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Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet, October 2008
Born Cameron Joslin Gigandet
August 16, 1982 (1982-08-16) (age 27)
Tacoma, Washington,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Cameron Joslin "Cam" Gigandet (pronounced /dʒiːɡɑːnˈdeɪ/;[1] born August 16, 1982) is an American actor, perhaps best known for portraying the character of Kevin Volchok on the FOX television series The O.C., and Ryan McCarthy in the film Never Back Down. In 2008, Gigandet starred as James in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel, Twilight.


Personal life

Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington to Jay and Kim Gigandet, along with one sister named Kelsie. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001, he moved to California where he attended Santa Monica Community College, where he first took an acting class.

Gigandet enjoys basketball, golf, skiing, and surfing, and he is a practitioner of Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli army.[2]

Gigandet and his girlfriend, Dominique Geisendorff, welcomed daughter Everleigh Ray Gigandet on April 14, 2009.[3]


In 2003, Gigandet won his first role and made his TV debut with his portrayal of Mark Young on the fourth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His other television credits include The Young and the Restless, Jack & Bobby and The O.C., where he played Kevin Volchok.

He also starred in the film Mistaken in 2004, Who's Your Caddy? in 2007, and both Never Back Down and Twilight in 2008. Gigandet has a number of newer film roles, including The Unborn and Making Change.

In 2008, Gigandet was honored with several awards, including the "One to Watch" award received at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. He also shares a MTV Movie Award with co-star Sean Faris for "Best Fight" from the movie Never Back Down. His latest accomplishment is the "Rising Male Star of the Year" award, given to him by Home Entertainment. In 2009 he won his second MTV Movie Award for "Best Fight" from the movie Twilight.

Gigandet will star alongside Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, and Cher in Aguilera's film debut Burlesque, which began filming in November 2009.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Mistaken Joe
2007 Who's Your Caddy? Mick
2008 Never Back Down Ryan McCarthy MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Sean Faris)
Twilight James MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Robert Pattinson)
Teen Choice Award for Movie Rumble (shared with Robert Pattinson)
Teen Choice Award for Movie Villain
2009 The Unborn Mark Hardigan
Pandorum Gallo
Five Star Day Jake Gibson completed
Kerosene Cowboys Butch Masters post-production
2010 The Experiment Chase post-production
Easy A Micah post-production
Burlesque Jack post-production
Scream of the Banshee filming
2011 Priest Hicks filming
The Roommate Stephen Morterelli post-production
Pinkville Fred Widmer pre-production
Kid Cannabis Topher Clark pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Young "Feeling the Heat"
2004 The Young and the Restless Daniel Romalotti, Jr. TV Series
2005 Jack & Bobby Randy Bongard Five episodes
2005-2006 The O.C. Kevin Volchok Fifteen episodes


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