Cam Gigandet

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Cam Gigandet
Gigandet at WonderCon 2011
Born (1982-08-16) August 16, 1982 (age 41)
Years active2003–present
Dominique Geisendorff
(m. 2008; sep. 2022)

Cam Gigandet (/ˈkæm ʒɪˈɡɑːnd/;[2] born August 16, 1982)[1] is an American actor whose credits include a recurring role on The O.C. and appearances in feature films Twilight, Pandorum, Never Back Down, Burlesque, Easy A, Priest, and The Magnificent Seven. He also starred in the CBS legal drama series Reckless.[3] From 2016 to 2018, Gigandet starred in the Audience Network drama series Ice.

Early life[edit]

Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington to Kim and Jay Gigandet, a co-owner of The Rock pizza franchise.[1][4] His sister Kelsie is a hair stylist.[5] After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington, in 2001,[6] he moved to California, where he attended Santa Monica College.[1]


In 2003, Gigandet made his acting debut with a guest appearance in the crime television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[1] In 2004 and 2005 Gigandet continued his television career with recurring roles in television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Jack and Bobby.[7]

In 2005–06, Gigandet was cast as Kevin Volchok on the Fox teen drama television series The O.C., appearing in 15 episodes. Gigandet portrayed the role of Kevin, a bad boy and rebellious competitive surfer who develops a casual relationship with rich socialite Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton).[7] In August 2007, Gigandet was cast in the Summit Entertainment/Mandalay Pictures action drama film Never Back Down. He portrayed the role of villainous bad boy and fighting champion Ryan McCarthy who sets out to take down the film's protagonist.[8] Gigandet and co-star Sean Faris shared an award for "Best Fight" at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.[9] In December 2007, Summit Entertainment cast Gigandet in the planned film adaptation of the best-selling vampire book series Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. He signed on to portray the role of the film's "tracker" vampire James. Gigandet received his second "Best Fight" award win at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards with Robert Pattinson.[9]

In 2008, Gigandet won the award for "One to Watch" at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. In August 2008, Gigandet signed on to the Screen Gems supernatural horror film The Unborn, portraying the role of the protagonist's love interest.[10] Also in 2009, Gigandet starred as Corporal Gallo in the sci-fi thriller Pandorum.[11] In 2009, Gigandet was cast alongside Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly in the thriller film The Roommate.[12]

Gigandet in October 2008

In 2010, Gigandet portrayed Micah, a Christian high-school student, in Easy A.[12] That same year, Gigandet starred as the villainous prison guard Chase in the psychological straight-to-DVD thriller The Experiment.[12] In 2010, Gigandet was cast in the film Burlesque. The film was written and directed by first-time director Steve Antin and starred Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci.[13]

In 2011, Gigandet portrayed Jonah in the psychological thriller Trespass.[14] Gigandet had a supporting role in the 2011 vampire thriller Priest.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Gigandet married Dominique Geisendorff in 2008.[15] They have two daughters and a son.[16][17][18][19][20] Geisendorff filed for divorce in August 2022.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mistaken Joe Short film
2007 Who's Your Caddy? Mick
2008 Never Back Down Ryan McCarthy MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris)
American Crude Kip Adams
Twilight James Witherdale MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)
Nominated – Best Villain Award – 2009 Scream Awards[21]
2009 The Unborn Mark Hardigan
Pandorum Gallo
2010 Easy A Micah
Burlesque Jack Miller
The Experiment Chase
2011 Five Star Day Jake Gibson
The Roommate Stephen Morterelli
Priest Hicks
Trespass Jonah Collins
2012 The Tin Star Jake Flynn
Making Change Bishop
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Stunner
2013 Turbo Snail 1
Plush Carter
Free Ride Ray
2014 Red Sky Butch Masters
In the Blood Derek Grant
4 Minute Mile Wes Jacobs
Bad Johnson Rich Johnson
Nanny Cam Mark
2016 Broken Vows Michael
The Magnificent Seven McCann
2017 Black Site Delta Jake
The Shadow Effect Gabriel Howarth
2019 Assimilate Josh Haywood
2020 Dangerous Lies Mickey Hayden
2021 Without Remorse Keith Webb
Last Shoot Out Sid
2022 9 Bullets Tommy
Blowback Nick
Violent Night Morgan Steele
Black Warrant Anthony
2023 Righteous Thieves Bruno
Two Sinners and a Mule Elden Gallup
Shrapnel Max Vohden
Til Death Do Us Part Best Man
2024 Outlaw Posse Post-production
Deep Six
TBA The Tower
Desert Dawn
72 Hours
Final Invasion Navy Seal Sam Sheppard Pre-production
Violence of Action Jonah Dekker In development
Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Young Episode: "Feeling the Heat"
2004 The Young and the Restless Daniel Romalotti Jr 7 episodes
2005 Jack & Bobby Randy Bongard 5 episodes
2005–06 The O.C. Kevin Volchok 15 episodes
2014 Reckless Roy Rayder Main role (13 episodes)
2015 Nanny Cam Mark Kessler TV movie
2016–2018 Ice Jake Green Main role (20 episodes)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Work
2008 Young Hollywood Awards One to watch Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris) Won Never Back Down
2009 Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson) Won Twilight
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain Won
Choice Movie: Rumble (shared with Robert Pattinson) Won
2011 Choice Movie Actor: Drama Nominated The Roommate


  1. ^ a b c d e Cammila Albertson. "Cam Gigandet". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Blogomatic3000 Exclusive - Cam Gigandet introduces The Roommate". YouTube. February 10, 2011. Archived from the original on December 22, 2021. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "'Under The Dome' & 'Extant' Renewed By CBS For Summer, 'Reckless' Cancelled". Deadline Hollywood. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "From rotten to romantic - Living Top story - the Olympian - Olympia, Washington". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Molly (November 2, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston and Cam Celebrate a Gigandet Wedding!". PopSugar. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Famous Seattleites". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Cam Gigandet Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  8. ^ "Cliques and Fists". The New York Times. March 14, 2008. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Robert Pattinson's Best Fight Trophy 'Made Me Feel Really Tough', 'Twilight' co-star Cam Gigandet wins award for second consecutive year". MTV. June 1, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  10. ^ "'Twilight' Star Cam Gigandet Talks About Creepy Kids In 'Unborn,' Being Shirtless Onscreen". MTV. October 26, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Pandorum's Cam Gigandet". Cinema Blend. September 24, 2009. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d "The True Identity of the (Seemingly) Miscreant Actor". Flaunt. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  13. ^ Larry Carroll (September 21, 2009). "'Twilight' Star Cam Gigandet To Get 'Sexy' With Christina Aguilera In New Movie". IMDb. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  14. ^ Matt Barone (October 10, 2011). "Interview: Cam Gigandet Talks "Trespass" And Going Head-To-Head Against Nicolas Cage". Complex. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  15. ^ a b Najib, Shafiq (August 3, 2022). "Twilight' ' 's Cam Gigandet and Wife Dominique Geisendorff Divorcing After 13 Years of Marriage". People.
  16. ^ Jocelyn Vena (April 16, 2009). "Twilight Star Cam Gigandet Is A First-Time Dad". MTV. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  17. ^ "Meet Everleigh Ray Gigandet!". Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cam Gigandet Welcomes Daughter Armie Heartly". People. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  19. ^ Natalie Finn (February 6, 2013). "Twilight's Cam Gigandet welcomes a son - find out the baby's name". E! Online. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  20. ^ "Cam Gigandet Welcomes Son Rekker Radley". Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  21. ^ "2009 Scream Award Nominations". Screen Rant. September 1, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2012.

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