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Colin Egglesfield (born February 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal as Josh Madden in the long-running soap opera All My Children, as well as Auggie Kirkpatrick in The CW's short-lived teen drama Melrose Place.


  [hide*1 Early life

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Egglesfield was born in Farmington HillsMichigan, the second child of Kathleen (née Dineen) and William Egglesfield, a physician.[1][2][3] His mother is Irish.[4] He has two siblings: an older sister, Kerry, and a younger brother, Sean. He was brought up in a Catholic household.

Egglesfield spent his early childhood in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of ten, he and his family moved to CreteIllinois, 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.[citation needed]

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 program. After he received his BS from Iowa he backpacked throughout Europe.

To earn money for 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 MilanItaly, and DNA Model Management in New York City. He modeled for VersaceCalvin Klein, and Armani, among others before he started acting.[5]


After taking drama classes, Egglesfield found himself guest starring on popular TV series such Law & Order SVUThe $treetGilmore GirlsCharmed, 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. In 2005, Egglesfield was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive".[6] In 2006, he attended the Cackalacky Film Festival in Charlotte, N.C., where his film, Beautiful Dreamer, was awarded Best American Full Feature Film.

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Egglesfield portrayed chef/surfer guy Auggie Kirkpatrick in 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.[7] In 2011, he starred in the film adaptation of Something Borrowed opposite Kate Hudson.[8] As of May 2012, he is currently appearing in the The Client List as a regular and on Rizzoli & Isles in a recurring role.

He owns and runs his own New York City-based clothing company Shout Out Clothing!, which he principally uses as a vehicle to promote and support educational initiatives such as Project Grad, and also "Stay in school" programs.[5]


Year Title Role
2002 Lost in Oz Calleb Jansen
2003 S.W.A.T. LAPD officer
2004 12 Days of Terror Alex
2005 Vampires: The Turning Connor
2005 Must Love Dogs David
2006 Beautiful Dreamer Joe
2009 The Good Guy Baker
2011 Something Borrowed Dexter Thaler III

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The $treet Artist Cameo appearance
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Steven 1 episode, (2x17)
2004 Gilmore Girls Sean 1 episode, (4x17)
2004 Nip/Tuck Mr. Rourke
2005 Charmed Tim Cross 1 episode (7x21)
2005–2009 All My Children Josh Madden
2009–2010 Melrose Place Auggie Kirkpatrick Main role
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Jordan Townsend 1 episode (1x10)
2010 Brothers & Sisters Young William Walker 1 episode (4x18)
2011 Carnal Innocence Tucker Longstreet TV Movie
2011-present Rizzoli & Isles Tommy Rizzoli Recurring character
2012-present The Client List Evan Series regular


  1. ^ Millsap, Jeanne (29 April 2011). "Kate Hudson co-star to premier 'Something Borrowed' in Morris"The Joliet Herald-News. Chicago Sun-Times.
  2. ^ "'Something Borrowed' hottie wows crowd at Morris showing"The Joliet Herald-News. Chicago Sun-Times. 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ Fuller Knox, Leslie (7 May 2011). "From Marian Catholic to 'Man Candy': Southland's Colin Egglesfield Talks 'Something Borrowed,' Football, Family & the Soaps"Tinley Park Patch.
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  5. a b "Colin Egglesfield - Official Website - Bio". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  6. ^ "20TH ANNIVERSARY SEXIEST MAN ALIVE ON SALE November 18"People Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield Fired from Melrose Place Read More at:". Movieline. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Colin Egglesfield prepares to take Something Borrowed". She Knows. Retrieved 22 October 2012.

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