Has starred in the yet-to-be-released independent film The Picture of Dorian Gray (2005) in 1999, then ABC called him to test for the role of Leo du Pres. To Josh's shock, ABC executives wanted him so much, that they postponed the character's first airdate by more than a month to accommodate his schedule.
He lived in New York City until relocating to Los Angeles, California.
Engaged to singer Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie. [December 2007]
Josh's father is an advertising salesman, and his mother is a retired high school teacher.
Josh wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He 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 (1956) in 2002, saying that he would return to daytime only on All My Children (1970).
Announced on ABC's The View (1997) that he was engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristy Pierce. [January 2004]
Shares the same middle name as his father
Named one of People (USA) magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2004).
Won the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) Male Model of the Year Award in 1997. Other models were Ashton Kutcher and Riley Smith.
Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology at Minot State University.
When he was a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard at a local pool.
Enjoys basketball, football, golf and skiing on his days off.
Branched into entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant, 10 North Main, in his hometown Minot, North Dakota with his friend.
His ancestry is about half German, as well as one eighth Norwegian, one sixteenth French-Canadian, and small amounts of English, Irish, and Austrian. His surname is a common French last name, meaning "from the hamlet".
His last name (Duhamel) is pronounced "duh-MEL".
Parents are Larry Duhamel and Bonnie Kemper.
Former bath attendant.
(January 10, 2009) Married longtime fiancée Fergie in a very private ceremony. The ceremony was so private that the guests were not even told the location until the actual morning of the wedding.
Spent his honeymoon with a week at the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, followed immediately afterwords with a week at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. [January 2009]
Brother-in-law of Dana Ferguson.
His dog, Meatloaf, died on April 1, 2012.
In 1998, he was slowly in the works to make his acting debut in the lead role for a situation comedy entitled "A Tale of Two Strippers"; which told the story of two male exotic dancers in Las Vegas who find themselves trying to evade a hit man after witnessing an arranged murder when they get an address mixed up and arrive to the wrong location to perform a private gig. The project was written and was to be directed by Alan J. Pakula but he died in an automobile accident before anything could start so the project was immediately canceled. Had this gone through, this would have also marked the debut of actor Ashton Kutcher who was to star alongside him as the second male lead.
Attended the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan on June 9, 2009.
Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Yongsan CGV Theaters in Seoul, South Korea on June 9, 2009.
Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Sony Center CineStar in Berlin, Germany on June 14, 2009.
Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England on June 15, 2009.
Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Oktyabr Theater in Moscow, Russia on June 16, 2009.
Became a father for the first time at age 40 when his wife Fergie gave birth to their son Axl Jack Duhamel on August 29, 2013, weighing 10 lbs and 7 oz.