Josh Duhamel

 

 

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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Movies

Transformers
Captain Lennox
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Captain Lennox
Turistas
Alex
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Tad Hamilton
When in Rome
Nick Beamon
The Romantics
Tom
New Year's Eve
Sam
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Lt. Colonel William Lennox
Life As We Know It
Eric Messer
Movie 43
Anson (segment "Beezel")
Safe Haven
Alex Wheatley
От винта 3D
Ace (Voice)
Fire with Fire
Jeremy Coleman
Scenic Route
Mitchell
Don Peyote
No character defined
Wings: Sky Force Heroes
Ace (Voice)
You're Not You
No character defined
Planète Océan
Narrator
Bravetown
Alex
Lost in the Sun
John
Misconduct
Ben Cahill
Spaceman
Bill Lee
The Show
Adam Rogers
Transformers: The Last Knight
Colonel Lennox
Ramona and Beezus
Hobart Kemp
The Institute
Detective
Love, Simon
Jack Spier
The Buddy Games
No character defined
The Buddy Games
Bobfather
CHiPS
Rick
Transformers 7
William Lennox
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray
Web of Fries
Hero
Think Like a Dog
No character defined

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The View
No character defined
Las Vegas
Danny McCoy
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
No character defined
The Megan Mullally Show
No character defined
On Air with Ryan Seacrest
No character defined
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Oz
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
No character defined
Best Week Ever
No character defined
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
No character defined
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
No character defined
Ed
No character defined
Rachael Ray
No character defined
Crossing Jordan
No character defined
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
No character defined
VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown
No character defined
Teen Choice Awards
Himself
All My Children
Leo du Pres
Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan
Narrator
Battle Creek
Special Agent Milton Chamberlain
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Captain Flynn
11.22.63
Frank Dunning
1 vs. 100
Himself
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Detective Greg Kading