Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel

Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (November 14, 1972) was born in Minot, North Dakota. Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. He first achieved acting success in 1999 as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as the chief of security, Danny McCoy, on NBC's Las Vegas. He is also well known for his role as one of the protagonists, Captain/Major William Lennox, in the box office hit Transformers as well as its sequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is the son of Bonnie L. Kemper, a physical education teacher, and Larry David Duhamel, an advertising salesman. His parents divorced during his youth, and although he remains close to both, he grew up with his mother and his three younger sisters, Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy. Duhamel attended Minot State University and played as the back-up quarterback for the university's football team. He planned to attend dental school but dropped out one-and-a-half credits shy of his undergraduate degree. Duhamel has stated, "After college, I followed an ex-girlfriend to northern California, did a bunch of odd jobs." Duhamel had won the title of Male Model of the Year in an International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in 1997. Duhamel began his acting career as an extra in the music videos for Donna Summer's song, "I Will Go With You (Con te partirĂ²)" in 1998 and Christina Aguilera's song, "What a Girl Wants" in 1999. Later that year, he won the role of Leo du Pres on the ABC soap opera All My Children. His work on the show, especially his character's pairing with Greenlee Smythe (portrayed by actor Rebecca Budig), garnered critical acclaim. In 2000, he posed fully nude for Greg Gorman's "As I See It" photography book. In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for the Special Fan Award for America's Favorite Couple in 2002, shared with Budig, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres. Duhamel opted to leave All My Children in 2002 to pursue other acting opportunities. In 2003, Duhamel landed a prime time role on the NBC show Las Vegas, playing the head of security as Danny McCoy for the Montecito Casino. He succeeded James Caan as president of the Montecito after Caan departed at the end of the fourth season. The series was cancelled in 2008. Duhamel made his big-screen acting debut in 2004's Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and continued on to star in the thriller Turistas (2006). After watching an episode of Las Vegas in which Duhamel's character had just returned from the war in Iraq, Steven Spielberg handpicked him for the role of Captain William Lennox in 2007's summer blockbuster film Transformers (a film for which Spielberg was the executive producer). Duhamel reprised the role for the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released in June 2009, and again in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, due for release in July 2011. Duhamel was the official pace car driver for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 driving the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car. Duhamel will star alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the Boaz Yakin thriller film Sympathy for the Devil. He also appeared in The Romantics in 2010, alongside Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, and Australian actress Annabel-Jane Brooks.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2019Transformers 7William Lennox2019-06-28
2018Love, SimonJack Spier2018-03-16
2017Transformers: The Last KnightColonel Lennox2017-06-21
2017CHiPSRick2017-03-24
2017The ShowAdam Rogers2017-03-11
2017The InstituteDetective2017-03-03
2016SpacemanBill Lee2016-08-19
2016MisconductBen Cahill2016-02-05
2015Lost in the SunJohn2015-11-05
2015BravetownAlex2015-05-08
2014You're Not You2014-10-10
2014Wings: Sky Force HeroesAce (Voice)2014-07-08
2014Don Peyote2014-05-01
2013Scenic RouteMitchell2013-08-23
2013WingsAce (Voice)2013-08-05
2013Safe HavenAlex Wheatley2013-02-14
2013Movie 43Anson (segment "Beezel")2013-01-25
2012Fire with FireJeremy Coleman2012-08-31
2012Planet OceanNarrator2012-06-18
2011New Year's EveSam2011-12-09
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonLt. Colonel William Lennox2011-06-28
2010Life As We Know ItEric Messer2010-10-02
2010The RomanticsTom2010-09-10
2010Ramona and BeezusHobart Kemp2010-07-23
2010When in RomeNick Beamon2010-01-29
2009Transformers: Revenge of the FallenCaptain Lennox2009-06-23
2007TransformersCaptain Lennox2007-07-02
2006TuristasAlex2006-12-01
2005The Picture of Dorian GrayDorian Gray2005-06-06
2004Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!Tad Hamilton2004-01-23
1970The Buddy Games
1970The Buddy GamesBobfather
1970Think Like a Dog
1970Web of FriesHero