Eddie Cibrian
Eddie Cibrian
as Eddie Valetik

Actor Biography

A versatile actor who continues to expand his career in television and in film, Eddie Cibrian has become one of the most recognized and talented actors in the business today.

Cibrian recently co-starred as Captain Ryan Slade in FOX's crime drama Rosewood. Prior to Rosewood, he starred in the NBC's '60s period-piece, The Playboy Club. Using the proliferation of the then Chicago-based Playboy empire as a backdrop, Cibrian played Nick Dalton, the handsome mob-tied lawyer and man about town who frequents the club and its bunnies.

For the recent years leading up to this role, Cibrian starred for five seasons as firefighter Jimmy Doherty in the popular NBC series, Third Watch and also starred in the ESPN series Tilt, followed by the ABC series Invasion, Fox series Vanished and as Jesse Cardoza on the hit CBS television series CSI: Miami.

Recently, he also had recurring roles as firefighter Sean in the TV Land comedy Hot in Cleveland, Ross in the Freeform/ABC Family series Baby Daddy, Dennis in TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and as Ben in NBC's Chase.

Cibrian's feature motion picture credits include Tyler Perry's film Single Mom's Club and Universal's Best Man Holiday, released last November. Other credits include Tyler Perry's Good Deeds; his memorable performance in Living Out Loud; 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.

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.

Following a college football injury, he focused his efforts on acting and landed roles in daytime television. 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 also found time in his busy schedule to star as the lead in a CBS movie of the week Logan's War: Bound by Honor. Cibrian's other television credits include the Lifetime movie Jackie's Back and the NBC biblical mini-series, In the Beginning, with Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Campbell.

Cibrian is the proud father of two sons – ages 13 and 9 – and is married to country singer, actress LeAnn Rimes. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, football, tennis and basketball, and is involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, as well as several other charitable organizations.