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Josh Duhamel: Snapshot

Name
Josh Duhamel
Date of Birth
November 14, 1972
Birth Place
Minot, N.D.
Before going primetime as casino surveillance expert Danny McCoy in NBC's Las Vegas, the always yummy Josh Duhamel won an Emmy for his stint as a scheming hunk on the ABC soap All My Children.

The North Dakota native, who married Black Eyed Peas stunner Fergie, has since ditched TV all together, with starring roles in the blockbuster franchise Transformers, and rom-com fare like 2010's Life As We Know It.

In 2013, Duhamel embarked on his greatest role: father, when he and Fergie welcomed son Axl Jack.

Josh Duhamel: Five Fun Facts

  1. Josh Duhamel sported a mullet in high school. "It wasn't spiky on top, but it was definitely a mullet," he told PEOPLE. "At the time, I thought I was on the edge of fashion."
  2. Director Steven Spielberg has cast Josh Duhamel in two of his own projects: in the 2004 DreamWorks comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and the 2007 blockbuster Transformers.
  3. Josh Duhamel took the title of 1997's Male Model of the Year, beating Ashton Kutcher in the International Modeling and Talent Association competition. "I felt like I won Miss America," he told the Chicago Sun-Times in 2007. "Of course, [Ashton] lost and went on to get a big Calvin Klein ad. I didn't do anything for three years. But that's just showbiz."
  4. Josh Duhamel can't wait to be a dad. "I want to have five boys," he told Redbook. "Like a little basketball team."
  5. Josh Duhamel's favorite song from Fergie's solo album is ''Mary Jane Shoes.'' He also thinks the best Black Eyed Peas song is ''Shut Up.''

Josh Duhamel: Biography

1999

Josh Duhamel

December 01

All My Children Alum

Duhamel plays the scheming Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children. After his last season in 2002, he wins a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor. "To be honest, I worked my butt off," he tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

2003

Josh Duhamel

September 22

Primetime in Sin City

Duhamel is cast in NBC's Las Vegas, a primetime drama about casino surveillance experts. He plays Danny McCoy, protégé of top surveillance master Ed Deline played by James Caan. "Say what you want. The show is fun eye candy," Duhamel tells the Chicago Sun-Times. "People like Vegas. They like girls in tight dresses. That's why the series continues to go on." The show is canceled after five seasons in 2008.

2004

Josh Duhamel

January 23

Hopping to the Big Screen

DreamWorks studio head Steven Spielberg casts Duhamel as the title character in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton opposite Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace. "When I first auditioned, they wanted the biggest of the big super movie star names to play this part," he tells WWD. "But then they either had to go with a big name, or they had to go with a nobody...And thank God they did that because I got to do it."

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Frank Ockenfels

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Jeff Christensen/Landov; Everett Collection; Dreamworks

Edited by Julia Wang

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