Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (pron.: /dəˈmɛl/ də-MEL; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model. He first achieved acting success in 1999 as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as the chief of security, Danny McCoy, on NBC's Las Vegas. He then began appearing in films, most prominently playing one of the protagonists, Captain/Major/Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox, in the box office hit Transformers as well as its sequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He starred in Life as We Know It with Katherine Heigl. He recently starred in Nicholas Sparks's Safe Haven with Julianne Hough.