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Josh Holloway Biography

Birth Name:
Joshua Lee Holloway
Birth Place:
San Jose, California, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • The second of four brothers, he grew up in a trailer in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains, and his first job was picking up dead chickens on a farm
  • Played a purse snatcher in the 1994 video "Cryin'" by Aerosmith
  • Guest roles included Angel; Walker, Texas Ranger; CSI; and NCIS
  • Also costarred in the 2002 Sci-Fi Channel movie Sabretooth before being cast in Lost
  • Proposed to wife Yessica Kumala while filming the Lost pilot in March 2004
  • Made news in October 2005 when he and Kumala were robbed at gunpoint in their Honolulu-area home
  • The thief took credit cards and the couple's Mercedes-Benz, which was recovered later the day of the robbery


  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner


  • Ben Holloway -- Brother
  • Brad Holloway -- Brother
  • Sam Holloway -- Brother
  • Java Kumala Holloway -- Daughter
  • Hunter Lee Holloway -- Son
  • Yessica Kumala -- Wife