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Josh Hopkins : Ryan
A dynamic and versatile actor, Josh Hopkins is a veteran of both television and feature films.
Hopkins can currently be seen opposite Courteney Cox on the TBS sitcom “Cougar Town,” which will begin its sixth season next January. Hopkins portrays Grayson Ellis, the love interest of Cox’s Jules Cobb. Last season, Hopkins segued behind the camera and directed an episode of the hilarious comedy.
This summer, Hopkins will be seen in “Get on Up,” a chronicle of musician James Brown’s rise to fame. Directed by Tate Taylor, the biopic also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Chadwick Boseman. Hopkins will also soon be seen co-starring in two independent features; “Kelly and Cal” and “A Bet’s a Bet.” In “Kelly and Cal,” Hopkins stars opposite Juliette Lewis in a drama about a suburban mom who befriends a young man in a wheelchair who helps her rediscover her youthful self. “A Bet’s a Bet,” with Mena Suvari and Kristen Chenoweth, tells the story of Vince, a guy whose life is one big competition until he meets his match in June, a beautiful woman who is successful and also extremely driven. Together they enter into a series of entertaining wagers where the winner gets to decide the fate of the loser.
In 2011, Hopkins starred in “Lebanon, PA,” an independent drama directed by Ben Hickernell. Film critic Rex Reed highlighted his performance by lauding Hopkins as a “personable, enormously gifted actor with keen intuition and intelligent timing.”
Hopkins made his debut as a season regular on FOX’s critically acclaimed series “Ally McBeal.” Created by David E. Kelley, Hopkins portrayed Raymond Milberry, a rival lawyer and love interest to Calista Flockhart’s “Ally McBeal.”
Hopkins’ additional television credits include a recurring role on the ABC drama “Private Practice,” the CBS drama “Swingtown,” “CSI: Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” the ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters” opposite Calista Flockhart and Sally Field, the CBS drama “Surrender, Dorothy,” with Diane Keaton, the CBS mini-series “Robert Ludlum’s Covert One: The Hades Factor,” the TNT original movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” opposite Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall, FOX’s “New York Undercover,” the WB’s “Jack & Jill” and “Kate Brasher.” In addition, Hopkins starred opposite Rebecca Romijn in the WB romantic comedy “Pepper Dennis.”
Hopkins’ additional film credits include the comedy “Pretty Ugly People” co-starring Missi Pyle and Melissa McCarthy, directed by Tate Taylor and the independent film, “Insatiable,” co-starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Michael Biehn, directed by Chack Konzelman and Cary Solomon. Prior to that, he starred in “One Eyed King” opposite William Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri and Armand Assante, “The Perfect Storm” where he portrayed helicopter pilot Darryl Ennis, “Love & Sex” opposite Famke Janssen, “G.I. Jane” and “Paulie.”
Son of former representative Larry Hopkins, Hopkins grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and attended Auburn University.