Who is Josh Duhamel?
Josh Duhamel is an American actor and model. He is best known for his role in the Transformers films, Love, Simon and his starring role on Jupiter’s Legacy.
Minot, North Dakota, United States of America
Duhamel was married to famous singer Fergie between 2009 and 2019 when they divorced. The couple has a son. In 2022, Duhamel announced his engagement to Audra Mari, the former Miss World America.
Duhamel started his career as a fashion model. He then appeared on music videos as an extra. As an actor, he made his debut on All My Children as Leo Du Pres. He would appear on the show between 1999 and 2002 and return in 2011. His performance was nominated for various awards, such as a Daytime Emmy Award.
Later on, he appeared in a starring role in Las Vegas. In 2003, he played Danny McCoy, head of security for a casino. He would stay with the show until it ended in 2008.
Duhamel debuted in big-screen films in 2004, appearing in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, followed by 2006’s Turistas. Thanks to his performance in Las Vegas, Steven Spielberg chose him personally to play a role in 2007’s Transformers, which this renowned director produced. Duhamel would reprise his role as Captain William Lennox in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Transformers: The Last Knight in 2009, 2011, and 2017 respectively.
In 2010, he was in When in Rome. In 2013, Duhamel appeared in Safe Haven in 2014 starred in You’re Not You opposite Hilary Swank.
Duhamel played Frank Dunning in 11.22.63 in 2016. This was a well-received miniseries based on a Stephen King novel starring James Franco.
In 2018, he appeared in Think Like a Dog, alongside Transformers’ co-star Megan Fox, and also in Love, Simon, the romantic comedy-drama film.
In 2019, it was announced that Duhamel was cast as main character Sheldon Sampson in Jupiter’s Legacy. The series premiered in 2021.
In Jupiter’s Legacy, he was seen alongside cast members Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Gracie Dzienny, Ian Quinlan, Kurtwood Smith, Leslie Bibb, Matt Lanter, Tyler Mane, Tenika Davis, Mike Wade, Meg Steedle, David Julian Hirsh, Conrad Coates and Andrew Horton.
In 2021, Duhamel was announced as joining Shotgun Wedding and The Thing About Pam. The actor has also been cast as a regular on The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers for the second season of this show.
Duhamel wanted to be a dentist but left this ambition in favor of modeling and later acting.
He owns a restaurant in his hometown, Minot. It’s called 10 North Main, and he shares ownership with his best friend.
The actor was discovered when he was modeling. Before this, he worked a variety of odd jobs, including lifeguard.
Spielberg chose Duhamel for Transformers after watching his performance in Las Vegas, where his character returned from the war and how the actor portrayed it in that episode.
Duhamel was cast in All My Children to great success. While he had some complications at the start, he found that the crew was willing to wait for him because they wanted him to be a part of the show.
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