Josh Owens is a former professional motocross racer and TV actor of Discovery docudrama Moonshiners. The show dramatizes different people in Appalachian mountain performing 200-year-old tradition of making moonshine behind the nose of authorities. Josh made “Moonshiners” debut in November 2012 in the second season first episode, “Rise N Shine,” and continues to be part of it in 2018. In this article, we will bring everything about Josh Owens like his net worth, age, girlfriend, wife, family, kids.
Josh Owens birthday/age, Family
He was born in Columbus, North Carolina, United States on 28th August 1977 currently making him 40 years of age. Josh is the eldest of two children from his mother Cindy Owens (a.k.a Cynthia). His sister Chelsea Morris was born on 15th October 1991.
Josh endured his mother’s death on 7th June 2011 when she was only 50 years of age. Time to time Josh has taken to Facebook to share photos of her. Even though Cindy is gone, Josh clearly misses her. Josh has a daughter named Elizabeth Reese Owens.
Josh Owens Career and Net Worth
He landed a role in Discovery show, ‘Moonshiners” because of his late friend Barney Barnwell, a Moonshining legend of the local area. Barney also mentored him brewing and shining the shine.
Initially, Barney was set to be the cast of the show. He had asked Josh to build an underground still for the project. After only two weeks of filming Barney died of heart stroke leaving the work at the initial phase. As a result, camera crew and production team backed off.
Despite the uncertainty, Josh and his friend Bill Canny who is also in the Moonshiners completed the work as a memorial for Barney which later turns out to be their opportunity. Discovery producers were impressed by the work and asked them to be part of the docudrama, Moonshiners.
Josh was a professional Motocross racer. He was involved in competitive racing in NCHSA and GNCC. He won the Heavy-C (basically 250-C back then) championship in NCHSA in 2003, and then 250-B in 2004. In 2005 he got promoted to 250-A. He suffered the knee injury in few races into the season. Josh did not have any particular success at pro level.
Josh continues to be part of racing. He joined Southeast Gassers association (SGA) in 2016. There Josh ran his first race with 1953 Chevy Gasser on August 27th, 2016 at Brainerd Motorsports Park along with 30 more racers. He was among the 45 SGA members entered for Finals at Greer Dragway in November of 2016. In December of 2017, Josh put his 1953 Chevy Gasser on sale.
Apart from a TV star and former pro racer Josh worked as Lumberjack. He owns tree and Yard Busters in Polk County; he used to climb and remove trees, work a bobcat and dump truck and clearing land. Josh earns his net worth from appearing on the TV show and other business activities which is estimated at $500,000.
Josh Owens Married to a wife? Or has a relationship with a girlfriend?
Josh has not given out much about his personal life. It is hard to tell if he is currently married or enjoys a relationship with a girlfriend. During an interview with Moto USA, Josh shared about juggling between his ex-girlfriend and partner. Although he has not given out the name, Josh has gone public with a girl named Amber Layne Gabric.
Josh and Amber were in the relationship for some years. Before break up, Amber was equally involved in Josh daughter, Reese’s life. They were seen hanging out in public places. Also, Josh had expressed her as part of the family.
Joining tidbits of information, the partner Josh said in the interview must be Amber and leaving her to be the mother of his daughter Reese. To confirm the story we have to wait for Josh to speak himself. As of now, Amber has moved on with a new man, but Josh has not revealed anything regarding current status.
Besides raising and taking care of a child, Josh is involved in charitable events to raise awareness for the welfare and upbringing of little children. He holds a special place for helping a needy child, maybe raising a kid of own installed such passion.
Josh Owens Accident and injury
He has not been lucky with accident lately and in the past. Once he described himself “I tend to be the guy that’s always at the wrong place at the right time…. or the right place at the wrong time.” Somehow the quote has found its purpose in his life.
Most recent on 16th March of 2018, Josh was hospitalized at Halifax Health Medical Center for injuries from a motorcycle accident during Daytona Bike Week. He was thrown from an antique motorcycle while preparing for an exhibition race at the New Smyrna Speedway. According to the statement given by Josh, he had broken all but one of his ribs, punctured a lung, broke his collarbone and shoulder blade and stripped the skin off one of his pointer fingers down to the bone.
On August 12, 2017, Josh witnessed his trailer attached to a truck burn after the fire broke out near Sloan Iowa on Interstate 29 Southbound at Mile Marker 130. He was backed off by Iowa police patrol as he tried to disconnect truck from the trailer. Along with the loss of trailer the truck sustained heat damage to the tail lights, tailgate, and fenders, a race motorcycle in the back of the truck also received some damage from the heat of the fire in the connected trailer. No injury occurred to Josh.
Previous accident In 2016 cost Josh his index finger. The details of the accident have not come out however according to a source close to Josh, it occurred when a grinding wheel exploded.
Josh Owens Wiki/Bio Facts
|Place of Birth||Columbus, North Carolina, United States|
|Residence||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Birthdate||28th August 1977|
|Grand Parents||James “Speck” Owens and Hazel Cochran Owens|
|Occupation||TV actor, Former Pro Motocross Racer|
|Children||Elizabeth Reese Owens|