Jesse Metcalfe – Age, Father, Career, Full Facts

Jesse Metcalfe

Jesse Metcalfe is an actor who began his career in 1999 and has made a name for himself in Desperate Housewives, Passion and a number of other shows on TV and films. Here are all the facts you need to know about the star on and offset. Hop in.

Jesse Metcalfe – age

Jesse Metcalfe was born Jesse Eden Metcalfe in December 1978 in a place called Carmel Valley Village in California. He has Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Latin blood in his veins as his father has English, Irish, French and Italian heritage. He also has Iberian roots as his mother is of Portuguese descent.

Jesse grew up in Connecticut where for a long time, it looked like he was going to be a sportsman when all the basketballs he has played are taken into consideration. He attended The Williams School in New London, Connecticut, and New York University. He didn’t finish this latter education as a career in Hollywood interrupted his studies and shut that degree faucet permanently.

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As of the time of writing this in October 2019, Jesse Metcalfe is 41 years old.

Jesse Metcalfe – relationship

Jesse Metcalfe is not a married man. This is not to say he is single. In fact, in some cultures where engagement and marriage have no distinction, Mr. Metcalfe would be referred to as a married man. He is engaged to actress and fashion icon Cara Santana. Born in El Paso, Texas in 1984, Ms. Santana is most known for her roles in the movies “Lipchitz Saves the World” and “Reunion” in 2009 and 2015 respectively.

The two have been dating since 2009 with at least one break up in between. In August 2016, People reported that the two were engaged. It has been more than three years now and to the best of our knowledge, this is still the case. Before Cara, Jesse dated Nadine Cole, the Irish singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She rose to fame as part of the UK-based singing-girl group in the 2000s. Metcalfe dated her between 2005 and 2008.


Jesse Metcalfe began his career in 1999 in the TV series “Passion” on NBC. He played the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, the last son of the Mexican-Irish family around which the series revolves. Metcalfe’s character was involved in a love triangle that included black magic, heartbreak, and uncomplimentary hide-and-seek. Miguel is one of Jesse’s best-known characters. It was for this character that he dropped out of university. And while he was on the set of “Passion”, he featured in one episode of the series “Smallville” on DC Comics and the television movie “44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out” on FX.

After Passion in 2004, he made his movie debut as the title character in “John Tucker Must Die”. In all, Jesse was part of about a dozen films but you have to look on TV for his most prominent roles. One of his most known films is “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” a film that was released in 2009 to widespread negative reviews and a major bomb in the box office where it made a mere three million dollars of a budget of 25 million dollars.

In 2016, he played the lead role of Chase Carter, an investigative journalist in the film “Dead Rising: Endgame”. This one was more successful in the reviewers’ desk, making an aggregate score of 6.7 out of ten in IGN.

In 2004, Jesse left “Passion” for housewive. He began playing a part of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”. He played the role of John Rowland the teen gardener who had an affair with one of the housewives. He was in seasons one (main cast), two, three, four, and six as a guest appearance. For this role, Metcalfe won two awards, the Choice TV Breakout Performance: Male in solo and part of the cast that won Screen Actors Guide award of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series all in 2005. Plus one other nomination. In all, he played 30 episodes in this show.

In 2010, Metcalfe joined the cast of “Chase” the police procedural drama on NBC in which he played the role of a US Marshall whose work was chasing and catching federal fugitives for 18 episodes that was the whole show as it was canceled after one season. Then between 2012 and 2014, he was a part of the main cast of “Dallas” on TNT (40 episodes).

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Metcalfe’s last major TV endeavor is  “Chesapeake Shores” which began showing on Hallmark Network in August 2016.

What is Jesse Metcalfe’s net worth?

If you have been following the net worths of actors ad comparing it with their acting credits, you would have discovered a sizeable gulf between the earnings of many actors with their credits. Jesse Metcalfe is one of the actors whose earning seem to tower over his appearances on TV and films. As of late 2019, IMDb gave his total credits at 30. Then according to CelebrityNetworth, he is worth 12 million dollars. This is an average of nearly half a million dollars per motion credit. This is huge.

We must also point out that Jesse also experiments with country music. He might have made a killing with a secret album. These things happen.

Jesse Metcalfe is 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters tall.

SideBar Note: In March 2007, Jesse Metcalfe entered a rehabilitation facility to fight alcoholism.

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