Josh Holloway wants to be his daughter's hero.

The 'Lost' actor says having 10-month-old Java - his first child with wife Yessica Kumala - has given him a newfound appreciation for life and makes him want to be a better person.

He said: "It's made me hungry, and so joyous about life in general. I feel a responsibility to be a better human being. To be her hero. I mean, I gotta be. I will be."

The 40-year-old star says he is a hands-on dad and even loves changing his daughter's diapers.

He said: "I change her all the time. I'm super fast. I bathe her, I do everything."

As well as focusing on his family commitments, Josh has work on his mind as he prepares to finish filming on the final series of 'Lost'.

Despite the success of the US drama, he insists he doesn't want playing badboy Sawyer in the show to give him an unfair advantage when looking for more acting work.

He told People magazine: "I have a huge desire to do other things - TV, movies - and I feel like I'm just getting started. It's gonna be a whole new adventure.

"I'll always keep roots in Hawaii but inevitably, I must go to Los Angeles - that's where the heart of the business is. It'll be back to the audition room, and I'm game. I don't want straight offers - I want to read for things.

"I want to prove to myself and to that town that I can go forward. I don't want anything given to me."