Josh Duhamel, an American actor, and former fashion model has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Josh Duhamel has participated in several television and cinema projects.
His early performances on the soap opera All My Children and in the “Transformers” film franchise are among his most recognized.
Josh Duhamel Early Life
On November 14, 1972, Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother is a former educator and a local businesswoman, while his father is an advertising salesperson.
After his parents split while he was young, his mother raised him with his three sisters, Ashlee, Kassidy, and Mckenzie. He has also maintained a good relationship with his father. Duhamel’s ancestry includes French-Canadian, Irish, English, Austrian, German, and Norwegian.
Duhamel attended Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, his hometown. He was the quarterback for the university’s football team during his time there.
His original intention was to enter dentistry school, but he ultimately dropped out of college with just one-and-a-half credits remaining to earn his undergraduate degree.
In 2005, he returned to complete his remaining classes and earn his degree. Instead of finishing college, he “following an ex-girlfriend to northern California,” in his own words.
Josh Duhamel Career:
Once in California, Duhamel started his modeling career. In 1997, he won a competition held by the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) and was awarded Made Model of the Year (incidentally, the runner-up of that competition was actor Ashton Kutcher).
His first acting gigs were in music videos; he appeared as an extra in Donna Summer’s “I Will Go With You (Con te partiro)” (1999) and Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” (1999) videos (1999). Then, after receiving training at Scott Sedita Acting Studios, he was cast as Leo du Pres on the ABC serial opera “All My Children.”
In 2003, Duhamel and Budig were nominated for the Special Fan Award for America’s Favorite Couple at the Daytime Emmy Awards for Duhamel’s portrayal of Leo du Pres, the love interest of Rebecca Budig’s character Greenlee Smythe.
In 2001 and 2003, he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in “All My Children,” He won the award in 2002.
After leaving “All My Children” in 2002 to explore other acting possibilities, Duhamel played Danny McCoy, the head of security at the Montecito Casino, in the NBC series “Las Vegas.” He remained in this position until the series’ 2008 conclusion.
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Star – Male and the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor – Drama/Action Adventure for his work on “Las Vegas.”
In addition to starring roles in “Battle Creek” (2015), “11.22.63” (2016), “Unsolved” (2018), and “Jupiter’s Legacy” (2020), Duhamel has also had guest appearances on “Ed” (2002), “Crossing Jordan” (2004-2007), “LA to Vegas” (2018), and “Veronica Mars” (2019).
In 2004, Duhamel made his acting debut in the film “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!” Leading parts followed this in the 2006 thriller “Turistas” alongside Olivia Wilde.
Since then, he has enjoyed an incredibly successful acting career in the film industry, starring in popular films such as “Transformers” (2007), a summer blockbuster film with Steven Spielberg as the executive producer; the three subsequent “Transformers” franchise sequels, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011), and “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2017); the romantic comedy “Life as We Know It” (2010)
As a voice actor, he has lent his voice to several characters, including those in animated series such as “The Replacements” (2008), “Fanboy & Chum Chum” (2009-2012), and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” (2012-2015), as well as in documentaries such as “Planet Ocean” (2012) and the series “Bomb Patrol Afghanistan” (2011-2012).
In addition, he performed the voice for High Volt in the 2015 video game “Skylanders: SuperChargers” and the voice and performance capture for Technical Sergeant William Pierson in “Call of Duty: WWII” (2017).
Josh Duhamel Other Projects:
In 2005, Duhamel became co-owner of the 10 North Main restaurants in Minot, North Dakota. Duhamel has also done promotional work for the North Dakota tourism agency on behalf of his home state.
In 2018, he appeared in a Taco Bell advertisement for their Web of Fries menu item, consisting of Mexican-seasoned fries with nacho cheese sauce.
Josh Duhamel Private Life:
After The Black Eyed Peas debuted on “Las Vegas” in September 2004, Josh Duhamel began dating Fergie, a member of the band (real name Stacy Ann Ferguson).
They were married in Malibu, California, in January 2009. Nonetheless, they announced their separation in 2017 and filed for divorce in June 2019; their divorce was completed in November 2019.
Together, they have a son, Axl Jack Duhamel, born in August 2013. Duhamel is a devout Catholic who attends church regularly.
Josh Duhamel Real Estate:
Fergie and Josh purchased an 8,232-square-foot property in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles for $4,875,000 in 2007. After their separation, Duhamel purchased a $2.65 million property in Encino, California.