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Josh Duhamel

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 partirò)" 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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Dec 14, 1972 In Minot, North Dakota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Web of Fries
Latest Project:
Series Jupiter's Legacy 2021-05-07
Known For
Poster of Jupiter's Legacy
Poster of Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Poster of Planet Ocean
Poster of Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan
Movie Web of Fries Hero 2022
Series Jupiter's Legacy Sheldon Sampson / The Utopian 2021-05-07
Movie Think Like a Dog Lukas 2020-08-06
Movie Capsized: Blood in the Water John Lippoth 2019-07-31
Movie Buddy Games Bobfather 2019-11-18
Movie Love, Simon Jack Spier 2018-02-16
Series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Detective Greg Kading 2018-02-27
Movie CHiPS Rick 2017-01-16
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Col. William Lennox 2017-06-16
Movie The Institute Detective 2017-03-03
Movie The Show Adam Rogers 2017-09-21
Movie Misconduct Ben Cahill 2016-02-05
Series 11.22.63 Frank Dunning 2016-02-15
Movie Spaceman Bill Lee 2016-08-19
Series Battle Creek Special Agent Milton Chamberlain 2015-03-01
Movie Lost in the Sun John 2015-11-05
Series Jay Leno's Garage Himself 2015-10-07
Movie Bravetown Alex 2015-05-08
Movie Don Peyote Adam 2014-05-01
Movie Wings: Sky Force Heroes Ace (Voice) 2014-07-08
Movie You're Not You Evan 2014-10-10
Movie Movie 43 Anson (segment "Beezel") 2013-01-01
Movie Safe Haven Alex Wheatley 2013-02-07
Movie Scenic Route Mitchell 2013-08-23
Movie Fire with Fire Jeremy Coleman 2012-08-31
Movie Planet Ocean Narrator 2012-06-18
Movie Wings Ace (Voice) 2012-08-08
Movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon Lennox 2011-06-28
Series Jake and the Never Land Pirates Captain Flynn 2011-02-14
Movie New Year's Eve Sam 2011-12-08
Series Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan Narrator 2011-10-25
Movie When in Rome Nick Beamon 2010-01-29
Movie Ramona and Beezus Hobart Kemp 2010-07-23
Movie The Romantics Tom 2010-09-10
Movie Life As We Know It Eric Messer 2010-10-02
Series Fanboy and Chum Chum Oz 2009-11-06
Movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Major Lennox 2009-06-19
Movie Transformers Captain Lennox 2007-06-27
Series 1 vs. 100 Himself 2006-10-13
Series Rachael Ray Unknown 2006-09-18
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Turistas Alex 2006-12-01
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray 2005-06-06
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Series Veronica Mars Magnus 2004-09-22
Movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Tad Hamilton 2004-01-23
Series VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown Unknown 2003-01-04
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Las Vegas Danny McCoy 2003-09-22
Series Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Series Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Series Teen Choice Awards Himself 1999-08-12
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series All My Children Leo du Pres 1970-01-05