Josh Duhamel Biography

Josh Duhamel
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Birthday: November 14, 1972

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Joshua David Duhamel

Born Country: United States

Born in: Minot, North Dakota, United States

Famous as: Actor

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Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Stacy Ferguson (m. 2009)

father: Larry Duhamel

mother: Bonnie L. Kemper

siblings: Ashlee, Ashlee Duhamel, Kassidy, Kassidy Duhamel, Mckenzee Duhamel

children: Axl Jack Duhamel

U.S. State: North Dakota

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education: Minot State University, Magic City Campus

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Who is Josh Duhamel?

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.

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Childhood & Early Life

Josh Duhamel was born Joshua David Duhamel on November 14, 1972, in Minot, North Dakota, United States.

His father Larry Duhamel is a salesman who helps people with advertisements. His mother Bonny L. Kemper is a retired school teacher, working as an executive director for ‘Downtown Business & Profession Association’ in Minot.

He has three younger sisters: Mckenzee, Ashlee, and Kassidy.

His father divorced his mother when he was in fourth grade. He and his sisters continued to stay with their mother, though he remained attached to his father.

He had a passion for sports during his school and college days. He became a quarterback for the ‘Minot State University’ team, but soon realized that he was not good enough to be a professional football player.

He chose to become a dentist and accordingly attended the ‘Minot State University’ and chose biology as the major subject. He dropped out of college just before completing his graduation. He completed his graduation from the university ten years later in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. But he had to give up his dreams of becoming a dentist as his grades were not good enough to join any dental college.

He was a good swimmer and worked as a lifeguard at a local swimming pool during his teens.
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Josh Duhamel started his career by working for a construction company when he was 26 years old.

While working in the construction company, he got introduced to the entertainment industry by chance.

In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles, California, on the insistence of his girlfriend to start a career in modeling.

In 2005, he wanted to become an entrepreneur and opened a restaurant with his friend in Minto, North Dakota.

Soon, his modeling experience helped him land an acting job when he appeared for an audition. He passed the test and was given the lead role in the film ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ based on a novel written by Oscar Wilde.

Josh was selected by Executive Producer Steven Spielberg for the role of ‘Captain William Lennox’ in the sci-fi film ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ directed by Michael Bay in 2007. He starred alongside Megan Fox and Shia La Beouf in the blockbuster.

His other films include ‘Life as We Know It’ (2010) and ‘When in Rome’ (2010). In the former, he appeared opposite Katherine Heigl.

He also acted in ‘The Romantics’ alongside Anna Paquin and Katie Holmes. He was then seen in ‘Ramona and Beezus.’

In 2011, he appeared in the film ‘New Year’s Eve.’ Directed by Garry Marshall, the film also starred actors like Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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He also starred opposite Julianne Hough in the film ‘Safe Haven.’ Directed by Lasse Hallstrom and released in 2013, the film is based on a very popular novel written by Nicholas Sparks.

Duhamel also appeared in a film titled ‘Scenic Route.’ Released in 2013, the film is about the story of two friends who get stranded in the middle of a desert.

His next appearance was in the film ‘You’re Not You’ in 2014. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the film saw Duhamel appear alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum.

In 2015, he appeared in films like ‘Lost in the Sun’ and ‘Bravetown.’

He appeared alongside stars like Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, and Halle Berry in the film ‘Movie 43,’ which was directed by Patrik Forsberg and Peter Farrelly.

In 2016, he starred in ‘Misconduct’ and the biographical film ‘Spaceman.’

In 2017, he reprised his role as ‘William Lennox’ in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight,’ the fifth sequel to the ‘Transformers’ film series.

In 2018, he was cast to play ‘Jack Spier’ in ‘Love, Simon.’ The following year, he was seen in ‘Capsized: Blood in the Water’ and ‘The Buddy Games.’

In 2020, he was seen playing ‘James O'Connor’ in Vicky Wight's romance film ‘The Lost Husband’ in which he was paired opposite Leslie Bibb. The movie was based on the novel of the same name by Katherine Center.

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TV Career

Josh Duhamel is also famous for his role as ‘Danny McCoy’ in the crime television series ‘Las Vegas.’

He also voiced a character in the animation series ‘Fanboy & Chum Chum.’ Produced by Nickelodeon, the series won an ‘Emmy Award.’

His voice can also be heard in the animation series ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates.’

He also starred as ‘Leo du Pres’ in various seasons of the series ‘All My Children,’ which was produced by ABC. To continue with this series, he turned down the role of ‘Dusty Donovan’ in ‘As the World Turns.’

He was seen in the series ‘Battle Creek’ where he played the role of ‘Milt Chamberlain.’ Directed by David Shore and Vince Gilligan and produced by CBS, the series ran for a very short duration.

In February 2016, he was seen alongside James Franco in a television mini-series titled ‘11.22.63.’

In 2018, he landed the recurring role of ‘Detective Greg Kading’ in ‘Unsolved.’ He made guest appearance in shows like ‘LA to Vegas’ and ‘Veronica Mars’ in 2019.

In February 2019, it was confirmed that Duhamel would play 'Sheldon Sampson,' leader of a superhero team, in a superhero web television series titled 'Jupiter's Legacy.'

Awards & Achievements

Josh Duhamel won the ‘International Modeling and Talent Association’ award under the ‘Male Model of the Year’ category in 1997.

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He won three consecutive ‘Daytime Emmy’ nominations for his role in the series ‘All My Children.’ He won the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ award in 2003.

In 2004, he was named among the ‘50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ by an American magazine.

In 2012, he was inducted into the ‘Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame.’

Personal Life & Legacy

Josh Duhamel announced in January 2004 that he was engaged to his long-time girlfriend Kristy Pierce. Unfortunately, the engagement didn’t last long.

He got engaged to singer Stacy Ann Ferguson, popularly known as Fergie, in December 2007. He got married to her on January 10, 2009, at a very private marriage ceremony held at ‘Church Estate Vineyards’ in Malibu, California. His marriage with Fergie went through a bad patch in 2009 when a stripper accused him of cheating on Fergie.

They have a son named Axl Jack Duhamel, who was born in August 2013. The couple announced their separation in September 2017 and their divorce was finalized in November 2019.

In 2018, Josh Duhamel began a relationship with actress Eiza Gonzalez, but this relationship was shortlived.

In 2019, he began dating American model Audra Mari


Josh Duhamel is famous for his muscular physique, deep resonant voice, and towering height of 6’3.

He enjoys playing football, basketball, and golf. He also goes skiing whenever possible.

His ‘Male Model of the Year’ win in 1997 came after beating Ashton Kutcher in the competition organized by the ‘International Modeling and Talent Association.’

Josh Duhamel Movies

1. This Is Your Death (2017)


2. Safe Haven (2013)

  (Drama, Thriller, Romance)

3. Life as We Know It (2010)

  (Romance, Comedy, Drama)

4. You're Not You (2014)


5. Transformers (2007)

  (Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi)

6. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

  (Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family)

7. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

  (Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi)

8. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

  (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action)

9. Scenic Route (2013)

  (Thriller, Drama)

10. CHIPS (2017)

  (Comedy, Crime, Action)

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