Cam Joslin Gigandet (pronounced /dʒiːɡɑːnˈdeɪ/; born August 16, 1982) is an American actor, perhaps best known for portraying the character of Kevin Volchok on the FOX television series The O.C., and Ryan McCarthy in the film Never Back Down. In 2008, Gigandet starred as James in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel, Twilight. Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington to Jay and Kim Gigandet, and has a sister, Kelsie. In High School, he was a lightly recruited quarterback until he quit the team before his senior season after losing the starting job to an underclassmen. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001, he moved to California where he attended Santa Monica College, a community college, where he first took an acting class. Gigandet enjoys basketball, golf, skiing, and surfing, and he is a practitioner of Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli army. Gigandet and his girlfriend, Dominique Geisendorff, welcomed daughter Everleigh Ray Gigandet on April 14, 2009. In 2003, Gigandet won his first role and made his TV debut with his portrayal of Mark Young on the fourth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His other