Josh Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for playing 'Danny McCoy' in the American comedy-drama television series ‘Las Vegas.’ A football player for his university team, Duhamel wanted to be a professional sportsman but became a movie and television star instead. He also spent time on studying biology to become a dentist and tried his hand at entrepreneurship as well. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in biology to achieve his dream of becoming a dentist. But he could not get admission to study dentistry as his grades were not good enough to land him a place in any college. He did various odd jobs, such as joining a construction company to earn a living. He was noticed by a talent scout who encouraged him to try his hand at a modeling career. He got his breakthrough when he landed an acting role in a television series while he was working as a model. Subsequently, he was cast to play roles in movies. In no time, he became very popular among television and movie audiences. He has French, Canadian, German, Norwegian, English, and Irish ancestry.