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Overview (3)

Born in Carmel Valley, California, USA
Birth NameJesse Eden Metcalfe
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Award-winning actor and producer Jesse Metcalfe was born in Northern California's Carmel Valley.

Raised in Waterford, Connecticut, as an only child, Jesse's family relocated time and again. He attended three different elementary schools: Cohanzie, Quaker Hill and Oswegatchie Schools as well as Clark Lane Junior High School. An extraordinary visual artist in high school, his life-like pencil drawings and paintings were exhibited at the renowned Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

After aspiring to, and achieving middle class status and financial security, Jesse's mother Nancy and stepfather Scott encouraged Jesse to attend The Williams School, a prep-school for gifted students situated on the Connecticut College campus in New London. There Jesse excelled, receiving a fist rate education, which led to being accepted to New York University.

In 1995 Jesse was discovered and signed with a major modeling agency. He began splitting his time between Connecticut and Manhattan. The work ethic Jesse learned from his parents served him well helping him juggle his studies and demanding modeling career.

Jesse fell in love New York City, where he worked regularly with Seventeen and YM Magazines, and many high-end brand campaigns. His modeling career would last through his Junior year in college, and would introduce him to Europe, participating in Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and would ultimately lead to being discovered as an actor.

In a life-changing experience, he was discovered yet again, at an open call for the daytime NBC television show, Passions. After being chosen to play Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the hit, cult-classic soap, he left NYU for sunny California where he later gained widespread attention as John Rowland in Desperate Housewives.

Television credits include Passions (NBC), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Dallas (TNT) and Smallville (WB) among countless others.

Film credits include John Tucker Must Die (20th Century Fox), The Other End of The Line (MGM), God's Not Dead, Fortress (Lionsgate), The Latin From Manhattan (Doom Inc.) and the soon to be released On A Wing And A Prayer (Amazon Studios.)

Awards and nominations include a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in an ensemble in Desperate Housewives (2005), Teen Choice Award Nomination for Desperate Housewives and a Soap Opera Digest Award for Passions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Espada PR

Family (1)

Parents Nancy DeMaio
Jeff Metcalfe

Trivia (12)

Attended NYU from 1996 to 1999. He did not graduate.
He is of one half Italian and one quarter Portuguese ancestry, with his other roots being English, Irish, and French-Canadian. His paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather were both of Italian origin, and his maternal grandmother was of Portuguese heritage. Jesse's paternal great-grandfather William Harry Metcalfe was born in Yorkshire, England, and moved to Massachusetts, where he married Jesse's great-grandmother Catherine Young.
Plays the guitar and likes to sing.
Worked at the Bob's in Waterford
Entered rehab for alcohol abuse on March 19, 2007.
He attended Williams High School in New London, Connecticut.
Featured along with former Nash Bridges (1996) star, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, in the "3 Doors Down" music video for "Let Me Go". [February 2005]
Currently playing the part of U.S. Marshall Luke Watson on the TV Series, "Chase" alongside lead Kelli Giddish. [September 2010]
Decided not to renew his contract for Passions (1999). The show has made no decision whether or not his part will be recast. He has been playing the role of "Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald" since Passions (1999) debuted in 1999. [March 2004]
Currently in Sydney as he will feature as the Special Guest at the Melbourne and Sydney Balls respectively. [February 2006]
Jesse is an up and coming country singer.
He was in a relationship with actress Cara Santana from 2009 and they were engaged from August 2016 to January 2020.

Personal Quotes (3)

"I'm making out with girls on TV all day, so I can't be hanging out with a girl that get jealous too easily" - On his role on Desperate Housewives (2004).
I like girly girls. I like a girl who is confident, intelligent, likes to have fun, is open to experiencing new things and is into music. If a girl's not into music, I can't hang with her very long.
"I work out five times a week. If my shirt's off all the time on national television with 20 million people watching, I want to look my best!" - On his role on Desperate Housewives (2004).

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