Gigandet at WonderCon 2011
Cam Joslin Gigandet
August 16, 1982
Cam Joslin Gigandet (/ /; born August 16, 1982) 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. From 2016 to 2018, Gigandet starred in the Audience Network drama series Ice.
Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Kim and Jay Gigandet, a co-owner of The Rock pizza franchise. His sister Kelsie is a hair stylist. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington, in 2001, he moved to California, where he attended Santa Monica College.
In 2003, Gigandet made his acting debut with a guest appearance in the crime television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 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.
In 2006, 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 the rich socialite Marissa Cooper, portrayed by Mischa Barton. In August 2007, Gigandet was cast in the Summit Entertainment action drama film Never Back Down. He portrayed the role of the villainous bad boy and fighting champion Ryan McCarthy who sets out to take down the film's protagonist. Gigandet and co-star Sean Faris shared an award for "Best Fight" at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. 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.
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. Also in 2009, Gigandet starred as Corporal Gallo in the sci-fi thriller Pandorum. In 2009, Gigandet was cast alongside Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly in the thriller film The Roommate.
In 2010, Gigandet portrayed Micah, a Christian high school student, in Easy A. That same year, Gigandet starred as the villainous prison guard Chase in the psychological straight-to-DVD thriller The Experiment. 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.
Gigandet and his fiancée, Dominique Geisendorff, have two daughters, Everleigh, born in April 2009, and Armie Heartly, born in November 2015, and a son, Rekker, born in January 2013. Gigandet has a black belt in Krav Maga.
|2007||Who's Your Caddy?||Mick|
|2008||Never Back Down||Ryan McCarthy||MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris)|
|2008||American Crude||Kip Adams|
|2008||Twilight||James Witherdale||MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)|
Nominated – Best Villain Award – 2009 Scream Awards
|2009||The Unborn||Mark Hardigan|
|2011||Five Star Day||Jake Gibson|
|2011||The Roommate||Stephen Morterelli|
|2012||The Tin Star||Jake Flynn|
|2012||Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden||Stunner|
|2014||Red Sky||Butch Masters|
|2014||In the Blood||Derek Grant|
|2014||4 Minute Mile||Wes Jacobs|
|2014||Bad Johnson||Rich Johnson|
|2016||The Magnificent Seven||McCann|
|2017||Black Site Delta||Jake|
|2017||The Shadow Effect||Gabriel Howarth|
|2020||Dangerous Lies||Mickey Hayden|
|2021||Without Remorse||Keith Webb||Post-production|
|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
|2008||Young Hollywood Awards||One to watch||Won|
|2008||MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris)||Won||Never Back Down|
|2009||MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)||Won||Twilight|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Villain||Won||Twilight|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Rumble (shared with Robert Pattinson)||Won||Twilight|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Nominated||The Roommate|
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- "Blogomatic3000 Exclusive - Cam Gigandet introduces The Roommate". YouTube. February 10, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- "'Under The Dome' & 'Extant' Renewed By CBS For Summer, 'Reckless' Cancelled". Deadline Hollywood. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
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- Molly (November 2, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston and Cam Celebrate a Gigandet Wedding!". PopSugar. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- "Famous Seattleites". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "Cam Gigandet Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "Cliques and Fists". The New York Times. March 14, 2008. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "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.
- "'Twilight' Star Cam Gigandet Talks About Creepy Kids In 'Unborn,' Being Shirtless Onscreen". MTV. October 26, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "Exclusive Interview: Pandorum's Cam Gigandet". Cinema Blend. September 24, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "The True Identity of the (Seemingly) Miscreant Actor". Flaunt. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Larry Carroll (September 21, 2009). "'Twilight' Star Cam Gigandet To Get 'Sexy' With Christina Aguilera In New Movie". IMDb. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- Matt Barone (October 10, 2011). "Interview: Cam Gigandet Talks "Trespass" And Going Head-To-Head Against Nicolas Cage". Complex. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- Jocelyn Vena (April 16, 2009). "Twilight Star Cam Gigandet Is A First-Time Dad". MTV. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
- "Cam Gigandet Welcomes Daughter Armie Heartly". People. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
- Natalie Finn (February 6, 2013). "Twilight's Cam Gigandet welcomes a son - find out the baby's name". E! Online. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
- Mike Zimmerman. "Take Control". Men's Health. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2009.
- "2009 Scream Award Nominations". Screen Rant. September 1, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2012.