Born in Minot, North Dakota, Duhamel played football at Minot State University where he was studying biology with the intention of going to dental school. However, the aspiring dentist decided to forgo medical school, and moved to Los Angeles where he began modeling and auditioning for commercials, while studying acting full time.
After a few months, Duhamel landed his first acting job playing the title character in Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Shortly after the shoot, he moved to New York City to join the cast of “All My Children,” playing a role that garnered him three Daytime Emmy nominations, including this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor (he won in 2002).
Duhamel’s other television credits include a guest appearance on NBC’s “Ed.” He also starred in the feature “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton” for DreamWorks, directed by Robert Luketic.
He lives in New York City.
Josh's girlfriend of two years, Kristy Pierce, lives in Los Angeles. 
He wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a sophomore in high school.
Josh's father, Larry, is an ad salesman, and his mother, Bonny, is a teacher.
Josh gave up his dream to become a dentist when his grades were not good enough to get in a dental college. As a result he moved to California where he got discovered while posing for fashion magazines.
Turned down the role of Dusty Donovan on "As the World Turns" in 2002, saying that he would return to daytime only on "All My Children."
January 2004: announced on ABC's "The View" that he is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristy Pierce.
Shares the same middle name as his father
Has relocated to Los Angeles
On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list . He has 3 sisters
Won the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) Male Model of the Year Award, 1997.
Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Minot State. He enjoys Basketball, Football, Skiing and Golf.
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