Joshua Lee "Josh" Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor and model from Free Home, Georgia. He is best known for his role as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost.
Holloway grew up in the small North Georgia town of Free Home and attended Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia. He developed an interest in movies at a very young age. He studied at the University of Georgia for a year, but left to pursue a career as 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 the 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 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.
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.