Josh Manning
Dead rising josh
Age 25
Notebook Number 37
Notebook Description Was captured and held by Cliff.
Health 5,000
Weapon Machete (Infinity Mode)
Location Empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon (72 Hour Mode)

Heliport (Infinity Mode)

Scoop(s) The Hatchet Man
Kindell's Betrayal
PP 15,000 (Join)

30,000 (Escort)

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"I bet even that machete guy was just a nice old man before all this happened."
—Josh, on Cliff's insanity

Josh Manning is a survivor appearing exclusively in Dead Rising.

He is found in the empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon. He is held hostage by Cliff Hudson during the scoop The Hatchet Man and can be freed after Cliff's defeat.

The Hatchet ManEdit

Main article: The Hatchet Man

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.

Kindell's BetrayalEdit

Main article: Kindell's Betrayal

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 leave.

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.

Infinity ModeEdit

Main article: Infinity Mode

Josh appears at the Heliport from 2:19:00 to 3:00:00 and he is armed with a machete. He also carries grapefruit, lead pipe, sledgehammer, shovel and golf club.


  • 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.
  • On being rescued Josh says: "I bet even that machete guy was just a nice old man before all this happened." Indicating that Josh has begun to forgive Cliff Hudson for his captivity.
  • His weapon choice is ironic in Infinity Mode, due to the fact that he was held captive by Cliff Hudson, with a machete, during the main game.
  • Josh does not appear in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.


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