Cam Joslin Gigandet
6' (1.83 m)
Cam graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001. His family lives in Lake Tapps, WA. His father's name is Jay, mother's name is Kim and he has one older sister, Kelsie. His father is one of the founders of a popular restaurant chain called The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits. Cam resides in West Hollywood, California.
His girlfriend got him to start reading the Twilight series two months before he got the part of James.
Has two tattoos, one on his right arm and the other on his left hip that says "Godspeed".
His last name, which is French, is pronounced "Ji-GAN-Day". Two of Cam's paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Francis Vincent Gigandet and Mary Humbert, were French immigrants. Cam's other ancestry includes English, Finnish, German, Swedish, and Dutch.
Has a black belt in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.
Daughter, Everleigh Ray Gigandet, born on April 14, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. Mother is Dominique Geisendorff.
One older sister, Kelsie Gigandet, is a celebrity hair stylist.
Engaged to actress Dominique Geisendorff, the couple has been together for six years.
On July 4, 2008 cracked his fibula in a water-skiing accident.
Second child, Rekker Radley, born January 23, 2013.
Third child, Armie Heartly Gigandet, born November 30, 2015.
Frequently cast as the villain of the story (The O.C. (2003), Never Back Down (2008), Twilight (2008)).
(On being frequently cast as a villain) It's probably, I'm not going to say the easiest thing for me, I don't know, I enjoy it the most. I don't know why, I think it's that there's more to grab onto, I guess. You can use your imagination a little bit more, where as if they're good guys or heroes, they always have to abide by a strict set of rules. To this day, I still haven't been able to figure out how to work around those. It hasn't gotten fun for me, the good guy. Maybe because I don't know how to do it, I don't know. With the bad guys, there seems to be more creativity and imagination involved in justifying what they do. That's what people hire me for, I'll take it.
(On Twilight) That's opened up so many doors, and I'm so grateful for what that movie's done. It was really kind of a special little slice of life that brought me where I am today. Thankfully I got to do other things.
I've played so many jobs where I'm fearless, but it's far from me. I wish I were like that in real life.