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Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway
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Holloway at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born
Josh Lee Holloway[1]

(1969-07-20) July 20, 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active1999-present
Yessica Kumala (m. 2004)
Children2

Josh Lee Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor, model and producer, best known for his roles as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and as Will Bowman on the science fiction drama Colony.

Early life

Holloway was born in San Jose, California, the second of four boys of a nurse mother and a surveyor father.[2] His family moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia when he was two. He was raised in Free Home, Georgia. Holloway is related to Baptist preacher Dr. Dale Holloway and author and World War II prisoner of war Carl Holloway.[3] He is also a descendant of Robert E. Lee.[1] Holloway attended Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia, graduating in 1987. He developed an interest in movies at a very young age. He studied at the University of Georgia but left after one quarter due to financial constraints.[4]

Career

Holloway moved to Los Angeles, where he began a successful career as a runway and print model, including for brands Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan.[4] In 1993, Holloway appeared in the Aerosmith video for the song "Cryin'" as a thief who tries to steal Alicia Silverstone's purse from a diner, only to be caught and beaten up by her.[1]

Holloway's ambition eventually led him to start acting. His first role was as "Good Looking Guy" in an episode of Angel in 1999, followed by a role in the comedy Doctor Benny and in the movies Mi Amigo, Moving August, and Cold Heart. Following these roles, he gained recognition for his lead role in the Sci-Fi Channel movie Sabretooth with David Keith and John Rhys-Davies. He also made appearances in Good Girls Don't episode, "Addicted To Love"; NCIS episode, "My Other Left Foot"; The Lyon's Den episode, "Separation Anxiety"; Walker, Texas Ranger episode, "Medieval Crimes"; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, episode "Assume Nothing".

His big break came when he was cast as James "Sawyer" Ford in the hit television series Lost. The show propelled Holloway to celebrity status, but left him with little time to leverage his fame with other roles. According to USA Today, he took himself out of consideration for a role in a Brad Pitt Western due to the demands of his filming schedule.[5] Nevertheless, he found time to star in the thriller Whisper and he also ventured into the world of video games in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. In the game, he plays the role of a Brotherhood of Nod intelligence officer named Ajay whose primary role is to assist players by supplying information that is crucial to upcoming battles. In May 2007, 20th Century Fox approached Holloway for the second time and offered him the role of Gambit in X-Men 4. In 2005, People magazine named Holloway one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."[6] In January 2006, In Touch Weekly named Holloway the "hottest hunk" on television.[7] In the same month, Holloway was voted the seventeenth-sexiest guy worldwide by British readers of OK! magazine. In the same year, he was voted the second-sexiest star in Hollywood by Us Weekly.[8]

In March 2007, Holloway was selected as the new face for Davidoff's "Cool Water" fragrance worldwide.[9] In Spring 2008, Holloway was selected as the first male spokesperson for Magnum ice cream of Turkey. Previous Magnum spokespersons include Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Hurley. In the same year he made the top ten list of TV Guides Sexiest Stars.[10]

Holloway appeared in the 2009 film Stay Cool, a comedy written by the Polish brothers. Artist Salvador Larroca is believed by Comic Book Resources columnist Timothy Callahan to have used Holloway as the model for his rendition of Tony Stark during his run on Iron Man, which began in 2008.[11] In June 2010, Holloway won a Saturn Award for "Best Actor on Television" for his role on Lost. In September 2010, Holloway was added to the cast of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which was released in December 2011. In 2014, Holloway starred in the lead role in the CBS television show Intelligence as a cybercrime agent who can 'access the entire electromagnetic spectrum' with his mind.

In 2016, Holloway began starring in Colony as Will Bowman, a former FBI agent who, in a bid to protect his family, is forced to collaborate with the occupational government to bring down the growing resistance movement inside the L.A. colony in the near future. Colony marks a Lost reunion for Holloway and executive producer Carlton Cuse.[12][13]

Personal life

At the end of shooting the Lost pilot in Oahu, Hawaii, Holloway proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Yessica Kumala, a native of Indonesia of Chinese descent.[1][14] The couple married on October 1, 2004. They have two children: daughter Java Kumala (born 2009)[15] and son Hunter Lee (born 2014).[16]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Cold Heart Sean
2002 Moving August Loren Carol
2002 Mi Amigo Younger Pal
2002 My Daughter's Tears Uncredited
2003 Doctor Benny Pheb
2006 Just Yell Fire Himself
2007 Whisper Max Truemont
2009 Stay Cool Wino
2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Trevor Hanaway
2013 Battle of the Year: The Dream Team Jason Blake
2013 Paranoia Agent Gamble
2014 Sabotage Eddie "Neck" Jordan

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Angel Good-Looking Guy Episode: "City Of"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ben Wiley Episode: "Medieval Crimes"
2002 Sabretooth Trent Parks Television movie
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kenny Richmond Episode: "Assume Nothing"
2003 The Lyon's Den Lana's Boytoy Episode: "Separation Anxiety"
2004 NCIS Sheriff Episode: "My Other Left Foot"
2004 Good Girls Don't Eric Episode: "Addicted to Love"
2004-2010 Lost James "Sawyer" Ford 104 episodes
2011 Community Black Rider[17] Episode: "A Fistful of Paintballs"
2011 Five Bill Television movie
2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! Farmer Josh[18] Episode: "Farm"
2014 Intelligence Gabriel Vaughn Starring role--series regular
2016-2018 Colony Will Bowman[13] Main role
2020 Yellowstone Roarke Carter

Music videos and games

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Cryin' Thief Acting debut
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Ajay

Awards and nominations

References

  1. ^ a b c d The Late Late Show with James Corden, January 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Josh Holloway profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Happy the Pow: A Short Story About a Long Ordeal", Quail Ridge Press - August 1981
  4. ^ a b "Josh Holloway". Biography. A&E Television Networks. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Keck, William (November 29, 2005). "Fame's a breeze for Holloway". USA Today. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful People Archived January 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine People (magazine). 4/27/2005
  7. ^ 'Lost's' Josh Holloway is top In Touch hunk 1/25/2006
  8. ^ George Clooney - Clooney tops sexiest star poll Contact Music., November 10, 2006.
  9. ^ "Lilly Gets A Splash Of Cool Water". The Internet Movie Database. July 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Love Hewitt TV Guide Sexiest Stars 2008 Pop Crunch, May 1, 2008.
  11. ^ Callahan, Timothy. Review of "Invincible Iron Man #28". Comic Book Resources. July 18, 2010.
  12. ^ Abrams, Natalie (February 3, 2015). "USA orders Carlton Cuse drama Colony to series". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (February 3, 2015). "USA Network's 'Colony,' Starring Josh Holloway, Ordered to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Fame's a breeze for Josh Holloway
  15. ^ "Josh Holloway Welcomes Daughter Java Kumala". People. April 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ Shira, Dahvi (March 18, 2014). "Josh Holloway Welcomes Son Hunter Lee". People. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ Keck, William (April 25, 2011). "Keck's Exclusives: First Look at Josh Holloway Back in Action". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011.
  18. ^ "Yo Gabba Gabba! Series 4 Episode 12 Farm". freev.com.au. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved 2013.

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