Farmington Hills, Michigan
February 9, 1973
Colin Egglesfield (born February 9, 1973) is an American actor. He portrayed Tim Cross in Season 7 of Charmed. He is better known for his portrayal as Josh Madden in the long-running soap opera All My Children and as Auggie Kirkpatrick in The CW's short-lived teen drama Melrose Place.
Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the second child of William and Kathleen Egglesfield. Colin Egglesfield has two siblings: an older sister, Kerry, and a younger brother, Sean. He spent his early childhood in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of ten, he and his family moved to Crete, Illinois, a small community south of Chicago. Growing up, he was more studious than rambunctious, preferring to spend Friday nights alone building model airplanes. His dream was to follow his father's footsteps as a physician, but became interested in acting watching his older sister Kerry perform.
Shy in his adolescent years, he credits his prep football coach with helping gain a positive self-esteem. Egglesfield graduated from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights and went on to the University of Iowa's pre-med school. After he received his BS from Iowa he backpacked throughout Europe.
To earn money for the rest of his time in medical school, Egglesfield turned to modeling. He won a contest (he entered at the urging of a friend), and soon after, he left medicine behind for a modeling career. He is signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy, and DNA Model Management in New York City. He modeled for Versace, Calvin Klein, and Armani, among others before the acting bug bit him.
After taking drama classes, Colin Egglesfield found himself guest starring on popular TV series such Law & Order SVU, The $treet, Gilmore Girls, Charmed, and Nip/Tuck. He also had a very small 5-word 7 second role in the 2005 movie Must Love Dogs, in addition to many other minor film projects. On September 20, 2005, he made his debut on All My Children, taking over the role of Josh Madden from his short-lived predecessor Scott Kinworthy. Beginning in the fall of 2009, Egglesfield portrayed chef/surfer guy, Auggie Kirkpatrick on CW's 2009 series Melrose Place. However, due to a change in the direction of the show, Eggelesfield and his co-star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz were fired and his character was written out of the show during the thirteenth episode.
He attended the Cackalacky Film Festival in Charlotte, N.C., where his film, Beautiful Dreamer, was awarded Best American Full Feature Film.
He was named one of People's "Sexiest Men Alive" in November 2005.
- Something Borrowed
- The Good Guy
- Must Love Dogs
- Lost In Oz
- 12 Days Of Terror
- Melrose Place
- Gilmore Girls
- The $treet
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