November 22, 1979 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cooke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Harriton High School, a small public high school in Rosemont, a suburb of Philadelphia. He was a member of Harriton Theater Company and directed a show his senior year. He has received acting awards including the James Pendleton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Performance and the Judith & Milton R. Stark Scholarship. Cooke graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004, where he majored in theater. He has been married to Eleisha Eagle since April 2011.
He played Dan Stonewater on the final episode of Scrubs and Rabbi Feldman on the final episode of The King of Queens. In 2009, Cooke played Auggie Harris in Season 6 Episode 7 on Numb3rs. Cooke played Ben Coles on Better with You, a sitcom which began in 2010 and was cancelled after 22 episodes.
Cooke played Joel Stevens, boyfriend of Rachel Bilson's character Zoe Hart, in CW's Hart of Dixie (season 3) and appears as Sue Heck's college professor on whom she has a strong crush in the seventh season of themiddle.
In 2006, Cooke co-starred in the film Wasted as Dixon, alongside Eddie Kaye Thomas and Kip Pardue. Cooke also played Christina Milian's love interest, Eddie, in Snowglobe. He played Eric in Young People Fucking (2007). He is set to appear in the upcoming film A Fork in the Road. He had a small role in I Love You, Man as Alan, a straight married man in a relationship with Robbie Klaven (played by Andy Samberg). Cooke was one of the lead roles in Quarantine 2.
Cooke starred as Andy in the 2010 comedy Group Sex, alongside Greg Grunberg and Odette Yustman. Cooke played the lead role as Ron in the 2008 direct-to-DVD film Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation.
In 2016, Cooke was cast in the La Jolla Playhouse premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar's Junk: The Golden Age of Debt as "Robert Merkin." It will be directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and premiere on July 26, 2016.
- Cooke's theater credits
- "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "What Are They Up To? Big Day's Josh Cooke", buddytv.com; accessed April 7, 2016.
- First Quarantine 2 Casting News
- Dexter, seriable.com; accessed April 7, 2016.
- Sunday Morning Man: Josh Cooke!
- We've Got the First Ever Casting for 'Quarantine 2'!, bloody-disgusting.com; accessed April 7, 2016.
- Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation, imdb.com; accessed April 7, 2016.