Born on December 9, 1978, Jesse Metcalfe is an American actor who was born in California, although he spent his childhood in Connecticut where he and his mother moved to be with his stepfather. Blessed with the classic boy-next-door looks, Metcalfe dabbled in modeling in high school while helping his stepfather with his landscaping business.
Metcalfe later went to school at Tisch School of the Arts in New York University, where he studied film. While a student, he appeared in several student films among them Jesus and Tequila and Phasmogoria. Although he wanted to become a filmmaker, acting classes at the university lead to a change of heart. He caught the acting bug after watching The Breakfast Club and later auditioned for a part in the daytime soap Passions, for which he left university to play the role for 5 years.
His next big break was as the hot young gardener in the hit series Desperate Housewives, where his character had an affair with Eva Longoria's. Metcalfe was not the original actor cast for the role but after Longoria complained that she had no chemistry with the first actor, Metcalfe was brought in as the second choice.
After his character was removed from Desperate Housewives, Metcalfe went on to star in several movie roles in 2007 and 2008, but none of these seemed to hit big at the box office despite the fact that he received pretty god reviews for his role in Loaded. In 2009, he starred opposite Michael Douglas in a remake of Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. Unfortunately, the movie received a lot of negative reviews. He is set to star in the movie The Tortured, which has been set for an unconfirmed release in 2010.
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