Josh Hopkins

Josh Hopkins


9/12/1970, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Birth Name

William Joshua Hopkins



Also Known As

Joshua Hopkins
  • Josh Hopkins as Grayson on Cougar Town.
  • Josh Hopkins as Grayson on Cougar Town.
  • Josh Hopkins as Grayson on Cougar Town.
  • Josh Hopkins as Grayson of Cougar Town.
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Josh Hopkins spent several years working on stage honing his craft before landing TV and film roles that have played off his good looks and versatility. The son of a former Republican Congressman, he was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was a basketball star in…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • His favorite films from the `70s are Evel Knievel, The Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars.

    • In addition to acting, Josh is also an amateur musician who has recorded several original singles. His first music video, Feigning Interest, was released online in October 2006. It became a featured video on MySpace in June 2007 and the popularity of the video led to a highly successful performance by Hopkins (accompanied by James Marsden) at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago in August 2007.

    • Josh loves to attend and play in celebrity basketball games.

    • Josh prefers the Backstreet Boys over N*Sync, and enjoys listening to Outkast.

    • Josh is good friends with Dash Mihok, one of his co-stars in The Perfect Storm.

    • Josh is a huge Bo Jackson fan and believes the world was robbed when he was injured.

    • Josh's favorite basketball players are Tony Delk, Michael Allen, and Thomas Buckley and his favorite team is the Wildcats.

    • Josh's favorite actor is Sean Penn and his favorite director is David Fincher.

    • He portrayed Paul Allen in the 1999 film, Pirates of Silicon Valley.

    • His surname, Hopkins, means 'Song of Young Robert', a direct translation of the old English version: Hobbe-kyn.

    • Josh attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

    • Josh is the son of former U.S. Representative Larry J. Hopkins (R-KY). He also has two sisters, Shae and Tara.

    • Josh appeared in the Alanis Morissette music video "Unsent."

    • His family motto is 'Inter Primos', which mean 'Among the First'.

  • Quotes

    • Josh: (On working with rocker Bon Jovi on the set of Ally McBeal)
      As far as Bon Jovi coming in, he's just cool. He's such a nice, cool guy. It's just cool to me that Bon Jovi knows my name!

    • Josh: (On his character in Ally McBeal) Raymond is quite a chauvinist. And as my mom will testify, I differ from him in that way. However, on the flip side, Raymond is extremely honest and I try to be. Look for more serious story lines for Raymond soon.

    • Josh: (On acting and his goals) I love acting, every job is a dream job when you're an actor. I'd like to do eventually more film work and to collaborate with the best actors and directors in film.

  • I love this Guy and would like to see him more.

    Josh has been on so many shows that I have watched and has always enchanted me. He always gets the part of the dreamy love interest, and he fits it to a t. Every time I saw him pop up again I felt more and more that I would love to see him as a lead in a show rather then just the passing object of love for a leading lady. I got see just that as he portrayed Roger Thompson on 'Swing Town' and he was great.

    He's no John Hamm, but I enjoy watching him non the less and hope to see more of him wherever and on whatever show he lands.moreless