Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Bohorquez.
Joshua, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Well, where do I start? My name is Joshua Bohorquez, I m 20 years old, I’m 6’1 and a half, (could never get an even number growing up) and I was born in Panorama City. From there for as long as I can remember I was constantly moving I wasn’t in one place for too long, a year or 2 max.
Most of my life if not all of it I was bullied for my tall and scrawny stature up until high school where I got into lifting weights and even then I got bullied for my artistic and “geeky” qualities, as I always had music as my way of self-expression and an escape from not only everyone else but from myself as well, I was very quiet and kept to myself but as the years passed on I ended up trying for several different activities on opposite sides of the spectrum. I was in sports and my senior year I tried out for musicals. choir, and acting and was actually pretty good at it but never saw it more than what it was.
After high school, I went to college to pursue a “realistic” career in programming and did it for almost two years while working as a personal trainer and a barista at Starbucks. That didn’t last very long as I ached for something more, something more fulfilling and I took some time off of school to find myself and along the way, I realized what I wanted to do was in front of me all along, the arts, performing, and music. I knew I wanted to become an artist in one-way shape or form, to inspire and to finally be somebody. From there I started going back to school for music and was trying to land whatever i could in acting as my knowledge was very limited.
Eventually, I landed a job at Universal Studios as a Scare actor and became “Fluffy the Crate Beast” for Halloween Horror Nights “Creep Show”. That’s where it all kind of started, my mission was to come out with more knowledge than I had, I came out with friends, knowledge, and the Creep show fam. I have to give a special thanks to my good friend Felix Martinsson for all of the help and knowledge he’s given me and my Best Friend J’son Albano who has been there supporting me every step of the way.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been far from it, I’m sure it hasn’t been for anyone pursuing a career in these type of industries because it’s so different from your typical nine to five job. Thankfully I have my parents helping support me financially with letting me live with them, we haven’t always had the best relationship even now we have our differences, especially when it comes to my career path choices they have never been supportive with anything I do but like any other parents they mean well and we can’t choose our family. As embarrassing as it might seem a 20-year-old living with his parents feels like the norm nowadays as it’s pretty hard, scary, and near impossible to make it out on your own, where ever you might be.
At 18 I tried living out on my own to only be living paycheck to paycheck and eating nothing but ramen, Even now living with parents is a struggle between the commute to LA from San Bernardino county for auditions or acting gigs that aren’t compensated for until next month, to wanting and trying to help your parents financially when you yourself are struggling. Depression is also another struggle I always have in the back of my mind but life is too short to fall into despair, life doesn’t wait for anyone and you’re not alone. My mantra is everything is temporary and you are never given a dream without the power to make it come true so let the problems of today wash over you for what’s to come tomorrow.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In terms of plans or goals, this coming year I plan to get a manager and move out to LA with a couple friends to get closer to the action. I’m really looking forward to releasing some music and showcasing my talents on social media and even getting to play a few venues here and there while also posting covers on YouTube along with other different genre-based videos so stay tuned! I also plan to get an agent or two for modeling and just really focusing on getting my skills, portfolio and following stronger in music, modeling and acting. The sky’s the limit!
- Phone: (951)965-6579
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @phantom_the_kid
- Facebook: Joshua Bohorquez
Photographers: Felix Martinsson, Joshua Bohorquez, and Ryan Joseph