Josh is a shapeshifter. Some of the forms he assumes include:
- Monarch butterfly
- Motorbike 
- Meadowlark 
- Wolf Spider
- Carved rhino horn with tentacles for legs 
- A form with long bird legs and wings, but a human face
He used to work at his sister's pawn shop and later at Big Rico's Pizza. He wanted to become an intern at the Night Vale Community Radio, but his mother didn't allow that because of the danger involved.