Misha Osherovich is an American activist, filmmaker, and actor who is best known for playing the role of Josh Detmer in the film Freaky (2020).
Misha Osherovich hails from Maryland, U.S. In 2009, he was diagnosed with an eating disorder and hospitalized.
Thereafter, he hopped around various treatment facilities until 2013, essentially missing out on his high school education altogether. As a troubled teenager, Osherovich grew up in long-term residential facilities for teens who were struggling with grades, mental health issues, drugs, nascent queerness, or general bad behavior. His parents hired an escort service that sent Misha across the country to a residential treatment center because, in Misha’s case, it was all of the above them.. While describing his horrendous experiences living at residential treatment centers in an interview, he said,
Basically two big, muscly men, they come and take you in the middle of the night without any explanation..There’s guards everywhere, you pee with somebody watching you, you get strip-searched, you get a flashlight shined on you every 15 minutes while you’re sleeping to make sure you haven’t offed yourself. “
Towards the end of his time at a program on the East Coast, Osherovich became outspoken about being gay, which was considered a non-compliance act by the concerned authorities. Consequently, the authorities decided to expel Osherovich sending him to an even more intense wilderness program back in Utah. Upon coming across this news, Osherovich’s mother was devastated. In an interview, Misha said, The Salt Lake Tribune
My mom looked at him and told him that at this point, this man had hundreds of thousands of her dollars…So if he was going to expel her child because I was too gay for his taste and send me right back to the beginning, then this was not the place for her child. Because the fact of the matter is — she loves her child.”
Thereafter, his mother decided that Osherovich will be graduating from a normal high school. Later, he pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Montclair State University. Misha Osherovich LinkedIn Account
Hair Color: Dark Brown
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Misha Osherovich made his short film debut with ‘Never Born’ (2015) in which he played the role of Theron Gray. The film centers around Eli who must either kill someone in obedience to a law or follow his heart after a girl warns him of the government’s savage operating methods.
In 2019, he created and starred in the short film ‘E.very D.ay’ as a young man with an eating disorder. The short film offers a survey inside the minds of two individuals living with active eating disorders.
In 2021, he starred in the horror short film ‘#Nofilter’ in which he played the role of Micah.
In 2016, he played the role of Kendle in The Stanley Drama Award-winning play ‘Omen Road to Starrville.’ Later, in the same year, he starred as Mitchel in the theatrical production ‘Cloud Illusions.’ In the play, Mitchel is a middle-aged overworked lawyer who stumbles upon Joan, a bride in her wedding dress sprawled out on the grass in the park watching the clouds. As the story goes, Mitchel stops to make sure she is all right and what follows is a life-altering conversation for the both of them.
He joined the ensemble cast of the regional theatrical production Twelfth Night (2016) by Lesley Currier. In the play, he played the roles of Valentine, a gentleman attending on the Duke, or Sebastian the twin brother of Viola (the protagonist).
In 2017, Misha Osherovich made his New York stage debut with the off-Broadway production of ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ in which he played the role of Pete. Based on a 1962 novel and a 1971 film of the same name, the dystopian chronicle is about the crime and punishment journey of Alex DeLarge, a charismatic, antisocial criminal whose interests include classical music, committing rape, theft, and ultra-violence. In the narrative, Pete is the youngest member of the gang of droogs who views Alex as a God-like leader. Always up for some ultra-violence, Pete insanely loves the drug-laced milk called “Moloko.”
In 2019, he starred in Douglas Maxwell’s internationally acclaimed play ‘Decky Does a Bronco,’ staged at Royal Family Performing Arts Space, New York. The play is a tragi-comic story of a gang of nine-year-old boys who cannot perform a Bronco (kicking the swing over the bar) as per the social benchmark.
Other prominent theatrical productions under his belt include Christopher Owens’ Antony and Cleopatra, Steven Breese’s All’s Well That Ends Well, and Shawn Fisher’s Streetlight Woodpecker.
In 2016, he made his digital debut with the LGBTQIA drama ‘History’ in which he played the recurring role of Collin, who rekindles his relationship with the protagonist, Jack Tracy, after one year. ‘History’ explores the relationships, breakups, hook-ups, and friendships of gay men in New York City. The series earned the title of Best Web Series at the Los Angeles Film Awards (2017).
In 2016, he appeared in the SyFy Channel’s reality television series ‘The Internet Ruined My Life,’ which follows different people who have had severe impacts upon their lives from using Internet technology and social media. He made a brief appearance in the American documentary and news program ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’ (2009). The program explores in-depth stories of crime mysteries and interviews with involved individuals, closest to the cases and includes expert analysis. In the 2019 American supernatural horror drama’NOS4A2,’ Misha played the role of Simon. The series follows the life of a working-class artist who uses her supernatural abilities to track an immortal being who preys on children.
Misha Osherovich made his film debut with ‘The Prey’ (2017) in which he played the role of The Witness. The film centers around a detective who is engaged in a case with patients of a psychiatric ward. During the process, he crosses paths with a girl who claims to be one of the murdered victims.
He starred as Shirley T in the 2019 American drama film ‘The Goldfinch.’ He rose to prominence with the 2020 American horror comedy film ‘Freaky’ in which he played the role of Josh Detmer. The film centers around the bullied high school student Millie Kessler who switches body with a serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher after he stabs her with an ancient dagger known as La Dola. In the film, Josh Detmer is Millie’s best friend who helps her to stab the Butcher with the dagger by midnight, or else the body switch will be permanent.
- He belongs to the LGBTQ community. Pride and PreJewdice. p. 4. He is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
- He actively participated in the rally held by Paris Hilton in protest of alleged abuse at Provo Canyon School and programs for troubled teens and spoke out about the abuse they said they experienced at a Utah troubled teen facility in Utah called Island View Residential Treatment Center.
He also accused the residential treatment centers of hiring skilled marketing teams that fool even the smartest of people. The Salt Lake Tribune
- Apart from being an actor, Misha is also a trained ballet dancer, and he has also excelled in pianoforte.
- The short film ‘E.very D.ay’ (2019) was based on Osherovich’s past experience of eating disorder. In an interview, he said,
Due to my and Angelica’s personal experience with eating disorders and recovery, Angelica and I essentially play versions of our past selves in the film. The title comes from a belief that Angelica and I share that both the struggle and recovery aspect of eating disorders is something that is an everyday battle.”
- Special skills listed on his resume include headstands, ice skating, rollerblading, Gymnastics disciplines like Trampolining and tumbling.