Josh Holloway

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Josh Holloway
Intelligence - Josh Holloway.jpg
Holloway at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born Joshua Lee Holloway
(1969-07-20) July 20, 1969 (age 45)
San Jose, California, United States
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Yessica Kumala (m. 2004)
Children 2

Joshua Lee "Josh" Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor and model, best known as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and starred in the CBS drama Intelligence as Gabriel Vaughn.

Early life[edit]

Holloway was born in San Jose, California, the second of four boys of a nurse mother and a surveyor father.[1] 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.[2] Holloway attended Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia. He developed an interest in movies at a very young age. He studied at the University of Georgia for a year, but left to pursue a career as a model.[3]

Career[edit]

Holloway's ambition for acting led him to Los Angeles, where he landed a role in the comedy Doctor Benny. He followed up with lead roles 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"; and Angel episode 1, "City of," in which he was the leader of Angel's first post-Sunnydale slay. Holloway appeared in the Aerosmith video for the song "Cryin'" as a thief who tries to steal Alicia Silverstone's purse from a diner and is caught and beaten up by her.

He is best known for his role 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.[4] 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."[5] In January 2006, In Touch Weekly named Holloway the "hottest hunk" on television.[6] 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.[7]

In March 2007 Holloway was selected as the new face for Davidoff's "Cool Water" fragrance worldwide.[8] 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 Guide's Sexiest Stars.[9]

Holloway appeared in the 2009 film Stay Cool, a comedy written by the Polish brothers. Artist Salvador Larocca 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.[10] 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.

Personal life[edit]

At the end of shooting the Lost pilot in Oahu, Hawaii, Holloway proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Yessica Kumala, a native of Indonesia.[11] The couple married on October 1, 2004. They have two children: daughter Java Kumala (born 2009)[12] and son Hunter Lee (born 2014).[13]

On a Channel 4 trailer that aired in the UK, Holloway stated "I do enjoy my beer," and opined that the greatest invention of all time was "distilled alcohol," while his Lost colleagues selected "pen and paper," "the wheel," and "the guitar."[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Angel Good-Looking Guy Episode: "City of..."
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ben Wiley Episode: "Medieval Crimes"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kenny Richmond Episode: "Assume Nothing"
2003 Lyon's Den, TheThe 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 116 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series (2007, 2009–10)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007–09)
2011 Community Black Rider[15] Episode: "A Fistful of Paintballs"
2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! Farmer Josh[16] Episode: "Farm"
2014 Intelligence Gabriel Vaughn Starring Role - Series Regular

Video games[edit]

Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Ajay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Holloway profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Happy the Pow: A Short Story About a Long Ordeal", Quail Ridge Press – August 1981
  3. ^ "Josh Holloway profile". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  4. ^ Keck, William (November 29, 2005). "Fame's a breeze for Holloway". USA Today. Retrieved September 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful People People (magazine). 4/27/2005
  6. ^ ‘Lost's’ Josh Holloway is top In Touch hunk 1/25/2006
  7. ^ George Clooney – Clooney tops sexiest star poll Contact Music., November 10, 2006.
  8. ^ "Lilly Gets A Splash Of Cool Water". The Internet Movie Database. July 17, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008. 
  9. ^ Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Love Hewitt TV Guide Sexiest Stars 2008 Pop Crunch, May 1, 2008.
  10. ^ Callahan, Timothy. Review of "Invincible Iron Man #28". Comic Book Resources. July 18, 2010.
  11. ^ Fame's a breeze for Josh Holloway
  12. ^ "Josh Holloway Welcomes Daughter Java Kumala". People. April 13, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Shira, Dahvi (March 18, 2014). "Josh Holloway Welcomes Son Hunter Lee". People. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Celeb Best Inventions". YouTube. 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  15. ^ Keck, William (April 25, 2011). "Keck's Exclusives: First Look at Josh Holloway Back in Action". TV Guide. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Yo Gabba Gabba! Series 4 Episode 12 Farm". freev.com.au. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 

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