Ryan Gaul as Josh


Shay’s thoughtful, even-tempered, white husband, who has helped to provide Shay with a life that she could have never imagined, while also helping to raise her two children along the way… Did we also mention he was white?

Ryan Gaul


After growing up on the central coast of Maine, Ryan Gaul moved south and attended Stonehill College outside of Boston. Following a brief career as an office supply salesman, he transitioned into acting, landing a spot as a performer at Improv Asylum in Boston.

Gaul moved to Los Angeles shortly after and became a staple of the improvisation and sketch comedy theater The Groundlings. From there, he landed guest-starring roles on numerous television shows, including House of LiesModern FamilyIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2 Broke Girls and Superstore. His film credits include Identity Thief, opposite Melissa McCarthy; Christopher Guest's Mascots; the Owen Wilson/Ed Helms comedy Father Figures; and Taran Killam's film Why We're Killing Gunther, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Gaul is based in Los Angeles, where lives with his wife and two kids.