Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel

Highest Rated: 91% Love, Simon (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% Spaceman (2016)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1972

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, USA

It was perfectly appropriate that actor Josh Duhamel attained national prominence on the television show "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08). Sin City, the gambling capital of the world, was built on the inherent human belief in luck, and Duhamel was always a prime example of uncanny good fortune. From being born with stunningly handsome looks, to stumbling into lucrative modeling and acting careers, Duhamel seemed to succeed without trying. But to get a break was one thing; to take advantage of that break was another. To his credit, Duhamel worked hard, and it was that dedication to his craft that caught the attention of director Michael Bay and won Duhamel a coveted part in the summer blockbuster feature "Transformers" (2007) and its sequels. Although he did not break through into the first rank of film stars following those successes, he continued working steadily as an action hero and romantic lead, as well as taking another crack at TV with the short-lived police comedy-drama "Battle Creek" (CBS 2015). Joshua David Duhamel was born Nov. 14, 1972, in Minot, ND. His father, Larry, was an advertising salesman and his mother, Bonny, was a high school teacher. Minot was the fourth largest city in the 47th largest state; not exactly a hotbed of future Hollywood talent. Not surprisingly, Duhamel never considered acting as a profession; focusing instead on sports. He was a natural athlete, and with his chiseled All-American looks, he was the Big Man on Campus at Minot State University, where he played quarterback on the football team and majored in biology. Duhamel, the future Hollywood heartthrob, was planning on becoming a dentist. But after leaving school, he decided to put off a career of cleaning teeth and filling cavities to follow an ex-girlfriend to San Francisco. He enjoyed the warm weather and laid-back California lifestyle, doing an assortment of odd jobs to pay the bills. He worked construction, filled orders on the night shift at a hardware distribution center, and loaded boxes in the stockroom for the Gap clothing store. It was not a glamorous existence, to say the least, but as usual, Duhamel got lucky. A scout from a modeling agency noticed him and asked if he would be interested in doing some modeling work. Broke and without any other career options, Duhamel accepted the offer. Little did he know he was on his way to stardom.During the early and mid-1990s, Duhamel worked steadily as a model. He even won an IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) contest, beating out another future Hollywood star named Ashton Kutcher. But Duhamel grew bored of being a male mannequin, when all you had to do was stand around and look pretty in clothes. Although he had no formal training, Duhamel decided he wanted to try acting. The audition process appealed to his competitive nature and nobody could argue that he did not possess leading man looks. After moving to Los Angeles, he got a bit part in singer Christina Aguilera's popular "Genie in a Bottle" video. Then Lady Luck kissed him on the cheek again when he won the role of Leo du Pres, the charming schemer on the long-running TV soap hit, "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2013). It may have been a mixture of luck and looks that got Duhamel on "All My Children," but it was his acting ability and easy charm that turned him into a soap opera star. From 1999 through 2002, he won critical acclaim and earned three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, winning the award in 2003. With nothing left to prove on the show, Duhamel left "Children" in 2003, moving back to Los Angeles from New York to try to break into the movies. It did not take Duhamel long to land his first starring role. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (2004), based on Oscar Wilde's book about a beautiful man who never grows old, barely managed to get a release in the U.S., but it showcased Duhamel's screen presence to good effect. He next won a major part in "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" (2004), playing the eponymous hero of the romantic comedy. "Win a Date" was a loser at the box-office, but although the film flopped, Duhamel held his own with up-and-coming co-stars Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace. Duhamel's comedy chops impressed the producers of "Las Vegas," who cast him as Danny McCoy, the hunky head of surveillance at the fictional Montecito Casino. His character proved so popular, that Duhamel guest-starred as McCoy on another primetime drama, "Crossing Jordan" (NBC, 2001-07). It was also on the set of "Las Vegas" that Duhamel met his girlfriend and eventual wife, Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson, a singer in the popular American hip hop band, The Black Eyed Peas, who had performed as themselves on the show. (The couple separated in 2017 and their divorce became final in November 2019.) "Las Vegas" was a solid primetime performer for NBC, despite taking its beatings from critics. It raised Duhamel's stature around Hollywood and ensured he found work in features during breaks from shooting the TV series. "Turistas" (2006) was a forgettable low-budget entry in the "torture porn" pantheon of grisly horror films, with the film dying as quickly as Duhamel's character in the movie. But his luck held up when he was cast as Captain Lennox in Michael Bay's baby, "Transformers." While machines and CGI effects were the real stars of this loud and long box-office behemoth, the movie showcased Duhamel's athleticism and leading man looks. It was one of the biggest international blockbusters of 2007, and served notice that Duhamel might become the next TV star-turned-movie action hero in the tradition of Bruce Willis. Although Duhamel returned for he sequels "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (2011), Duhamel's career settled into a steady but unremarkable groove alternating romantic comedies such as "Life As We Know It" (2009) and "New Year's Eve" (2011) with thrillers like "Lost in the Sun" (2014) and "Misconduct" (2016). Duhamel also co-starred in the animated series "Fanboy and Chum Chum" (Nickelodeon 2009-2014) during this period. He returned to television with the Vince Gilligan comedy-drama "Battle Creek" (CBS 2015), which lasted only one season. After playing baseball legend Bill Lee in the biopic "Spaceman" (2016), Duhamel appeared in a comedy reboot of '70s cop series "CHiPS" (2017) and returned to the Transformers franchise in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (2017). Duhamel next appeared in a supporting role in teen romantic comedy "Love, Simon" (2018) and the Shark Week based-on-a-.rue-story survival film "Capsized: Blood in the Water" (Discovery, 2019) before making his writing and directing debut with the comedy "The Buddy Games" (2019).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two Harvey Dent (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Harvey Dent (Voice) - 2021
55% 64% The Lost Husband James O'Connor (Character) - 2020
70% 51% Think Like a Dog Lukas (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capsized: Blood in the Water John Lippoth (Character) - 2019
17% 67% Buddy Games Bob (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$310K 2019
91% 88% Love, Simon Jack Spier (Character) $40.8M 2018
13% 38% This Is Your Death Adam Rogers (Character) - 2017
15% 43% Transformers: The Last Knight Colonel William Lennox (Character) $130.1M 2017
0% 13% The Institute Detective (Character) - 2017
0% 41% Spaceman Bill Lee (Character) - 2016
7% 22% Misconduct Ben Cahill (Character) - 2016
25% 48% Bravetown Alex (Character) - 2015
20% 37% Lost in the Sun John (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings: Sky Force Heroes Ace (Voice) - 2014
7% 30% Don Peyote Unknown (Character) - 2014
48% 70% You're Not You Evan (Character) - 2014
14% 67% Safe Haven Alex Wheatley (Character) $71.3M 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Anson (Character) $8.8M 2013
67% 50% Scenic Route Mitchell (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% Wings Ace (Voice) - 2012
7% 36% Fire With Fire Jeremy Coleman (Character) - 2012
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Lennox (Character) $352.4M 2011
7% 45% New Year's Eve Sam (Character) $54.5M 2011
14% 21% The Romantics Tom (Character) $103.3K 2010
70% 71% Ramona and Beezus Hobart (Character) $26.2M 2010
29% 61% Life as We Know It Eric Messer (Character) $53.4M 2010
17% 41% When in Rome Nick (Character) $32.7M 2010
20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Capt. Lennox (Character) $402.1M 2009
58% 85% Transformers Capt. Lennox (Character) $319M 2007
19% 28% Turistas Alex (Character) $7M 2006
No Score Yet 21% The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray (Character) - 2005
54% 47% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Tad Hamilton (Character) $17M 2004

TV

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No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021 2019 2017 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020-2021 2017
38% 72% Jupiter's Legacy Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020 2017-2018 2013-2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2018 2013 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shark After Dark Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Det. Greg Kading (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2016 2013 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
50% 85% LA to Vegas Captain Kyle (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016-2017 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet 11.22.63 Frank Dunning (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mack & Moxy Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Captain Flynn (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2014-2016 2012
96% 67% Battle Creek Milton Chamberlain (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 25% Fanboy & Chum Chum Oz (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2014 2009-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan Narrator 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Danny McCoy (Character) 2003-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2004-2005

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