Cam Gigandet is known for his roles in films such as Twilight, The O.C., Burlesque and Easy A. He gained popularity as an actor when he was cast as the brooding vampire James in the Twilight. Gigandet’s portrayal of this villainous character showcased his ability to put on a very captivating and enthralling performance. His career started in television before he transitioned to film and one of his more popular roles is in the television show The O.C.
Cam Gigandet might seem to have slowed down with his career and slinked into a quiet life but this is not the case. Gigandet has continued to build his craft and work on several projects. He also has a diversified repertoire with roles in various genres, ranging from action films like Never Back Down to thrillers such as The Roommate. Gigandet’s dedication to his craft shines through his compelling performances and ability to portray interesting characters.
Cam Gigandet Was Born in Washington
Gigandet who is the first of his parents’ two children was born on 16 August, 1982. His father is a business owner who co-owns a chain of pizza restaurants. All of his childhood was spent in Washington, where he also attended Auburn Senior High School. It was in 2001 that he moved to California for College and this move was what led to his start in acting. As a child, it was believed that he would grow up to be an athlete, as he was primarily interested in sports as a child.
It can be inferred that Gigandet had a relatively comfortable childhood because of the support of his parents. Gigandet has stated that the success he has had as an actor has largely been due to his parents who continued to support him even as an adult when first set out to make a career as an actor. Although he moved to California in 2001, he did not get a role until two years later in 2003.
His Career Started in Television
For a lot of actors, their first performances are in procedural or sitcoms that require a lot of guest stars. This was the case for Cam Gigandet whose first role was in the fourth season of the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It would take him another year to appear in a television show and when he did he snagged seven episodes on The Young and the Restless plating Daniel Romalotti Jr..
This was the catalyst for Gigandet’s career. In that same year, he had a small role in a film, and the next year, he was in another television show. Shortly after this, he started to rake in more roles and performances. In 2008 he had his first major appearance in a film, and it was in Twilight where he played the film’s villain.
Gigandet will then go on to star in multiple films and television shows. Some of his other more popular performances are in the musical Burlesque, the action film The Magnificent Seven and the Netflix film Dangerous Lies. He is currently working on a number of projects that are expected to be released in the coming year.
Cam Gigandet Does Not Have One Particular Acting Style
At the beginning of his career, Gigandet was mostly playing villains. This might have led to him being easily typecast. This villainy was not just in action films but even in the teenage drama Easy A, he took on what could be described as a villainous role. However, over the course of his career, he has been able to act in other genres and establish himself as a versatile actor who can take on any role.
He Leads a Very Quiet Life
Aside from his work as an actor, Gigandet generally likes to avoid public attention. Being a celebrity has been one of the few downsides of being an actor. This is why there is barely any information on his private life.
In 2008 he got married to actress, Dominique Geisendorff who was his long-time girlfriend at the time. The two have three children together – Everleigh, Rekker, and Armie. The couple remained married for 13 years before Geisendorff filed for divorce in 2022. The reason she gave was irreconcilable differences. She also requested joint custody of their three children as well as spousal support from Gigandet while also hindering the possibility for him to have access to her money.