Cam Joslin Gigandet was born on 16 August 1982, in West Hollywood, California USA, of very mixed French, English, German, Swedish, Finnish, and Dutch ancestry. Cam is an actor, best known for his recurring role in “The OC”, and he’s also appeared in numerous films including “Twilight”, “Easy A”, and “Priest”. All of his endeavours have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Cam Gigandet? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Some of his other films include “Burlesque”, “Pandorum” and “The Roommate”, and he also appeared in the short-lived series “Reckless”; as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Cam Gigandet Net Worth $2 million
Cam attended Auburn Senior High School and matriculated in 2001, afterwards moving to California and attending Santa Monica College. He made his acting debut in 2003 in the television series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, in a guest appearance. He then continued his television career with recurring roles in “Jack and Bobby” and “The Young and the Restless”. His net worth was established.
In 2006, Cam became part of the teen drama series “The OC” as Kevin Volchok, appearing in 15 episodes as a rebellious competitive surfer who develops a casual relationship with Marissa Cooper played by Mischa Barton. The following year, he starred in “Never Back Down” in which he played fighting champion Ryan McCarthy, a role which led to Gigandet getting the “Best Fight” award in the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. He then became a part of the film adaptation of “Twilight”, in which he portrayed the tracker vampire James. He received another “Best Fight” award in 2009 with Robert Pattinson.
He also received a “One to Watch” award at the Young Hollywood Awards, and then signed up for the horror film “The Unborn” in which he played the love interest of the protagonist. In the same year, he became a part of the sci-fi thriller “Pandorum”, and was cast in the thriller film “The Roommate, starring alongside Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. In 2010, he was then cast in “Easy A”, playing the Christian high school student Micah. He was also part of “The Experiment” which was a straight to DVD thriller. Afterwards, he starred in “Burlesque” alongside Stanley Tucci and Christina Aguilera, directed by Steve Anstin, and one of Cam’s latest projects is the vampire film “Priest”. His net worth continues to rise steadily.
For his personal life, it is known that Gigandet is engaged to actress Dominique Geisendorff, with whom he has three children. Cam is also known to have a black belt in Krav Maga. Aside from these, his father is one of the founders of the popular restaurant chain, The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits. Cam resides in West Hollywood, California and has a tattoo on his left hip that says “Godspeed”.
Daughter, Everleigh Ray Gigandet, born on April 14, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. Mother is Dominique Geisendorff.
Has a black belt in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.
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 two tattoos, one on his right arm and the other on his left hip that says "Godspeed".
His girlfriend got him to start reading the Twilight series two months before he got the part of James.
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.
(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.
(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.