Holloway's ambition for acting led him to Los Angeles, where he landed a role in the comedy Doctor Benny. He followed up with lead roles in the movies Mi Amigo, Moving August, and Cold Heart. Following these roles, he gained recognition for his lead role in the Sci-Fi Channel movie Sabretooth with David Keith and John Rhys-Davies. He also made appearances in Good Girls Don't episode, "Addicted to love"; NCIS episode, "My other left foot"; The Lyon's Den episode, "Separation Anxiety"; Walker, Texas Ranger episode, "Medieval Crimes"; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, episode "Assume Nothing"; and Angel episode, "City of." Holloway appeared in the Aerosmith video for the song "Cryin'". Holloway also appeared in English songwriter/singer Billie Myers's 1998 music video "Tell Me". Holloway is best known for his role as James "Sawyer" Ford in the hit television series Lost. The show propelled Holloway to celebrity status, but left him with little time to leverage his fame with other roles. Holloway appeared in the 2009 film Stay Cool. He co-starred with Winona Ryder, Chevy Chase, Julie Ovens, Mark Polish, Jon Cryer and Hilary Duff. In February 2013, Entertainment Weekly reported that the upcoming CBS television show "Intelligence stars Lost's Josh Holloway as a cybercrime agent.