Cam Gigandet

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Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet.jpg
BornCam Joslin Gigandet
(1982-08-16) August 16, 1982 (age 32)
Tacoma, Washington, US[1]
ResidenceWest Hollywood, California, US
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Dominique Geisendorff
(2006-present; engaged)
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Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet.jpg
BornCam Joslin Gigandet
(1982-08-16) August 16, 1982 (age 32)
Tacoma, Washington, US[1]
ResidenceWest Hollywood, California, US
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Dominique Geisendorff
(2006-present; engaged)

Cam Joslin Gigandet (/ɡɑːnˈd/;[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, The Roommate and Priest. He also starred in the short-lived CBS legal drama series Reckless.[3]

Early life[edit]

Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of 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 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.[7] 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.[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]

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 and his fiancée, Dominique Geisendorff, have a daughter named Everleigh Rae Gigandet, born on April 14, 2009,[15] and a son named Rekker Radley Gigandet, born on January 23, 2013.[16]

Gigandet is a black belt in Krav Maga.[17]



2004MistakenJoeShort film
2007Who's Your Caddy?Mick
2008Never Back DownRyan McCarthyMTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris)
2008American CrudeKip Adams
2008TwilightJamesMTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)
Nominated – Best Villain Award – 2009 Scream Awards[18]
2009Unborn, TheThe UnbornMark
2011Five Star DayJake Gibson
2010Easy AMicah
2010BurlesqueJack Miller
2010Experiment, TheThe ExperimentChase
2011Roommate, TheThe RoommateStephen Morterelli
2011TrespassJonah Collins
2012Tin Star, TheThe Tin StarJake Flynn
2012Making ChangeBishop
2012The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2JamesCredits only
2012Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin LadenStunner
2013Free RideRay
2014Red SkyButch Masters
2014In the BloodDerek Grant
20144 Minute MileWes Jacobs
2014Bad JohnsonRich Johnson
2014Broken VowsMichael
2015Sitter CamMark Kessler


2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMark YoungEpisode: "Feeling the Heat"
2004Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessDaniel Romalotti Jr7 episodes
2005Jack & BobbyRandy Bongard5 episodes
2005–06O.C., TheThe O.C.Kevin Volchok15 episodes
2012Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin LadenStunnerTV Movie
2014RecklessRoy RayderTV series

Awards and nominations[edit]

2008Young Hollywood AwardsOne to watchWon
2008MTV Movie AwardsBest Fight (shared with Sean Faris)WonNever Back Down
2008MTV Movie AwardsBest Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)WonTwilight
2009Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainWonTwilight
2009Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Rumble (shared with Robert Pattinson)WonTwilight
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: DramaNominatedThe Roommate


  1. ^ a b c d e "Cam Gigandet". The New York Times. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Twilight Finds Its Latest Victims: Nikki Reed, Rachelle Lefevre Added To Cast". MTV. February 14, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ "‘Under The Dome’ & ‘Extant’ Renewed By CBS For Summer, ‘Reckless’ Cancelled". Deadline Hollywood. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  4. ^
  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. ^ "Movie Review: Never Back Down (2008)". 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. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d "The True Identity of the (Seemingly) Miscreant Actor". Flaunt. 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. ^ Jocelyn Vena (April 16, 2009). "Twilight Star Cam Gigandet Is A First-Time Dad". MTV. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  16. ^ Natalie Finn (February 6, 2013). "Twilight's Cam Gigandet welcomes a son - find out the baby's name". E! Online. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  17. ^ Mike Zimmerman. "Take Control". Men's Health. Retrieved February 28, 2009. 
  18. ^ "2009 Scream Award Nominations". Screen Rant. September 1, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

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