20, The Today Show, PBS 'Great Performances,' Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rockefeller Tree Lighting, Closing of the 2002 Olympics and more!
Has sung with: Celine Dion, Lara Fabian, Barbra Streisand, Charlotte Church(young British singer), Sarah Brightman, The Corrs, Lili Haydn, Rhys Fulber, The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams.
Fun random facts:
Went to the prom without a date.
Would love to meet Paul Simon, Bjork & Bob Marley (though he's a bit living impaired).
A computer geek.
He has an awesome sense of humor. Even though on stage he preferrs to sing songs that bring tears to people's eye's, he could have his own comedy show back stage. (just watch back stage selections on his concert DVD's!!!)

Titles:
'The New Boy Wonder of Voice' The New York Times;
'The Sexiest New comer of 2002' People Magazine.

-Caitlin B.

All of the wonderful info above was found at: http://www.8notes.com/biographies/groban.asp

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