Cam Gigandet Biography

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Born: August 16, 1982

CAM GIGANDET

Date of Birth: August 16, 1982

Cam Joslin Gigandet (pronounced ji-gon-day) was born in Tacoma, Washington. A natural athlete, he played football while attending Auburn High School, but after realizing it wasn't for him, he quit and began to focus on acting. After graduating in 2001, he headed for Los Angeles where he attended Santa Monica Community College, found an agent and began to audition.

His first role was a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He then landed a regular role on the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, but his contract wasn't renewed, which was a big blow to his confidence. Soon after, however, Gigandet landed a recurring role on the WB Television Network's drama series Jack & Bobby, quickly followed by a recurring role on seasons three and four of the popular Fox TV series The O.C. as the creepy Volchok. The highly-rated show brought him much attention, making him a young actor to watch.

He immediately made his feature film debut with a supporting role in MGM Pictures' Who's Your Caddy? (2007). Less than a year later he was starring on the big screen in Never Back Down (2008) and Twilight (2008), playing bad guy vampire James.

Having achieved a certain level of success, Cam now works non-stop, playing roles in films such as The Unborn (2009) alongside Gary Oldman, The Roommate (2011), Priest (2011), Free Ride (2013), In the Blood (2014), and the Western remake The Magnificent Seven (2016).

Also in 2016, he was cast in the Audience Network's crime drama series Ice, playing the starring role of Jake Green, who, along with his brother Freddy (Jeremy Sisto), is forced to work for a blood diamond crime boss. So far, the series, which can also be viewed on Prime Video, has enjoyed two seasons.

Cam has completed a role as Keith Webb in the Paramount Pictures feature film Without Remorse (2020), based on the novel by Tom Clancy and plays Mickey Hayden opposite Camila Mendes in the Netflix thriller Dangerous Lies (2020).

Although Cam lives in Hollywood, he regularly visits his parents in Washington State, where he enjoys water-skiing with his family. He also enjoys riding his bicycle, surfing and has a black belt in martial arts.

Cam has three children, born in 2009, 2013, and 2015, with his longtime girlfriend, actress Dominique Geisendorff.

Filmography:

Without Remorse (2020)
Black Site Delta (2017)
The Shadow Effect (2017)
Broken Vows (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
In the Blood (2014)
Bad Johnson (2014)
Red Sky (2014)
Free Ride (2013)
Plush (2013)
Making Change (2012)
Trespass (2011)
Priest (2011)
The Roommate (2011)
Burlesque (2010)
Kerosene Cowboys (2010)
Making Change (2010)
Easy A (2010)
The Experiment (2010)
Five Star Day (2010)
Five Star Day (2010)
Pandorum (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
Making Change (2008)
Twilight (2008)
Never Back Down (2008)
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

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