A native of the Pacific Northwest, actor Cam Gigandet specialized in edgy juvenile and twenty-something roles on television and films throughout the 2000s. He made his debut as a trouble-prone teen on the daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973- ) before graduating to recurring stints on primetime series; most notably as a murderous surfer on "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07). Features eventually came calling, and Gigandet netted choice supporting parts in "Never Back Down" (2008) and the hotly anticipated vampire flick "Twilight" (2008). His ascension to leading role in the thriller "The Unborn" (2009) signaled that Gigandet was clearly an actor to watch.