PROFILE
Name:
Ashley Hamilton
Birth Date:
September 30, 1974
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Sunset Beach

Background:

Ashley Hamilton is an American actor, comedian, singer and songwriter. He is perhaps most known for his roles as Taylor Devereaux on the film “Beethoven's 2nd” (1993) and as Cole St. John on the television series “Sunset Beach” (1997). The son of Golden Globe winning actor George Hamilton has been active on the stand up comedy circuit since 2007. He co-wrote Robbin Williams' Top 10 single, “Come Undone” (2003). His own single “Wimmin'” (2003) reached the Top 30 on the UK Singles Chart. “There's no fun in music right now. I want my songs to be about forgetting everything and having a giggle for three minutes,” said Hamilton.

On a personal note, Hamilton has brief marriages to Shannen Doherty (September 1993-March 1994) and Angie Everhart (December 1996-March 1997). In 2000, he was briefly engaged to actress Sara Foster. One of People Magazine's “50 Most Beautiful Men in the World in 1997/1998,” Hamilton has undergone a series of surgeries after involving in two motorcycle accidents.     


Doherty's Ex

Childhood and Family:

Ashley Hamilton was born Ashley George Hamilton Collins on September 30, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, to actor George Hamilton and actress Alana Stewart. His parents divorced in 1975 when he was a toddler following a three year of marriage. His mother was later married to rock star Rod Stewart in 1979, giving Ashley two half siblings, Kimberly Stewart (born August 21, 1979) and Sean Stewart (born September 1, 1980). Ashley also has a younger half brother, George Thomas Hamilton (born January 2000), from his father's side.

At age 19, Ashley made headlines when he married “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty on September 24, 1993 after knowing each other for only two weeks. The couple divorced in March 1994. Ashley married actress and former fashion model Angie Everhart, who is five years his senior, on December 1, 1996. The marriage lasted just 86 days when they divorced in March 1997.  


Wimmin'

Career:

In 1993, Ashley Hamilton appeared with his TV star wife Shannen Doherty on an episode of “Saturday Night Live” called “Shannon Doherty/Cypress Hill,” aired on October 2. The same year, he made an auspicious big screen debut as Taylor Devereaux on the Rod Daniel directed comedy/family flick “Beethoven's 2nd,” which was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globes for Best Music, Original Song for the theme song “The Day I Fall in Love”. Hamilton followed it up with a co-starring role in the action/adventure film “Lost in Africa” (1994), opposite Jennifer McComb. The film was directed and written by Stewart Raffill.

Hamilton withdrew from public eye after his marriage to Doherty ended in 1994 and did not pop up in the media again until he landed the starring role of  Cole St. John in the Aaron Spelling soap opera “Sunset Beach” (NBC, 1997-1999). He had the role from January 21, 1997 to February 19, 1997   and was replaced by Eddie Cibrian on February 21, 1997. In 1998, Hamilton appeared in the drama film “Not Even the Trees,” which was directed and written by Nacho Arenas and starring Ryan Alosio, A.J. Benza and Nicole Brier.    

In the new millennium, Hamilton co-starred with Sahara Lotti and Louie Sabatasso in “Sluts & Losers” (2001), which was also co-directed and written by Lotti, had a supporting role on the comedy film “Off Key” (2001), starring Joe Mantegna, Danny Aiello and Hamilton's father, George Hamilton, and portrayed Joe the Drummer on the award winning drama “Never Get Outta the Boat” (2002), which was directed by Paul Quinn and penned by Nick Gillie. He made a guest appearance as Stanley Bukowski in the episode “Junkyard Dawgs” (2003) of the hit HBO series “Oz.”

Hamilton co-wrote the song “Come Undone,” which was released as the second single from personal friend Robbie Williams' album “Escapology” on March 31, 2003. The song peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart and sold over 85,000 copies in the UK. In June 2003, Hamilton launched a single called “Wimmin',” which was co-written by William, who also provided some of his vocals on the track. The song hit No. 27 on the UK Singles Chart. Hamilton also claims that he co-wrote Williams' single “She's Madonna” in 2006, but that Williams eliminated his name from publishing.

Back to acting, Hamilton starred as Tom in the British/Australian horror movie “Voodoo Lagoon” (2006), from director/writer Nick Cohen. He went on to appear in the direct to video “Sunday School Musical” (2008), starring Chris Chatman, Candise Lakota and Krystle Connor, the short “Cruel and Unusual” (2009) and the made for television film “P Lo's House” (2010). In August 2009, Hamilton joined the season 9 of the ABC reality TV series “Dancing with the Stars.” He and his partner Edyta Śliwińska were eliminated first from the show on September 23, 2009.

In 2011, Hamilton was cast alongside Amanda Righetti, Jonathan Bennett and Anneliese van der Pol in the drama/thriller film “Cats Dancing on Jupiter,” which was written and directed by Jordan Alan, and guest starred in the Cinemax mystery/thriller series “Femme Fatales” as Devlin in the episode “Family Business.”  

Hamilton will play Bruce in the upcoming comedy/drama film “Los Angeles,” directed by Phedon Papamichael and written by Chris Merrill. The cast will also include Kelly Blatz, Joelle Carter and Mark Boone Junior.

Apart from acting and music, Hamilton has been performing stand up comedy since 2007. Among the comedy clubs he has performed in include the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and Room 5 in Los Angeles.


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