Egglesfield at The CW Network Upfront in New York City on May 21, 2009
February 9, 1973 |
Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.
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.
Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the second child of Kathleen (née Dineen) and William Egglesfield, a physician. His mother is Irish. 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.
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. 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.
After taking drama classes, Egglesfield found himself guest starring on television series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The $treet, Gilmore Girls, Charmed, and Nip/Tuck. He also had a small role in the 2005 film Must Love Dogs, in addition to many other minor film projects. On September 26, 2005, he made his debut on All My Children, taking over the role of Josh Madden from his short-lived predecessor Scott Kinworthy. In 2005, Egglesfield was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive". In 2006, he attended the Cackalacky Film Festival in Charlotte, N.C., where his film Beautiful Dreamer was awarded Best American Full Feature Film.
Beginning in the fall of 2009, Egglesfield portrayed chef/surfer guy Auggie Kirkpatrick in CW's 2009 series Melrose Place. However, due to a change in the direction of the show, Eggelesfield and his co-star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz were fired and his character was written out of the show during the thirteenth episode. In 2011, he starred in the film adaptation of Something Borrowed opposite Kate Hudson. As of August 2011, Egglesfield plays the recurring role of Tommy Rizzoli on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. From 2012 to 2013, he starred as Evan Parks on the Lifetime drama series The Client List.
He owns and runs his own New York City-based clothing company Shout Out Clothing!, which he principally uses as a vehicle to promote and support educational initiatives such as Project Grad, and also "Stay in school" programs.
|2004||12 Days of Terror||Alex||Television film|
|2005||Vampires: The Turning||Connor|
|2005||Must Love Dogs||David|
|2006||Beautiful Dreamer||Joe Kelly/Thomas "Tommy" Warner|
|2009||Good Guy, TheThe Good Guy||Baker|
|2010||Au Pairs, TheThe Au Pairs||Jake||Short film|
|2011||Something Borrowed||Dexter "Dex" Thaler III|
|2011||Carnal Innocence||Tucker Longstreet||Television film|
|2011||Life Happens||Ivan #1|
|2011||Just a Little Heart Attack||Husband||Short film|
|2013||Stranger in Paradise, AA Stranger in Paradise||Josh|
|2000||$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|
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- "'Something Borrowed' hottie wows crowd at Morris showing". The Joliet Herald-News. Chicago Sun-Times. 6 May 2011.
- 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.
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- "20TH ANNIVERSARY SEXIEST MAN ALIVE ON SALE November 18". People Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield Fired from Melrose Place Read More at: http://movieline.com/2009/10/22/ashlee-simpson-wentz-and-colin-egglesfield-fired-from-melrose-place/#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral". Movieline. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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