Josh Holloway

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Josh Holloway
Birth name Josh Lee Holloway
Born July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California, USA
Notable Roles Lost: James "Sawyer" Ford
Notable Episodes

Josh Holloway is an American actor and former fashion model, best known for his role as Sawyer in the ABC series Lost.



Josh was born in San Jose, California, but moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia at the age of 2. The second oldest of four boys, he grew up in a trailer park about 75 miles outside of Atlanta. His father was a surveyor and his mother a stay-at-home wife. Holloway attended the University of Georgia for only a year but left due to financial reasons, It was then that he began a successful modeling career, taking him throughout Europe and North America. As a male fashion model, Holloway found semi-permanent homes in New York and Italy. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, California with an ambition to start a career in acting. Holloway married his wife Yessica Kumala in 2004 and the two currently reside in Hawaii.

After moving to Los Angeles, Holloway's first break as an actor was a part in Angel as "Good-looking Guy" on the first episode of the series. He landed lead roles in independent films such as Cold Heart (2001), Mi Amigo (2002), and Moving August (2003). Holloway garnered praise and considerable attention for his performance in the title role of the Sci-Fi Channel's Sabretooth (2002).


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Lost James "Sawyer" Ford 2004–2010 1 2 3 4 5 6
Intelligence Gabriel Vaughn 2014 1
Colony Will Bowman 2016–2018 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Angel Good Looking Guy 1x01 - City Of October 5, 1999
Walker, Texas Ranger Ben Wiley 9x17 - Medieval Crimes April 21, 2001
CSI Kenny Richmond 1x10 - Assume Nothing (1) September 25, 2003
The Lyon's Den Lana's Toyboy 1x09 - Separation Anxiety unaired (2003)
NCIS Sheriff 1x12 - My Other Left Foot February 3, 2004
Good Girls Don't... Eric 1x03 - Addicted to Love June 18, 2004

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Sabretooth Trent Parks November 16, 2002 SCI FI Pictures
57th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself September 18, 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Good Morning America March 1, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live April 12, 2005
Entertainment Tonight August 17, 2005
The View May 17, 2007
This Morning May 22, 2007
Jimmy Kimmel Live May 15, 2008
The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 19, 2008

Awards and Accolades

Saturn Awards

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Won: Best Actor on Television (2010)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Nominated: Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male (2005)
  • Nominated: TV - Choice Chemistry (2006)
  • Nominated: Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure (2008, 2009)
  • Nominated: Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2010)

Other Honors

  • 2006 In Touch Weekly Magazine: Hottest Hunk on Television
  • 2006 OK! Magazine: 17th sexiest guy in the world
  • 2005 People Magazine: One of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World