Josh Hopkins

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Josh Hopkins
Josh Hopkins.jpg
Hopkins in 2010
Born William Joshua Hopkins
(1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 44)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

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.

BuddyTV ranked him #73 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.


Year Film Role Notes
1996 Parallel Sons Marty
Paulie Short film
1997 Stick Up Hap Short film
G.I. Jane Flea
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
2007 The Insatiable Chet
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
2010 Lebanon, Pa. Will
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

| 2014 | "Northpole" | Ryan (movie)==References==

  1. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

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