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We live in a digital world. And in that world, I'm a God.
— Josh
Josh Kaminski
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General Information
Full name Josh Xander Kaminski
Nickname(s) Kick-Ass Kaminski (by himself and Yolanda)
Boyfriend, Freakshow (by Gabi)
Boss (by Elliot)
Buddy (by Matt)
Baby by Gabi and Yolanda)
Gender Male
Birthdate August 30, 1987
Age 29
Resides in San Francisco, California
Occupation Tech Entrepreneur
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Family and Friends
Parents Kathy Kaminski (mother)
Matt Danon (father)
Relatives Jake Kaminski (Brother)
Unnamed Grandfather
Romances Gabi Diamond (Girlfriend, In Love With)
Caroline Huntington (ex-fiancée)
Jilly (ex-girlfriend)
Shauna (ex-girlfriend)
Sofia Rodriguez (kissed)
Marisa (one date)
Monica (one date)
Friends Gabi Diamond (Employee, Close Friend, Girlfriend, In Love With)
Elliot Park (Employee, Close Friend)
Yolanda (Employee, Close Friend)
Cooper Finley (former employee, frenemy)
Sofia Rodriguez (Good Friend)
Alan Lowenstein (Good Friend)
Enemies Cooper Finley (Frenemy)
Production Information
First Appearance Pilot
Portrayed by Jonathan Sadowski

Josh Xander Kaminski is one of the main characters in Young & Hungry. He is portrayed by Jonathan Sadowski.

Biography

He is a dot com whiz and a self-made millionaire. He’s cute and charming but his smarts and sweetness have often gotten in his way when it comes to love, especially with his ex-fiance', Caroline. He’s blown away by Gabi’s cooking, and hires her to be his personal chef. However, Josh and Gabi get a little closer than they anticipated on Gabi’s first day on the job. Josh is a friendly boss who happens to get along very well with his employees (especially Gabi.). His favorite food is mashed potatoes with a lot of butter and cream.

Physical Appearance

Main article: Josh Kaminski/Appearance

Josh is a young, tall, and slim man with a lot of money. He has a heart shaped face with a smooth, flawless skin and big, beautiful, blue eyes. He has a small nose, smooth, fair skin and short brown hair that both he and Gabi refer to as "great." He usually wears cool, casual clothes, long pants, a shirt covered with a jacket.

Personality

Josh is a young tech millionaire that bought a penthouse and a housekeeper, publicist, and a personal chef, but he still seems like a nice and comfortable person. He is not like millionaire cliche's that portray them to be strict and stuck-up, but he's friendly and has a helpful personality. He does not always trust himself, so he often enlists his right man, Elliot Park, to assist with making decision and help him in awkward positions. Josh is a very sensitive man and gets sad very quickly, when his girlfriend broke up with him and he broke down and lay on the couch, cuddling a pillow in depression. Josh is the kind of person who will forgive a mistake very quickly. When Caroline broke up with him and then came back, he forgive her (despite the fact that she admitted to sleeping with another man for 14 hours) and proposed to her. Josh is a very nice and comfortable man and thinks that all people are good, but if he gets mad he can become aggressive, such as he started to shout at Caroline when she wanted to see the footage from the start that Gabi walked into the house. He also has been shown to be somewhat arrogant, especially about his own skill sets and when he feels his gut feeling is right. He does not appreciate others putting down what he feels he is good at, such as when Cooper mocked his programming skills, he quickly became defensive. He has shown that he has a very strong, paternal instinct and goes out of his way to help people he cares about.

Character History

Relationships

Friends

Main article: Josh Kaminski/Relationships

Gabi Diamond

Employee/Girlfriend/In Love With

Jabi (5x09)

Gabi is Josh's main love interest. She is also his employee and girlfriend. They first meet in the Pilot episode when Gabi comes to his apartment for an interview to be his personal chef. They quickly become friends, but when Josh's girlfriend Caroline dumps him, Gabi tries to comfort him in one way or another. By the end of the first episode Gabi is trying to cheer him up when she finds herself in his bed. After that their relationship gets awkward, but they talk it over and decide they can maintain a professional work relationship, but also a close friendship. Josh will go out of his way to protect Gabi and help her through tough situations. He is also very supportive and confident in her and her culinary skills. While it has not been explicitly stated, the show implies that Josh harbors romantic feelings for Gabi, as shown when he gets jealous of other men showing romantic interest in her.

They start to date in Young & The Next Day after he tells her he loves her, go on their first date in episode 3 of season 3, but break up in episode 10. They remain friends throughout seasons 3 and 4, but still love each other. Josh and Gabi can't resist having sex in "Young & Screwed", which shows they still love each other.

In the season 5 premiere Young & Punch Card, Gabi and Josh try to prove to their friends they will not let their new "friends with benefits" relationship get in the way. They both agree having a "friends with benefits" relationship is much better for both of them. In Young & Valentines Day, Gabi and Josh both think their new no strings attached relationship means they can skip valentines day and she mistakenly thinks he is going to propose to her. In Young & Kiki, Gabi and Josh look after Natasha Cook-Campbell's dog and Josh comments to Natasha that Gabi is a great chef, beautiful and so fun. Josh also comments to Gabi that its a shame they aren't in a relationship, because they work well together. In Young & Softball, Gabi tries to help Josh bond with his father Matt and takes Matt to a softball game, which Josh is in. However, Matt thinks Josh is gay because he's filling in for elliot on his gay league. Josh pretends to be gay to spend time with his dad, but Matt catches Gabi and Josh when they are about to have sex. After Josh gets in a fight with Matt, he is about to leave and Josh gets angry at Gabi, telling her to butt out, but the two eventually make up after Josh apologises to his father and sets things straight.

In Young & Vegas Baby, Josh throws Gabi a surprise 25th birthday party, which goes wrong and buys her gifts. Although, Josh can't tell why Gabi is so down about her birthday and tries to figure it out, although in the end he realises its because she cant celebrate it with her mom. Whilst speaking with Elliot and Yolanda, Josh is worried about losing Gabi and almost slips up that he loves her. He says "I can't lose the girl that I-", before not wanting to say it and says "...I hired as my chef". In the end, Josh shows Gabi, from the Vegas hotel where New York, Paris and Venice all are and she is touched. Gabi and Josh's "friends with benefits" relationship is jeopardised in Young & Hold, when Josh meets Marisa, who happens to be one of Gabi's customer's for her "Gabi's Box" business, but Gabi and Josh both say they love each other, ("I'm in love with Josh!", "I love her") and Gabi tells Josh she loves him 3 times, but just as he is about to say the same to her, he hits his head when they both see a squirrel in the living room. Gabi is shocked and takes Josh to the hospital and it's revealed in the last scene that Josh has amnesia when he asks Gabi who she is, leaving the episode on a cliffhanger. In Young & Amnesia, Gabi becomes terrified when Josh gets amnesia and remembers everyone but her and the doctor tells Gabi Josh has to remember everything on his own. Gabi is devastated and heartbroken, scared Josh might never remember her and tries to convince Yolanda to help Gabi jog Josh's memory. Gabi decides to create the moment she met Josh in the Pilot, in hopes he will remember her. However, Josh stars to recognise Gabi's apartment, but mixes her and Sofia up, with him kissing Sofia, upsetting Gabi. When Gabi decides to make Josh a grilled cheese, like she did when they first met, as the role for the chef position, Josh decides to hire professional chef, Michael Voltaggio, resulting in Gabi losing her job. Gabi is crushed and goes on a train. However, when the train starts to move, Gabi hears her and Josh's song, Closer - which helps him remember her - and turns around to see Josh playing it to her, and he tells her he remembers everything. Josh kisses Gabi when she thinks he's followed her to tell her he doesn't love her. Josh happily says he loves Gabi, and the two get back together, with Gabi again also saying she loves him and the two share another passionate kiss with Closer still playing on his phone and officially back together. (See Jabi).

Elliot Park

Best Friend/Publicist

Elliot is Josh's employee and his right hand. Josh cares for Elliot as a very close friend and greatly values his input, and has stated that Elliot has been with him since the beginning, showing they have a long-running and very close relationship. Elliot has a very obvious crush on Josh, though Josh never seems phased or uncomfortable with it. It's uncertain if he ignores it or if he is unaware of Elliot's feelings. (Joliot)

Yolanda

Close Friend/Employee

Josh and Yolanda are close friends and she works for him. They appear to help each other out and hang out together with their other friends. Yolanda helps Josh get over his fear of elevators in Young & Earthquake, after he refuses to use one after an earthquake hits San Fransisco.

Sofia Rodriguez

Close Friend

Josh and Sofia are friends ever since Gabi introduced them to each other in Young & Pregnant, but Sofia worries about his relationship with Gabi, especially in Young & Punch Card. Sofia and Josh kiss in Young & Amnesia, when he gets amnesia and he thinks he loves her and not Gabi.

Romances

Gabi Diamond

Employee/Girlfriend/In Love With

Jabi Kiss (5x10)

Gabi is Josh's main love interest. She is also his employee and girlfriend. They first meet in the Pilot episode when Gabi comes to his apartment for an interview to be his personal chef. They quickly become friends, but when Josh's girlfriend Caroline dumps him, Gabi tries to comfort him in one way or another. By the end of the first episode Gabi is trying to cheer him up when she finds herself in his bed. After that their relationship gets awkward, but they talk it over and decide they can maintain a professional work relationship, but also a close friendship. Josh will go out of his way to protect Gabi and help her through tough situations. He is also very supportive and confident in her and her culinary skills. While it has not been explicitly stated, the show implies that Josh harbors romantic feelings for Gabi, as shown when he gets jealous of other men showing romantic interest in her.

They start to date in Young & The Next Day after he tells her he loves her, go on their first date in episode 3 of season 3, but break up in episode 10. They remain friends throughout seasons 3 and 4, but still love each other. Josh and Gabi can't resist having sex in "Young & Screwed", which shows they still love each other.

In the season 5 premiere Young & Punch Card, Gabi and Josh try to prove to their friends they will not let their new "friends with benefits" relationship get in the way. They both agree having a "friends with benefits" relationship is much better for both of them. In Young & Valentines Day, Gabi and Josh both think their new no strings attached relationship means they can skip valentines day and she mistakenly thinks he is going to propose to her. In Young & Kiki, Gabi and Josh look after Natasha Cook-Campbell's dog and Josh comments to Natasha that Gabi is a great chef, beautiful and so fun. Josh also comments to Gabi that its a shame they aren't in a relationship, because they work well together. In Young & Softball, Gabi tries to help Josh bond with his father Matt and takes Matt to a softball game, which Josh is in. However, Matt thinks Josh is gay because he's filling in for elliot on his gay league. Josh pretends to be gay to spend time with his dad, but Matt catches Gabi and Josh when they are about to have sex. After Josh gets in a fight with Matt, he is about to leave and Josh gets angry at Gabi, telling her to butt out, but the two eventually make up after Josh apologises to his father and sets things straight.

In Young & Vegas Baby, Josh throws Gabi a surprise 25th birthday party, which goes wrong and buys her gifts. Although, Josh can't tell why Gabi is so down about her birthday and tries to figure it out, although in the end he realises its because she cant celebrate it with her mom. Whilst speaking with Elliot and Yolanda, Josh is worried about losing Gabi and almost slips up that he loves her. He says "I can't lose the girl that I-", before not wanting to say it and says "...I hired as my chef". In the end, Josh shows Gabi, from the Vegas hotel where New York, Paris and Venice all are and she is touched. Gabi and Josh's "friends with benefits" relationship is jeopardised in Young & Hold, when Josh meets Marisa, who happens to be one of Gabi's customer's for her "Gabi's Box" business, but Gabi and Josh both say they love each other, ("I'm in love with Josh!", "I love her") and Gabi tells Josh she loves him 3 times, but just as he is about to say the same to her, he hits his head when they both see a squirrel in the living room. Gabi is shocked and takes Josh to the hospital and it's revealed in the last scene that Josh has amnesia when he asks Gabi who she is, leaving the episode on a cliffhanger. In Young & Amnesia, Gabi becomes terrified when Josh gets amnesia and remembers everyone but her and the doctor tells Gabi Josh has to remember everything on his own. Gabi is devastated and heartbroken, scared Josh might never remember her and tries to convince Yolanda to help Gabi jog Josh's memory. Gabi decides to create the moment she met Josh in the Pilot, in hopes he will remember her. However, Josh stars to recognise Gabi's apartment, but mixes her and Sofia up, with him kissing Sofia, upsetting Gabi. When Gabi decides to make Josh a grilled cheese, like she did when they first met, as the role for the chef position, Josh decides to hire professional chef, Michael Voltaggio, resulting in Gabi losing her job. Gabi is crushed and goes on a train. However, when the train starts to move, Gabi hears her and Josh's song, Closer - which helps him remember her - and turns around to see Josh playing it to her, and he tells her he remembers everything. Josh kisses Gabi when she thinks he's followed her to tell her he doesn't love her. Josh happily says he loves Gabi, and the two get back together, with Gabi again also saying she loves him and the two share another passionate kiss with Closer still playing on his phone and officially back together. (See Jabi).

Caroline Huntington

Ex-Fiance'

Caroline is Josh's ex-fiancé. They met prior to the Pilot, though it is never stated how long they had been together. Josh had planned a dinner to propose to Caroline, but she asked for a break, saying they were moving too fast. The next day, Caroline visits and apologizes. She reveals that she slept with someone, yet Josh forgives her and admits to sleeping with another person too (but does not state who) and tells her that he planned to pop the question. She happily accepts. Josh appears blind to many of Caroline's obvious flaws, such as her selfish nature and judgmental, shallow personality (as stated in Young & Pregnant when he refers to Caroline's friends as "cold and judgy" but says she is not like them), but she does seem to genuinely care for Josh at times. They broke off the engagement, realizing it wasn't working out. Josh later visits her and her new fiancé, but ends up sleeping with her again. (see Jaroline)

Family

Jake Kaminski

Brother

Jake is Josh's Brother. Jake is fist introduced in Young & Younger Brother, both in parts one and two. Jake does not have any particular future and is called "flaky" by Josh. As the show goes on he and Gabi get to know and like each other. One of the reasons why Jake is visiting is because he wants to learn how to cook. Gabi and Jake hit it off making food for Elliot and Alan's wedding food. Since Josh isn't over Gabi, he gets kind of jealous. As Josh get's more jealous he bribes Jake with a full paid tuition to one of the top culinary schools in New York.  While Jake is thinking about taking the tuition he finds a food truck and pays people the tuition. He and Gabi start a food truck business. Jake knows Ed Sheeran and sets up his food truck near one of his concerts. After they are shut down, Josh gives them a new food truck with new appliances and a permit at Elliot's wedding.

Kathy Kaminski

Mother

Donna is Josh and Jake's mother. They both have commitment issues and Josh is horrified to learn in Young & Parents that his mother is briefly dating Nick Dimond, the father of his girlfriend at the time, Gabi.

Matt Danon

Father

Young & Josh's Dad

Matt is Josh and Jake's estranged father, who is introduced in season 5. Josh, at first, even isn't sure if he wants to meet his father or what he wants. However, Josh does meet Matt at the end of Young & Josh's Dad, when Matt goes to the hospital because Gabi accidentally ran him over. Josh offers to help his dad with the hospital stay, but thinks he's after his money and isn't interested in speaking to him. Matt tells Josh why he never wrote back, which is because he never found the right words to say. The two bond in Young & Softball, but Matt thinks Josh is gay, which he goes along with to be able to bond with him, but it doesn't go right, which results in the two arguing. However, they are able to slowly get along towards the end.

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Trivia

  • He has been dumped numerous times throughout the series.
  • He has a maid, publicists, and chef.
  • He likes grilled cheese.
  • He likes mashed potatoes.
  • He listens to Tegan and Sara.
  • He dropped out of college.
  • He has a programmer bros group.
  • He refers to himself as a geek and nerd.
  • He wants to be a father (someday).
  • His favorite type of muffin is banana-nut.
  • He had commitment issues, just like his mother.
  • He is in love with Gabi.
  • He's a self-made millionaire.
  • His father is estranged, who is shown in at least two episodes of season 5.
  • He thinks of himself as a god in the digital world.
  • He mentions his grandfather in Young & Matched, when a robber takes his grandfather's irreplaceable Rolex watch.
  • He gets amnesia in Young & Amnesia.
  • He celebrated his 30th birthday in Young & Thirty (...and getting married!), yet he states in Young & Softball that he is 30.
  • His middle name is Xander.
  • He is older than Gabi by about 5 years.
  • He has a private jet which is revealed in Young & Vegas Baby.
  • He has a brother, Jake Kaminski.
  • He had a "friends with benefits" relationship with Gabi in season 5, until they got back together in Young & Amnesia.
  • He hired Michael Voltaggio as his new chef in Young & Amnesia, when he didn't know who Gabi was.
  • Similar to Gabi and Ms Willson, since Josh's birthday date hasn't been officially said, it's assumed his birthday is August 27th, the day Young & Thirty (...and getting married!) aired in 2014.
  • He has a Porche and a Range Rover.

Quotes

Josh: It actually physically hurts.
 
Josh: You're hired.
 
Josh:Oh, Elliot. This is my lucky suit. I have closed seven huge deals in this suit, hopefully tonight will be number eight. But just in case things aren't going my way, I designed this rubber app for my phone and then you just kind of rub it.
 
Josh: Look at you. Everything looks amazing! I mean this night is going to knock Caroline's socks off... If she wore socks, she doesn't wear socks, she has awesome legs. She has awesome everything. Do you want to know the most awesome thing about Caroline?
 
Josh:I was always focused on work, until I met her, now I hardly think about developing rich media solutions and Flash and JavaScript anymore.
 
Josh: You're gonna have to keep it warm a bit longer. Caroline wants to take a break. Um, something about moving too fast and not being in control. It's kind of hard to remember her exact words when your life is crumbling in front of you.
 
Josh: Ok, everyone relax. I have the entire penthouse on the security cameras. Let's just go to the manager office and get the footage.
 
Josh: Good. and I love you too. But if we're gonna spend the rest of our lives together, you've better start learning how to trust me. I watched the tape and no one stole anything.
 
Josh: Do you also know how devastated Elliot will be if I don't get on this list? I'm twenty nine. He's my publicist, this is his last shot. Can you imagine the pressure he's under?
 
Josh: Hah. That's the worst idea ever. Look I might seem confident and successful on the outside, but on the inside i'm just a soft pile of gof. Let me bottom line that for you. I'm so scared. What is that?
 
Josh: Wait, let me get this straight. You guys find a pregnancy test with no pregnancy test in it and you don't know what the results are?
 
Josh:Yes there is. I'm not sure what, but it is and it's only matter of time when it comes out. And when it does, mark my words, you're gonna be sorry you didn't listen to me.


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