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Josh Lee Holloway

July 20, 1969 (1969-07-20) (age 52)
Occupation Actor, model, producer
Years active 1999–present
Yessica Kumala (m. 2004)
Children 2

Josh Lee Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor, model and producer, best known for his roles as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and as Gabriel Vaughn in the CBS drama Intelligence. He also stars as Will Bowman on the science fiction drama Colony.

Early life

Holloway was born in San Jose, California. 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. He is also a descendant of Robert E. Lee. Holloway attended Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia, graduating in 1987. He developed an interest in movies at a very young age. He studied at the University of Georgia.


Josh Holloway at Camp Conival
Josh Holloway at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Holloway moved to Los Angeles, where he began a successful career as a runway and print model, including for brands Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. In 1993, Holloway appeared in the Aerosmith video for the song "Cryin'".

Holloway's ambition eventually led him to start acting. His first role was as "Good Looking Guy" in an episode of Angel in 1999. His big break came when he was cast as James "Sawyer" Ford in the hit television series Lost.

In 2005, People magazine named Holloway one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." In January 2006, In Touch Weekly named Holloway the "hottest hunk" on television. 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.

In March 2007, Holloway was selected as the new face for Davidoff's "Cool Water" fragrance worldwide. 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.

Personal life

At the end of shooting the Lost pilot in Oahu, Hawaii, Holloway proposed to his long time girlfriend, Yessica Kumala, a native of Indonesia of Chinese descent. The couple married on October 1, 2004. They have two children.



Stay Cool is an American comedy film starring Josh Holloway
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Cold Heart Sean
2002 Moving August Loren Carol
2002 Mi Amigo Younger Pal
2002 My Daughter's Tears Uncredited
2003 Doctor Benny Pheb
2006 Just Yell Fire Himself
2007 Whisper Max Truemont
2009 Stay Cool Wino
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Trevor Hanaway
2013 Battle of the Year: The Dream Team Jason Blake
2013 Paranoia Agent Gamble
2014 Sabotage Eddie "Neck" Jordan


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Angel Good-Looking Guy Episode: "City of..."
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ben Wiley Episode: "Medieval Crimes"
2002 Sabretooth Trent Parks Television movie
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 104 episodes
2011 Community Black Rider Episode: "A Fistful of Paintballs"
2011 Five Bill Television movie
2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! Farmer Josh Episode: "Farm"
2014 Intelligence Gabriel Vaughn Starring role—series regular
2016–2018 Colony Will Bowman Main role

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