Josh Murray, an actor, and a reality TV star has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is best known for his victory in the tenth season of the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette”, where he outdid the other male contestants and won the heart of Andi Dorfman, a district attorney from Atlanta Georgia.
Josh Murray starred in the 2017 film “Good Morning Lala Land” and has also made other television appearances. Apart from his television appearances, there is more to the life of Murray, who also played baseball before he ventured into the world of show business. Here are less known facts about him
Josh Murray Bio
He was born on August 12, 1984, as Joshua Allan Murray in Syracuse, New York, and attended the Jesuit College in Tampa, Florida. Josh, who had a penchant for baseball, ventured into sports after graduating high school. At the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft, held in June of the same year, he was immediately drawn into the second round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
He played only five seasons before his career ended due to injury. He had played for West Virginia Power and Brevard County Manatees in 2005 and 2006 seasons before retiring in 2007 after a stint with Charlotte County Redfish. He attended the University of Georgia and also played soccer with his brother Aaron, who was very good at the sport.
Murray earned a degree in Business Administration from the school and then worked as a consultant. After that, Josh Murray gradually made his way into television, and in 2014, as one of the Bachelor’s graduates, he participated in the Bachelorette Season 10. He was one of 25 candidates who wanted to win the heart of Atlanta Georgia Bachelorette Andi Dorfman. The show ended on July 28, 2014, with Murray as the winner, who later became Andi’s fiancé. However, the relationship ended in January of the following year.
In 2016 Josh Murray participated in the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise and also participated in Famously Single. In 2017, he appeared in the second season of MTV’s reality game show, The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, which was hosted by WWE wrestler Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin.
Josh Murray began hosting a podcast naked chats with Josh Murray, talking about his time on The Bachelor series.
Josh Murray Family – Mom, Brother
Although he was born in New York, Murray grew up with his parents Lauren and Dennis in the city of Tampa, Florida. Not much is known about his mother’s profession, but his father is known as an engineer. The former baseball player is an older brother of his two siblings Aaron Murray and Stephanie Murray.
Sport must have been a hereditary trait or a welcome norm with the Murrays. His father played baseball and was a minor league pitcher, while his mother was a cheerleader in high school. Apart from Josh, who played baseball in college, the other Murray siblings were very popular in sports during high school.
Josh’s sister, Stephanie, was a passionate lover and player of football during her school years. His brother Aaron is a quarterback of American football, who was drafted into the 2014 NFL Draft. The younger Murray was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and was very successful in college football at the University of Georgia, although he currently plays as a free agent.
Personal Life – Relationship With Amanda Stanton
Being a reality TV star means that the media is fully focused on your business. Josh Murray is one of those TV personalities who can’t afford to keep their private lives private.
Josh and Amanda Stanton found love in the third season of Bachelor in Paradise in 2016. One year after Murray’s separation from Bachelorette Andi Dorfman from season 10 of The Bachelorette, it was a pretty tough journey for the two of them. But the love truck Josh was not one to give up the chase. He went so far as to introduce Stanton to his mother for the finale of Bachelor in Paradise, with plans to put a ring on her finger as well, which he eventually did.
The sweet nothingness, however, faded in January 2017, when the couple allegedly split up. There were rumors that they were getting back together in February 2017, but it seemed that their differences outweighed the love they both shared. In fact, the two officially went their separate ways.
Josh Murray Net Worth
Not much is known about the net worth of the actor, but sources estimate it at about $350,000. Josh Murray has a health and wellness company called AdvoCare. He volunteers at various charities such as Extra Special People in Athens, GA.