Ashley Hamilton

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Ashley Hamilton
Born Ashley George Hamilton Collins
(1974-09-30) September 30, 1974 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Actor
  • musician
  • comedian
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Shannen Doherty (m. 1993–94)
Angie Everhart (m. 1996–97)

Ashley George Hamilton Collins (born September 30, 1974), better known as Ashley Hamilton, is an American actor 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).

Personal life[edit]

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actors George Hamilton and Alana Stewart, and the 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] He was then briefly married to actress Angie Everhart from December 1996 until their divorce in March 1997.


In 1993, Hamilton appeared with Shannen Doherty 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. 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.[8]


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
2015 Untitled Warren Beatty project Rudolf Completed


  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 (August 17, 2009). "Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!". TVGuide. 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 September 3, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 

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