Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minots Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy. His heritage includes French-Canadian (from his great-great-grandfather; his last name is a very common last name among Francophones in the world), Norwegian, German, Irish, and English. Before his acting career, the football player studied biology and earned his Bachelors degree at Minot State University with the intention of pursuing dentistry. When Josh was 26 years old, he worked in the construction business and it was by chance that he got into the entertainment business. Modeling eventually gave way to acting as Josh was asked to audition for the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the novel by Oscar Wilde. Duhamel can currently be seen in Vince Gilligan and David Shores CBS series, Battle Creek. He is currently in production on four films: Lost In The Sun, Bravetown, The Wrong Stuff, and Beyond Deceit. Most recently, Duhamel starred alongside Hillary Swank and Emmy Rossum in the George C. Wolfe directed drama, Youre Not You.