Josh Hopkins

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Josh Hopkins
Josh Hopkins.jpg
Hopkins in 2010
BornWilliam Joshua Hopkins
(1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 44)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Years active1996–present
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Josh Hopkins
Josh Hopkins.jpg
Hopkins in 2010
BornWilliam Joshua Hopkins
(1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 44)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Years active1996–present

William Joshua "Josh" Hopkins (born September 12, 1970) is an American actor and amateur musician. Hopkins was born in Lexington, KY. He has participated in many TV series and films. He is the writer and performer of the song "Feigning Interest", a humoristic music video about dating that went viral in 2007.


Hopkins joined the fourth, and the last season, of New York Undercover in 1998. In 1999 Hopkins starred in Alanis Morissette's "Unsent" music video. Hopkins portrayed Paul Allen in the 1999 film Pirates of Silicon Valley, and Raymond Milbury on the television series Ally McBeal (2001 to 2002). He portrayed womanizer Charlie Babcock on the television series Pepper Dennis (2006). He later worked with his former Ally McBeal co-star Calista Flockhart when he had a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters. He also had a semi regular role as Peter Manning on the cancelled Fox drama Vanished (2006).

In 2005, Hopkins guest starred on Fox's hit show Bones as Temperance Brennan's former professor and lover, Michael Stires, in the episode "The Girl in the Fridge". Hopkins has also guest starred in CSI: Miami. Season 1 of the CBS series Cold Case saw Hopkins play the role of Assistant District Attorney Jason Kite. The show was especially noted for the on-screen chemistry between Hopkins' character and the character of Detective Lilly Rush, played by Kathryn Morris.

Hopkins starred in the 2008 CBS summer drama Swingtown as Roger Thompson. The series was originally intended for the Fall 2007 season, but was postponed due to the writer's strike. It has sparked some controversy for its portrayal of 1970s culture, including open marriage and key parties.

In 2009, Hopkins appeared as Dr. Noah Barnes in season 2 of ABC's Private Practice. He went on to play the character Grayson Ellis on the sitcom Cougar Town, which premiered September 23, 2009 on ABC and later moved to TBS.

BuddyTV ranked him #73 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[1]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to acting, Hopkins is also an amateur musician who has recorded several original singles. His first music video, "Feigning Interest" (directed by John Killoran & Matt O'Neil), was released online in October 2006. When it became a featured video on MySpace in June 2007, the vast increase in exposure led to some controversy as viewers debated whether the song was outwardly misogynistic or a broad satire of one-track-minded men and women (the latter being Hopkins' stated intent). Regardless, the popularity of the "Feigning Interest" video led to a highly successful performance by Hopkins (accompanied by James Marsden) at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago in August 2007. His father is former Congressman Larry J. Hopkins. Hopkins is an avid University of Kentucky sports fan, with appearances on Kentucky Sports Radio.



1996Parallel SonsMarty
1996PaulieShort film
1997Stick UpHapShort film
1997G.I. JaneFlea
2000Love & SexJoey Santino
2000Auto MotivesNigelShort film
2000The Perfect StormCapt. Darryl Ennis
2001One Eyed KingChuck
2002Chicken PartyActor/CopShort film
2005Show & TellOfficer HendersonShort film
2007The InsatiableChet
2008Pretty Ugly PeopleGeorge
2008The Spirit of '76: The Making of SwingtownRoger ThompsonShort film
2008Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970's AmericaRoger ThompsonShort film
2010Lebanon, Pa.Will
20122nd ServeOwen Match
2014Kelly & CalJosh
2014Get on UpRalph Bass
2015The Opposite SexKenny
2014Car DogsMike ReynoldsPost-production


1996Law & OrderKen Soames1 episode: "Atonement"
1998-1999New York UndercoverDetective Alec StoneMain cast (Season 4)
13 episodes
1998Silencing MaryClay RobertsTV Movie
1999Pirates of Silicon ValleyPaul AllenTV Movie
1999-2001Jack & JillMatt Prophet9 episodes
2001Kate BrasherOfficer Tony Giordano2 episodes: "Kate", "Georgia"
2001-2002Ally McBealRaymond MillburyRecurring cast (season 5)
22 episodes
2002FriendsSinger in Monica & Chandlers wedding1 episode: "The One After 'I Do'"
2002Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSpecial Agent Tim Donnovan1 episode: "Loss"
2002Cold CaseAssistant D.A. Kite10 episodes
2004NYPD 2069Alex Franco/Alex BolanderTV Movie
2004North ShoreMorgan Holt4 episodes
2005Global FrequencySean FlynnPilot
2005BonesMichael Stires1 episode: "The Girl in the Fridge"
2006Surrender DorothyPeterTV Movie
2006VanishedPeter ManningRecurring cast
8 episodes
2006Pepper DennisCharlie BabcockMain cast
13 episodes
2006Brothers and SistersWarren Salter9 episodes
2007Ghost WhispererShane Carson1 episode: "No Safe Place"
2008SwingtownRoger ThompsonMain cast
13 episodes
200912 Men of ChristmasWill AlbrechtTV Movie
2009Pushing DaisiesShane Trickle1 episode: "Kerplunk"
2009CSI: MiamiMark Gantry2 episodes: "And They're Offed", "Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing"
2009Private PracticeDr. Noah Barnes5 episodes
2009-2015Cougar TownGrayson EllisMain cast
88 episodes
2011CastlePolice Officer1 episode: "Demons"
2012In Plain SightKenny2 episodes: "Drag Me to Hell", "All's Well That Ends"
2012Hot in ClevelandWaiter1 episode: "Love is Blind"
2012Men at WorkRyan1 episode: "Toilet at Work"

(End credits have character name listed as Rick, although in the show they called him Ryan)

2013The Client ListDylan1 episode: "I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent"
2014UndateableJulius1 episode: "The Julius Effect"
2014NorthpoleRyanTV Movie


  1. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

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