Seth Meyers had not yet taken over as co-anchor on Weekend Update in 2005 when his younger brother, Josh Meyers, took on the role of Randy on the final season of That 70’s Show, so this little piece of trivia may have missed you. In fact, so few people actually watched the final season of That 70’s Show that many may not have even realized that the characters of Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher had essentially been replaced by Randy, who was Donna’s new love interest, a co-worker of Steven’s at the record store, and basically a douchey, yuppie representation of the 80s. No offense to Josh Meyers, but the only reason that he’s not mentioned as one of the worst Cousin Olivers in television history is because so few people watched That 70’s Show in its final season.
Ironically, before That 70’s Show, Josh Meyers was actually a cast member on MadTV, which aired opposite Saturday Night Live during Seth Meyers’ early run. IN fact, he joked about it in a 2003 when Seth appeared on Weekend Update to talk to his father and told him to turn off MADtv and pay attention to him.
You may also recognize him from Date Movie, as the Napoleon Dynamite and Owen Wilson from Wedding Crashers impersonators.
Where’s Josh Meyers now? Believe it or not, his long-time comedy partner is Ike Barinholtz, who plays Morgan on The Mindy Project, and Josh could recently be seen on The Mindy Project.
He’s also the voice of Perfect Man in Seth Meyers’ current animates series, The Awesomes.