AFTER shooting to fame as Wisteria Lane’s randiest gardener, Jesse Metcalfe is hot TV property.
He is now playing the good guy in new US marshal drama Chase, which can be seen on Sky Living, and will be seen in the return of Dallas next year.
The man responsible for putting the ‘aah’ into gardening during his time on Desperate Housewives is back on screen with two exciting new additions to his tool belt.
Roles in high-octane police drama Chase and the eagerly anticipated remake of iconic series Dallas are lined up for Jesse Metcalfe, the American heartthrob who found fame tending more than just Eva Longoria’s garden.
Six years after playing John Rowland in the glamorous US series, his talents are still very much still in demand.
“It’s been a busy time and I’m not complaining,” says the very happy-sounding 32-year-old, who owes his muscle-bound, brooding looks to his parents’ mixed Italian, Portuguese and French roots.
Jesse Metcalfe has revealed he suffered a bad back and gruelling heat to film new cop show Chase.
The Desperate Housewives hunk plays Luke Watson, the newest recruit to a team of US marshals hunting fugitives in the new Sky show, which was shot in Texas.
Jesse revealed: “It was a pretty gruelling show to shoot, wearing all our tactical gear in that heat made it very taxing.”
Despite the 32-year-old’s very disciplined fitness regime, which includes weight training every day, hiking, running, basketball and boxing, Jesse couldn’t spare himself from pain while on set.
He revealed: “There were quite a few little injuries along the way.
“I had one really bad back injury where I was running through a field, took a pretty bad spill and threw out my lower back.
“That took about three months to get through. It was a process of getting to work every morning, icing my back and stretching.”
But, as the actor points out, Chase is not your standard cop show. Each episode begins with the story of a fugitive carrying out their latest crime, then the race is on for a team of US marshals to track them down.
“It’s more action than talking heads in an office looking over paperwork,” he explains.
Jesse recently did a great interview with Mirror where he discussed being a sex symbol, being single, and working on his shows “Chase” and “Dallas.” The article also features an amazing new photoshoot with Josh Baskin. Read all about it below!
He might have one of the best bodies in the business, but that’s not all there is to Jesse Metcalfe.
Yes, in his five years as the sexy gardener on Desperate Housewives he shared his naked torso with women around the world.
But, he insists, there is more to him than meets the eye.
“There is definitely more to me than my physical appearance,” he insists. “But I have to embrace it. It’s not the worst thing in the world, having that sex symbol status.
“You need to have a bit of a sense of humour about yourself, though – I get asked to take my top off on a daily basis.”
So what do his fans actually say, and is he ever tempted? [Read more...]
Here is a clip of the interview on BBC News Jesse mentioned on his Twitter yesterday. He discusses Chase, the end of Desperate Housewives, and his new TNT series Dallas. Click here or on the image below to watch!
He first came to our attention as the sexy young gardener in Desperate Housewives and next year will hit TV screens again in a remake of the hit series Dallas.
In the meantime viewers in the UK can see Jesse Metcalfe in a new TV crime drama, Chase.
Jesse Metcalfe told Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin he trained with the FBI and US Marshals to prepare for the role.
Source: BBC News
Mens Fitness – JESSE METCALFE
Weight: 180 lbs
Body of Work: Chase, John Tucker Must Die, Desperate Housewives
Most guys (and women) know him as the shirtless pool boy from Desperate Housewives. But Jesse Metcalfe has moved on—literally and physically. “My body has developed quite a bit since then,” he says. In the NBC drama Chase, the 32-year-old actor plays a government agent. “These U.S. Marshals, they’re pretty thick,” he says. “They have a swagger about them that only a person with a certain amount of muscle is going to have.” To stay buff , Metcalfe now works out five or six days a week. Three of those workouts are heavy lifts, split by body part: chest and triceps, back and biceps, and shoulders with legs. “I love lifting weights,” he says. “It anchors me in everything that I do.”
But what really gives Metcalfe his edge is MMA training. He works with Freddie Poole at his academy in Dallas, where the show is filmed. “He loves training on all levels,” says Poole, who is also Metcalfe’s stunt double, “but MMA has really helped him to prepare for the show’s hand-to-hand combat scenes.”
“I do a lot of striking and jiu-jitsu . It’s a different form of conditioning.” Metcalfe has added five to seven pounds of muscle since he began sparring. “I start nearly every day with a workout,” he says. “It sets my day in a positive direction, and when you release those endorphins, you just feel good.”
Time: Three minutes
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Have a partner holding pads call out punches, combos, and movement instructions for you to follow.
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Throw punches as fast as you can for 15 seconds, then as hard as you can for 15 more seconds before resting.
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“Chase” star Jesse Metcalfe divulges little known facts about himself in Access Hollywood Live’s “Three Things You Don’t Know About…” segment. What priceless items does he collect? Also, what is his all-time favorite movie genre?
Source: Access Hollywood
Jesse called in to The Big J Show (KRSQ Hot 101.9) to talk about his new NBC Show “Chase.” Listen below:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 19, 2010 – NBC has given full-season pickups to the new high-octane drama “Chase” and the returning action-comedy “Chuck” for 2010-11. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
“‘Chase’ has introduced an appealing new star to television audiences in Kelli Giddish and we think it has potential to grow,” said Bromstad. “We also are glad that ‘Chuck’ will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience.”
“Chase” is averaging a 2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall in “most current” averages through its first five telecasts this fall. “Chase” has captured an 18 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago “most current” results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 1.7) and a 23 percent gain in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.3 million). “Chase” is heavily time-shifted, adding 21 percent to its “live plus same day” 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued “live plus seven day” results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.66 rating from a 2.19).
Through October 18, “Chuck” has averaged a 2.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. “Chuck” is heavily time-shifted, adding 29 percent to its “live plus same day” 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued “live plus seven day” results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.56 rating from a 1.99).”
“Chase” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) — from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (“Cold Case,” “Reunion,” “Lost”) — is a lightning-fast drama that showcases an elite team of U.S. Marshals that hunts down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (“Past Life”) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run. Also starring are Cole Hauser (“K-Ville”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”) and Rose Rollins (“The L Word”). Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) also stars.
“Chase” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” “Cold Case”) and Johnson are as executive producers, while KristieAnne Reed is the co-executive producer.
“Chuck” (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) stars Zachary Levi (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”) as Chuck Bartowksi, a regular guy who also happens to be the government’s most vital secret agent. The cast also includes Adam Baldwin (“My Bodyguard”) as Colonel John Casey and Yvonne Strahovski (the upcoming “The Killer Elite”) as partner Sarah Walker. Also starring are: Joshua Gomez (“Without a Trace”), Sarah Lancaster (“What About Brian?”), Ryan McPartlin (“Living with Fran”), Mark Christopher Lawrence (“The Pursuit of Happyness”), Vik Sahay (“Time Bomb”), Scott Krinsky (“The O.C.”) and Bonita Friedericy (“The West Wing”).
“Chuck” is co-created by Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.,” “Gossip Girl”) and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Terminator Salvation”), Fedak, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Nicholas Wootton. “Chuck” is produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.