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  • Quarterback of his high school football team.
  • Early TV appearances included CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the short-lived Jack & Bobby.
  • Breakthrough role was on teen soap The O.C. as bad-boy surfer Kevin Volchok.
  • Originally won the part of big brother Emmett in 2008's Twilight adaptation, before convincing the producers to let him audition again for baddie James.


  • Everleigh Ray Gigandet — Daughter
  • Rekker Radley Gigandet — Son
  • Kelsie — Sister
  • Armie Heartly Gigandet — Daughter
  • Jay Gigandet — Father
  • Dominique Geisendorff — Significant Other

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  • Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Birthday: August 16, 1982, Leo
  • Profession: Actor

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