Josh Duhamel

Biography

Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (November 14, 1972) was born in Minot, North Dakota. Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. He first achieved acting success in 1999 as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as the chief of security, Danny McCoy, on NBC's Las Vegas. He is also well known for his role as one of the protagonists, Captain/Major William Lennox, in the box office hit Transformers as well as its sequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is the son of Bonnie L. Kemper, a physical education teacher, and Larry David Duhamel, an advertising salesman. His parents divorced during his youth, and although he remains close to both, he grew up with his mother and his three younger sisters, Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy. Duhamel attended Minot State University and played as the back-up quarterback for the university's football team. He planned to attend dental school but dropped out one-and-a-half credits shy of his undergraduate degree. Duhamel has stated, "After college, I followed an ex-girlfriend to northern California, did a bunch of odd jobs." Duhamel had won the title of Male Model of the Year in an International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in 1997. Duhamel began his acting career as an extra in the music videos for Donna Summer's song, "I Will Go With You (Con te partirĂ²)" in 1998 and Christina Aguilera's song, "What a Girl Wants" in 1999. Later that year, he won the role of Leo du Pres on the ABC soap opera All My Children. His work on the show, especially his character's pairing with Greenlee Smythe (portrayed by actor Rebecca Budig), garnered critical acclaim. In 2000, he posed fully nude for Greg Gorman's "As I See It" photography book. In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for the Special Fan Award for America's Favorite Couple in 2002, shared with Budig, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres. Duhamel opted to leave All My Children in 2002 to pursue other acting opportunities. In 2003, Duhamel landed a prime time role on the NBC show Las Vegas, playing the head of security as Danny McCoy for the Montecito Casino. He succeeded James Caan as president of the Montecito after Caan departed at the end of the fourth season. The series was cancelled in 2008. Duhamel made his big-screen acting debut in 2004's Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and continued on to star in the thriller Turistas (2006). After watching an episode of Las Vegas in which Duhamel's character had just returned from the war in Iraq, Steven Spielberg handpicked him for the role of Captain William Lennox in 2007's summer blockbuster film Transformers (a film for which Spielberg was the executive producer). Duhamel reprised the role for the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released in June 2009, and again in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, due for release in July 2011. Duhamel was the official pace car driver for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 driving the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car. Duhamel will star alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the Boaz Yakin thriller film Sympathy for the Devil. He also appeared in The Romantics in 2010, alongside Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, and Australian actress Annabel-Jane Brooks.

Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (November 14, 1972) was born in Minot, North Dakota. Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. He first achieved acting success in 1999 as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as the chief of security, Danny McCoy, on NBC's Las Vegas. He is also well known for his role as one of the protagonists, Captain/Major William Lennox, in the box office hit Transformers as well as its sequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is the son of Bonnie L. Kemper, a physical education teacher, and Larry David Duhamel, an advertising salesman. His parents divorced during his youth, and although he remains close to both, he grew up with his mother and his three younger sisters, Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy. Duhamel attended Minot State University and played as the back-up quarterback for the university's football team. He planned to attend dental school but dropped out one-and-a-half credits shy of his undergraduate degree. Duhamel has stated, "After college, I followed an ex-girlfriend to northern California, did a bunch of odd jobs." Duhamel had won the title of Male Model of the Year in an International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in 1997. Duhamel began his acting career as an extra in the music videos for Donna Summer's song, "I Will Go With You (Con te partirĂ²)" in 1998 and Christina Aguilera's song, "What a Girl Wants" in 1999. Later that year, he won the role of Leo du Pres on the ABC soap opera All My Children. His work on the show, especially his character's pairing with Greenlee Smythe (portrayed by actor Rebecca Budig), garnered critical acclaim. In 2000, he posed fully nude for Greg Gorman's "As I See It" photography book. In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for the Special Fan Award for America's Favorite Couple in 2002, shared with Budig, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres. Duhamel opted to leave All My Children in 2002 to pursue other acting opportunities. In 2003, Duhamel landed a prime time role on the NBC show Las Vegas, playing the head of security as Danny McCoy for the Montecito Casino. He succeeded James Caan as president of the Montecito after Caan departed at the end of the fourth season. The series was cancelled in 2008. Duhamel made his big-screen acting debut in 2004's Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and continued on to star in the thriller Turistas (2006). After watching an episode of Las Vegas in which Duhamel's character had just returned from the war in Iraq, Steven Spielberg handpicked him for the role of Captain William Lennox in 2007's summer blockbuster film Transformers (a film for which Spielberg was the executive producer). Duhamel reprised the role for the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released in June 2009, and again in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, due for release in July 2011. Duhamel was the official pace car driver for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 driving the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car. Duhamel will star alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the Boaz Yakin thriller film Sympathy for the Devil. He also appeared in The Romantics in 2010, alongside Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, and Australian actress Annabel-Jane Brooks.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1972-12-14

Place of Birth Minot, North Dakota, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://joshduhamelweb.com/

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Transformers: The Last Knight as Colonel Lennox
2016 Spaceman as Bill Lee
2016 11.22.63 as Frank Dunning
2016 11.22.63(8 episodes) as Frank Dunning
2016 Misconduct as Ben
2015 Lost in the Sun as John
2015 Bravetown as Alex
2015 Battle Creek(13 episodes) as Special Agent Milton Chamberlain
2014 You're Not You
2014 Wings: Sky Force Heroes as Ace (Voice)
2014 Don Peyote
2013 Scenic Route as Mitchell
2013 Safe Haven as Alex Wheatley
2013 Movie 43 as Anson (segment "Beezel")
2012 Fire with Fire as Jeremy Coleman
2012 Wings as Ace (Voice)
2012 Planet Ocean as Narrator
2011 New Year's Eve as Sam
2011 Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan(17 episodes) as Narrator
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Lt. Colonel William Lennox
2011 Jake and the Never Land Pirates(1 episode) as Captain Flynn
2010 Life as We Know It as Eric Messer
2010 The Romantics as Tom
2010 When in Rome as Nick Beamon
2009 Fanboy and Chum Chum(80 episodes) as Oz
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Captain Lennox
2007 Transformers as Captain Lennox
2006 Turistas as Alex
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(2 episodes)
2006 Rachael Ray(1 episode)
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! as Tad Hamilton
2004 Best Week Ever(4 episodes)
2004 On Air with Ryan Seacrest(2 episodes)
2003 Las Vegas(110 episodes) as Danny McCoy
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(3 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2001 Crossing Jordan(3 episodes)
2000 Ed(1 episode)
1999 Teen Choice Awards(1 episode) as Himself
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1970 All My Children(2,154 episodes) as Leo du Pres
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1900 French Window
1900 This Is Your Death as Adam Rogers
1900 VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown(1 episode)

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