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Hopkins in 2010
|Born||William Joshua Hopkins
September 12, 1970
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
William Joshua "Josh" Hopkins (born September 12, 1970) is an American actor and amateur musician. Hopkins was born in Lexington, KY. He has participated in many TV series and films. He is the writer and performer of the song "Feigning Interest", a humoristic music video about dating that went viral in 2007.
Hopkins joined the fourth, and the last season, of New York Undercover in 1998. In 1999 Hopkins starred in Alanis Morissette's "Unsent" music video. Hopkins portrayed Paul Allen in the 1999 film Pirates of Silicon Valley, and Raymond Milbury on the television series Ally McBeal (2001 to 2002). He portrayed womanizer Charlie Babcock on the television series Pepper Dennis (2006). He later worked with his former Ally McBeal co-star Calista Flockhart when he had a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters. He also had a semi regular role as Peter Manning on the cancelled Fox drama Vanished (2006).
In 2005, Hopkins guest starred on Fox's hit show Bones as Temperance Brennan's former professor and lover, Michael Stires, in the episode "The Girl in the Fridge". Hopkins has also guest starred in CSI: Miami. Season 1 of the CBS series Cold Case saw Hopkins play the role of Assistant District Attorney Jason Kite. The show was especially noted for the on-screen chemistry between Hopkins' character and the character of Detective Lilly Rush, played by Kathryn Morris.
Hopkins starred in the 2008 CBS summer drama Swingtown as Roger Thompson. The series was originally intended for the Fall 2007 season, but was postponed due to the writer's strike. It has sparked some controversy for its portrayal of 1970s culture, including open marriage and key parties.
In 2009, Hopkins appeared as Dr. Noah Barnes in season 2 of ABC's Private Practice. He went on to play the character Grayson Ellis on the sitcom Cougar Town, which premiered September 23, 2009 on ABC and later moved to TBS.
In addition to acting, Hopkins is also an amateur musician who has recorded several original singles. His first music video, "Feigning Interest" (directed by John Killoran & Matt O'Neil), was released online in October 2006. When it became a featured video on MySpace in June 2007, the vast increase in exposure led to some controversy as viewers debated whether the song was outwardly misogynistic or a broad satire of one-track-minded men and women (the latter being Hopkins' stated intent). Regardless, the popularity of the "Feigning Interest" video led to a highly successful performance by Hopkins (accompanied by James Marsden) at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago in August 2007. His father is former Congressman Larry J. Hopkins. Hopkins is an avid University of Kentucky sports fan, with appearances on Kentucky Sports Radio.
|1997||Stick Up||Hap||Short film|
|1998||Silencing Mary||Clay Roberts||TV film|
|1999||Pirates of Silicon Valley||Paul Allen||TV film|
|2000||Love & Sex||Joey Santino|
|Auto Motives||Nigel||Short film|
|The Perfect Storm||Capt. Darryl Ennis|
|2001||One Eyed King||Chuck|
|2001 – 2002||Ally McBeal||Raymond Millbury||TV series|
|2002||Friends||Singer in Monica & Chandlers wedding. Season 8 Episode 1||TV Series|
|Chicken Party||Actor/Cop||Short film|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Special Agent Tim Donnovan||TV Series; one episode, Season 5, Episode 4|
|Cold Case||Assistant D.A. Kite||TV Series; main in Season 1 & recurring in Season 2 & 3|
|2004||NYPD 2069||Alex Franco/Alex Bolander||TV film|
|2005||Global Frequency||Sean Flynn||TV film|
|Show & Tell||Officer Henderson||Short film|
|Bones||Michael Stires||TV Series; one episode, Season 1, Episode 8|
|2006||Surrender Dorothy||Peter||TV film|
|Brothers and Sisters||Warren Salter||TV Series|
|Ghost Whisperer||Shane Carson||One episode, Season 3, Episode 4|
|2008||Pretty Ugly People||George|
|The Spirit of '76: The Making of Swingtown||Roger Thompson||Short film|
|Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970's America||Roger Thompson||Short film|
|2009||12 Men of Christmas||Will Albrecht||TV Film|
|Pushing Daisies||Shane Trickle||TV Series, one episode, Season 2, Episode 13|
|CSI: Miami||Mark Gantry||TV series|
|Private Practice||Dr. Noah Barnes||TV series|
|2009 – 2015||Cougar Town||Grayson Ellis||TV series|
|2011||Castle||Police Officer||TV series, one episode, Season 4, Episode 6|
|2012||Men at Work||Ryan||TV series, one episode, Season 1, Episode 5
(End credits have character name listed as Rick, although in the show they called him Ryan)
|2013||The Client List||Dylan||TV series, one episode, Season 2, Episode 7|
|2014||Get on Up||Ralph Bass|
|2014||Undateable||Julius||TV series, one episode, Season 1, Episode 8|
- Josh Hopkins at the Internet Movie Database
- Josh Hopkins cast bio on The WB
- Josh Hopkins' music video "Feigning Interest" on YouTube
- Hopkins in "12 men of Christmas" premieres on Lifetime on December 5, 2009