Washington native Cam Gigandet is perhaps best known as the mysterious Kevin Volchok on the popular nighttime soap The O.C.. Like a lot of young actors, he started his career making small appearances on popular TV shows like CSI, but by 2005, the 23 year old had scored the recurring role that would make him famous, and he quickly became a well-known face to thousands of fans. When his role on the show ended, Gigandet moved on to films like 2008's Never Back Down, but his next major career move wouldn't come until later that year with the movie Twilight. A film adaptation of a wildly popular series of young-adult novels, the movie showcased Gigandet's dark charm with the role of James, a beautiful but villainous vampire. In 2010 he was cast in the musical Burlesque and took a part in the sleeper hit Easy A. The next year he appeared in Trespass and The Roommate. In 2014, he returned to TV in the short-lived series Reckless.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Quarterback of his high school football team.
- Early TV appearances included CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the short-lived Jack & Bobby.
- Breakthrough role was on teen soap The O.C. as bad-boy surfer Kevin Volchok.
- Originally won the part of big brother Emmett in 2008's Twilight adaptation, before convincing the producers to let him audition again for baddie James.