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Jesse Eden Metcalfe

(1978-12-09) December 9, 1978 (age 43)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor and musician. Metcalfe is known for his portrayal of John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. Metcalfe has also had notable roles on Passions and played the lead in John Tucker Must Die. He starred as Christopher Ewing in the TNT continuation of Dallas, based on the 1978 series of the same name. He currently stars as Trace Riley in Hallmark Channel's series Chesapeake Shores.

Early life

Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley Village, California, the son of Nancy (née DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. His father is of English, Irish, French, and Italian descent and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese ancestry. Metcalfe played in several basketball leagues during his teen years in Waterford, Connecticut, and graduated from The Williams School in New London, Connecticut. He dropped out of NYU once he booked the part Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera Passions.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 John Tucker Must Die John Tucker
2008 Loaded Tristan Price
2008 Insanitarium Jack Direct-to-video
2008 Other End of the Line, TheThe Other End of the Line Granger Woodruff
2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt C.J. Nichols
2010 Tortured, TheThe Tortured Craig Landry
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Chase Carter Crackle original movie
2016 God's Not Dead 2 Attorney Tom Endler
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame Chase Carter Crackle original movie
2016 Destined Officer Holder / Dylan Holder
2018 The Ninth Passenger Brady
2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades Luke Walken Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2004 Passions Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald Series regular: July 5, 1999 – July 26, 2004
2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Uniform Television film (FX)
2003–2004 Smallville Van McNulty Episodes: "Extinction", "Asylum"
2004–2007, 2009 Desperate Housewives John Rowland Series regular (season 1), guest star (seasons 2–4 and 6); 30 episodes
2006 Girls Aloud: Off the Record Himself Episode 4 (scenes deleted)
2010 Fairfield Road Noah McManus Television film (Hallmark)
2010–2011 Chase Luke Watson Main role; 18 episodes
2012–2014 Dallas Christopher Ewing Main role; 40 episodes
2014 2 Broke Girls Sebastian Episode: "And the DJ Face"
2015 A Country Wedding Bradley Suttons Television film (Hallmark)
2016–present Chesapeake Shores Trace Riley Main role; 19 episodes
2017 Christmas Next Door Eric Redford Television film (Hallmark)

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