Duhamel at the White House Easter Egg roll, April 13, 2009
|Born||Joshua David Duhamel
November 14, 1972
Minot, North Dakota, U.S.
|Education||Minot State University|
|Spouse(s)||Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson (2009–present)|
Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (pron.: // də-MEL; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model. He first achieved acting success in 1999 as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as the chief of security, Danny McCoy, on NBC's Las Vegas. He then began appearing in films, most prominently playing one of the protagonists, Captain/Major/Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox, in the box office hit Transformers as well as its sequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He starred in Life as We Know It with Katherine Heigl. He recently starred in Nicholas Sparks's Safe Haven with Julianne Hough.
Early life 
Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonnie L. Kemper, is a physical education teacher, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertising salesman. He is of French-Canadian, Irish, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Duhamel was raised Catholic.
His parents divorced during his youth. Although he remains close to both, he grew up with his mother and his three younger sisters, Ashlee, Mckenzee, and Kassidy. Duhamel attended Minot State University and played as the back-up quarterback for the university's football team. He planned to attend dental school, but dropped out one-and-a-half credits shy of his undergraduate degree.
Duhamel has stated, "After college, I followed an ex-girlfriend to northern California, did a bunch of odd jobs." Duhamel had won the title of Male Model of the Year in an International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in 1997 (the runner-up was actor Ashton Kutcher).
Duhamel began his acting career as an extra in the music videos for Donna Summer's song, "I Will Go With You (Con te partirò)" in 1998 and Christina Aguilera's song, "Genie in A Bottle" in 1999. Josh trained with Scott Sedita Acting Studios. Later that year, he won the role of Leo du Pres on the ABC soap opera All My Children. His work on the show, especially his character's pairing with Greenlee Smythe (portrayed by actor Rebecca Budig), garnered critical acclaim. In 2000, he posed fully nude for Greg Gorman's "As I See It" photography book.
In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for the Special Fan Award for America's Favorite Couple in 2002, shared with Budig, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres. Duhamel left All My Children in 2002 to pursue other acting opportunities. In 2003, Duhamel landed a prime time role on the NBC show Las Vegas, playing the head of security as Danny McCoy for the Montecito Casino. He succeeded James Caan as head of the casino after Caan departed the series at the end of the fourth season. The series ended in 2008.
Duhamel made his big-screen acting debut in 2004's Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and continued on to star in the thriller Turistas (2006). After watching an episode of Las Vegas in which Duhamel's character had just returned from the war in Iraq, Steven Spielberg handpicked him for the role of Captain William Lennox in 2007's summer blockbuster film Transformers (a film for which Spielberg was the executive producer). Duhamel reprised the role for the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released in June 2009, and again in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, released in June 2011.
On March 23, 2013, Duhamel hosted the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, which was broadcasted live from Los Angeles. He and his co-star from Safe Haven, Julianne Hough, performed a Safe Haven-themed showcase appearance via video on The Price is Right with Drew Carey.
Personal life 
Duhamel met and began dating singer Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson in September 2004. Ferguson appeared on Duhamel's show Las Vegas with her band (The Black Eyed Peas) in an episode titled "Montecito Lancers" (which aired on November 1, 2004). The couple wed on January 10, 2009, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California. On January 10, 2010, the couple renewed their wedding vows. They are currently expecting their first child together, which Fergie confirmed via Twitter on Monday, February 18, 2013.
Duhamel and Ferguson reside in Brentwood, California. Both Duhamel and Fergie are Catholic and attend church. In 2005, he became the co-owner of 10 North Main, a restaurant in Minot, North Dakota, which features dishes such as elk and pheasant.
|2004||The Picture of Dorian Gray||Dorian Gray||Film debut|
|2004||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Tad Hamilton|
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||William Lennox|
|2010||When in Rome||Nick Beamon|
|2010||Ramona and Beezus||Hobart|
|2010||Life as We Know It||Eric Messer|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||William Lennox|
|2011||New Year's Eve||Sam Ahern|
|2012||Fire with Fire||Jeremy Coleman|
|2013||Safe Haven||Alex Wheatley|
|2013||You're Not You||Actor|
|All My Children||Leo du Pres||November 1999 - October 2002; August 4 - 5, 2011|
|2002||Ed||Richard Reed||"The Shot" (Season 2, episode 19)|
|2003–08||Las Vegas||Danny McCoy||Main character|
|2004–07||Crossing Jordan||Danny McCoy||"What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston" (Season 4, episode 7)
"Luck Be a Lady" (Season 5, episode 2)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Season 6, episode 4)
|2008||The Replacements||Himself||Voice, "Hollywoodn't" (Season 3, episode 11)
"Canadian Fakin'" (Season 3, episode 15)
"Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular V" (Season 3, episode 22)
|2009–2012||Fanboy and Chum Chum||Oz||Voice|
|2012||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Captain Flynn||Voice|
|2012||Bomb Patrol Afghanistan||Host||"Reunion" (season 1, episode 17)|
|2013||Made in Hollywood||Himself||Episode #8.18|
|2013||2013 Kids' Choice Awards||Himself||Host|
Awards and nominations 
|2001||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||All My Children||Nominated|
|Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actor||Nominated|
|2002||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Won|
|Special Fan Award: America's Favorite Couple
Shared with Rebecca Budig
Not associated with the Daytime Emmy Awards
|2003||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2004||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie Breakout Star – Male||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Liar||Nominated|
|Choice Breakout TV Star – Male||Las Vegas||Nominated|
|Choice TV Actor – Drama/Action Adventure||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller||Turistas||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Rumble:
Captain Lennox vs. Blackout
|2011||Kids' Choice Awards||Best Actor, Arm Fart Hall of Fame||Won|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor Romantic Comedy||Life as We Know It||Nominated|
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- Josh Duhamel on Myspace
- 10 North Main, Josh Duhamel's restaurant