Christopher Ashton Kutcher ( born
February 7, 1978), best known as Ashton Kutcher,
"I'm a guy's guy. I don't
comb my hair unless I have to and I don't use lotions or fancy shampoos."
- Dropped out from
University of Iowa to pursue modeling. His major was biochemical
- Used to have a job
sweeping the floor at a General Mills plant
- Won the Fresh Faces of
Iowa modeling contest in 1997, sparking a modeling career in New York
- Has a fraternal twin
brother, Michael, & an older sister, Tausha
- Has two toes on his left
foot that are fused together, meaning they are webbed
He auditioned for a role at
NBC and knew he didn't land it. As he was leaving, an executive asked him
to read for a new NBC pilot called "Wind on Water" (1998).
"I went and did a cold reading of the character and found out I had
gotten the job but told them I had to read the script first and after
reading it, decided I did not want to be a cowboy surfer. My agent had
told me about a series called "Teenage Wasteland" (later renamed
"That '70s Show" (1998)) and I went in to read and told them I
had to know if I had gotten the role by 3:45 that afternoon. I was
supposed to tell NBC if I wanted the role on "Wind on Water"
(1998) by 4:00 p.m. Luckily, I got the role on this show". "Wind
on Water" (1998) was canceled after two episodes.
Was once so poor, he
donated his blood for money while attending the University of Iowa.
One of People's 50 Most
Beautiful People (2000) and Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (2002 &
2000) model turned actor Ashton Kutcher caught the public eye while playing
Kelso on Fox's comedy series That '70s Show.
He was the creator, executive
producer, and host of the MTV celebrity prank show Punk'd.
He is known for his roles in
films such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The
Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of
the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek.
He is married to actress Demi Moore.
Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, the son of Diane Kutcher, an employee of Procter & Gamble, and Larry
Kutcher, who worked at a General Mills factory.
He is of part Irish ancestry on
his mother's side.
Ashton and Michael
Kutcher has an older sister,
Tausha, and a fraternal twin,
Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young.
childhood was that of a rugged, outdoorsy Midwesterner, and he had various odd
jobs, including carpentry, and other jobs relating to farm life.
Kutcher attended Washington High
School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for about a year when his family moved to Tiffin,
Iowa, where he attended the Clear Creek-Amana High School.
In addition to being a student,
he played on the football team as a wide receiver and appeared in school plays.
Meanwhile, his home life was stressful. He has stated that "I didn't want
to come home and find more bad news about my brother" and "kept myself
so busy that I didn't allow myself to feel." Kutcher admitted that as a
teen, he contemplated committing suicide. At thirteen, he attempted to jump from
a hospital balcony, but his father intervened at the last minute. At around this
time, his parents divorced. During his senior year, he broke into the high
school at night with his cousin in an attempt to steal money; he was caught
leaving the scene. Kutcher was convicted of third-degree burglary and sentenced
to three years' probation and 180 hours of community service. Kutcher stated
that though the experience "straightened him out", he lost his
girlfriend and anticipated college scholarships, and he was ostracized at school
and in his community.
Kutcher attended the University
of Iowa, where he majored in biochemical engineering (but did not receive a
degree), motivated by the desire to find a cure for his brother's heart ailment.
At the University of Iowa, Kutcher was kicked out of his apartment for being too
"noisy" and "wild". Kutcher stated, "I thought I knew
everything but I didn't have a clue. I was partying, and I woke up many mornings
not knowing what I had done the night before. I played way too hard. I am amazed
I am not dead." He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. To make ends
meet, Kutcher worked as a college summer hire in the cereal department for the
General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, and sometimes donated blood for money.
During his time at the University he was approached by a scout at a bar called
The Airliner in Iowa City, Iowa, and was recruited to enter the "Fresh
Faces of Iowa" modeling competition. After placing first, he won a trip to
New York City to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA)
Convention. Following his stay in New York City Ashton returned home to Cedar
Rapids, Iowa before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Kutcher has invested in an
Italian restaurant named Dolce (other owners include Masterson and Valderrama)
and a Japanese-themed restaurant named Geisha House located in Atlanta and Los
Katalyst Media was started by
Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The company has been responsible for TV shows
such as Beauty and the Geek and Punk’d, and movies including Guess Who and The
Kutcher slapped a few stickers of companies he has ties to on his
"Men" character's laptop-Foursquare, Flipboard, Hipmunk, GroupMe
2011 New Year's Eve
2011 Two and a Half Men (TV series)-Walden Schmidt
2011 No Strings Attached
2010 Killers -Spencer Aimes
2010/I Valentine's Day -Reed Bennett
2009 Personal Effects -Walter
2009 Spread -Nikki
2008 What Happens in Vegas -Jack Fuller
2008 Miss Guided (TV
2006 Boog and Elliot's
Midnight Bun Run (video short) -Elliot (voice)
2006 Open Season -Elliot (voice)
2006/I The Guardian -Jake Fischer
2006 Bobby Fisher
1998-2006 That '70s Show (TV series) -Michael Kelso
2005 Robot Chicken (TV
2005 A Lot Like Love
2005 Guess Who- Simon Green
2004 The Butterfly Effect-Evan
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen -Hank
2003 My Boss's Daughter-Tom Stansfield
2003 Just Married-Tom
2002 Grounded for Life (TV series)-Cousin Scott
2001 Texas Rangers-George
2001 Just Shoot Me! (TV series)-Dean Cassidy
2000 Dude, Where's My
Car?-Jesse Montgomery III
2000 Reindeer Games-College Kid
2000 Down to You-Jim Morrison
2003-2012 Punk'd (TV
series) (executive producer - 69 episodes)
2010 Killers (producer)
2009-2010 True Beauty (TV series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
2010 Numbnuts (TV series)
(executive producer - 12 episodes)
2009 The Beautiful Life:
TBL (TV series) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 2009) (co-producer - 1
2009 Game Show in My Head
(TV series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
2009 Spread (producer)
2009 Choose Me (TV movie)
Knocks (TV series) (executive producer)
2005-2008 Beauty and the
Geek (TV series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
2008 Miss Guided (TV series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
2008 Pop Fiction (TV
series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
2007 Room 401 (TV series)
(executive producer - 8 episodes)
2007 Adventures in
Hollyhood (TV series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
2007 The Real Wedding
Crashers (TV series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
2004 You've Got a Friend
(TV series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
2004 The Butterfly Effect
2003 My Boss's
Moore and Ashton Kutcher Launch Foundation to End Human Trafficking
- The Demi and Ashton Foundation – aims to eliminate child sex slavery
worldwide. Believing that freedom is a fundamental human right, Demi Moore and
Ashton Kutcher founded DNA to help raise awareness about this horrific problem,
change cultural stereotypes and rehabilitate the innocent victims.