Who is Josh Hopkins? Wiki Bio

Josh Hopkins was born in Lexington, Kentucky USA, on 12 September 1970, so his birth sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality. Josh is an actor and a musician, who became somewhat popular after he wrote and performed the “Feigning Interest” song, while its humoristic video related to dating went viral in 2007.

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Childhood and education

Josh was raised in Lexington by his mother Carolyn who was a housewife, and his father Larry Jones Hopkins who is an American politician, in the US House of Representatives from 1979 to 1993 representing Kentucky’s 6th congressional district.

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Josh attended high school in his hometown, and after matriculation worked several jobs such as being a waiter and pool cleaner, while simultaneously pursuing a career in acting. He eventually enrolled at Auburn University in Alabama, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1995.

Josh’s roles in movies

Josh made his debut film appearance playing Marty in “Parallel Sons” in 1996, and then in the “Paulie” short film in the same year. 1997 saw him appear in another short film – “Stick Up” – and portray Flea in “G.I. Jane” in the same year.

He appeared in three films in 2000 – “Love & Sex”, “Auto Motives”, and “The Perfect Storm”, in which he portrayed Captain Darryl Ennis and was praised for his performance. He went on to play Chuck in “One Eyed King” in 2001, and in 2002 played an actor and a cop in the “Chicken Party” short movie. In 2007, he had a support role of Chet in “The Insatiable”, and in 2008 portrayed George in “Pretty Ugly People”.

Josh became keen on appearing in short films, and won roles in two of these in 2008 – “The Spirit of ’76: The Making of Swingtown” and “Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970’s America”. He appeared in only a few movies during the next couple of years, including “Lebanon, Pa.”, “Kelly & Cal”, and “The Opposite Sex”, while his most recent appearance was in “Car Dogs” in 2014.

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Roles in TV series

Josh is better known for his appearances in TV series rather than those in movies. He made his debut TV series appearance in an episode of “Law & Order” in 1996, in which he played Ken Soames. From 1998 to 1999, he in the main cast of “New York Undercover”, playing Detective Alec Stone in 13 episodes of the series. From 1999 to 2001, he portrayed Matt Prophet in nine episodes of “Jack & Jill”, and in 2001 appeared in two episodes of “Kate Brasher” as Officer Tony Giordano.

His role as Raymond Millbury in “Ally McBeal” in 2001 and 2002 made him somewhat popular, appearing in 22 episodes of the series’ fifth season.

He was a singer at Monica and Chandler’s wedding in a single episode of “Friends” in 2002, and from 2003 to 2006 portrayed Assistant D.A. Kite in “Cold Case”, simultaneously appearing in several other TV series, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2003, “North Shore” in 2004, and “Bones” in 2005.

In 2006, Josh played in three TV series – “Vanished”, “Pepper Dennis”, and “Brothers and Sisters” – while he appeared in a single episode of “Ghost Whisperer” in 2007. The year 2009 saw him in “12 Men of Christmas”, “Pushing Daisies”, and “CSI: Miami”, before he won the role of Grayson Ellis in “Cougar Town”, appearing in 102 episodes between 2009 and 2015.

Concurrently Josh appeared in several other series, including “Castle” in 2011, “Hot in Cleveland” in 2012, and “The Client List” in 2013 among others. His most recent roles in TV series were in “Quantico” as Liam O’Connor in 2015 and 2016, and in “Whiskey Cavalier” in 2019 portraying Ray Prince.

Love life. Wife or Gay?

Josh is currently single and the fact that he doesn’t have a wife and rarely talks about women has started rumors on the internet that he might be gay. However, it is known that Josh has dated several A-list Hollywood actresses in the past and some of them are Courteney Cox and Octavia Spencer.

It was also speculated that he dated Jennifer Aniston, star of the “Friends” TV series, in 2010 after the two were seen having dinner together, however, after the rumors started spreading, Josh explained that it was only a friendly dinner. Shortly after he made the statement, Josh was seen in public with Jennifer again and the two were caught kissing but ended their relationship shortly after when Jennifer accused him of mistreating her.

In 2011 he was in a relationship with Erin Andrews who is a sportscaster working for the ABC network. The two were seen at the “Lollapalooza” music festival holding hands, however, they split after dating for six months. His next girlfriend was Cheryl Burke, a dancer, whom he began dating in 2014, but that didn’t last longer than two months.

Hobbies and other interests

Josh has his personal favorite actors and actresses, and they are Johnny Depp, Keanu Reaves, and Courteney Cox, while the movies he enjoys watching the most include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, as well as the “Matrix” trilogy. He is keen on reading, and spending his time in nature, while one of his hobbies is travelling, and he has been to many US states as well as several European countrie,s some of which are England, France, and Belgium.

Josh was physically very active while attending high school, and played football and basketball for the school’s team. After matriculation, he started going to the gym and to this day has several training sessions each week – he is taking good care of his looks, and is on a strict and healthy diet. Josh is a lover of dogs, and has a pet dog as well as a cat.

Appearance and net worth

Josh is 59 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs). His net worth is estimated at over $4 million as of late-2019.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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