Ashley Hamilton

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Ashley Hamilton
Born Ashley George Hamilton Collins
(1974-09-16) September 16, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Musician, Comedian
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Shannen Doherty (m. 1993; div. 1994)
Angie Everhart (m. 1996; div. 1997)
Relatives George Hamilton (father)
Alana Collins (mother)
Kimberly Stewart (half-sister)
Sean Stewart (half-brother)
George Thomas Hamilton (half-brother)

Ashley George Hamilton Collins (born September 16, 1974) is an American songwriter, singer and actor. He is the son of actors George Hamilton and Alana Stewart, and a stepson of musician Rod Stewart. At 19, Hamilton garnered media attention when he and Shannen Doherty married after knowing one another for only two weeks. The marriage lasted just five months before Doherty filed for divorce.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1993, Hamilton appeared with Shannen Doherty on Saturday Night Live and appeared in the movie Beethoven's 2nd. In 1997, he briefly starred in the television series Sunset Beach as Cole Deschanel, but was let go only a month after the premiere. He is a music artist and songwriter as well. Since 2007, Ashley has been performing stand-up comedy at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, & Room 5 in Los Angeles.

In June 2003, Hamilton released a single entitled "Wimmin'" which reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song was co-written by the British singer Robbie Williams who also provided some of the vocals on the track.[3] Hamilton co-wrote Williams' 2003 single "Come Undone".[4] Hamilton also claims that he co-wrote Williams' single "She's Madonna" in 2006, but that Williams omitted his name from publishing.[5]

It was announced on August 17, 2009, he would be competing in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.[6][7] Ashley was eliminated first from DWTS on September 23, 2009.

Following Dancing With The Stars, Hamilton joined the entertainment news program EXTRA as a field correspondent. Hamilton appeared as the character Jack Taggert in the 2013 film Iron Man 3.[8]


  1. ^ Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton on
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 241. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ 'Dancing With the Stars': Why Ashley Hamilton is more of a star than Dean McDermott
  5. ^ Robbie Williams Is Accused Of Stealing "She's Madonna" Track
  6. ^ "Dancing With The Stars Season 9 Cast". 
  7. ^ Joyce Eng (17 August 2009). "Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!". Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff; Graser, Marc (May 24, 2012). "Ashley Hamilton in talks for 'Iron Man 3'". Variety. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 

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