Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor. Metcalfe is known for his portrayal of John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. Metcalfe has also had notable roles on Passions and 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.
Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley Village, California, the son of Nancy (née DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. His father is of French and Italian descent and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese descent. Metcalfe was raised Roman Catholic. 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.
In 1999, Metcalfe successfully auditioned for the NBC soap opera Passions, which debuted in July 1999. Metcalfe portrayed the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, a resident in the fictional city of Harmony. In July 2004, after more than five years on the series, Metcalfe announced he was taking a break from Passions to pursue other projects. Metcalfe, in November of that year, returned to the series for a brief stint before making his final appearance on the series in January 2005...
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