Jesse Metcalfe is an American actor and musician. He is known for his portrayal of John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. Metcalfe has had notable roles on Passions and played the title role in John Tucker Must Die. Jesse starred as Christopher Ewing in the TNT  continuation of Dallas. In 2016, Jesse stars as Trace Riley in Hallmark Channel’s hit series Chesapeake Shores.

Birth Name

Jesse Eden Metcalfe







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jesse Metcalfe was born on the 9th of December 1978, in Carmel Valley Village, California, United States.


He’s currently 41 years old.

Sun Sign




On his father’s side, he has Irish, English, Italian and French ancestry. Whereas, on his mother’s side, he is of Portuguese and Italian descent.




Jesse Metcalfe went to The Williams School in New London, Connecticut. After graduating from the university, he got enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University. He dropped out of NYU once he booked the part Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera Passions.

Family Details

  • Father – Scott Metcalfe
  • Mother – Nancy Metcalfe
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Relatives – Robert Joseph “Bobby” Metcalfe (Paternal Grandfather), Gennaro “Gene” DeMaio (Maternal Grandfather), Elinor Marlene Souza (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Jesse Metcalfe has dated –

  • Taylor Anne Mountz (2000-2002) – Metcalfe started going out with Taylor Anne Mountz in the second half of 2000. They had grown close while shooting for the American soap opera, Passions. They dated for about one and a half years and decided to go separate ways in 2002.
  • Colleen Shannon (2002-2004) – Jesse started going out with lingerie and Playboy model Colleen Shannon. It has been reported that he started making moves on Shannon while still together with Taylor Anne Mountz. Jesse and Colleen were together for little under 2 years.
  • Stefani Morgan (2004-2005) – Jesse hooked up with p*rnographic actress Stefani Morgan in the mid-2004. They dated for around a year and a half and split bin 2005.
  • Nadine Coyle (2006-2007) – Metcalfe met Irish singer and songwriter Nadine Coyle in Australia, where her music group Girls Aloud were on a promotional tour. They officially started going out in February 2006. She stood by him but dumped him a month later amidst rumors that he had been sleeping around behind her back.

  • Cara Santana (2009-Present) – Jesse started going out with fashion blogger Cara Santana in 2009. However, after dating for about two years, they decided to go on a break in 2011. However, they managed to patch things up and get back together. In 2014, he was forced to deny rumors that they had got engaged. He eventually proposed to her in August 2016 on a 50 feet sailboat while sailing across the Hudson River in New York City.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 84 kg
  • In Pounds – 185 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 45-16-32
  • Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 89 cm

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Jesse is known for his portrayal of John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. He has had notable roles on Passions and played the title role in John Tucker Must Die. He stars as Trace Riley in Hallmark Channel’s hit series, Chesapeake Shores.

Film Debut

In 2006, Jesse made his film debut in the lead role in the romantic comedy movie, John Tucker Must Die.

Television Debut

In 1999, Jesse appeared on the NBC soap opera, Passions as Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald.

Brand Endorsements

Jesse has appeared in a TV commercial for the Rooster Potatoes from Albert Bartlett brand.

Awards & Nominations

2000Soap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Teen StarPassionsNominated
2005Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate HousewivesWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Performance: MaleDesperate HousewivesWon
Choice TV Actor: ComedyDesperate HousewivesNominated

Jesse Metcalfe Favorites

His favorite things aren’t known.

Jesse Metcalfe Net worth

Jesse Metcalfe has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jesse Metcalfe

  • While studying in college, he used to work as a print model.
  • He is a big art enthusiast and loves collecting artworks.
  • While growing up, he was an avid basketball player and in his teen years, he played in several basketball leagues in Waterford, Connecticut.
  • In October 2004, Metcalfe starred in the ABC comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives as teen gardener John Rowland, who is involved in an affair with married housewife Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria).
  • In 2005, Metcalfe played a young high schooler in 3 Doors Down Let Me Go music video.
  • In 2005, Metcalfe won the Choice TV Breakout Performance: Male award at the Teen Choice Awards for his role on the show.
  • In July 2006, Metcalfe played the titular character in the 20th Century Fox comedy film, John Tucker Must Die.
  • In March 2007, he decided to check himself into alcohol rehab after going on a three-day party blender. He later revealed that the look in his mother’s eyes that he saw upon returning home made him realize that he had gone too far.
  • In his free time, he likes to play piano, strum on his guitar and sing.
  • In July 2008, Metcalfe starred in the horror film Insanitarium portraying the protagonist Jack.
  • In November 2008, Metcalfe hosted the World Music Awards in Monaco. While at the after party for the ceremony, Metcalfe fell off a second-story balcony and tumbled thirty feet to the ground. He fractured his fibula but avoided more serious injury.
  • In February 2010, Metcalfe was cast in the NBC crime drama series, Chase.
  • In 2015, Metcalfe had a lead role as Chase Carter in the movie, Dead Rising: Watchtower based on Capcom’s videogame franchise.
  • In 2016, Metcalfe starred in the Christian drama film, God’s Not Dead 2 as Tom Endler a lawyer who defends a Christian teacher who struggles between giving up her faith or giving up her job.
  • In June 20, 2016, Metcalfe reprises his role as investigative reporter Chase Carter in the sequel Dead Rising: Endgame.
  • In 2017, Metcalfe starred as Eric Redford in the Hallmark movie Christmas Next Door alongside Fiona Gubelmann.
  • In 2018, Metcalfe played the role of Luke in the action thriller Escape Plan 2: Hades.
  • In 2019, Metcalfe starred in the Hallmark channel christmas movie Christmas Under the Stars co-starring Autumn Reeser.
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