Born September 12th, 1970 to former Kentucky congressman Larry Hopkins, Josh Hopkins' first onscreen acting job was in 1995's Parallel Sons when he was 25. He found steady work with roles in G.I. Jane and The Perfect Storm, but his real break came when he was cast on the show Ally McBeal in 2001. Hopkins' successful TV run continued as he was cast as a regular on Pepper Dennis, and in reoccurring roles on the shortlived Vanished and with his Ally McBeal cast mate Calista Flockhart on Brothers & Sisters. He was then cast as one of the lead roles in the 2007 series Swingtown. In 2009, Hopkins appeared as Dr. Noah Barnes in ABC's Private Practice, and took on a supporting role in ABC's Cougar Town the same year.