Joshua James Everett Hart
Place of Origin: Lubbock, Texas, Earth
Played by: Hart
With moppish brown hair that often covers his brilliant blue eyes, Joshua Hart is the quintessential American farm boy. Born and raised on a ranch just outside of Lubbock, Texas, Josh is in good physical condition after years of working on his parent's cattle ranch. At thirty four, Josh is usually mistaken for a much younger age. In the Academy, his friends called him 'babyface' even if his boyish good looks did score him more dates.
With an easy smile and a twinkle in his eyes, Joshua Hart is almost instantly likable. Hard to anger, Josh is often described as easy-going and unflappable, especially when it comes to his duties. Outgoing and friendly, Josh will rarely be found alone in his quarters, preferring the company of almost anyone else to sitting alone.
Typical for a flyboy, he's brash, immature and has that swagger that only comes from thinking he's the best at what he does. He's discovered that this aspect of his personality is attractive to a number of women who have fallen to his southern charms. While his immature youthfulness has been tempered in the face of his cousin's death, his swagger remains an attractive quality.
Born and raised just outside the town of Lubbock, Texas, Earth, Joshua Hart was the only child of Daniel and Kate Hart. His parents were cattle farmers and owned a horse ranch and cattle farm for years before Joshua was born. As descendants of a wealthy, cotton farming family, Joshua could have settled into doing nothing aside from academics, but his parents preferred to teach him more. Schooled in the public education system of Lubbock, Joshua was required to wake early every morning, tending to the cattle, horses and completing other chores before attending classes. In the evenings, he would rush home to settle the animals in for the night, working alongside his father.
As he reached his rebellious teenage years, he found himself envying his younger cousin Tommy who attended private school and was the second son of his uncle, Michael Hart Sr, the governor of the state, a mostly figurehead position. He often sought out his older cousin Michael Jr., attending public school as his own form of teen rebellion. Michael taught him to be mischievous and together they often got into trouble with the school and their parents. It was an inside joke between the two.
It was Michael who taught Joshua about using his good looks to get the girls. As he continued to get older, and more handsome as the girls tended to think, Joshua found himself in less trouble with school and Michael and more trouble with fathers and their daughters. He had been chased off other farmer's property at shotgun point more than once.
When Michael graduated, Joshua soon found himself without a partner in crime and an envy to escape the confines of the ranch and Lubbock. Michael had been accepted to Starfleet Academy and just one visit to the newly minted cadet had Josh convinced. Now in his first year of high school, Josh decided to become academically serious. As his studies increased, his time spent doing chores and helping on the ranch decreased, a serious note of contention between Josh and his father.
After four years of doubling up on classes and study time, arguments between himself and his father which nearly came to blows, and nights of listening to his parents argue about his future while he was locked in his room, Joshua graduated as Salutatorian in his class with an acceptance letter to Starfleet Academy.
The summer between his graduation and his freshman year at Academy was seemingly the best in all his high school years. His father had come to peace with Josh's decision to become a Starfleet Officer, hiring more farmhands to help on the ranch. Josh was given unprecedented freedom to run and play, to find summer love and generally be a kid before leaving home.
The following fall came quickly, seeing his relocation from Lubbock to San Francisco. The climate change was almost as frightening as the culture shock. Gone were the down-home, care free girls of Lubbock, replaced by serious, studious women. Used to being among the best, Josh found himself fairly average among the best of the best. It was difficult to accept, forcing a small bit of humility into him. His first year found him piloting for the first time as well. He soon found himself in love with the idea of flying around the universe. He volunteered for every crap assignment, ferrying dignitaries and commanding officers to their ships, flying cargo runs. It didn't matter, so long as he was behind the flight console.
In his junior year, Josh chose his major area of study, Flight Control. With his passion ignited, he found himself excelling. Where once he felt average, His time behind consoles, piloting anything anywhere, soon found him among the top in his class. This is where his swagger started to develop. This is also when the women of Starfleet started really seeing him. He soon found his calendar filled equally with piloting, women, and studying.
By his senior year, Josh would have considered himself a major player in his senior class. While not in the top two, Josh was in the top ten percent of his graduating class. He was already assigned to the USS Ares, an Akira class carrier, as helmsman and couldn't be happier.