Daytime to Primetime ~ Josh Duhamel on Las Vegas

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NBC welcomes ex-AMC star Duhamel to new drama Las Vegas

Josh Duhamel as Danny McCoy in VegasAbout EMMY Winner Josh Duhamel as Danny McCoy in Vegas

Daytime Emmy Award winner Josh Duhamel stars as Danny McCoy, the protégé of “Sin City’s” most respected surveillance guru -- who also had the unfortunate luck of sleeping with the boss’ daughter in NBC’s new drama “Las Vegas.”

“I am extremely excited to be part of such a dynamic cast,” Duhamel said. “I think Danny’s position as a Las Vegas insider makes him an exciting character to follow behind the scenes of the city.”

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 is currently filming the feature “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton” for DreamWorks, directed by Robert Luketic.

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