Remembering Josh Dufort: An Actor on the Rise

Megan Baughman
Mason News staff writer

Joshua (Josh) Allen Dufort, 23, was born on July 15, 1987, and was killed Nov. 8,

2010, in LasVegas, Nev.  Dufort was from Dansville, Mich. before he moved to Las Vegas four years ago to pursue his career as an actor.  His family remembers him as the kid who was always happy and smiling.

“He was the type that the glass was always half full,” said Dufort’s uncle, Jeff Jones.  “He was always trying to cheer people up and never burdened people with his problems.  He made even the oddball kids feel wanted, even though he worked out and ran.  He was friends with the geeks and he was friends with the jocks; that type of kid.”

In his spare time, Dufort liked to do medieval fighting reenactment and started a chapter in Las Vegas.  He was also an actor in a few different shows, including “Rehab,” which was put on at the Hard Rock Cafe.  He also worked for a landscaping business while in Nevada.

“He liked to work out,” Jones said.  “He was going to try to box out there (Las Vegas), the ultimate fighting stuff, but he didn’t dare do it because if you’re beat up on Saturday you can’t model and act on Monday because your face is all beat up.”

Dufort is survived by his parents, George and Jana Dufort, along with his three siblings: older brother John Dufort, and younger sisters Katie and Audrey Dufort.  Visitation will take place at the Ball Dunn Chapel in Mason Saturday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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About Megan Baughman

My name is Megan, I’m 25 years old, and I graduated from Michigan State University in May 2012 with a BA in Journalism, and in 2015 with an MA in Advertising. I’m craft, food & fashion obsessed and, in turn, I run my own YouTube page with all of my ideas! Check out my Etsy store at etsy.com/shop/hopsandhoney!
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