Name: Josh Duhamel
Born As: Joshua David Duhamel
Birth date/place: November 14, 1972 in Minot, ND
Trivia: Wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a high school sophomore but had to give up his dream when his grades weren’t good enough to get into a dental college.
Duhamel’s first acting success was as “Leo duPres” on All My Children a recurring role from 1999-2002. His next major role was as “Danny McCoy” from 2003-2008 in the crime drama Las Vegas. He played “Captain Lennox” in the 2007 film Transformers and can currently be seen as “Major Lennox” in Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Name: Corbin Bleu
Born As: Corbin Bleu Reivers
Birthdate/place: February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, NY
Claim to Fame: His role as Chad in The Disney Channel’s pop culture juggernaut, “High School Musical.”
Bio: After moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Bleu landed a recurring role on the television series High Incident (1996). He started to land small roles in feature films such as Soldier (1998), Mystery Men (1999), and Galaxy Quest (1999). He also guest starred on such television shows as “ER” (1994), “Malcolm & Eddie” (1996), “Cover Me” (1999), and “The Amanda Show” (1999). Bleu also continued dancing. In his freshman year Bleu was cast in his first lead role in the feature film Catch That Kid (2004). The summer of 2004 earned Corbin a part in the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series “Flight 29 Down” (2005). During the summer of 2005 Corbin was cast as Chad in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical (2006)(TV). He followed this up with the sequels, High School Musical 2 (2007)(TV), and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)(TV).
Name: George Eads
Born As: George Coleman Eads III
Birth date/place: March 1, 1967 in Fort Worth TX
Claim to Fame: Nick Stokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Eads, came to the public’s attention when he played “Nick Corelli” on the short-lived soap Savannah. The character was killed in the pilot episode, but Eads was so popular with the viewers producers continued to use in “flashbacks” and, eventually he was brought back has “Nick Corelli’s” twin.
Eads has played the part of “Nick Stokes” on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, from the show’s beginning to the present. When he started on the show the scenery of corpses, etc. gave him recurring nightmares.
Name: Rob Estes
Birthdate/place: July 22, 1963 in Norfolk, VA
Claim to Fame: his role as Sergeant Chris Lorenzo in Silk Stalkings (1991–1995)
Bio: Este landed one of his first roles as Glenn Gallagher in the daytime drama Days of our Lives (1986–1987). However, he gained much more recognition for his role as Sergeant Chris Lorenzo in Silk Stalkings (1991–1995). In 1996, he was cast in the role of a restauranteur Kyle McBride, in Melrose Place. He played the role until the series’ cancellation in 1999. He has had guest starring roles on Providence, Suddenly Susan, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and Gilmore Girls. He also performed in theatre, and had roles in Same Time, Next Year (2004) and The Lake (2005).
Estes starred in the comedic TV movie I Do, They Don’t (2005). He then went make to television picking up a role on the crime drama The Evidence. He also had a recurring role on CSI: Miami. In a January 2007 episode, he was murdered by the husband of a killer to cover up her crime. Estes then portrayed Lieutenant Tom Hogan, in the ABC police procedural and legal drama Women’s Murder Club. In 2008, he was cast in 90210 for the CW, as Harry Wilson.
Name: Adam Garcia
Born As: Adam Gabriel Garcia
Birthdate/place: June 1, 1973 in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Claim to Fame: as Kevin O’Donnell in Coyote Ugly (2000)
Bio: Nude Adam Garcia played Doody in the West End’s version of Grease in London. In the Tony Manero stage version of Saturday Night Fever, he also played another Travolta character, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London. Garcia reached number 15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of The Bee Gees song “Night Fever”, taken from Saturday Night Fever. In 2000 Adam Garcia played ‘Sean’ in Bootmen, a movie based on the Tapdogs story.
He appeared as government official Alex Klein in the 2005 Christmas special of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. According to the audio commentary podcast for the episode offered for free on the bbc.co.uk website following its transmission, Garcia accepted the relatively minor role as he is a science fiction fan.
Garcia has been nominated for multiple awards during his acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. In September 2006, Garcia began playing Fiyero in the London production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked. He gave his final performance as Fiyero on July 14th 2007.
In the latter part of 2008, Adam appears in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. He is currently working on an indie film titled ‘A Woman Called Job’.
Name: Mekhi Phifer
Born As: Mekhi Thira Phifer
Birth date/place: December 19, 1974 in Harlem, NY
Claim to Fame: Dr. Greg Pratt on ER
Phifer is best known as “Dr Gregory Pratt” from 2002-2008, on the long running, successful television hospital drama ER. He has made brief appearances in episodes of Homicide : Life on the Street, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the 2009 drama Lie to Me. Phifer is presently working on the film Hunter’s Moon which he will produce and star in.
Name: Adrian Pasdar
Born As: Adrian Kayvan Pasdar
Birth date/place: April 30, 1965 in Pittsfield, MA
Pasdar loves riding his Harley, skydiving and playing chess.
When he was 19, Pasdar auditioned for a role in Top Gun. The director was impressed with him that he wrote the part of “Chipper” just for Pasdar. From there, Pasdar went on to play “Darstar” on the futuristic movie Solarbabies . He directed his first feature film, Cement, which starred Chris Penn. Pasdar said, “I’ve used every ounce of energy and every drop of money I had to make Cement”.
His many television appearances include “Jim Profit” in the series Profit, “Declan Dunn in Mysterious Ways and, most currently, as “Nathan Petrelli” in Heroes.
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Name: Adam Beach
Born As: Adam Ruebin Beach
Birthdate/place: November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada
Claim to Fame: His role in the movie ‘Smoke Signals’, directed by Chris Eyre (1998)
Bio: Beach’s roles in Dance Me Outside and Smoke Signals brought a lot of international attention to him, but he took his time in answering it. He took a small role in Disney’s Mystery, Alaska in 1999 and in 2000 accepted a role in the thriller, The Last Stop. Comedy-wise, Beach made visible his skills in The Art of Woo and the 2001 hit Joe Dirt as Kicking Wing, a Native American who sells fireworks.
In 2002, Beach starred in Windtalkers. He spent six months preparing for this role by learning the Navajo language. He was also able to use this skill in his next project, Skinwalkers.
In 2006, Beach played Ira Hayes in Clint Eastwood’s featured film Flags of Our Fathers. During the filming of this movie, both Beach’s grandmother and his best friend died. “And if you add those up, there’s a lot of emotion. When you’re doing a movie, when you let go emotionally, there’s nothing to grab onto.” he said about the deaths. About playing the part, Beach said, “For me, playing Ira was a meaningful relationship, I would call it – trying to find out how he was, or how he thought and felt.”The movie won two Academy Award nominations and Beach was nominated for multiple Best Supporting Actor honors.
In 2007, Beach starred in HBO Films’ adaptation of Dee Brown’s history, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He joined the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Chester Lake for the show’s ninth season after guest-starring in season eight, but in April 2008, TV Guide announced that he will not be returning for the show’s tenth season.
Name: Chris Brown
Born As: Christopher Maurice Brown
Birthdate/place: May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, VA
In 2005 Brown made his recording debut at the age of 16. The hit single “Run It!”, was featured on the album and it topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist to have his debut single to top the chart. The album has sold over two million copies in the United States alone and was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2007 Brown released his next album, Exclusive. “With You”, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Brown then released a deluxe version of his album called the The Forever Edition. The first single from it, “Forever”, was released in May 2008 and reached number two on Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In addition to his music career, Brown has done some acting as well. He had a small role in Stomp the Yard in 2007, and the main role in This Christmas also in 2007. In 2008 he he was a guest star in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and in 2009 he was in Blood Roques.
Name: Adam Brody
Born As: Adam Jared Brody
Birthdate/Place: December 15, 1979 in San Diego, CA
Claim to Fame: As Seth Cohen on Fox’s The O.C. (2003)
Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, California, Adam Brody spent a lot of his teen years hanging out with his friends, having fun and surfing. Instead of going on to college he hired an acting coach, signed with a personal manager and soon landed the lead in the NBC movie-of-the-week, Growing Up Brady (2000), playing Barry Williams (Greg Brady). Soon after, Brody was cast as the lead in the MTV cult series Now What? His television credits also include a recurring role as Coop in ABC’s “Once and Again” (1999); a recurring role as Dave in the WB’s Emmy-nominated “Gilmore Girls” (2000); and standout guest starring roles in “Judging Amy” (1999), “Family Law” (1999) and “Smallville” (2001). Brody also starred in the Fox television series “The O.C.” (2003), playing the son of Peter Gallagher’s character.
Brody’s film credits include the skateboarding movie Grind (2003),a very small role in the 2002 hit thriller The Ring (2002) and the compelling lead role as Patrick in Missing Brendan (2003).
Brody’s list of hottie-nes includes: One of Teen People’s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, the 9th hottest guy on Elle Girl’s 50 Hottest Guys list. the first male actor to pose for the cover of Elle Girl magazine, #1 in UK CosmoGIRL as pin-up sex-symbol, voted by Fans all over the world as Elle Girl Magazine Coolest TV Star and Coolest Guy Celeb., and one of the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive in 2004.
Name: Russell Brand
Born As: Russell Edward Brand
Birthdate/place: June 4, 1975 in Essex, England, UK
Claim to Fame: The host of Big Brother’s Eforum on E4, a sister show to Big Brother 5
Bio: Brand achieved his mainstream fame in the UK for presenting the Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother’s Big Mouth, and also for his BBC radio show, “The Russell Brand Show,” among other television series and award ceremonies. He has also appeared in a number of 2008 films, including the Forgetting Sarah Marshall, St Trinian’s and Bedtime Stories.
Name: Bear Grylls
Born As: Edward Michael Grylls
Birth date: June 7, 1974
Claim to Fame: Man vs Wild
At the age of 23 Grylls achieved his childhood dream of climbing Mt. Everest and set a record as the youngest Briton to reach the summit. Adventurer, author, and motivational speaker, Grylls may be best known as the host of Man vs. Wild.
Among his many adventures, Grylls led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on a personal watercraft to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In 2003 he led a team of five on the first unassisted crossing of the north Atlantic Arctic Ocean in an open rigid inflatable boat. Additionally, Grylls rowed naked for 22 miles in a homemade bath tub to raise money for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.
Name: Chris Lowell
Birthdate/place: October 17, 1984 in Atlanta, GA
Claim to Fame: as Jonathan Fields on the television series Life As We Know It
Bio: Lowell shares, “I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.” How could you not love that adorable face and ripped body?
Lowell landed his first role on the ABC drama Life As We Know It in 1999. He portrayed Jonathan Fields, the “least confident but most creative and grounded of the three”. He had a role in a small film entitled You Are Here in early 2006 and then he was cast as Stosh “Piz” Piznarski in the third season of Veronica Mars.
C-Lo, as his friends call him, has also appeared in the film Graduation (2007). Lowell landed a role and is currently a co-star in the ABC drama Private Practice.
Name: Matthew Settle
Born As: Jeffrey Matthew Settle
Birth date/place: September 17, 1969 in Hickory, NC
Settle began as an actor in 1996 in small parts in several television series. In 2001 he appeared in Band of Brothers as “Capt. Ronald Speirs”. Settle was one of the lead characters in the 2005 TNT mini- series, Into the West, which was produced by Steven Spielberg. He currently plays “Rufus Humphrey” on the television comedy/drama Gossip Girl.
Settle has two sisters who, he said, taught him, “That women are to be loved..not understood”.
Name: Shemar Moore
Born As: Shemar Franklin Moore
Birthdate/place: April 20, 1970 in Oakland, CA
Claim to Fame: As Malcolm Winters in The Young and the Restless
Moore played the role of “Malcolm Winters” in the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1994-2002. He made recurring appearances on the show from 2004-2005. He was in the 2005 Tyler Perry film Diary of a Mad Black Woman as “Orlando”. Most recently, Moore plays the part of “Derek Morgan” in the television crime-drama Criminal Minds.