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Sawyer on Lost
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Josh Holloway (born July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California) is an American actor best known for his role as James "Sawyer" Ford on ABC`s Golden Globe award and Emmy award-winning show Lost.
Holloway was born to Scottish parents in the California region that would later become known as Silicon Valley, and his family moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia when he was two. He has one sister and three brothers; he`s the second boy. In addition to his immediate family, Josh has a large extended family that includes Baptist preacher Dr. Dale Holloway and author/WWII POW Carl Holloway. He also is the great-grandson of "Lula" Holloway who wrote a book sometime in the 20th century about the Holloway family. Holloway attended Free Home Elementary and Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia. He developed an interest for movies at a very young age. He studied at the University of Georgia but quit after only one year to become a model.
Holloway`s ambition for acting led him to Los Angeles, where he landed a role in the comedy Doctor Benny. He followed up with lead roles in movies Mi amigo, Moving August and Cold Heart. Following these roles, he gained recognition for his lead role in the Sci-Fi Channel movie Sabretooth with David Keith and John Rhys-Davies. He also made appearances in Good Girls Don`t episode "Addicted to love", NCIS episode "My other left foot",The Lyon`s Den episode "Separation Anxiety",Walker, Texas Ranger episode "Medieval Crimes", CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Assume Nothing", and Angel episode "City of" .Holloway appeared in the Aerosmith video for the song "Cryin`" as a thief who tries to steal Alicia Silverstone`s purse from a diner. In the video, she catches him and beats him up.
Holloway is best known for his role as James "Sawyer" Ford in the hit television series Lost. The show propelled Holloway to celebrity status, but left him with little time to leverage his fame with other roles. According to USA Today, he took himself out of consideration for a role in a Brad Pitt Western due to the demands of his filming schedule. Nevertheless, he found time to star in the thriller Whisper and he also ventured into the world of video games in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. In the game, he plays the role of a Brotherhood of Nod intelligence officer named Ajay whose primary role is to assist players by supplying information that is crucial to upcoming battles. . In May 2007, 20th Century Fox approached Holloway for the second time and offered him the role of Gambit in X-Men 4. He had been the main contender for the same role in 2006`s
X-Men: The Last Stand but took himself out of the running due to his busy schedule on Lost. Shortly thereafter, producers scrapped plans to feature the character of Gambit in the third X-Men film.
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 17th sexiest guy worldwide by British readers of OK! magazine. Also, in March 2007 Holloway was selected as the new face for Davidoff`s "Cool Water" fragrance worldwide. In 2008, Holloway was selected as the first male spokesperson of Magnum Ice Cream for Turkey. Previous Magnum spokesperson includes Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Hurley.
At the end of shooting "Lost" pilot in Oahu, Holloway proposed to his long time girlfriend, Yessica Kumala, who`s from Jakarta, Indonesia. The couple married on October 1, 2004, shortly after "Lost" premiered with phenomenal ratings on ABC network. He`s been quoted as calling his wife "The Love of My Life." Holloway`s interests include boating, sailing, snowboarding, martial arts, motocross and playing the guitar. On a Channel 4 trailer that aired in the UK, he stated "I do enjoy my beer," and noted that the greatest invention of all time was "distilled alcohol", while his Lost contemporaries selected "pen and paper", "the wheel", and "the guitar."
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Josh Lee Holloway
Jorge Garcia (friend from lost), Evangeline Lilly
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 currently stars on the science fiction drama Colony.
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