Gilles Marini Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Gilles Marini Headshot - P 2013

Gilles Marini Headshot - P 2013

The "Dancing With the Stars" favorite is a regular on ABC Family’s "Switched at Birth."

Gilles Marini has signed with APA.

The French-born actor first gained notice as one of Samantha (Kim Cattrall)’s sexy flings in the first Sex and the City movie, then rose to popularity as a contestant on the eighth season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, where he and professional partner Cheryl Burke finished in second place. Marini returned to the show last fall for its 15th season, an all-star edition, where he and partner Peta Murgatroyd came in sixth.

Marini stars on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, where his role as Bay (Vanessa Marano)’s biological father was upped from recurring to regular for the currently-airing second season. He had received a similar promotion for ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, when his temporary arc as Sarah (Rachel Griffith)’s love interest was extended to series regular for the show’s final season. Marini’s other television credits include recurring and guest stints on Hot in Cleveland, Modern Family and Castle.

Marini is currently shooting director Harris Goldberg’s romantic comedy The List, opposite Jennifer Morrison, Patrick Fugit and Eddie Kaye Thomas. He is also the face for the Perry Ellis line A[x]ist.

Marini continues to be repped by Vikram Dhawer at Authentic Entertainment and Patti Felker of Felker Toczek.