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Jesse Metcalfe            

Actor, Best Known "Passions," "Desperate Housewives," "John Tucker Must Die" and "Dallas"

Jesse Metcalfe grew up in Waterford, CT and attended New York University, where he studied film and acting at the Tisch School of the Arts, with the goal of one day becoming a director. He also worked as a model, doing commercial and print work for such publications as Seventeen and YM.

In 1999, Metcalfe successfully auditioned for the NBC soap opera television series "Passions," which debuted in July 1999. Metcalfe portrayed the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, a resident in the fictional city of Harmony. In July 2004, after more than five years on the series, Metcalfe announced he was taking a break from "Passions" to pursue other projects. Metcalfe, in November of that year, returned to the series for a brief stint before making his final appearance on the series in January 2005.

In October 2004, Metcalfe starred in the ABC drama comedy television series "Desperate Housewives" as teen gardener John Rowland, who is involved in an affair with a married housewife. In 2005, Metcalfe won the "Choice TV Breakout Performance: Male" award at the Teen Choice Awards for his role on the show. For a brief period Metcalfe juggled both "Passions" and "Desperate Housewives" roles before leaving "Passions" to focus on "Desperate Housewives" full-time. Following the first season, creator Marc Cherry revealed Metcalfe would return to the series on a recurring basis. Metcalfe made his final appearance as a special guest star on the show in October 2009.

In July 2006, Metcalfe played the title character in the 20th Century Fox comedy film "John Tucker Must Die." The film, which starred Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow, and R&B singer Ashanti, followed three friends who set out to break the heart of a serial cheater by setting him up with the new girl in town.

In July 2008, Metcalfe starred in the horror film "Insanitarium" portraying the protagonist, Jack. The film, which centers on a young man trying to break his sister out of a mental institution, was filmed in August and September 2007. That same year Metcalfe starred in "The Other End of the Line" as the romantic interest Granger Woodruff.

In February 2010, Metcalfe was cast in the NBC crime drama television series "Chase." On May 10, 2010 NBC picked up an 18-episode first season. The series centers on a fugitive-apprehension team based outside of Houston, Texas who track down dangerous criminals.

In February 2011, Metcalfe was confirmed to star in the TNT drama television series "Dallas." The series is a continuation of the "Dallas" series that premiered in 1978 and went on for 14 seasons. Metcalfe portrays Christopher Ewing, a role that originated from the original series. The series aired from 2012-2014.

Since 2016, Jesse has starred as Trace Riley in Hallmark Channel's hit series "Chesapeake Shores."

On September 2, 2020, Metcalfe was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 29th season of "Dancing with the Stars."


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