Who is Josh Stewart?
Joshua Regnall ‘Josh’ Stewart was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 6 February 1977, in Diana, West Virginia USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is White. Josh is an actor with 46 credits to his name, perhaps best known for his role as William LaMontagne Jr. in the series “Criminal Minds”, starring A. J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangness; the series had 35 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and won 23.
Early life and education
Josh was raised by his parents Charles, a teacher and former pastor of the First Baptist Church and Holly River Baptist Church, now a pastor at the Redeeming Grace Baptist Church in Webster Springs, West Virginia; his mother Margie is a sixth-grade teacher at an elementary school in Webster Springs.
Josh attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1985 enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College, later transferring to West Virginia University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business in 1989.
During his college days, he performed at the Landmark Theatre in Sutton, West Virginia, and after graduating he moved to New York to pursue his acting career. He was studying at the “T Schreiber Studio” and was a member of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre; later he moved to Los Angeles, California where he was acting alongside Brooke Shields and Robert Forster in the theatres such as “Lightbulb” and “Bacon”.
Roles in series
Josh made his first appearance on television in 2004, in the episode “Bad to the Bone” of the series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, followed by his role as Brendan Finney in the “Third Watch”, which is an action crime drama about achievements of police officers, paramedics, and firemen who serve in New York City; the series had 25 award nominations and won 14, including one Primetime Emmy.
In 2007, he was cast to play Holt McLaren in the series “Dirt” starring alongside Ian Hart and Courtney Cox, followed by guest roles in the “ER”, “Raising the Bar”, “CSI: Miami”, “Southland”, and “The Mentalist”.
In the following years, he portrayed The Watcher in the comedy drama “No Ordinary Family”, followed by roles as Solotov in the series “Shooter”, and as John Pilgrim in the Netflix series “The Punisher”. From 2007 until 2020, he had the recurring role of William LaMontagne Jr. in the American drama series “Criminal Minds”.
Roles in movies
Josh actually made his acting debut on the big screen, in the 2003 movie “Then Came Jones”, followed by his role as T. J. Ketting in the movie “Lenexa, 1 Mile” starring alongside Jason Ritter and Austin Nichols. In the following years, he made appearances in the movies such as “Bobby Z”, “Jekyll”, and “The Haunting of Molly Hartley”.
In the 2008 movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Tilda Swinton, Josh was cast to play Pleasant Curtis in this romantic fantasy drama, partially based on the short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is aging backwards; the movie had 160 award nominations and won 83, including three Oscars.
In the following year, Josh portrayed Arkin in the movie “The Collector”, starring alongside Juan Fernandez and Andrea Roth, followed by his supporting role in the “Law Abiding Citizen” acting alongside Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler and Leslie Bibb.
Josh had the lead male role in the movie “Beneath the Dark”, followed by his appearance in the movie “Rehab”, and his supporting role as Barsad in 2012 the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” starring Tom Hardy, Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway; the movie had 103 award nominations and won 38.
In the same year, he was cast to play in the sequel of the movie “The Collector” titled “The Collection” starring alongside Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald.
In the following years, Josh made appearances in movies such as “Alpha Alert”, “The Hunted”, “Transcendence”, and “Interstellar” in which he voiced the character CASE. He had supporting roles in several popular movies such as “The Finest Hours”, “Cold Moon”, “The Neighbor”, “Insidious: The Last Key”, and many others. His most recent role was in the 2020 film “Tenet” in which he again made his appearance as a voice actor; the movie had 134 award nominations and won 46, including one Oscar.
Josh’s fans will be happy to hear that it is announced that the filming of the movie “The Collected” has started, which is the third sequel of the movie “The Collector”.
Josh has a specific accent, many people thinking that he’s English, however, he said that his accent is the combination of his West Virginia original and New York’s dialect.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors about Josh’s love life, however, it’s widely known about his marriage with a casting director, Deanna Brigidi; they married in 2007, and Deanna gave birth to their daughter Ryan Justine in 2008, and two years later, their son River Jacob was born.
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After being married for a couple of years, and after Deanna saved his life performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when he had a heart attack caused by salmonella infection, it seems that their life paths went in opposite ways, they divorced in 2014.
In the following years, there were some rumors concerning Josh’s love life – it was assumed that he was having an affair with a popular actress whose name hasn’t been revealed, however, Josh stated that he was single. Eventually, he met Alexa Davalos on the shooting for the series “The Punisher”, and they started dating soon afterwards; Alexa is an American actress, perhaps known best for her role as Gwen Raiden in the series “Angel”.
The two married on 19 May 2019 – the wedding ceremony was private, as they both prefer to keep their private lives away from the media’s attention. As of November 2021, the couple is still married and they don’t have children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides acting, Josh had an interest in producing and directing movies, and was co-producer for the movies “The Collection”, “The Hunted”, “Malicious”, and “Back Fork”; he also directed “The Hunted” and “Back Fork”. In 2016, he was nominated for West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival award Filmmaker of the Year.
In his spare time, he likes to do carpentering, he made the dining room table and chairs in his home, some pieces of furniture in his kid’s rooms, and as he said, if he hadn’t become an actor, he would had been a carpenter.
When he wants to relax, he likes fly-fishing, reading books of his favorite writer Walt Whitman, and listening to the music of his favorite singer Johnny Cash.
Josh takes care of his body, eating healthily and working out at the gym; when he was younger he was an amateur boxer, and a competitive snowboarder.
Age, height, and net worth
Josh is 44-years-old, with light brown hair and his eyes are blue. He weighs around 176lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million.