Joshua Evan Ovenshire



Date of Birth:

May 18, 1987 (age 30)


Jovie (Mari)
Bronze Player (Lasercorn, Sohinki, Wes)
Mr. Platinum (himself)
Mr. Handsome
Joven of the Shire
Breakfast Bitch
Detective Raisins

Years Active:

2013-Present (TheJovenshire)
2012-Present (Smosh Games)
2010-2012 (ClevverGames)
2010-2011 (MahaloGames)
King of the Nerds (Season 1)

YouTube Channel:





Katherine Bow (KaternicusPrime) (m. 2017-present)

Joshua Evan Ovenshire (born May 18, 1987), also known as Jovenshire, The Jovenshire, or simply Joven is one of the six hosts on Smosh Games. He was a part of Clevver Games and Mahalo Games alongside Lasercorn and Sohinki before their transition to Smosh Games. As of January 17, 2013, he has his own YouTube channel called TheJovenshire, on which he hosts video blogs every Friday and hosts Unpopular Kids (a weekly panel show that began on August 21, 2015). After Lasercorn and Sohinki's departure as full-time members of Smosh Games, he is one of two original Smosh Games members to still be a part of Smosh Games.

He has also begun pursuing a voice acting career, recording a DLC announcer pack for the mobile game JetPack Fighter. He voiced Baron Zemo and Bucky Barnes in How Captain America: Civil War Should Have Ended.

King of the Nerds

  • From January 17 to February 14 2013, Jovenshire was on the first season of a reality competition TV show on TBS called "King of The Nerds". Joven came in seventh place, losing to Ivan Van Norman.
    • Joshua has been quoted in multiple Game Bangs and other videos that "the show was rigged," although this is most likely in good nature.
    • The other Smosh Games members seem to make fun of Joven for losing in multiple instances. In one GTS video, Joven got excited about doing a reality TV show, which was responded with "because you do so well on reality TV." Sohinki and Joven were also discussing King of the Nerds in Lasercorn's channel video.
    • Despite losing to him, Jovenshire seems to be on good terms with Ivan, who was in a video where Joven, Sohinki, Lasercorn, and Flitz played Ivan's tabletop game "Outbreak: Deep Space"
    • He has also said in various vlogs or posts that he and other KOTN contestants from that season occasionally meet up.


  • Joven has two dogs named Lilah and Freya.
  • Jovenshire has the record for most overall losses in Game Bang, having a total of 75 losses.
    • On the Smosh Game Bang episodes Cover Your Ears, We're Singing and Rock Band Rocks!, Joshua is proven to be a terrible singer. However, he has stated in his channel that if he practices he has a "decent" singing voice. Joshua also has a 'talent' singing Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, as demonstrated in many Smosh Games videos.
    • Joven has a tendency to go through laughing fits where he produces a sporadic, wheezing laugh, nicknamed "the Walrus Laugh" by the other cast members.
    • From 21 October 2013 to early 2014 Joshua sported a Mohawk hairstyle, which was referred to by the others as a "Jovenhawk"
      • This hairstyle came about as a result of Joshua losing a bet on Gamer Nation to Lasercorn and Sohinki about the release date of PS4.
      • In February 2015, Jovenshire decided to revert to the "Jovenhawk" look (although it looks closer to his original hairstyle (pictured above) than it did when he first had it).
    • On his channel, he revealed his numerous tattoos and their meanings.
      • His first tattoo is "Don't fear your decision" written in Japanese characters on his right arm; it was inspired by a masquerade ball he went to, where he remarked on the guests' terrible dancing, and not caring what it looked like to the others. He said he wishes everyone thought this way.
      • On his left wrist is a set of vampire fangs, which was the logo of the first paranormal investigation group that he was a part of. He sees it as a symbol of "You are who you are because of where you've been".
      • On his left arm is a Batman logo (nicknamed 'The Bat-tat' by Joven), simply because he loves Batman, and he "needs a nerdy tattoo", because "that's who he is".
      • On his right calf is a tattoo of the Mandelorian, or 'Boba Fett' Crest from the Star Wars franchise. Joven has stated multiple times that he loves Star Wars, his father raised him on the franchise, and is particularly fond of Darth Maul and Boba Fett.
      • Along his entire back and spine is a large sword, which he states was the first sword he used, representing his love of fantasy, and as a symbol of strength. There is a video of him getting this tattoo titled "Victim of Art". In the video WE ARE ANIME, Joven says that when he got this tattoo he thought it would be cool if he could pull the sword off his back and use it as a a real one.
      • His most recent tattoo is a set of clockwork gears over his heart. Joven has suffered numerous near-death experiences, and was once even pronounced dead, and he says the gears represent whatever other force that has kept him alive. He also says the gears stand for motivation to keep going.
    • In the Smosh Game Bang episode EPIC SMOSH RAP BATTLE he has proven to be a bad rapper.
    • On the Super Mari Fun Time episode "THE RETURN OF BROKEBACK JOVEN" he said that he loves country music.
    • In the video that announced SmoshGames on Clevver Games channel, it was revealed that it was Joshua's fault for the double "v" in the "Clevver Games" name.
    • During punishments in Smosh Game Bang that involve eating, Joshua always has the worst gagging reaction, and he's the only one who always has a "Bucket of Shame" prepared.
    • In the early Dancing Game Bangs uploaded to the channel, Joshua was shown to be reasonably skilled dancer. Out of the twelve Smosh Game Bangs that have had the players doing dancing games, Joshua has ended up doing the punishment five times (in Dancing with the Star Wars, You Can't Stop the Motion, Just Dance Like No One is Watching, Halloween Just Dance!! and Making Music With Our Bodies, and has come last place three times (in You Can't Stop the Motion,Just Dance Like No One is Watching).
    • His first win for a dancing Smosh Game Bang was Breaking It Down In 2014, making him the last player to have won such an episode.
    • Joshua has stated on his personal channel that he doesn't like it when people call him Josh. He prefers Joshua or Joven.
    • He was cast on The Walking Dead Webisodes as a walker.
    • Joshua used to be the second tallest member of Smosh Games only behind Anthony. This changed when Wes and Flitz joined the cast.
    • In a "Why We're Single" episode, he stated that he bought himself a Gamecube as a kid.
    • Despite Joven's high number of Smosh Game Bang losses, he was, in fact, the last player to lose their first episode.
    • One of his Celebrity Crushes is Emma Watson, as mentioned in Smosh video Emma Watson Surprise Prank.
    • Jovenshire had the longest losing streak of anyone, not having an individual win since Grease Bang, but as of April 10, 2015 the losing streak is over, and a team win since We Are Great Liars (as of March 2015)
      • The Smosh Games members seem to be aware of this, and in 50 Shades of Mario Party, Sohinki shouted "Update the Wikipedia: (Jovenshire) is still on a losing streak" when it was announced that Joven lost.
      • Joven also has the joint longest punishment streak with Mari, both having had 7 consecutive punishments at one point or another
      • Joven losing and having to do the punishment has now become such a common occurrence that he acts with genuine surprise when he wins (or at least avoids the punishment)
    • In one of his videos on his personal channel he stated that he has very bad eyesight, to the point that there are literal blind spots in his cornea (although he has also stated that they do not affect his ability to drive, though this doesn't prevent his buddies from mocking him and continuously asking "Will we survive driving with Joven?"). This often causes him to have trouble seeing detail, reading or writing clearly, or seeing the screen during a Game Bang. Flitz once called him the "Blind Beaver".
    • Jovenshire has stated in the past that he is a fan of long-running British Sci-Fi Drama Doctor Who.
    • He is sometimes a guest on the FineBros show YouTubers React along with Sohinki and Lasercorn.
    • Joven shared an apartment with Wes until April 2015. He has since moved out and currently lives in a flat of his own.
    • In "Lunchtime with Smosh Games" it is revealed that he is a collector of swords and owns a police baton that he calls a "Joven baton" which he keeps in his car. Sohinki has said that Joven claims he used to practice martial arts, which is revealed to be true in Teenage Mutant Ninja Smosh, as Jovenshire was the most skilled at using the weapons. 
    • He is known to make terrible jokes and puns, which is called a "Joven Joke" by the other Smosh Games crew.
      • One of the more famous Joven Jokes is his "a mine is a terrible thing to waste" joke, which became popular after he repeated it in two separate Game Bangs.
    • It has been implied multiple times that he is intimidated by Lasercorn. A notable example would be in one episode when Sohinki dared Joven to take a bite out of Lasercorn's food but Joven was terrified that Lasercorn would beat him up.
    • Joven has mentioned in the COMIC CON BREAKFAST TIME (BONUS) that he is an excellent cook.
    • He shows his enjoyment of scaring others on Matt Sohinki's channel, for on his video[1], he creeps up behind Matt Sohinkiand Mari Takahashi while they play the horror game, "Amnesia". Also, when he scared Mari Takahashi by popping out from under her desk in his personal channel video, [[2]].
    • In Crazy Electric Shock Game it is revealed that Jovenshire takes enjoyment from being electrocuted even to a point of placing the electrodes next to his privates then turned on the machine, in Real Life Prop Hunt he seemed to be excited about a plate being smashed on his head, suggested using the plate to Lasercorn and having to have a shard be removed from his head while partially laughing so it is implied that he is somewhat of a masochist (in fact, he said that he likes punishment but it could be a joke).
    • In Grand Theft Smosh, Maricraft and in the Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix, Jovenshire often teams up with Lasercorn in attacking the other players and praise each other's destruction even sometimes they both cause episodes to turn dark and Joven suggesting ideas and items to use in the episode as evidenced in "Top 5 Darkest Smosh Games Moments," "Trolling In The Wild West" and "Real Life Prop Hunt." However at times Jovenshire becomes Lasercorn's main target along with the other players even at times becomes a central target for example in How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Lasercorn says that he will sacrifice Jovenshire to escape from zombies.
    • During the first Death Bus episode, Lasercorn accidentally slurred the final "s", thus turning the name into "Death Buth". Lasercorn tried to blame it on Joven during the Air Death Buth episode.
    • Joshua was in Italy competing against other YouTubers in the Forza Fuel challenge (for the release of Forza Horizon 2).
    • He gets the most hate out of every member on Smosh Games, for no reason causing him to receive pity from the fans to a point of the Smosh Games mails constantly having messages asking them to stop bullying Jovenshire but Joven defends the groups actions by saying that his relationship to Sohinki and Lazercorn is close to a brotherly bond and states that he can handle the mocking and hate.
    • It is revealed in Halloween Just Dance, that Joven is terrified of ostriches (Ornithophobia the fear of birds).
    • It is shown multiple times that he and Flitz see themselves as best friends or very close. Numerous examples include starring together in top 5 videos and saying things in unison while playing GTA which was also revealed the backstory on the time he was pronounced dead, in WE ARE SUPERHEROES (Why We're Single) Joven implied that electricity was involved in his death and revival.
    • In WE ARE SUPERHEROES (Why We're Single) Joven also revealed he has been electrocuted countless times, including once while changing a car battery.
    • Apparently, Joven is the gassiest member of the team, being able to clear an entire room with a single fart in one episode.
      • Sometimes, Jovenshire will perform his own version of the Sohinkism, called the Jovenrage, when he fails in a video game, such as the latest Game Bang.
        • The term Jovenrage originated in Rumble In The Smosh Bronx where Joven said "next round Jovenrage" after he and Flitz connected the colours of the fighters to the Lantern Corps colours from the Green Lantern comic series and they further stated that Flitz's character was yellow which was for fear, Jovenshires character was red which was for rage and Sohinki's character was blue which was for hope.
    • Joven has coulrophobia (a fear of clowns) which was explained in Movies That Should be Games which he says was a result of the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space, as well as in the Five Nights at Freddy's 2 gameplay video,
      • Joven also said that he is "freaked out" by jack-in-the-boxes after seeing the puppet from Five Nights At Freddy's, saying that's where he "draws the line" suggesting that he also has pupaphobia (fear of puppets).
    • Something happened in late August 2014 that caused Sohinki and Lasercorn to create the hashtag #buttsandwich. Joven could not get the joke two weeks later during Why We're Single. Many viewers are also unaware of the joke's meaning, as well.
    • Joven has a tendency to make the most awkward and/or poorly said comments out of the eight members of Smosh Games, which frequently earns him a glare and the catchphrase "Dammit Joven!" For example, during the Five Nights at Freddy's 2 episode, the moral of the episode was "Don't have asshole friends", prompting Joven to exclaim "Asshole Bang!".
    • Up until RAGING WITH PORTAL, Joven had never played any games in the Portal series. This proved against him and Lasercorn when the two were paired in that same episode as a team, being labelled respectively as "the noob and the veteran". The two lost because Joven would not "stop dicking around".
    • Joven's name has become so synonymous with getting a chance to recover and then straight-up blowing it that during ARROWS TO THE FACE when Flitz was one kill away from tying with Wes in their tie-breaker round, only for Wes to exploit a shortcut and utterly destroy Flitz, Joven exclaimed "You SO Jovened that!".
    • Joven had his chest waxed by the other members of Smosh Games in 2013 in the episode "THE WAX JOB" and has put an extended version on his personal channel. He stated that once the channel hit five million subscribers he would get waxed again. This has not happened yet.
      • Sohinki and crew have subverted this last challenge and tried to make Joven wax his gooch, to the point where Sohinki and Lasercorn made #Goochwax "a thing".
      • However in the last bonus video of 2014 Smosh Games Year in Review he said he will re-wax his chest if Anthony waxes his legs.
        • He also made a joke in Minecraft Hunger Games that he would wax his scrotum if the channel hit 2 billion subscribers.
  • In a bonus video, it is revealed that he used to work at Target.
  • Lasercorn and Sohinki frequently taunt Jovenshire for playing poorly during heists in Grand Theft Smosh. They behaved especially viciously during Joven Quits Smosh Games, calling him a "bronzie" and telling him not to "bronze it up". Ironically, Joven ended up earning the platinum medal when the heist was over while Sohinki got bronze.
  • In KILLER KAWAII GIRLS, it was revealed that he hates cats but loves puppies, however in MEWTWO POKEMON BEAT OFF he states that he loves cats.
  • Joshua reportedly has ancestral heritage in Ireland, as seen in Zombies Eat Chicken Brains, Right? where he is wearing a shirt with a shamrock and the Irish flag, and in Dirty Secrets in Adult Loaded Questions when Sohinki makes a joke about the potato-based punishment.
  • A lot of people often ship Joven and Mari as Marishire.
  • In HALO RIFLE VS LIGHTSABER, it is stated by text on the screen that Joven was in his high school flag team.
  • Joven says in OUR DIRTY PAST that he hates popcorn, and when he goes to the movies he gets nachos instead.
  • His mother has been described as a MILF in Drunk, Stoned or Stupid. She is a beautiful woman inside and out.
  • Joven claims that he started the steampunk movement although Wes, Lasercorn and Sohinki did not believe him.
  • He is married to Katherine Bow, better known as KaternicusPrime, a hair and makeup stylist, as shown on Instagram. In September 2016, they became engaged, as announced in a video with her on his personal channel. They married on September 30th, 2017.
  • He is currently seeing a personal trainer due to his weight.
  • Joven frequently claims that he hates hugs and the like; due to his grumpy disposition, the other cast members, especially Mari, sometimes refer to him as Old Man Joven..
  • As seen on several vlogs, Joven is an impressively good cook, even getting compliments from Sohinki. He has suggested that with enough fan support, a Smosh Games cooking show might even be a possibility.
  • During Smosh Summer Games - Again! in the Dodgeball event, there is a very brief clip of Joven mooning the opposing team, granting us the first ever picture of Jovenbutt ever.
  • There is a ship between Jovenshire and Mari named Marishire. This is shown through the numerous times they hugged each other, gave each other compliments and the times both of them team up against the cast even though they are both in relationships.
  • In Grand Theft Smosh Joven proves to be an exceptional participant of the trigger word game. He has the highest total count of triggers with 6 (closely followed by Wes with 5), is the only participant to have written off at least one full list of words without supplementing it with new ones (he did the twice) and is the first of two players to have been double triggered (the other being Flitz).
  • According to Joven in DRUNK, STONED OR STUPID (in the older one), Joven hates Black Fridays.
  • In November 2017 he started a new series on his personal channel featuring Leo Camacho and Matt Raub, in which the three will make individual Top Five lists on a topic and combine them to make a definitive Top Five list.
  • In a Maricraft video, Joven claimed that pop singer Fergie's father was a math teacher he had in school and he actually hit Joven with his car.