I’ve recently teamed up with nonprofit PetSmart Charities (www.petsmartcharities.org) on a web series project with my production team, Dakota Kid Media. Through an 8-part web series, we’re telling the story of their Rescue Waggin’ program, which helps dogs and puppies find homes by transporting them across the country. Of course, I’m up for answering questions on my latest movie/tv projects and whatever else anyone wants to know.


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johnnynoname1289 karma

Josh...just want to say that I love you in "Justified"

TheJoshDuhamel111 karma

Thank you, they tell me I look a lot like Josh Duhamel when I wear a cowboy hat.

TheJoshDuhamel83 karma

Hi this is my first time doing this so bare with me. How's everyone doing tonight?

kilroyishere8973 karma

WTF happened to Las Vegas and why wasn't the show shopped to other networks after NBC canceled it?

TheJoshDuhamel90 karma

That's a good question. It was a combination of new leadership at NBC and the writers' strike which all lead to the end of show. We were all sad to see it go, but at the same time we were proud to be a part of a show that lasted five years.

stignasty66 karma

Is it just me or do you sometimes resemble Johnny Knoxville?

TheJoshDuhamel116 karma

I actually get that a lot. I get him and Timothy Olyphant a lot...and Deepak Chopra

Balou12731 karma

Josh I think you should do a "win a date with Josh Duhamel"

TheJoshDuhamel81 karma

Let me check with my wife on that one.

mlamaster31 karma

do you call your wife Stacy or fergie at home?

TheJoshDuhamel46 karma

Right now, at this very moment, she is singing Avicii to Axl. He loves it. I tried doing the same thing the other day and he just puked.

InfamousMattie22 karma

As a fellow Vikings fan, I just wanted to say SKOL!

Also, what do you think about Mike Zimmer?

TheJoshDuhamel38 karma

I am pumped about the Zimmer hire. I think he's not only a players coach but he's also going to change the culture in Minnesota.

Angels2222 karma

Omg im such a fan!! Whats Your Favorite Food?

TheJoshDuhamel32 karma

Right now I am eating chili.

stephhops18 karma

I have adopted 3 pitties who came from bad homes or even used as bait in fighting rings, I love that you teamed up with PetSmart Charities. Do you have a favorite breed and why?

TheJoshDuhamel27 karma

Nice work. I'm partial to dachshunds, cause that's what we have. I also love Australian shepherds. Sometimes the most unlikely mutts are the best. I must admit that I'm terrified by giant poodles. They're supposed to be little, aren't they?

iceBlueRabbit17 karma

What is the coolest story behind any of the rescues you've helped through your charity?

TheJoshDuhamel32 karma

Aside from rescuing my rescue dog Meatloaf several years ago, there's been many I've witnessed through the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin'. One in particular that stands out is Porter the three legged Beagle.

Easy_as_Py17 karma

Just wanted to say hello and thanks for being such a nice guy. You take great roles in your films and you portray yourself well on facebook also.

Keep spreading the kindness :)

TheJoshDuhamel31 karma

Well thank you. I try :)

QueenPoser116 karma

What's your guilty pleasure?

TheJoshDuhamel42 karma

Buying a bunch of shit I don't need off of late night infomercials; except for the ass lifters. Those come in handy.

MONKSFTW16 karma

Hey Josh Duhamel, I loved you in the transformers series and Fire with Fire, I have a couple questions and I hope you get to answering them

  • What was it like working with the cast and crew on Transformers?

  • Do you have any favourite memories on or off camera when you were working on Fire with Fire ?

  • Can you tell us about your upcoming film Don Peyote?

Thank you for giving us this opportunity, on behalf of this AMA I'd like to commend you on your talents and wish you luck on your current and future projects

TheJoshDuhamel40 karma

I loved working on all three of the Transformers, but in the 3rd on, Bumble Bee was a complete diva.

Don Peyote is a really interesting movie. The truth is it's a complete trip. It's a stoner movie.

blkharedgrl13 karma

How is Shia Labeouf in person?

TheJoshDuhamel37 karma

I really like Shia. He's very talented. I think he's misunderstood and definitely marches to his own beat which I admire.

hegland12 karma


TheJoshDuhamel38 karma

When I was young and dumb, we would pull apples off trees, sit up on a hill and throw them at cars. One time we hit a car really hard and got chased by the owner, who was a MSU football player. He literally would not stop hunting us down. I was so scared, I pissed my pants. So that was the end of that.

Jennyguidrym12 karma

Are you ready for more kiddos? If so what is your and Fergie's Number on the amount of kids y'all want.

TheJoshDuhamel49 karma

I'm ready whenever it happens. I'm always at the ready. We'd like 16.

chopstiks11 karma

What is your most annoying habit? And are you obsessive-compulsive OCD about anything?

TheJoshDuhamel63 karma

I lose my keys, my phone and my wallet at least once a day and it drives me crazy. I haven't lost my baby yet, so that's good.

sweetminot11 karma

What is one character trait/values you learned or pickup from being a true North Dakotain?

TheJoshDuhamel49 karma

Everything I know that made me who I am, I learned in North Dakota. It just got voted the happiest state in the country and according condoms.com it is the most "well hung" state. Coincidence? I think not. Goodnight everybody! I won't be here all week. Don't forget to tip the waitress.

Meggers19809 karma

What's your favorite part about being a dad?

TheJoshDuhamel30 karma

Watching him develop into a little boy. Sitting up, holding a bottle or cruising around in his walker. You don't think it's a big deal until you see your kid doing it.


If you were to be offered the lead role in the Superhero movie of your choice, who would you love to portray? Why?

Also, thank you for your work on animal rescue and adoption. I've worked with people who are elbows deep in programs like those and I know it isn't easy work.

TheJoshDuhamel18 karma

I want to play Fartman in Fartman 2.

It is very hard work. I didn't even have a dog until 8 years ago. It wasn't until recently that I became involved with it. When I learned that 4 million perfectly good dogs are being killed every year, I just felt like, why not spread the word about rescuing instead of buying.

Not_a_3L8 karma

Probably a hard question to answer, but if you weren't an actor/model, what would you be doing with your life?

TheJoshDuhamel18 karma

I always thought that it would be cool to do what Christiane Amanpour does.

nikkiwangen8 karma

I'm from MN. What are your thoughts on Jared Allen possibly leaving the MN Vikings? He's one of my all time faces!

TheJoshDuhamel17 karma

I would hate to see that happen because he is one of my favorite players too. He's a great dude. He's a Viking all the way.

Brandibsb7 karma

Are you anything like your characters? Which one would you consider yourself most like?

TheJoshDuhamel16 karma

You always try to find common ground between you personally and whatever character you are playing, even the bad guys. The more you can relate, the more realistic it feels on screen. I'd say I'm most like Tad Hamilton. I'm exactly like that dude.

TheDuskDragon7 karma

What has been the funniest cast to work with?

TheJoshDuhamel21 karma

Cast of Las Vegas or When In Rome.

MissMad896 karma

Hi Josh. What are your next big projects when it comes to charity work?

TheJoshDuhamel12 karma

I'm also involved with disaster relief efforts, in particularly after what happened in my hometown of Minot, North Dakota. I try to get involved with as much charity work as I can. Lately, my efforts have been about bringing as much awareness to the Resuce Waggin' webseries we produced. I'm really proud of it.

adoringduhamel6 karma

Hi, Josh My question is when the news broke out that you got the part on Battle Creek how did you feel about it? & are you totally excited to be back on TV after such a long time? :D

TheJoshDuhamel16 karma

I'm really excited. It's one of those situations that I couldn't say no to. Whenever you've got Vince Gilligan, David Shore & Bryan Singer on the same team, it's a hard proposition to pass up. Plus I get to stay at home for the 1st year of my kid's life, which aint bad.

iamkristen155 karma

Any ideas for next years family Christmas card?

TheJoshDuhamel20 karma

I don't usually decide that until the week before Christmas. I leave that to Ellen DeGeneres these days.

ultimatezipcode4 karma

How much research did you do on pet smart charities before teaming up with them? What urged you to work with this charity compared to all the others? Pending your answer, I will be looking forward to helping out whenever they need help in the St. Louis area! Thank you for all that you do!!!

TheJoshDuhamel11 karma

I just looked at the work that they've done over the past several years and they turned out to be a great partner in our production of Resuce Waggin' our series. If you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out at www.PetSmartCharities.org/rescuewaggin