Jesse Metcalfe or Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor, best known for his role on Desperate Housewives as John Rowland.
He is also notable for his portrayal of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera Passions and his starring role as the title character in the movie John Tucker Must Die.
In October 2004 Metcalfe returned to television as the teenage gardener John Rowland on the popular ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives, where his character had a secret relationship with housewife Gabrielle Solis. In November 2004 USA Today named him "the hottest sex symbol".
Metcalfe's first film role was in 2006, John Tucker Must Die, alongside Ashanti, One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush and Hairspray's Brittany Snow; he played a wealthy and insincere teenage playboy high school basketball player.
In 2009 he starred alongside both Amber Tamblyn and Michael Douglas in a remake of the 1956 film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, directed by Peter Hyams.