Ashley Hamilton

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Ashley Hamilton
Ashley George Hamilton

(1974-09-30) September 30, 1974 (age 46)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • comedian
Years active1993–present
(m. 1993; div. 1994)

(m. 1996; div. 1997)

Ashley George Hamilton (born September 30, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and singer-songwriter. He made his acting debut in the 1993 film Beethoven's 2nd. He has since starred in films such as Lost in Africa (1994), Off Key (2001), Lost Angeles (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and Cats Dancing on Jupiter (2015). He portrayed the role of Cole Deschanel in the first season of the NBC television series Sunset Beach (1997).

Early and personal life[edit]

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, the son of actors George Hamilton and Alana Stewart, and the former 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 the couple divorced.[1] He was then married to actress Angie Everhart from December 1996 until their divorce in March 1997. Before Shannen Doherty, he was in relationship with Claire Stansfield, 10 years his senior.

He has one daughter, Willow, born in November 2016 with Renee Karalian.


In 1993, Hamilton appeared on Saturday Night Live, and starred in the film 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.

In addition to his acting career, Hamilton is a singer and songwriter. He fronted the Los Angeles-based rock band Fine. In 1999 the group released their debut and only album to date, "Against the View". In June 2003, Hamilton released a single entitled "Wimmin'" which reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song was co-written by 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] He 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.

Since 2007, Hamilton has been performing stand-up comedy at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, & Room 5 in Los Angeles. In 2013, he appeared as the character Jack Taggert in the Marvel superhero film Iron Man 3. Hamilton also recorded the cover of Sly Fox's Let's Go All the Way along with supergroup The Wondergirls and Robbie Williams for Iron Man 3.[8]

In 2019, Hamilton directed and starred in the erotic horror film Gothic Harvest.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Taylor Devereaux
1994 Lost in Africa Michael
1997 Sunset Beach Cole Deschanel 14 episodes
1998 Not Even the Trees Unknown
2001 Off Key Maurice
2001 Sluts & Losers Ben
2002 Never Get Outta the Boat Joe the Drummer
2003 Oz Stanley Bukowski Episode: "Junkyard Dawgs"
2006 Dreamweaver Weaver Television film
2006 Voodoo Lagoon Tom
2008 Sunday School Musical Background Person
2009 Cruel and Unusual Iverson Short film
2010 P Lo's House Ashley Television film
2012 Femme Fatales Devlin Grant Episode: "Family Business"
2012 Lost Angeles Bruce
2013 Iron Man 3 Jack Taggert
2014 Phantom Halo Donny
2014 Implant Bell Short film
2015 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Kurt
2016 Rules Don't Apply Rudolf
2018 Gothic Harvest Gar


With Fine[edit]

Studio Albums
  • Against the View (1999)
  • "Wrecking Ball" (1999)


  • "Wimmin" (2003), #27 UK Singles Chart


  1. ^ Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton on Archived May 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  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". Archived from the original on 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  6. ^ "Dancing With The Stars Season 9 Cast". Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  7. ^ Joyce Eng (August 17, 2009). "Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!". TVGuide. Archived from the original on August 18, 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff; Graser, Marc (May 24, 2012). "Ashley Hamilton in talks for 'Iron Man 3'". Variety. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.

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