Colin Egglesfield

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Colin Egglesfield
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Egglesfield at The CW Network Upfront in New York City on May 21, 2009
Born (1973-02-09) February 9, 1973 (age 41)
Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Website
www.colinegglesfield.com

Colin Egglesfield (born February 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Josh Madden in the long-running soap opera All My Children, Auggie Kirkpatrick on The CW's short-lived drama series Melrose Place, and Evan Parks on The Client List.

Early life[edit]

Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the second child of Kathleen (née Dineen) and William Egglesfield, a physician.[1][2][3] His mother is Irish.[4] He has two siblings: an older sister, Kerry, and a younger brother, Sean. He was brought up in a Catholic household.

Egglesfield spent his early childhood in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of ten, he and his family moved to Morris IL, a small community south of Chicago. Growing up, he was more studious than rambunctious, preferring to spend Friday nights alone building model airplanes. His dream was to follow his father's footsteps as a physician, but became interested in acting watching his older sister Kerry perform.[citation needed]

Shy in his adolescent years, he credits his prep football coach, Dave Mattio, with helping gain a positive self-esteem. After Egglesfield graduated from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, he attended Illinois Wesleyan University and played for the football team.[5] He transferred to the University of Iowa, where he was in the pre-med program. After he received his BS from Iowa he backpacked throughout Europe.

To earn money for medical school, Egglesfield turned to modeling. He won a contest (he entered at the urging of a friend), and soon after, he left medicine behind for a modeling career. He is signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy, and DNA Model Management in New York City. He modeled for Versace, Calvin Klein, and Armani, among others before he started acting.[6] In the late 90's, he was featured on the covers of italian Vogue (shot by Steven Meisel) and L'Uomo Vogue (twice, photographed by Bruce Weber and Ellen Von Unwerth respectively).[7][8]

Career[edit]

After taking drama classes, Egglesfield found himself guest starring on television series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The $treet, Gilmore Girls, Charmed, and Nip/Tuck. He also had a small role in the 2005 film Must Love Dogs, in addition to many other minor film projects. On September 26, 2005, he made his debut on All My Children, taking over the role of Josh Madden from his short-lived predecessor Scott Kinworthy. In 2005, Egglesfield was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive".[9] In 2006, he attended the Cackalacky Film Festival in Charlotte, N.C., where his film Beautiful Dreamer was awarded Best American Full Feature Film.

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Egglesfield portrayed chef/surfer guy Auggie Kirkpatrick in CW's 2009 series Melrose Place. However, due to a change in the direction of the show, Eggelesfield and his co-star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz were fired and his character was written out of the show during the thirteenth episode.[10] In 2011, he starred in the film adaptation of Something Borrowed opposite Kate Hudson.[11] As of August 2011, Egglesfield plays the recurring role of Tommy Rizzoli on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. From 2012 to 2013, he starred as Evan Parks on the Lifetime drama series The Client List.

He owns and runs his own New York City-based clothing company Shout Out Clothing!, which he principally uses as a vehicle to promote and support educational initiatives such as Project Grad, and also "Stay in school" programs.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 S.W.A.T. LAPD officer
2004 12 Days of Terror Alex Television film
2005 Vampires: The Turning Connor
2005 Must Love Dogs David
2006 Beautiful Dreamer Joe Kelly/Thomas "Tommy" Warner
2009 Good Guy, TheThe Good Guy Baker
2010 Au Pairs, TheThe Au Pairs Jake Short film
2011 Something Borrowed Dexter "Dex" Thaler III
2011 Carnal Innocence Tucker Longstreet Television film
2011 Life Happens Ivan #1
2011 Just a Little Heart Attack Husband Short film
2012 Open Road David
2013 Stranger in Paradise, AA Stranger in Paradise Josh
2015 Vice Reiner
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 $treet, TheThe $treet Artist Episode: "The Ultimatum"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Steven Episode: "Folly"
2002 Lost in Oz Calleb Jansen Unsold WB pilot
2004 Gilmore Girls Sean Episode: "Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' The Twist"
2004 Nip/Tuck Mr. Rourke Episode: "Sean McNamara"
2005 Charmed Tim Cross Episode: "Death Becomes Them"
2005–2009 All My Children Josh Madden Role held: September 26, 2005 – January 19, 2009
2009–2010 Melrose Place Auggie Kirkpatrick Main cast; 10 episodes
2010 Brothers & Sisters Young William Walker Episode: "Time After Time: Part 1"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Jordan Townsend Episode: "Heihei"
2011–present Rizzoli & Isles Thomas "Tommy" Rizzoli Recurring
2012–2013 Client List, TheThe Client List Evan Parks Main cast
2014 Unforgettable Agent Charles Sewell Episode: "A Moveable Feast"
2014 Drop Dead Diva Charlie French Episode: "Truth & Consequences" (Season 6, #ep1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Millsap, Jeanne (29 April 2011). "Kate Hudson co-star to premier 'Something Borrowed' in Morris". The Joliet Herald-News. Chicago Sun-Times. 
  2. ^ "'Something Borrowed' hottie wows crowd at Morris showing". The Joliet Herald-News. Chicago Sun-Times. 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Fuller Knox, Leslie (7 May 2011). "From Marian Catholic to 'Man Candy': Southland's Colin Egglesfield Talks 'Something Borrowed,' Football, Family & the Soaps". Tinley Park Patch. Patch.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.thatsfit.com/2007/11/29/celebrity-fitzness-report-all-my-childrens-colin-egglesfield/
  5. ^ Firman, Tehrene (October 7, 2011). "Interview with Colin Egglesfield of "Something Borrowed"". Love Twenty. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Colin Egglesfield - Official Website - Bio". Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vogue Italia gallery". colin-egglesfield.net. June 5, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "L'Uomo Vogue gallery". colin-egglesfield.net. June 5, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "20TH ANNIVERSARY SEXIEST MAN ALIVE ON SALE November 18". People Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield Fired from Melrose Place". Movieline. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Colin Egglesfield prepares to take Something Borrowed". She Knows. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 

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