One of the busiest actors in Hollywood, Jesse Metcalfe is clearly among its most coveted stars. Most recently, Metcalfe was seen as the lead in the action-packed thriller Hard Kill opposite Bruce Willis, which released globally on August 25th. Metcalfe stars and executive produces the “Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries” movie franchise for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and also starred in Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Under the Stars” opposite Autumn Reeser and Clark Peters in 2019.
In 2018, his presence drew audiences to two action films: the enjoyable Lionsgate thriller Escape Plan 2: Hades with Sylvester Stallone, and the horror flick The Ninth Passenger. As an actor and producer, Metcalfe currently has two other projects in the pipeline, the family drama In Stranger Company alongside Danny Trejo and the forthcoming New York City drama Steps.
Metcalfe recently reprised his role as a gritty investigative reporter turned zombie-apocalypse vigilante in Dead Rising: Endgame, the sequel to the 2015 cult classic Dead Rising: Watchtower. He previously starred in the indie film Destined and the critically acclaimed God’s Not Dead 2. In 2006, Metcalfe showcased his comedy chops as the title character in the 20th Century Fox feature John Tucker Must Die. The film, which stars Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow and Ashanti, follows three friends who set out to break the heart of a serial cheater by setting him up with the new girl in town. His other film roles include Insanitarium, The Other End of the Line, The Tortured and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, opposite Michael Douglas.
A ubiquitous presence on television, Metcalfe has starred (and contributed original songs) as former country star Trace Riley on the popular Hallmark Channel family drama series “Chesapeake Shores.” He has portrayed a bachelor who learns to love Christmas on the network’s original holiday movie “Christmas Next Door” and a country music sensation on its romantic drama “A Country Wedding.” Garnering fan acclaim for his role as Christopher Ewing on the TNT reboot of “Dallas,” he also starred in NBC’s limited-series “Chase” and the hit NBC soap opera “Passions,” his first television role. Metcalfe is well-remembered for his breakout role as forbidden teen lover John Rowland opposite Eva Longoria on the Golden Globe-winning ABC series “Desperate Housewives.” He earned a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance-Male and shared a SAG Award for Best Television Comedy Ensemble.
Born in California and raised in Waterford, Connecticut, Metcalfe played in several basketball leagues in his youth. He studied acting at NYU at the famed Tisch School of the Arts, all the while being a music lover and an accomplished guitarist and pianist. He is a fan of classic cars, motorbikes and is an avid poker player. He is also active in several charities including North Texas Food Bank, The Go Campaign, Weingart Foundation and UNICEF.