Josh Stewart made his studio feature film debut in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008 appearing opposite Brad Pitt as Pleasant Curtis, Benjamin's crewmate. His other film credits include two directed by Christopher Nolan—Interstellar and The Dark Night Rises (as Barsad, right-hand man to Tom Hardy’s malevolent Bane), Transcendence with Johnny Depp and co-starring roles in The Collector and Beneath The Dark (opposite Jamie-Lynn Sigler).
On TV, Stewart played a series of wide-ranging roles: Holt McLaren in the FX series Dirt, Detective William LaMontagne, Jr. in Criminal Minds and Benjamin Finney in the final season of the NBC series Third Watch, along with appearances in such shows as CSI, Grimm, No Ordinary Family, The Mentalist, Miami Medical, Southland and ER. In 2012 he was the protagonist in The Walking Dead: Cold Storage, a series of webisodes based on The Walking Dead.
In 2013 Stewart co-produced his directorial and writing debut, The Hunted, in which he also stars. In this “found footage” film, two fame seeking hunters trek into the secluded woods of West Virginia armed with only bows, a camera and their desire to grab some big-time media attention… only to find themselves the prey of savage supernatural forces. The film, which screened at TIFF, has been picked up by eOne Entertainment for North American distribution.
Josh can be currently seen Netflix's The Punisher and has Mustang and Back Fork releasing in the spring. Stewart just completed the series Shooter for the USA Network.
Stewart started his acting career at the Landmark Theatre in Sutton, West Virginia, and soon moved to New York City where he studied at the T. Schreiber Studios and became a company member of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. He continued his theater work in Los Angeles where he performed in Light Bulb and Beacon alongside Robert Forster and Brooke Shields. A native of Diana, West Virginia, Stewart graduated from West Virginia University.