Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He pursued his higher education at New York University where he studied acting and film at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. Metcalfe first appeared on the small screen in NBCs daytime drama, Passions, but rose to fame on the mega-hit series, Desperate Housewives playing teenage boy-toy, John Rowland. Hes since been the lead in both studio and independent features. Best known for carrying Twentieth Century Foxs successful teen-comedy John Tucker Must Die and starring opposite Michael Douglas in Beyond A Reasonable Doubt. 2011 saw Jesse cast in TNTs reboot of the iconic series, Dallas. Playing the Christopher Ewing, son of Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy). Metcalfe is an avid art enthusiast and collector, plays both guitar and piano, enjoys basketball, boxing and weight training.