Guilty Pleasure: Colin Egglesfield

I first laid eyes on Colin Egglesfield in his role as August “Auggie” Kirkpatrick on the 2009 remake of “Melrose Place.”

Other than a few clips on YouTube, I had never seen the original “Melrose Place.” It wasn’t until I started seeing promos for the show that I really became interested in seeing it. From the first episode, I was hooked.

First off, one of my favorite actresses, Katie Cassidy, was going to be the lead role of Ella Simms. Cassidy portrayed Trish Wellington on the CBS thriller mini-series, “Harper’s Island,” which didn’t get the best ratings, but it sure was one of my favorite show during the summer of 2009.

Secondly, the show itself was filled with mystery, suspense and jaw-dropping plot twists (well, maybe not jaw dropping, but it certainly was dramatic).

Lastly, like “Teen Wolf,” everybody on “Melrose Place” was beautiful (Hey, it’s usually the people, not the storyline, that brings people into the show, anyway).

Unfortunately, after only 1 season, like “Harper’s Island,” “Melrose Place” was cancelled. The ratings weren’t high, so the CW let it go. Thankfully, this wasn’t the last time Egglesfield made his face known, nor was it his first time.

From left: Shaun Sipos, Stephanie Jackson, Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee Simpson, Michael Rady, Katie Cassidy & Jessica Lucas

Egglesfield got his start on the television drama series “The $treet,” where he made a cameo appearance as Artist.  He continued to make guest appearance on shows, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Charmed.”

Egglesfield is best known for his portrayal of Joshua Madden on “All My Children.”

Madden, who Scott Kinworthy originally portrayed, was the the center of a landmark abortion storyline in the 1970s. The storyline was later rewritten to have it so that the abortion never happened. Thus, Kinworthy and then Egglesfield were able to take the role as Erica Kane’s supposedly-aborted son.

Egglesfield as Josh Madden on “All My Children.”

Egglesfield made his movie debut in the television movie “Lost in Oz,” where he portrayed World War 2 veteran, Caleb Jansen.  He went on to appear in “12 Days of  Terror,” “Must Love Dogs,” “Carnal Innocence” and, most recently, “A Stranger in Paradise.”

Before acting, Egglesfield aspired to go to medical school. In order to earn money for medical school, however, he started modeling. Soon after, he left medical school to pursue a career in modeling. He modeled for such fashion designers as Armani, Calvin Klein and versace.

Like the rest of my other guilty pleasures, here some of Egglesfield work from his modeling career.

And Egglesfield isn’t afraid of showing more than just his washboard abs.

And, although you can’t see Egglesfield face in the next couple pictures, you can be assured that it’s indeed Egglesfield booty.

And here’s a shot of his front side from the same Calvin Klein ad.

If you want to see more of Egglesfield, then you can catch him in the upcoming movie, “Open Road,” which is about a young Brazilian artists who abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country. “Open Road” is set to be released this year.

Or, you can wait until next year to see Egglesfield as Evan Parks on Lifetime’s new drama, “The Client List,” which is about a single mother in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life. And if you didn’t know, Jennifer Love Hewitt portrays Riley Parks, the single mother.

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