Josh Nalley’s dedication to enjoying useless has breathed life into a brand new profession — as a TV actor.
After curating a macabre TikTok account full of quite a few movies of himself trying “un-alive,” the 42-year-old Kentucky restaurant supervisor will seem as a useless man on an upcoming episode of CSI: Vegas.
“I wish to thank CSI: Vegas for casting me,” Nalley says in an appreciatory TikTok video. “It is really a tremendous expertise.”
Nalley has constructed up an enviable following on his TikTok account @living_dead_josh, the place he often posts movies of himself trying lifeless. Within the vids, the bearded, casually dressed Nailey lies immobile — typically in wooded areas but in addition in swimming swimming pools, beds and bars. The account presently has greater than 118,000 followers, and Nalley’s movies have gotten greater than 4 million likes all informed.
“For the previous 12 months ya’ll have been commenting and liking and sharing and following me,” Nalley says within the TikTok. “With out ya’ll, I could not have executed it.” He caps off the video by spraying a bottle of champagne.
Nalley informed the Louisville Courier Journal he determined to go full possum after seeing a TikToker submit about scorching sauce, attracting the eye of a number of hot-sauce firms.
“I believed if I used to be artistic sufficient enjoying an un-alive individual, I might get the eye of a tv present or a film manufacturing firm,” he informed the newspaper, “and the way about that, it labored.”
CBS preferred what they noticed in Nalley’s movies and provided him the half. He traveled to California, and CBS producers took him to the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, in line with the Courier Journal. A TikTok video reveals him posing on his facet by CSI actress Marg Helgenberger’s star.
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It took Nalley 321 days of preliminary un-alive movies to get his huge break. Now that he is achieved that feat, he nonetheless finds causes to faucet into his internal cadaver.
“Un-aliving till the following episode of CSI: Vegas,” he wrote in a latest Tok.
Crime drama CSI: Vegas, a sequel to long-running sequence CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, premiered in 2021 and stars Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria and Mandeep Dhillon. The CSI: Vegas episode that includes Nalley premieres on Nov. 3 on CBS and is directed by Mario Van Peebles.
Nalley lately shared a video commemorating a 12 months of posting his death-themed movies, and even sells merchandise on-line together with a T-shirt that reads “Forged Josh.” He is informed his followers he’ll preserve posting to the account. So seems like followers can rely on his eerie vids all through spooky season and past.