A versatile actor who continues to expand his career in television and film, Eddie Cibrian is fast becoming one of the leading young actors in the business today. Born and raised in California, Cibrian began his acting career at the age of 12, landing a Coca-Cola commercial on his very first audition. Following the success of that spot, Cibrian appeared in numerous other national commercials.
Upon entering high school, Cibrian decided to put his acting career on hold to pursue his other passion: Sports. He excelled in every sport he competed in – football, baseball, soccer and volleyball – and graduated high school with several All-State honors. Cibrian continued his successful athletic career when he entered UCLA’s football program in the fall of 1991. Unfortunately, an injury during his first year on the team left Cibrian sidelined, so he decided to return to acting.
Cibrian immediately landed several national commercials and soon after, starred in Malcolm-Jamal Warner’s Emmy® Award-winning television special “Kids Killing Kids.” The attention Cibrian garnered for his appearance on Warner’s special led to several soap opera auditions, including one for “The Young and the Restless.” The show’s producers were impressed with Cibrian’s acting abilities and created a character for him on the show, that of the conniving Matt Clark. Within three months, Cibrian had received so much fan mail that CBS signed him to a three-year contract.
After appearing on “The Young and the Restless” for two years, Cibrian starred in several television shows including “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Baywatch Nights,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and “Saved by the Bell: The College Years.” It was not long before Aaron Spelling offered Cibrian the starring role of Cole Deschanel on the NBC daytime drama, “Sunset Beach.” Just five months after his debut, TV Guide named Cibrian one of Daytime’s 12 Hottest Stars.
Coinciding with “Sunset Beach,” Cibrian found time in his schedule to star in a the TV movie “Logan’s War: Bound by Honor.” He also made his motion picture debut as Holly Hunter’s masseur in “Living Out Loud.” His other television and film credits include the Lifetime movie “Jackie’s Back,” the NBC miniseries “In the Beginning,” with Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Campbell, the sci-fi/horror film “The Cave,” 20th Century Fox’s “Say It Isn’t So” starring Heather Graham and Chris Klein and Fine Line’s “But I’m a Cheerleader,” starring Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall.
In 2008, while on a holding deal with ABC, Cibrian accepted recurring roles on three series: the role of Coach Diaz on the ABC series “Ugly Betty,” the role of Eddie LaRoche on “The Starter Wife” for USA and the role of Kevin in ABC’s “Samantha Who,” Cibrian starred for five seasons in the popular NBC series “Third Watch,” and also starred in the ESPN series “Tilt,” followed by “Invasion” for ABC and the Fox series “Vanished.” For CBS Cibrian starred as Jesse Cardoza in, “CSI: Miami” and for NBC as the lead in “The Playboy Club.”
Cibrian is married and the proud father of two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, football, tennis and basketball, and he stays involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as several other charitable organizations.