Josha Stradowski Plays Rand al’Thor: Birthday, Movies, TV Shows, Wikipedia

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Josha Stradowski is a Dutch actor known for playing Rand al’Thor in the Amazon fantasy series ‘The Wheel of Time’. It was announced on August 14, 2019 that Josha will play the role of Rand al’Thor in the series. In 2019, he has appeared in films including Instinct and Men from Mars (2018). Some fans get disappointment when Josha Stradowski, the star of Wheel of Time, takes on the alterations made to Selene’s character in the show. He seems to appreciate the more realistic portrayal of Selene and believes it will enhance the overall storytelling experience. In an interview with SAG-AFTRA strike he said,


“I remember from the books that the only thing Rand says about beautiful women is that they are so, so beautiful. And that’s the only thing he thinks [about Selene]. He’s like, ‘Oh, she’s beautiful. How am I able to say something to her? So I like that in Season 2…I feel like all the characters matured. And that relationship, too, was great because Rand is trying to live life without getting close to anyone.”

Josha Stradowski Plays Rand al’Thor

Josha Stradowski role won the heart of his fans. He cast as a villager and shepherd from Emond’s Field suspected of being the Dragon Reborn. His character in the show describes as, he follows his heart often and he makes decisions very impulsively. In an interview with ComicBook in 2023 he said,


“I can’t wait for the audience to see a Rand that completely embraces who he is and what he is capable of. My favorite scene of season two is at the start of the season, you find Rand in a place where he’s taking care of people who struggle with their mental health, just like Rand is struggling with his mental health. And there’s a beautiful scene with Errol, and Rand just takes care of him. It’s just such a lovely scene and it’s all about giving hope. And I feel like that is a moment where Rand can actually be himself.”


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Josha Stradowski Age

Josha Stradowski age is 28 years old, as of 2023. He was born in 1995 in Netherlands. He graduated from the AHK theatre school in Amsterdam. He has Dutch and Polish ethnicity.

Real NameJosha Stradowski
Age28 years old
Famous ForPlaying Rand al’Thor in the series
‘The Wheel of Time’
EthnicityMixed (Dutch and Polish)
HeightIn feet: 6′ 2″
In meters: 1.89
In centimeters: 189
Weight (approx.)83 kg (182 lbs)
Net Worth$2 million – $3 million
Instagram Accountjoshastradowski

Acting Career

As a child, Josha Stradowski began acting in musicals like ‘The Sound of Music’. He has also made a name for himself in the world of television and film.


He also acted in several plays directed by Robert Icke at Ivo van Hove’s theater company. His talent and varied roles have led him to be cast in various television series, including popular shows like Spangas and Hidden Stories.

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Movies & TV Shows List

  • Just Friends (2018)
  • The Wheel of Time (Since 2021 – present)
  • High-Flyers (Since 2020 – present)
  • Gran Turismo (2023)
  • Caged (2013)
  • I Can Fly (2017)
  • Gewoon Vrienden
  • Instinct (2019)
  • SpangaS (since 2007)
  • Naranjina en de kadekapers (since 2011)
  • Mannen van Mars (2018)
  • Az Idő Kereke 1. évad
  • Helvellyn Edge
  • Sirene (2017)
  • rbb QUEER
  • Alpha


  • The Dutch actor is not dating, as of 2023.
  • He started his acting career in musicals when he was young, notably The Sound of Music and Ciske de Rat.
  • As per his education, he graduated from the AHK Theatre School in Amsterdam.
  • As a teenager, he started playing roles in television.
  • He played the leader role in Just Friends, an indie feature film, and won a number of awards.
  • He worked on Oedipus, a play directed by Robert Icke, in 2018.
  • In Aug 2019, he was cast as Rand al’Thor.
  • He has 113K followers on his Instagram account, as of Oct 2023.


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