Don Diamont was the first actor from daytime to be chosen by People Magazine for their "50 Most Beautiful" Issue. In the Spring of 2000, Diamont was the recipient of the Australian Inside Soap Magazine Award in the category of "Most Missed Actor In Daytime." Diamont was acknowledged by fans, this time voting him sexiest actor on Y&R in the 2000 CBS Soaps In Depth Awards.
A native New Yorker, Diamont grew up in Los Angeles and is the youngest of four children. Coming from a close-knit family, Diamont excelled academically in high school and was a star athlete. While attending college, he auditioned for renowned acting coach Nina Foch and was accepted into her scene class. Diamont's training led him to be signed by an agent and cast on the daytime drama series Days of Our Lives. His performance on the show led him to being voted "Best Newcomer" by the magazine Daytime TV. After his role ended in 1984, he was cast on Y&R.
Diamont had the starring role in the feature film Marco Polo opposite Oscar winner Jack Palance and the late Oliver Reed. He also had a supporting role in the feature film A Low Down Dirty Shame. He has guest starred in numerous primetime series and co-starred in the telefilm Country Justice opposite Oscar winner George C. Scott and Rachel Leigh Cook, and in the Family Channel telefilm Loyal Opposition with Corbin Bernsen. Diamont most recently appeared in the feature film Anger Management starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.
Additionally, Diamont has been actively involved with Multiple Sclerosis, a cause that became close to his heart after his niece Alyssa was diagnosed with the illness. Diamont was the recipient of the 2001 Ambassador of the Year Award in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each year, he hosts "The Cure by the Shore" charity event to benefit The National Multple Sclerosis Society and The Diamont/Alyssa Mazur Fund for Multiple Sclerosis for the Department of Neurology at UCLA.
When Diamont is not working, he enjoys spending time with his fiancée Cindy Ambuehl and children Lauren, Sasha, Alexander, Luca, Anton and Davis. He is also an avid cyclist and enjoys playing basketball.
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo
Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay
A Low Down Dirty Shame
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York
RAISED: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1962
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Cindy Ambuehl
CHILDREN: 4 children with Rachel Braun; Twin sons with Cindy Ambuehl: Anton and Davis (January 2003)