An appealing and sightly actor, Metcalfe kick-started his career by working as a print model while attending school. He ultimately dropped out of the acting program at NYU in order to take a role on the soap Passions
in 1999, playing Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, a man entangled in a spicy love triangle. His star rose significantly in 2004 when he made it big in prime time on Desperate Housewives
as John Rowland, an often-shirtless teen yardman involved in an adulterous affair. (Interestingly, Metcalfe once worked as a real landscaper during his formative years.) Although the Desperate Housewives
part landed him on numerous "hottest bachelor" lists, Metcalfe made a quick exit in the second season to pursue a film career in youth-oriented vehicles like John Tucker Must Die
(2006) and The Other End of the Line
(2008). He followed these movies with a lead turn in the film-noir remake Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
(2009). Off screen, Metcalfe enjoys playing basketball and is a member of the Hollywood Knights, a fund-raising celebrity basketball squad.Jesse Metcalfe Fast Facts:
- Is of French, Italian and Portuguese descent.
- Worked as a print model while attending college.
- Acted for five years in the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime drama Passions before landing his breakthrough role on Desperate Housewives.
- Featured in the video "Let Me Go" for band 3 Doors Down along with actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.
- Has appeared in multiple episodes of the MTV series Punk'd as both a victim and a prankster ("punking" his Housewives costar Eva Longoria).
- Participates in the Hollywood Knights, a group of television, movie and music professionals who play in charity basketball games to raise money for high schools.
- Jesse Metcalfe Relationships:
- Scott Metcalfe - Father
- Nancy Metcalfe - Mother
- Cara Santana - Fiancée
- Nadine Coyle - Ex-significant Other
- Jesse Metcalfe Awards:
- 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
- Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY