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Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978)
is an American actor.
Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California to
Scott Metcalfe and Nancy DeMaio; his father is of French and Italian descent,
and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese descent. Metcalfe, who played in
several basketball leagues during his teen years, grew up in Connecticut and
dropped out of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in order to pursue
a career as a writer/director.
Metcalfe moved to Los Angeles and attended an open
casting call, successfully auditioning for the NBC soap opera Passions. He
played Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, one of three siblings, from the show's debut in
July 1999 until July 2004. He left Passions because he felt that he "wasn’t
really going to get anything more out of it". In late 2003 and early 2004,
Metcalfe made two guest appearances on the WB Network TV series Smallville as
vindictive "meteor freak hunter" Van McNulty.
Metcalfe returned to television as the teenage
gardener John Rowland on the popular ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives, where
his character had a secret relationship with housewife Gabrielle Solis played by
Eva Longoria, since the series' debut in October 2004. Metcalfe has only made a
few appearances on the second season of Desperate Housewives. In October 2005,
rumors started to circulate that Metcalfe wanted to exit Desperate Housewives in
order to return to Passions as Miguel. However, Metcalfe had made it clear that
he is "looking forward," and fans should not hold out hope for his return to the
Metcalfe is the fifth victim and the fifth star to
appear on Punk'd more than once, after Ben McKenzie, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion
and Jesse McCartney. His first appearance was when Metcalfe and Ashton Kutcher
punk'd Eva Longoria for stealing thousands of dollars and fraud (false
identity). His second is when Metcalfe was punk'd by Kutcher's crew members
during the Spider-Man 3 audition.
Metcalfe's first film role, John Tucker Must Die,
in which he plays a wealthy and insincere high school basketball player, will
open on July 28, 2006.
In March 2006, while in Australia, Metcalfe met and
began dating Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle. In an interview with OK! Magazine,
the couple said that they enjoy being with each other and Nadine said that she
would love to have Jesse's children. According to an interview with Ryan
Seacrest, called "The Vine" Jesse is now sometimes called a sex symbol, because
of his role on Desperate Housewives, and his on screen love scenes, which can be
shown on the upcoming movie, John Tucker Must Die.
Year Title Role Notes
2006 John Tucker Must Die John Tucker
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