- "I bet even that machete guy was just a nice old man before all this happened."
- —Josh, on Cliff's insanity
Josh was mistaken as a member of the Viet Cong and held captive by the psychopath Cliff. He and two other captives, Rich Atkins and Barbara Patterson, were trapped inside an empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon. After Cliff is defeated, Frank unlocks the doors and convinces the three frightened survivors to follow him to the Security Room. If Frank kills one of the survivors before recruitment, none of them will be willing to talk to Frank, and they become impossible to recruit.
After being rescued, he will wait in the room with the green door. When Kindell Johnson believes that there is no helicopter coming in three days, he rallies up the other survivors in the same room, including Josh, to make a break for it. If Frank does not stop Kindell's mutiny, Josh will leave the Security Room along with the other survivors in the same room. They will no longer count towards the number of rescued survivors.
- Join Bonus: 15,000 PP
- Escort Complete Bonus: 30,000 PP
If Josh or one of the other scoop survivors are killed before speaking to one of them, they cannot be recruited, even if Frank talks to them afterwards, they will not respond. Josh does not appear in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.