American actor Josh Stewart had his career beginnings when he debuted as an extra on Dawson’s Creek. His first credited role was in the pilot Then Came Jones. He also guest-starred in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His first starring role on television was as Officer Brendan Finney on NBC series Third Watch. Following this, he made his film debut in 2006’s Lenexa, 1 Mile. He next had roles in the films The Death and Life of Bobby Z, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, and The Collector.
His prolific career on television also continued, starring as Holt McLaren on the short-lived series Dirt. He also began starring as Det. William LaMontagne Jr. on the CBS series Criminal Minds, which he still currently stars in as a recurring character. In the 2010s, he played the recurring role Joshua on No Ordinary Family. He also appeared in the movies Beneath the Dark, The Dark Knight Rises, The Collection, The Hunted, Transcendence, and The Finest Hours. His latest role on the big screen was in 2018’s Insidious: The Last Key. Since 2017, he’s been starring as Solotov on Shooter. He’ll also play John Pilgrim on Netflix’s The Punisher.
For his role in the movie The Collector, the 41-year-old actor upped his workout routine in order to improve his physique. He admitted the said role was physically demanding so it was only fitting that he underwent a more vigorous fitness regimen. “I do spend a lot of time leading up to these films with actual physical exercise. The Collection especially,” he said. He continued: “I had a trainer for two and a half months leading up to it, and went back and did a lot of the old boxing workouts that I used to do when I used to box some in college. Because you’re just going to get beat up and you know it.”