(born December 9, 1978) is an American
Jesse Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California to Scott
Metcalfe and Nancy DeMaio; his father is of French and Italian
descent, and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese descent.
Metcalfe, who played in several basketball leagues during his
teen years, grew up in Connecticut and dropped out of New York
University's Tisch School of the Arts in order to pursue a
career as writer/director.
Jesse Metcalfe moved to Los Angeles and attended an open casting
call, successfully auditioning for the NBC soap opera Passions.
He played Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, one of three siblings, from
the show's debut in July 1999 until July 2004. He left Passions
because he felt that he "wasn’t really going to get anything
more out of it". In late 2003 and early 2004, Metcalfe made two
guest appearances on the WB Network TV series Smallville as
vindictive "meteor freak hunter" Van McNulty.
Jesse 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
, since the series' debut
in October 2004. Metcalfe has only made a few appearances on the
second season of Desperate Housewives. In October 2005, rumors
started to circulate that Metcalfe wanted to exit Desperate
Housewives in order to return to Passions as Miguel. However,
Metcalfe had made it clear that he is "looking forward," and
fans should not hold out hope for his return to the NBC soap.
Metcalfe is the fifth victim and the fifth star to appear on
Punk'd more than once, after Ben McKenzie, Wilmer Valderrama
Omarion, and Jesse McCartney
. His first appearance was when
Metcalfe and Ashton Kutcher
punk'd Eva Longoria
thousands of dollars and fraud (false identity). His second is
when Metcalfe was punk'd by Ashton Kutcher
's crew members during
the Spider-Man 3 audition.
Jesse Metcalfe's first film role is in John Tucker Must Die, in
which he plays a wealthy and insincere teenaged playboy high
school basketball player. The film opened on July 28, 2006.
In March 2006, while in Australia, Jesse Metcalfe met and began
dating Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle. In an interview with OK!
Magazine, the couple said that they enjoy being with each other
and Nadine said that she would love to have Jesse's children.
According to an interview with Ryan Seacrest, called "The Vine"
Jesse is now sometimes called a s-- symbol, because of his role
on Desperate Housewives, and his on screen love scenes, which
can be shown on the movie, John Tucker Must Die.
- 2006 John Tucker Must Die