Eddie Cibrian

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Eddie Cibrian
Cibrian in 2009
Edward Carl Cibrian

(1973-06-16) June 16, 1973 (age 50)
Years active1993–present
(m. 2001; div. 2010)
(m. 2011)

Edward Carl Cibrian (/ˈsɪbriən/ SIB-ree-ən; born June 16, 1973)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Cole Deschanel on the television series Sunset Beach and Jimmy Doherty on Third Watch.

His other notable television roles include Matt Clark in The Young and the Restless, Russell Varon in Invasion, Jesse Cardoza in CSI: Miami and Eddie Valetik in Take Two. Some of his best known films include the cult classic But I'm a Cheerleader and The Best Man Holiday.

Early life and career[edit]

Cibrian, an only child, was born in Burbank, California. His mother, Hortensia (née Balaguer), is an office manager, and his father, Carl Cibrian, a banker. Both of Cibrian's parents are from Cuba. His father's family immigrated from Cuba to the United States after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. His mother's family left Cuba about three years later. Cibrian's parents later met in California.[2][3]

Cibrian starred in The Young and the Restless as Matt Clark, Baywatch Nights as Griff Walker, Sunset Beach as Cole Deschanel, CSI: Miami as Jesse Cardoza, Third Watch as womanizing New York City firefighter Jimmy Doherty, Tilt as rising poker star Eddie Towne, and Invasion as Everglades park ranger Russell Varon. He also guest-starred in Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Criminal Minds, and Beverly Hills, 90210. His movie credits include Living Out Loud (1998), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), and The Cave (2005).[3]

In addition to acting, he sang in the soul-pop boy band 3Deep from 1998 to 2001, along with Young and The Restless costar and real-life best friend Joshua Morrow and Canadian singer CJ Huyer.[4]

In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of the Fox series Vanished midway through the season.[5] The series was canceled after nine of the thirteen episodes produced were aired with subsequent episodes released via Myspace.[6] The following year, he was cast as Jason Austin in the unaired pilot of Football Wives, the ABC remake of the British drama Footballers Wives.[7]

Cibrian has had guest spots on Samantha Who?, Dirty Sexy Money, and Ugly Betty. In 2009, he joined the cast of CSI: Miami as an officer from the Hollywood division who joins Horatio's team in Miami.[8] His contract was not picked up for the 2010–11 season.[9]

In July 2010, Cibrian guest starred as a bounty hunter in multiple episodes of NBC's drama series Chase.

In March 2011, Cibrian was cast as the lead in the NBC pilot for The Playboy Club, a TV series set at the first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963.[10] In early October 2011, The Playboy Club was canceled by NBC after three episodes due to low ratings.[11] In 2016, he was added to the cast of Rosewood as Capt. Ryan Slade.[12] In 2018, he starred as the Private Investigator, Eddie Valetik, in Take Two on ABC.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2001, Cibrian married Brandi Glanville, a former model and reality television star.[13] Cibrian and Glanville have two sons, Mason and Jake.[14][15] The couple announced their separation in July 2009 when it was revealed Cibrian had an affair with country music singer LeAnn Rimes, after they appeared together in the movie Northern Lights.[16][17] Cibrian and Glanville's divorce was finalized on September 30, 2010.[18][19]

On December 27, 2010, it was announced that Cibrian was engaged to Rimes.[20] The couple wed on April 22, 2011, at a private home in California.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Living Out Loud The Masseur
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Rock
2000 In the Beginning Joseph
2001 Say It Isn't So Jack Mitchelson
2005 The Cave Tyler McAllister
2009 Not Easily Broken Brock Houseman
2009 Northern Lights Nate Burns
2010 Healing Hands aka Working Miracles Buddy
2012 Good Deeds John
2013 The Best Man Holiday Brian McDonald
2013 Playing Father Clay Allen
2014 The Single Moms Club Santos
2014 A Christmas Mystery Sheriff Pierce Streaming


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Janitor Episode: "Screech Love"
1994 The Bold and the Beautiful Dave 1 episode
1994–1996 The Young and the Restless Matt Clark Regular role, 29 episodes
1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special Tough guy 1 episode
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Casey Watkins Episode: "Here We Go Again"
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Darryl and himself 2 episodes
1996–1997 Baywatch Nights Griff Walker Main role
1997–1999 Sunset Beach Cole Deschanel/Cole St.John Regular role, 497 episodes
1998 Sunset Beach: Shockwave Cole Deschanel Television film
1998 Logan's War: Bound by Honor Logan Fallon Television film
1999–2005 Third Watch Jimmy Doherty Main role
2000 In the Beginning Joseph Television film
2001 Citizen Baines Curtis Daniel Episode: "A Day Like No Other"
2003 The Street Lawyer Michael Brock Unaired pilot
2005 Tilt Eddie Towne Main role
2005–2006 Invasion Russell Varon Main role
2006 Vanished Agent Daniel Lucas Main role
2007 Football Wives Jason Austin Unaired pilot
2007 Criminal Minds Joe Smith Episode: "In Name and Blood"
2007 Dirty Sexy Money Sebastian Fleet Episode: "The Game"
2007 Samantha Who? Kevin Episodes: "The Hockey Date" and "The Break Up"
2008 Ugly Betty Coach Diaz Recurring role, 7 episodes
2008 The Starter Wife Detective Eddie La Roche 3 episodes
2009 Northern Lights Nate Burns Television film
2009 In the Beginning - The Complete Miniseries Joseph Television film
2009 Washington Field SA Tommy Diaz Television pilot
2009–2010 CSI: Miami CSI Detective Jesse Cardoza Main role (season 8)
2010 Healing Hands Buddy Hoyt Television film
2010–2011 Chase Ben Crowley 3 episodes
2011 The Playboy Club Nick Dalton 6 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Dennis Rockmond Episodes: "This Is How a Heart Breaks" and "Melt My Heart to Stone"
2012–2013 For Better or Worse Chris 8 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Sean 2 episodes
2013 Notes From Dad Clay Allen Television film
2014 LeAnn & Eddie Himself Reality series
2015–2016 Baby Daddy Ross 5 episodes
2016–2017 Rosewood Ryan Slade Main role (season 2)
2018 Take Two Eddie Valetik Main role
2021 Country Comfort Beau Main role
2022 Fallen Angels Murder Club: Friends to Die For Avery Mitchell TV movie
2022–2023 Home Economics Santiago 3 episodes

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1998 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Younger Leading Actor Sunset Beach Nominated
1999 Hottest Male Star Nominated
2000 ALMA Award Emerging Actor in a Drama Series Third Watch Nominated
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Television Series Nominated


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California
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  11. ^ "NBC cancels controversial 'Playboy Club'". Entertainment Weekly. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
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  13. ^ Johnson, Zach (January 6, 2013). "Brandi Glanville Donates Wedding Dress to Army Wife 2 Years After Eddie Cibrian Divorce". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  14. ^ Chiu, Alexis (August 29, 2009). "Eddie Cibrian Is 'Committed to Being a Devoted Father'". People. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  15. ^ "Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville Officially Divorced". Us Weekly. October 1, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
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  18. ^ Parvizi, Lauren (October 1, 2010). "Eddie Cibrian's divorce finalized". SFGate. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  19. ^ "Eddie Cibrian Legally Single". TMZ. October 1, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  20. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (December 27, 2010). "LeAnn Rimes Engaged to Eddie Cibrian". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  21. ^ Laudadio, Marisa (April 22, 2011). "LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Are Married!". People. Retrieved April 23, 2011.

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