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Jesse Metcalfe (1978)

Jesse Eden Metcalfe

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Jesse Eden Metcalfe is an American actor, best known for his role on Desperate Housewives as John Rowland. He is also notable for his portrayal of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera Passions and his starring role as the title character in the movie John Tucker Must Die.


 early life
Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, the son of Nancy (née DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. His father is of French and Italian descent and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese descent. Metcalfe played in several basketball leagues during his teen years in Waterford, Connecticut and graduated from The Williams School in New London, Connecticut.

After successfully auditioning for the NBC soap opera Passions, he played Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, one of five siblings, from the show's debut in July 1999 to July 2004, and November 2004 to January 2005, co-starring with actress Molly Stanton, creating one of Daytime's favorite couple, Charity & Miguel. The pair departed onscreen together in what is referred to a "classic daytime cliffhanger" in July 2004 but Metcafe was soon brought back to the series for a short-stint later that year.

In late 2003 and early 2004, he met the famous model Estefania Santana. After a couple of dates, they became an official couple. The couple is no longer together.

In October 2004, 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. In November 2004, Metcalfe returned to Passions resuming the role as Miguel briefly for a short-stint, where he became one of the first actors to be play contract roles on both daytime and primetime at the same time. In November 2004 USA Today named him "the [show's] hottest sex symbol" on daytime. Metcalfe made brief appearances in later seasons. In January 2005, after just nearly two months, Metcalfe expressed the difficulty juggling two major roles on a daytime and primetime, with the overwhelming work schedule. Metcalfe also discussed the lack of storyline on Passions with his character, Miguel and how he reached out to NBC on more than on several occasions to bring back actress Molly Stanton back to show where she portrays Miguel's love interest, Charity. Metcafe also disagreed with his character's Miguel new pairing with the scheming Kay Bennett, played by Heidi Mueller. Metcalfe's final appearance on Passions as Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald aired in January 2005. The show briefly addressed Miguel's hituas as short term, due to Metcalfe addressing that he was taking a break from Passions, which was only slated for several months. Meltcafe had plan to returned later that Summer on a recurring basis. In February 2005, Metcalfe announced that he would not be returning to Passions and that he would be continue the role as John on Desperate Housewives on a full-time basis. Metcalfe thanked Passions excutive producer, Lisa De Cazotte for giving much support for letting him create the role of Miguel as his own and finally with the advantage for giving him the chance to move on to better things.

Metcalfe is one of five celebrity victims to appear on the T.V. show Punk'd more than once; after Ben McKenzie, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, and Jesse McCartney. His first appearance took place when he and Ashton Kutcher punk'd Eva Longoria for stealing thousands of dollars and fraud . His second occurred when he was punk'd by Ashton Kutcher's crew members during the Spider-Man 3 audition. Metcalfe also appeared in the 3 Doors Down "Let Me Go" video.

Metcalfe's first film role was in 2006, John Tucker Must Die, alongside Ashanti, One Tree Hills Sophia Bush and Hairsprays Brittany Snow; he played a wealthy and insincere teenage playboy high school basketball player.

Metcalfe hosted an episode of the British TV chat show The Paul O'Grady Show on October 26, 2006, because O'Grady was taking the week off on doctor's orders. Jesse had previously been interviewed on the show twice before.

Metcalfe entered a rehab facility in March 2007 citing alcoholism as the reason for his entry.

In 2008 he portrayed Jack in the psychological horror film Insanitarium.

He also starred as Granger Woodruff in The Other End of the Line, a film based on an employee at an Indian call-center who travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone. The film was released straight-to-DVD.

Metcalfe hosted the World Music Awards in Monaco in November 2008. After "a couple glasses of champagne" at a party after the Awards, Metcalfe fell off a second-story balcony and tumbled thirty to forty feet to the ground. He fractured a fibula but avoided more serious injury.

In 2009 he starred alongside both Amber Tamblyn and Michael Douglas in a remake of the 1956 film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, directed by Peter Hyams.

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